Heidi Dakin, MOTR/ L
Heidi Dakin is an occupational therapist who joined the InterPlay Therapy team in October 2015. She relocated from San Diego, California where she worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to: Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, various developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, feeding problems, ADHD, and seizure disorder.
She has always had a heart for investing in and nurturing children and enjoys building therapeutic relationships with kids to positively influence their lives as well as daily life skills. She has previous experience working with military children and their families overseas through the Army Exceptional Family Member Program and volunteering at Department of Defense schools.
Heidi attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California where she was awarded a Master of Occupational Therapy Degree. She completed post-graduate certification in Sensory Integration through the Sensory Processing Institute for Research and Learning Foundation’s Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration. She has also obtained additional training and continuing education in topics including, but not limited to: auditory interventions, pediatric therapeutic handling, feeding, and self-regulation.
Heidi finds joy in promoting children’s independence in everyday occupations at InterPlay through the primary occupation of childhood: PLAY.