Inspiration, Sensory Integration and Zen with Roxie Fernandez

Episode Summary

Roxie Fernandez walks us through all of life’s twists and turns that lead her to become an Occupational Therapist.

Show Notes

Sometimes life takes twists and turns and might not end up how you expected it to. For Roxie Fernandez, the birth of her second son lead her to find her passion in the profession of occupational therapy. Over the years, Roxie moved from working with adults in a hospital to finding her niche working with children and specializing in sensory integration. Roxie shares her journey through being a student, an early occupational therapy practitioner, and eventually to opening her own private practice. Many topics are discussed, including:

  • Their favorite pieces of equipment to use in a sensory clinic
  • Roxie’s experience as a mother of a child with a disability
  • Transitioning from OT student to practitioner
  • Importance of having a mentor
  • OT as a constant learning process
  • The evolution of Roxie’s career that led her to opening her own practice
  • Zensory’s unique multi-sensory environment and what it offers to children and families
  • Favorite part about OT and the biggest challenges when working with kids with disabilities
  • Advice for practitioners working with parents of children with disabilities
  • Advice for parents of children with special needs

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