We are very proud to announce the addition of our two newest SensorySpot bloggers – Kera McHale and Dana Rooney! Kera and Dana are certified Occupational therapists, and come to us with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience. In future posts, Kera and Dana will share tips and strategies for parents, teachers and therapists, and will also be writing many product reviews for both SensorySpot and AutismSpot (our flagship site)!
To learn a little more about Kera McHale and Dana Rooney, please read on…
Dana Rooney: Dana is an Occupational Therapist at the Arc of Chester County. She has worked with children in the home program and the Early Intervention preschool for 14 years. She has a wealth of knowledge in Sensory Processing and had the opportunity to work with Jeanetta Burpee briefly in her Sensory Integration Clinic. She is a main treating therapist in two Autism classrooms and works on providing sensory input throughout the day to increase overall attention and participation.
Kera McHale: Kera is a Ceritified Occupational Therapy Assistant at the Arc of Chester County. She has worked with children in the home program and the Early Intervention preschool for 8 years. She works closely with Dana in the two Autism rooms with incorporating sensory input/activities throughout the day. She also works in two other classrooms with mulit-disabilities. Kera has also had the experience in an Outpatient Pediatric facility to work with a variety of children and provide sensory ideas/activities to parents and teachers to trial throughout the school day and home.
Again, we are very excited to have Kera and Dana join our team here at SensorySpot and AutismSpot, and very much look forward to their future posts!
Craig Gibson is the Editor of SensorySpot.com, sister site of the internationally acclaimed AutismSpot.com. He is also a Feature Writer for AutismSpot.com. Craig was diagnosed with a learning disability at the age of six, and spent the next twelve years in special education. He has since earned two degrees and has published on the local and national levels.