Annabeth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Human Development, and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, from the University of Scranton. She is currently pursuing her clinical doctoral in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University, where she is researching the measurement of quality of life outcomes for children with multiple neurological disabilities. She loves being a part of the CI team, and collaborating with therapists and families to provide the best therapy experience for her clients.
Annabeth has a great interest in assistive technology, and has worked on several technology teams to customize access for augmentative communication devices, environmental control units, and power wheelchairs. She is a member of the feeding team at CI, and especially loves treating in CI’s Advance intensive program. Annabeth has presented at state, national, and international conferences about OT’s role in creating customized alternative augmentative communication systems, the importance of family-centered therapy intervention teams, and a transdisciplinary model of intensive therapy. She has had training in customized wheelchair seating, neurodevelopment treatment, the SuperFlex social thinking curriculum, Every Move Counts, and sensory-behavioral approaches to therapy. Annabeth is a big believer in child-driven therapy, and loves to discover the creativity of her clients during sessions as she adds a therapeutic challenge to the choices they make. Before coming to CI, Annabeth worked with children and young adults with multiple neurological disabilities at a school in Philadelphia for five years. She also loves doing crafts, singing, and dancing, and does not get through many work days without a little of each! Outside of work, Annabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking, painting, being a cat mom, doing yoga, going to farmer’s markets, and exploring Madison.