Occupational Therapy 

Occupational therapists provide a skilled service that is all about the "job of living". 

The primary role of the occupational therapist in pediatrics is to help children play, grow, and develop many of the skills that will enable them to enjoy a satisfying adult life.  OTs do this through the knowledgeable selection and use of everyday activities (occupations) to evaluate and enhance children’s development and competence.  

We help children, teens and young adults with behavioral, developmental, neurological and physical deficits gain skills and learn to function with as much independence as possible.  Therapy visits might focus on helping kids learn to eat, hold a pencil, write letters and words, cut a straight line, get dressed, brush teeth, stay organized and focused in the classroom or on the playground, manage sensory input and their own behaviors, as well as stretch and strengthen their muscles.  In other words, we help children with everyday activities.  

If you notice difficulties in one or more of these areas, an evaluation and treatment may be appropriate:

  • Behavior
  • Developmental Skill Acquisition 
  • Delayed motor or self-care skills
  • Feeding 
  • Motor Planning
  • Motor 
  • Sensory Processing
  • Visual Perception 

Some of our occupational therapy specialty services are:

All of our occupational therapists are licensed by the state of North Carolina.   

Our Team

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Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist


meganbevingtonMegan Bevington, MS OTR/L

Experience:  4 years at C&FD, 7 years of experience

Education: MS East Carolina UniversityBA North Carolina State University 

Certifications & Training:  Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears®, Interactive Metronome™ (IM), Kinesiotaping, Neuro-Developmental Treatment™ (NDT), Oculo-vestibular dysfunction, Saebo Arm Training Program®, Sensory Integration (SI), Therapeutic Listening®, Zones of Regulation®

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Meghan Davidson-Palmer, MS OTR/L

Experience:  1 year at C&FD, 3 years of experience

Education: MS Boston University, BS University of Connecticut 

Certifications & Training:  AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

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Jessica Hoffarth, MS OTR/L

Experience:  6 years at C&FD, 6 years of experience

Education: MS & BS University of New York at Buffalo

Certifications & Training:  Cranio-sacral Treatment, Hand Therapy, Kinesiotaping, Neuro-Developmental Treatment™ (NDT), Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Saebo Arm Training Program®, Sensory Integration (SI), Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation, Total Motion Release® (TMR), MNRI Reflex Integration – Maximizing Brain Potential, Brain and Sensory Foundations neurodevelopmental movement tools

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TEAM_bio_melissa_petcuMelissa Petcu, MS OTR/L

Experience:  3 years at C&FD, 3 years of experience

Education: MS Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityBA University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Certifications & Training:  Kinesiotaping, Handwriting Without Tears®, Neuro-Developmental Treatment™ (NDT), Neuro-Developmental Training™ (NDT) for babies, Neurological Management of Sensory Processing Disorder, Sensory Integration (SI), Zones of Regulation® 

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teambio_WashAbbey Wash, MOT OTR/L

Experience:  7 years at C&FD, 7 years of experience

Education: MOT University of Pittsburgh, BHS University of Florida 

Certifications & Training:  Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears®, Keyboarding Without Tears®,  Mealtime Success for Children on the Autism Spectrum, Neuro-Developmental Treatment™ (NDT), Neurological Management of Sensory Processing Disorder, Oculo-vestibular dysfunction, Post-Stroke Movement Strategies, Sensory Integration (SI),  Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding for Special Populations, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™ (SOS) 

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TEAMbio_BerlinKati Berlin MS OTR/L

Experience:  5 years at C&FD, 5 years of experience

Education: MS Lenoir-Rhyne University, BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Certifications & Training: The ALERT Program, Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents, Handwriting Without Tears®, Oculomotor Difficulties, Sensory Integration (SI), Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™(SOS), Therapeutic Listening®, Visual Perception, Zones of Regulation®, DIR Floortime Approach®

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Rebecca Case, MS OTR/L

Experience:  1 year at C&FD, 1st year of experience

Education: MS East Carolina University, BS Georgia Southern University 

Certifications & Training: Interactive Metronome (IM)™, generalized training in fine motor development, visual-motor integration, and sensory integration

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Abby Nguyen MOT, OTR/L

Experience:  1 year at C&FD, 10 years of experience

Education: MOT Nova Southeastern University, BS University of Florida

Certifications & Training: Handwriting Without Tears®, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™ (SOS)

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team_bio_stanley_Courtney Stanley, MS OTR/L

Experience:  7 years at C&FD, 7 years of experience

Education: MS & BA, East Carolina University 

Certifications & Training:  The ALERT Program, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) effective early intervention, Effective Early Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Flashlight Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears®, Self Regulation for Children, Sensory Integration (SI), Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™ (SOS), Therapeutic Listening®, Understanding and Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Autism, Zones of Regulation®

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Kimberly Toomer MOT, OTR/L

Experience:  1 year at C&FD, 2 years of experience

Education: MOT Temple University, BA The College of New Jersey   

Certifications & Training: Effectively Treat Behavior in Children, Handwriting Without Tears®, Posture and Movement: How Does Sensory Integration Fit In?, Therapeutic Listening®

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BIOwilmMarion Wilm OTR/L C/NDT

Experience:  22 years at C&FD, 31  years of experience

Education: BS, Western Michigan University 

Certifications & Training:  Autism intervention, Cranio-Sacral Treatment, Handwriting Without Tears®, Interactive Myofascial Release, Kinesiotpaing, Neuro-Developmental Training™ (NDT) certification, Sensory Processing Disorders- Effective Neurological Management, Sensory Integration intervention, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™ (SOS), Therapeutic Listening®, Total Motion Release, Saebo Arm Training Program®, Vestibular/ Oculomotor/ Balance Rehabilitation

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