Lisanne has been a veteran occupational therapist at POTS since 1998. She has practiced occupational therapy in a variety of pediatric settings including Early Intervention, public schools, and private clinics. As an undergraduate at Hunter College, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1990 and earned a Master’s of Science degree from Columbia University Programs in Occupational Therapy in 1994. Lisanne has an extensive background in home and school modifications to improve children’s day-to-day function in the environments in which they must thrive, and has provided continuing education to teachers and paraprofessionals.
Over the course of her career Lisanne has amassed a plethora of credentials and certifications, including Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Sensory Integration, DIR/Floortime and various manual handling techniques. Lisanne has advanced training and a special interest visual perception and its impact on function.
“I love the dynamic quality of occupational therapy. When I address physical and neurological development, I am also nurturing a child’s social and psychological growth. The best part, is being able to do this while “playing”! Seeing the smile that lights up a child’s face when they feel a sense of accomplishment or mastery is the best reward there is.”
On the light side, Lisanne’s interests include, reading, travel, cooking, working with therapy animals, fitness, needlepoint, and spending time with her family and various pets, all of which are rescued.