Interactive Metronome: An Integral Component of an Intensive Therapy Model
How to integrate IM into short-term intensive therapy to support positive outcomes for pediatric clients
Presented By: Rachel L. Lau, OTR/L & Emily Venable, OTR/L
Rachel L. Lau, OTR/L earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Barry University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Georgia State University. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and owns a private pediatric practice, OT Links LLC. Rachel specializes in working with child with sensory processing deficits who have learning and/or behavioral issues although sees a variety of children with various medical conditions. She has previous experience implementing behavioral therapy programs and began her career working predominantly with children on the autism spectrum. She began as an adjunct professor in 2008 with Barry University in the Occupational Therapy program and joined them as a part time assistant professor in 2014. She has a passion for working with and teaching children and their families, and seeing the children she works with reach their full potential.
Emily Venable, OTR/L received her Master of Health Science from the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Arts – majoring in Biology, from Maryville College. She has been practicing in the area of pediatric occupational therapy for over 20 years. Her clinical experience includes school, outpatient – hospital, and private practice settings. Emily also served as a lab instructor for the Occupational Therapy program at Barry University. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA and works for Kids Can Occupational Therapy, a private pediatric clinic. Her years of clinical practice and continuing education have made her an expert in the assessment and treatment of sensory processing disorders in children and adolescents. She has also worked with young adults who have had life-long sensory processing challenges to 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. In addition to her clinical work, Emily enjoys teaching and educating others about her field of expertise. In her current role this involves educating and supporting parents and teachers of children with sensory processing disorders, OT fieldwork students and colleagues from other disciplines such as SLP, PT, Psychology.