Kay helps children improve in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, pencil grip, hand dominance, printing, balance and coordination, eye-hand skills, play/social skills, reflex development, visual perception and integration of the sensory system.
Kay graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has specialized training in the areas of hand skills, visual motor skills, and sensory integration, as well as certification in the assessment of sensory integration and praxis abilities.
Childhood development has been her area of expertise and passion for 20 years. Kay has provided direct treatment and evaluation of children, presented workshops, and developed programs.
When Kay speaks of the sensory systems she is talking about children who are bothered by certain clothing fabrics – by their socks, shoes and tags in their clothing. Children can also be bothered by sounds, bright lights, movement and smells. Some children who have difficulty with sensory issues will dislike being outside, play too rough, or stand outside the group and watch their peers. Sensory difficulties can cause problems with grooming issues, as well as sleeping and eating.