Jennifer L. Davis
Phone: (408) 337-2727 Ext: 301
Jennifer received her Masters Degree in Occupational therapy from San Jose State University, after earning Bachelors degrees in both Occupational therapy and Psychology. Jennifer has been working with special needs children for over 10 years as both a therapist and as a respite care worker. She has experience in working with children across the developmental spectrum and from 1-22 years of age. While Autism has been her primary area of practice she also has hands-on experience in working with children with down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, tourette’s, Dyslexia, AD/ADHA, sensory processing disorders, mental retardation and other developmental delays.
Outside of work Jennifer enjoys camping, hiking, cake decorating, outdoor adventures and spending time with her family.
Languages: English, Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL)
Specialized Training: Jennifer Has received specialized training and certification in the following programs
- Handwriting Without Tears (HWT): Is a nationally recognized handwriting program that helps children gain the skills needed for both print and cursive writing. HWT draws from years of experience and research which helps provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies to help children learn the skills for handwriting. Children are taught handwriting skills using interactive materials and activities that help promote the skills needed for handwriting
- Visit www.hwtears.com/hwt for more information
- Sequential oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Solutions: A feeding program that incorporates the principles and practices from multiple disciplines including psychology, pediatrics, occupational therapy, dietetics, and speech-language pathology. The SOS program incorporates sensory, motor, oral, behavioral, learning, medical, and nutritional factors to create a comprehensive program for each child. The SOS program has over 20 years of success for helping infants, children and adolescents learn to eat.
- For more information visit www.spdstar.org/sos-feeding-solutions
- SCERTS Model: The SCERTS model is a research-based multidisciplinary framework that helps to address many of the problems faced by a person with ASD. The SCERTS model aims to build a child’s skills in “Social Communication”, Emotional Regulation”, and “Transactional Support”. The SCERTS model aims to help children learn and spontaneously react in a variety of settings
- To learn more visit www.scerts.com