Jen Manabat MS, OTR/L
Jen Manabat MS, OTR/L


  • Education
Harvard University
BA Psychology
Rush University Medical Center
MS Occupational Therapy
  • Interests
  • Cooking, exercising, trying new restaurants
  • Specialization
  • DIR/ Floortime,Sensory Processing Disorders, Social/Emotional, Fine and Gross Motor Development
  • Areas of Expertise
  • Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,DIR/ Floortime
  • How can I help your child succeed?

I have been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist serving the north shore suburbs and Chicago for the past 5 1/2 years. I strongly believe 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.

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