Emily Manchick MS, OTR/L
Emily Manchick MS, OTR/L


The Ohio State University
Human Development and Family Science
Temple University
Occupational Therapy
  • Reading, coffee and anything outdoors!
  • Sensory Processing,Handwriting
  • Autism,Developmental Disorders

My goal as an occupational therapist is to help individuals succeed in their everyday life. I focus on incorporating a child’s preferences into activities to keep them engaged and looking forward to therapy. I strive to create a fun and welcoming environment for everyone, including parents. I believe collaboration with the child, parents as well as other therapy disciplines makes for the best experience and outcomes. When I am not at work, you can find me taking walks along the Chicago lakefront, reading books and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family!

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.
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!