Elana Lopez 100 Broadway Lane New Cityland, CA, 91010 Cell: (555) 987-1234 email@example.com
Interactive Pediatric Occupational Therapist implementing customized therapies to infants, children and adolescents recovering from injuries or dealing with developmental issues. Equipping young patients with skills necessary to gain independence by improving fine motor abilities. Specialize in creating an encouraging, safe environment for patients.
Pediatric therapy applications
Licensed in the State of California
Special needs accommodations
Infection control methods
Diagnostic evaluation experience
Extremely patient and encouraging
Flexibility with scheduling
January 2012 to Present New Cityland Hospital–New Cityland, CA Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Develop occupational therapies specific to patient needs and abilities.
Teach self-care skills, including feeding, dressing and grooming.
Encourage improved muscle coordination while performing basic movements.
Initiate games and other enjoyable activities to encourage participation and maintain patient interest throughout each therapy session.
Perform sensory-motor processing and integration tests.
Improve hand strengthening and coordination skills in younger patients through activities like cutting with safety scissors, putting together puzzles and playing with specially designed toys and games.
Recommend therapies to implement after discharge. September 2009 to December 2011 Children’s Care Center–New Cityland, CA Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Worked with children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other genetic and neurological disorders.
Identified delays in fine motor and visual skills, especially in younger patients unable to fully verbalize.
Showed younger patients how to use special adaptive equipment.
Answered questions from parents following therapy sessions and encouraged parental feedback and engagement between scheduled sessions.
Took patients to a special area of the center with a therapeutic pool for aquatic therapies.
Safely implemented massage therapies and Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS).
Maintained progress notes and made adjustments to therapy sessions as necessary.
2009 University of California, New Cityland, CA Master of Science, Occupational Therapy