Courtney Schuler, OTR/L
Courtney began her career as an Occupational Therapist after earning undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Child Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at East Carolina University. She has been practicing in the area of pediatric occupational therapy for 12 years with experience primarily in private practice, but also home health and school settings.
Courtney’s career as a pediatric OT has focused on the evaluation and treatment of Sensory Processing, as it can impact every aspect of a child’s daily life. She has completed extensive training in the treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder, with professional development in Zones of Regulation, Astronaut Training, Praxis/ Motor Planning, Visual Perception, Ocular Motor Skills, Fine Motor Development and Handwriting Skills, MNRI reflex integration, and NDT upper extremity treatment in Pediatrics. In addition, she is a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding.
Courtney has a passion for sharing her knowledge of sensory processing and how it impacts the daily functioning of everyone. She has been a presenter twice at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference, as well as presenting workshops in the community to teachers, parents, and other professionals. In addition to being an OT, she has been a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) for 7 years, which has taught her the importance of mindfulness for self-awareness and regulation. It has also taught her practical strategies for use in her own life as well as when working with children.
Courtney strives to make therapy fun and motivating for the children she works with. She believes that collaboration with families is key to helping them develop individualized home programs in order to maximize positive and functional outcomes. It brings Courtney so much joy to witness the progress of the children she works with and the positive impact that therapy has family’s daily lives. She feels fortunate to have a career that helps children to thrive in all environments.
E-mail Courtney at email@example.com.