Joan received her associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1990. She started her career as a COTA in the Madison School District, where she has worked for 20+ years. Her passion for working with children with disabilities is evident as she has worked with children with various disabilities including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, mental health illness, autism, traumatic brain injury, and developmental delays. Joan has experience and training in assistive technology, sensory processing, self-care needs, and specific fine motor delays. She is also a certified provider of the Interactive Metronome. In her free time Joan loves spending time with her husband and two sons, hiking, doing yoga, and reading a good book!