Stephanie Simons, MOTR / L
tephanie joined InterPlay as a pediatric occupational therapist in May of 2018 after previously serving as an intern as part of the Barry University internship program. Stephanie began her post-secondary studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She graduated in spring of 2015 with summa cum laude honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree and a supplemental minor degree in Exercise Science. Her graduate studies included a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Barry University where she was also a member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association until her graduation in May of 2018.
Stephanie has always had a passion for working with children, in part thanks to her Hispanic upbringing. As part of that heritage, Stephanie is well versed in Hispanic culture and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, she was a preschool teacher and camp counselor for over 7 years. Stephanie learned the value of investing her time and energy in others from her volunteer work at the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization and her time volunteering with Life Kids. She understands and values the joy and satisfaction that accompany working in Pediatrics.
Her time at Barry University gave her the experience and knowledge to provide children the best intervention and the drive to continue her education through her career. Since joining InterPlay she has become Sensory Integration Certified from the university of Souther Califronia. Stephanie is elated to be part of the great team of therapists at InterPlay. Thanks to her drive for continually improving professional practice and passion for every child, Stephanie is able to encourage and inspire those she works with to greater achievements.