Maria LeFrancois, COTA


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Certification and Licensure:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy NBCOT North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy NCBOT

Specialized Training:

Therapeutic Listening: Listening With the Whole Body

Handwriting Without Tears

Manual Therapy, Core Activation, and Exercise Progression

Managing behaviors in Children with Autism

Assessment and Intervention Strategies Using The DIR/Floortime Approach

Effective Early Intervention Using Play to Treat Sensory Deficits and Motor Skill Development

Developing and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Adolescents

Differentiating Sensory from Behavior

Experience:

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Down Syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Torticollis

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Sensory-Integrative Dysfunction

Developmental Delays

ADD/ADHD

Bio:

Maria is originally from New York City. She graduated from State University of New York Orange Couty Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2002. She graduated with high honors. She has worked with children in home, school, and daycare settings. Maria speaks English, Spanish, and Chinese. She has lived overseas and is familiar with a variety of cultures. This insight is reflected in collaborating to create treatment plans that take into consideration the families of children from diverse backgrounds. She believes that educating families can result in greater outcomes for children. Maria has chosen to work with young children so that they can get the help they need as early as possible in life.

María es originaria de la ciudad de Nueva York. Se graduó de la universidad estatal del Orange County Community College de Nueva York con un título de Asociado en Ciencias aplicadas: Asistente de terapia ocupacional en el 2002. Se graduó con altos honores, ha trabajado con niños en el hogar, la escuela y la guardería. También María habla inglés, español y chino. Ella ha vivido en el extranjero y está familiarizada con una variedad de culturas. Esta visión se refleja en su colaboración para crear planes de tratamiento que tengan en cuenta las familias de niños de diversos orígenes. Ella cree que educar las familias puede resultar en mayores resultados para los niños. Maria ha elegido trabajar con niños pequeños para que puedan obtener la ayuda que necesitan tan pronto como sea posible.