Jessica Krause MS, OTR/L
Jessica Krause MS, OTR/L
occupational-therapist

Languages:

English
Elmhurst College
Exercise Science
Carroll University
Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics, Home health, School-based Therapy
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication Devices and Switch Use for Communication
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Feeding and Swallowing

I am an occupational therapy graduate from Carroll University which was a great experience. While in graduate school, I was able to gain experience with outpatient pediatrics, skilled nursing home and in a rehabilitation hospital for adults and children. As an OT, I have gained experience working within a therapeutic day school for children with medically complex special needs such as autism, rare genetic disorders, cerebral palsy, tramautic brain injuries, physical impairments and other sensory processing, communication and cognitive disorders. I also have experience working for a home health agency, but for the elderly population. I have grown to really love the home health industry and my passion is to work with children.  I know that when one person is affected within a family, it affects the entire family as a unit especially within their home environments. As an OT, my priority is to help my clients achieve their family-centered goals and improve their overall quality of life within their homes and throughout their communities.

Jessica is so wonderful with my daughter. She listens what [she] has trouble with because of her motor planning issues & comes up with a plan to work through. Ever since we started OT she has developed confidence. -TherapyWorks Parent

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!