Katherine

Viannae

 

Katherine is a registered and licensed occupational therapist in the state of California. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from Sonoma State University (SSU) and a Master’s of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC).

 

Katherine has always had a passion for working with children. Beginning early on working as a camp counselor, she knew she wanted to be involved with kids for her career. After graduating from SSU, she began working in the field of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and worked with children with special needs in the home, school, and throughout the community. Through this experience, her passion for helping to improve the lives of children with special needs and their families grew exponentially and inspired her to pursue a higher degree and a career in occupational therapy.

 

Her background as a behavioral interventionist has been very beneficial in working as an occupational therapist. She is able to apply behavioral principles to the evaluation and treatment of her clients to motivate them throughout each therapy session and follow through at home. Katherine’s experience in the field of occupational therapy has allowed her to provide comprehensive evaluations including caregiver interviews/reports, questionnaires, and standardized assessments to obtain a clear picture of functional performance in the child’s daily activities. She incorporates Neurodevelopmental Treatment approaches (NDT) and Sensory Integration (SI) strategies as well as ABA principles into her therapy to provide individualized treatment plans and improve the lives of her clients and their families. Her goal as part of Innovative Speech and Language Pathology is to utilize occupational therapy services to improve functional performance and enrich children’s daily lives.