Bridget Caruso MS, OTR/L
Bridget Caruso MS, OTR/L
occupational-therapist

Languages:

English
Colorado State University
Occupational Therapy, Neuro Anatomy
The Erikson Institute
Infant and Child Development, Infant and Child Development
  • Family Outings,Gardening,Cooking,Travel,Exercise 
  • DIR/ Floortime,Infant and Child Development, Infant and Child Mental Health, Sensory Processing, Feeding
  • Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Feeding and Swallowing,Respiratory and Postural Control,Fine Motor,Visual Motor,Executive Functioning

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.
Bridget is fantastic with [my daughter]. They have a lot of fun working together. Bridget shared several good tips for our home and helping [my daughter] with different challenges. Thank you! -TherapyWorks Paren

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!