Marie Philbin-Portfolio, COTA / L
Marie Philbin-Portfolio joined Interplay as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in October 2019. She graduated from South University with a degree of Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2016, and brings with her over 2 years of experience in private pediatric therapy practice. Marie previously worked at Thera-Peds in Deerfield Beach, FL, where she gained experience treating children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Hypotonia and Hypertonicity.
Marie was initially inspired to pursue an education that helps treat children on the Spectrum as she has two cousins with Autism. Witnessing first-hand the role that therapy played in better enrich her cousins’ lives made a large impact on her journey for higher education in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During her level two clinical at South University, she worked at the Palm Beach School for Autism. There she was able to plan and treat students in vocational and classroom settings, growing her passion and focus for pediatric therapy. Over the course of completing her clinicals, obtaining her degree, and working in private practice, Marie also managed to get married and have two beautiful daughters. Marie is devoted to helping children and plans to continue gaining knowledge in Ayres Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental approaches.