Janine received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 2002. She has worked in hospitals, (starting her career at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta), school systems, the home environment, and outpatient clinics. Janine began her own clinic in 2013 and is passionate about the children and families that she builds relationships with. (And also enjoys getting to think outside-the-box without any bureaucratic red tape).
Janine is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), is certified in Rhythmic Movement Training, and is currently working on her CranioSacral Therapy certification. She is a national speaker and travels several times a year to educate therapists on the functional neuro-anatomy of the brain, primitive reflex integration, and integrating these concepts into functional and playful treatments.
She is a wife to a phenomenal and supportive husband and mom to two incredible kids. She relies on time with family, the outdoors, Les Mills exercise classes, and a good night’s sleep to keep her centered and grounded.
Specializing in Primitive Reflex Integration
Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals do the things that they want to do and need to do. A child’s “occupation” or daily activities include life skills (eating, dressing, toileting), playing, learning, and socializing.
Sensory Integration is the brain’s ability to understand, process, and effectively respond to sensory input. This is not an easy and natural task for everyone!
Primitive Reflex Integration
In infants, primitive reflexes facilitate neurological function. Their presence or absence at various stages helps to set the foundation for later development.