Occupational Therapist Assistant
I have had a passion to work with children and animals my entire life. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in University Studies from University of Mary in 2012, and followed that with obtaining my Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy from North Dakota State College of Science in 2014. Making the move from North Dakota to Colorado that September was the final piece in fulfilling my career dream of working in a pediatric setting, not only in the Shandy Clinic, but also in an Early Intervention Home Health setting. I enjoy working with all ages of children and help give them the opportunity to live life to the fullest by providing therapy through the occupation of play, problem-solving, and trying new and creative methods and techniques. The Shandy Clinic family has taught me so much about myself, and I continue to expand my knowledge about pediatric occupational therapy. I am so excited to be a part of the Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteer Program – bringing my love of children and animals into one!
“Heather is such a blessing to our family. I have seen improvement with social skills, handwriting and endurance with both of my boys, and their teachers have noticed it as well. Both boys love going to OT with Miss Heather, and always come home with a fun activity or some artwork. They think OT is an extension of playtime, and they look forward to it every week!” – Angela