Jen Manabat MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I have been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist that strongly believes in partnering with families, teachers, and other therapists as well as the child to help each child reach the highest level of functioning possible across all environments. I evaluate and treat children aged 1-14, both individually and in groups, experiencing issues in the following areas:
  • Sensory processing integration
  • Difficulty with motor praxis/motor planning/sequencing
  • Activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Gross motor coordination and control
  • Fine motor coordination and control
  • Postural control and muscle activation
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Visual and spatial awareness
  • Social skills
  • Visual motor skills and integration
  • Handwriting skills
  • Self-regulatory techniques
I work with children diagnosed with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorders, and any other child who may need extra help to reach his or her highest level of functioning. I love all kinds of sports, and played Division 1 softball at Harvard. I am also a certified massage therapist, and strongly believe in the practice. I love being able to incorporate sports and massage techniques into my occupational therapy sessions.


Harvard University

BA Psychology

Rush University Medical Center

MS Occupational Therapy

Areas of Expertise

Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,DIR/ Floortime,Sensory Processing Disorders, Social/Emotional, Fine and Gross Motor Development