Clinical Director; Occupational Therapist: Kelsey Chacho, MOT, OTR/L

Providing Services in Oxford Location

 

Kelsey Chacho received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University, East Longmeadow, MA and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion Studies from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT. She has clinical experience in an outpatient pediatric setting, as well as, a community-based adult mental health setting. During her fieldwork placements, she worked with various diagnoses, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, Down syndrome, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. 

 

Kelsey has worked with the pediatric population for 9 years while attending school. She has experience with children of all ages. She is extremely passionate about building relationships with children and their families. She takes great pride in providing client-centered and innovative interventions to her clients. Kelsey understands the importance of evidence-based practice and being a lifelong learner. She wishes to hold specialty certifications in sensory integration, therapeutic listening, and feeding in the near future. As an occupational therapist, Kelsey works closely with her clients and their families to maximize functional independence in activities of daily living.

Additional trainings and certifications include:

  • Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children: Discover the Underlying Causes of Food Refusal for a More Targeted Treatment Plan

  • Therapeutic Listening

 

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, watching movies, and going to the beach. 

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Clinic Manager; Occupational Therapist: Danielle Matos, MSOT, OTR/L

Providing Services in Oxford + Branford Locations

 

Danielle Matos received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and her Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences from University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She has clinical experience in school-based and outpatient pediatric settings. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and abilities, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, and sensory processing disorder.

Danielle has experience targeting sensory processing, handwriting, fine motor coordination, visual motor integration, visual perception, motor planning, and self-care/daily routine independence. She has received certification in Learning Without Tears (Handwriting Without Tears K-5) and Interactive Metronome. She is passionate about facilitating independence and helping children thrive in their natural environments. Danielle works closely with families to determine collaborative and dynamic treatment plans for each child. 

Additional trainings and certifications include:​​​

  • Developing and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Adolescents

  • Interactive Metronome

  • Learning Without Tears (Handwriting Without Tears K-5)

  • Primitive Reflex, Sensory, and Motor Integration

  • Therapeutic Listening

  • Treating Torticollis

In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, being outside, and listening to podcasts. 
 

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Occupational Therapist: Lindsey Bousquet, MSOT, OTR/L

Providing Services in Branford Location

 

Lindsey Bousquet received both her bachelor’s degree in Health Science Studies and her Master of Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Lindsey’s clinical experience includes outpatient pediatrics, school-based settings, outpatient orthopedics, and inpatient adult care. She has been working with children of all ages and abilities for over 4 years. Her experience includes supporting individuals with the diagnoses of sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual and developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, anxiety disorders, Down syndrome, and ADHD. Lindsey is passionate about providing client-centered and evidence-based occupational therapy services to children and their families. She hopes to allow children the opportunity to engage in play, school, social participation, and leisure tasks with improved independence within their least restrictive environment. Lindsey is determined to help every child she works with live their life to their fullest. Lindsey is eager to achieve specialty certifications in sensory integration and feeding, in addition to becoming a Certified Autism Specialist.

 

Additional trainings and certifications include:

  • Knowledge of Ayres’ SI framework

 

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being on the water, and swimming.

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Occupational Therapist: Rebecca Hale, MOT, OTR/L

Providing Services in Oxford Location

 

Rebecca Hale received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University and during her schooling she fell in love with working in the pediatric setting.  She has clinical experience working within a school system for children aged 3-5 years old who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. She believes children should learn and experience the world in a naturalistic environment which encourages self-motivation before jumping in and making the activity functional. This helps children learn cause and effect, as well as how to master their environments on their own. With children, it is important to incorporate family/caregivers into each session so they can allow for the transfer of learning within their homes. She believes that having the caregivers involved in the process can allow them to understand what occupational therapists aim to succeed in each session. 

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