Bridget Caruso is an occupational therapist that supports the overall growth and development of the whole child and family. Bridget studied and graduated from Colorado State University with an occupational therapy degree and a minor in neuro anatomy. She completed her Masters studies at The Eriksion Institute in Chicago graduating with a masters in infant and child development and her Infant and Child Mental Health post graduate certificate to further support families and children in the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.
Bridget has extensive knowledge in feeding, global development, family systems, sensory processing, floor time, and bio mechanics to support postural control during functional and play activities. Bridget studied with Susan Evans Morris in an intensive program to support children and families transitioning from Tube feeding to oral feeding. She has worked extensively in the neonatal intensive care unit as a lactation counselor, and has experience with developmental care and early feeding of the premature infant. Bridget has completed continuing education in the areas of respiratory and postural control to support daily functional through the Mary Massery “If you can’t breath you can’t function” course. Bridget has historically worked in pediatric acute care, pediatric rehab, and pediatric developmental and feeding clinics. Currently Bridget is working in the school system. Within the academic environment Bridget and her team focus on executive functioning, fine motor and visual motor skills, and supporting the development of routine and habits to actively function and perform across the life span. Bridget takes great pride and value in her ability to advocate for the child and the family within the different systems she has worked in.
When not at work, Bridget is a mom of three girls, 8 year old twins and a six year old. She and her husband enjoy family outings, gardening, cooking, traveling and working out.