Meredith Carpenter OTD, OTR/L
Meredith Carpenter OTD, OTR/L
occupational-therapist

Languages:

English
University of Arizona
B.S. in Psychology
Northern Arizona University
Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  • School based occupational therapy, teletherapy, early intervention, preschool-12th grade, evaluations, meetings, individual and group treatment, collaboration with other service providers and teachers
  • DIR/ Floortime
  • Autism

I enjoy working with kids and I have a passion for Early Intervention and School-based occupational therapy. I love being able to provide treatment in a child’s natural environment including home, school, and daycare and believe they are able to make tremendous growth when they are in a familiar environment and can easily see the importance of the activities and work they complete during OT. The interdisciplinary approach in schools allows the team to come together with differing points of view to create the best plan for each individual student that can grow and change just as the student does. It brings me so much joy to share with a student, their parents, and their teachers about the progress they make and what they are able to accomplish.

Since graduating with my OTD in 2018 I have worked with children in school, daycare, and clinic settings. I worked for Waynesville R-VI School District and The Speech House, LLC in Missouri before moving to southern Illinois in March of 2020. I am excited about this opportunity to work with children in Illinois and beyond through in-person and teletherapy sessions!

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!