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After a long application/ intervention process I was chosen to receive a Therapy Dog from Canine Companions for Independence. I will be bringing the dog back to my hometown to be a part of the special needs community. The dog will have an active role in my Occupational Therapy treatments. I know this dog will do so much for my pediatric patients and the special needs community.
Danielle is a graduate of the COTA program at Nashville State Community College. After graduation, she began work as a camp counselor and team leader at Empower Me day camp, a summer camp for children with disabilities. Her clinical experience includes sports medicine and orthopedics, school-based therapy, and outpatient pediatric therapy. Danielle has worked with all ages of children with disabilities. She has worked with children with autism, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, and other physical and cognitive disabilities. She has a strong passion for children with disabilities and has a special focus in handwriting, behavior modifications, and life skills for adolescents. Danielle has had extensive training with pet assisted therapy and will be providing pet assisted therapy with a dog from Canine Companions for Independence in the Fall/Winter of 2016. Danielle and her husband, Elijah, have two dogs which they consider their children. Danielle loves exercising and animals. She enjoys working as a DJ on the weekends.