Abbey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from East Carolina University in 2008. She continued on at East Carolina to earn her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2010. During her graduate school career, she developed an interest in working in pediatrics and, as a student, completed research focusing on handwriting and the implementation of handwriting in the classroom. Abbey has experience working with children with a wide range of disorders including fine motor delay, ASD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, sensory processing disorders, Down Syndrome, and other developmental delays.
Abbey has experience in a fully equipped sensory gym setting and she provides services to children in their home, daycare or preschools. In addition, she is educated and experienced in Neurodevelopmental training, Visual-Vestibular Training, Handwriting Without Tears, executive function skills, primitive reflex integration, and the Wilbarger DPPT (brushing) program. Abbey is also certified in therapeutic listening and has additional training specializing in visual efficiency skills and visual information processing.
In her free time, Abbey enjoys spending time with her husband Christian and two dogs Mario and Cooper. Abbey enjoys reading a good book, watching movies, and traveling.