As an undergraduate student at Wittenberg University, Elizabeth was required to complete 20 hours of community service to graduate. She volunteered with an OT who worked in many areas of a hospital. The OT was dynamic and creative and really listened to her patients. It was then that Elizabeth decided to become an Occupational Therapist herself, and it has been a great match for her interests and personality.
Elizabeth works mostly with adult and geriatric patients in neurologic and orthopedic populations. She’s event spent time working at a specialized trauma and non-traumatic brain injury clinic. She currently works in geriatric home care when not working with McKibben & Monte.
She finds her new role in pediatric occupational therapy to be new, exciting, and fun! She loves having the opportunity to be creative with her therapy and tries to work on as many OT skills in different ways with her kids depending on their interests and responses in treatment. What’s most meaningful for Elizabeth is when it all comes together and she hears from teachers and parents they they are able to incorporate her occupational therapy suggestions into the classroom and home environments and that they notice great improvements in their child.