Certification and Licensure:
Licensed Occupational Therapist, North Carolina
Registered with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Continuing Education Course in:
Pediatric Feeding: Evaluation and Treatment
Cortical Visual Impairment
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Fine Motor Coordination
Visual Motor/ Perception
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dysmetria and Incoordination
Jackelyn Rockwood is a Pennsylvania native. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).
Jackelyn strives to improve the quality of life for each child and family. During college, she interned with a play therapist at a school for children with a wide variety of disabilities, where she designed and implemented groups and activities including cooking, life skills, social skills, health and safety skills, and fine motor skills. Following her internship, Jackelyn worked as a one to one for a 5 year old child with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the Children’s Institute. In this role, Jackelyn learned various behavior modification techniques and communication strategies for children with ASD. While in college, Jackelyn also worked at the Infant Communication Lab in Pittsburgh, where she assisted in Autism research for children ages 3 months to 3 years. She also volunteered in the inpatient unit at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she assisted in occupational therapy treatment for children with a wide variety of traumatic, developmental, and orthopedic conditions. All of these prior experiences helped to further her passion for helping others, as well as provide an excellent foundation for her clinical knowledge.
Jackelyn has worked with children from birth to 18 years of age in hospital and home health settings. She has evaluated and treated children with Autism, developmental delay, visual perceptual disorders, feeding disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, sensory processing disorder, attachment disorder, and traumatic brain Injuries, as well as children who have difficulties with bilateral integration, handwriting/fine motor skills, self-care, and social skills. During her time at UNC, she completed clinical rotations in inpatient pediatrics, home health pediatrics, school systems, acute care pediatrics, and child psychiatry. While at Chapel Hill, Jackelyn also volunteered at the Helping Kids with Hemiplegia Camp, where she learned intervention strategies and designed home treatment plans for children with Hemiplegia. Jackelyn is a caring, energetic and professional Occupational Therapist who strives for excellence. She has superb clinical knowledge and wonderful communication skills. Jackelyn connects to each client and their caregiver and values a collaborative therapeutic experience between clinical professionals and family.