Theresa Neuser

Theresa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden CT.  She has pediatric experience in the settings in early intervention/preschool /school age children since 1988.  She worked for 5 years in Cayuga county treating children from birth to 21 in the clinic, homes and schools.  She uses a wide variety of treatment strategies with a strong sensory foundation.  She works for the Syracuse City School District full time and dedicates many hours for evaluation and treatment/s of children birth -21 through Children’s Therapy Network.  Theresa has previous home care experience with children and adults.   She currently provides services to early intervention, preschool, and school aged children. Occupational therapy services are being provided mainly in Onondaga County.  She works with children diagnosed with various delays and disorders that are demonstrating a variety of sensory, motor, visual adaptive equipment needs.   She works well using a transdisciplinary approach to helping children and their families.  This includes other therapists, teachers, doctors working as a team when necessary to best meet the needs of the children.  She has supervised several COTA’s and OT students throughout her 23 years.   She is trained in The Handwriting Without Tears Program and has attended several conferences and continuing education courses to stay up to date with treatment strategies including sensory processing /attention deficit disorders/feeding disorders.

Cheryl Livermore

Cheryl is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Debra Wilson

Debra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College and her Masters degree from Boston University. While pursuing her Masters Degree she participated in a university affiliated fellowship program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, specializing in pediatrics.  Debra has worked in Oneida, Onondaga and Madison counties. She has provided both diagnostic and therapeutic services to infants, preschoolers and school-aged children with a wide array of motor, sensory and learning needs.  Debra has several pediatric certifications including, neurodevelopmental treatment certification, therapeutic listening certification and certification in the former Southern California Sensory Integration test (SCSIT). She also began the process for certification in the new Sensory Integration Praxis test (SIPT).  Debra has formerly been an adjunct instructor at Utica College and has presented several lectures locally to college students and professional staff.  Debra is currently the Occupational Therapy supervisor at Children’s Therapy Network.

Jennifer Thurston-Brown

Jennifer received an AAS degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 1997 from Herkimer County Community College.  She worked as a COTA while pursuing her BS degree from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2001.  She is a Licensed Occupational Therapist and is Certified with the National Board of Occupational Therapy.  She has pediatric experience in the settings of hospital based since 1999 and in early intervention/preschool since 2001.  She has experience in a wide variety of the rehabilitation arena including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, trauma, spinal cord injury, burns (adult and pediatric); home care services, nursing home treatment.  Jennifer has experience with splinting and adaptive equipment/durable medical equipment needs.  She currently provides services to early intervention, preschool, and school aged children. Occupational therapy services have/are being provided in Oneida, Madison, and Onondaga counties.  She works with children with various developmental needs including visual motor, visual perceptual, sensory motor, sensory regulation/modulation concerns, coordination/motor planning, handwriting difficulties, and adaptive equipment concerns.  She has experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, prematurity, seizure disorders, developmental delays, and ADD/ADHD.  She works collaboratively with families, therapists, and teachers.  She has supervised COTA and OT students.  She is trained in Therapeutic Listening and The Handwriting Without Tears Program.  She has attended multiple conferences and currently practices a variety of techniques to assist with sensory regulation/modulation difficulties.      

Debra Nowicki

Debbi graduated cum laude from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Occupational Therapy and a minor in Business Administration. She has worked in a variety of settings including Wake Forest teaching hospital, private schools on Long Island and early intervention, pre-school and school based programs in Onondaga County. She has participated in advanced training coursework in the areas of sensory integration, praxis, residual primitive reflex integration, Rhythmic Movement Training, Brain Gym, Yogakids, and Handwriting Without Tears. She also incorporates such modalities as integrated listening system (iLs) and Interactive Metronome in her client treatment. As part of her overall treatment plan, she will also encourage healthy daily living through nutrition and exercise.

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