Sharon Lilly, OTR/L


Occupational Therapist

Certification and Licensure:

Licensed Occupational Therapist, North Carolina

Registered with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Specialized Training/ Continuing Education

Play with Your Food: Overcoming Food Selectivity and Nutritional Challenges for The Child with Autism

Early Intervention for Social-Emotional Development: Cutting-Edge Treatment for Birth to 5 Years

Hand Skill Development in the Context of Infants’ Play: birth to 2 years

Brighter Futures for All Children: Addressing the Needs of Exceptional Children who have Behavioral Difficulties

The Power of Play-Based Therapy & Early Intervention

High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: current research and information on HFASD with OT intervention strategies

Sensory Integration

Wilbarger Deep Pressure Protocol (trained by Wilbarger)

Handwriting Without Tears (pre-school and elementary programs)

Experience:

Sensory Processing Disorders

Motor Dyspraxia

Motor Development

Developmental Delays

Down Syndrome

Visual Perception

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disorders including: autism spectrum disorder ASD), attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual development disorder, motor disorders and learning disorders

Bio:

Sharon has over 30 years of experience as a pediatric OT! She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University and started her OT career in a school system in Michigan. She continued working in school settings in Broward and Dade Counties when she moved to Florida.  Sharon and her husband moved to North Carolina to raise their two children and at that time she shifted her career to treating children in a pediatric clinic. Over the years, Sharon also worked at the Governor Moorhead School for the Blind servicing children aged 1 to 21; she provided therapy services to the visually impaired and students with multi-disabilities. Sharon worked in the Wake County Public School System for many years with early elementary and pre-school aged children with a variety of disabilities. She served on a preschool team assessing 3 and 4-year olds while providing itinerant services to preschool children in their daycares and private homes. She has an extensive background and provides training seminars to teachers and parents in the areas of motor development, sensory processing, and handwriting.  Throughout her career she has worked with children who have developmental delays, physical disabilities, feeding concerns, hypotonia, cognitive impairment, ADHD, sensory-processing differences, behavioral problems, fine motor delays, visual impairment, learning disabilities, Autism, Down syndrome and many other diagnoses and syndromes. Sharon has focused her career on working with young children and their families, including birth to 3 populations. She strongly believes that early intervention makes a difference!