Emily Venable, OTR/L
Emily began practicing Occupational Therapy after receiving her Master of Heath Science from the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Florida. She has been practicing in the area of pediatric occupational therapy for the past 20 years. Her work experience includes the schools, outpatient – hospital, and private practice settings.
Throughout her career, Emily’s work experience and continued education have been concentrated in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with Sensory Processing Disorders. In 2016 she attended a week long mentorship program with the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorders. This was an amazing opportunity to receive instruction and mentorship from prominent leaders in both research and therapeutic intervention for Sensory Processing Disorders.
Emily has many tools in her tool box for improving the function of her clients. She is certified in the Therapeutic Listening Programs, Quick Shifts Listening Program, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), the Safe and Sound Protocol from iLs, and Interactive Metronome (IM). She is trained in the Astronaut Program and the Wilbarger Touch Pressure Protocol. She has additional professional training in Vestibular Processing, Praxis/ Motor Planning, Visual Processing, Handwriting Without Tears, and rehabilitation focused on Integrating Primitive Reflexes.
Emily’s extensive training and experience in the area of Sensory Processing Disorders allow her to identify sensory and motor weaknesses, which may limit children from reaching their full potential- behaviorally, socially, academically. She greatly enjoys using her creativity and clinical reasoning to find the “just right” challenge that makes therapy fun and rewarding. In this treatment environment, children build important life skills, as well as confidence and self-esteem. She believes that family participation and education are key factors to client success.
In addition to working with children and adolescents, Emily has had the opportunity to work with adults who have had life-long sensory processing challenges. She has found it quite rewarding to provide a new perspective for these clients, as well as help them feel empowered to engage with the world in a more positive way and have more control over their physiological responses to sensory input.
E-mail Emily Venable at firstname.lastname@example.org.