Debbie Peters

 

Debbie graduated from St. Catherine University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist in hospital, outpatient clinic and school settings. Debbie has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Microcephaly, ADHD, feeding difficulties, Traumatic Brain Injury and more. Debbie loves to build a relationship with children and their families, working to collaborate on each child’s personal goals, and encouraging generalization of those skills learned in therapy to all areas of a child’s life.

  • Children with Neuromotor Delays: Current Approaches and Models of Intervention (1997)
  • The Development of Oral-Motor skills in Children Receiving Non-Oral feedings (1997)
  • Sensory Integration Theory (1998)
  • Kids, Parents and Power struggles (2000)
  • Strategies for Picky Eaters (2007)
  • Developing and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Adolescents (2009)
  • Interactive Metronome Certification (2010)
  • OT and Feeding Intervention for Children (2010)
  • School Based Therapy (2010)
  • The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding (2010)
  • OT and Play (2011)
  • Pre-Writing and Handwriting Skills (2011)
  • Handwriting Without tears Pre-K (2011)
  • Handwriting Without Tears K-5th Grade (2011)
  • Play Skills 0-24 Months (2018)
  • Sensory Integration Approaches That Matter to Families (2018)
  • The Sensory Environment and Participation of Children with ASD (2018)
  • Assessment and Intervention in the NICU (2018)
  • Medically Based Practice in Pediatric OT (2018)
  • Imitation, Praxis and Play (2018)
  • Pediatric ADL Skills (2018)
  • Evaluation of Home Accessibility (2019)
  • NICU Stress Cues and Strategies for Infant Feeding (2020)
  • NICU Positioning and Handling (2020)