The Learning Charms Story
I created Learning Charms to enrich the learning of children by offering unique and creative strategies for cognitive, sensory, and motor development.
I worked in the public school setting for twelve years working with preschoolers-high school aged kids. Per state laws, occupational therapists could only work with children who had significant delays or moderate academic needs. I found that there were no services to help the kids that would benefit from general handwriting instruction, or brief motor "tutoring" to help them excel.
It seemed unfair to keep the knowledge and skills of an O.T. from kids just because they were academically on target. So I created a place where these kids can have the same resources that will aid them to continue their journey as a successful student, athlete, and friend.
I am very passionate about helping students with ADHD, as well as their families. I attend conferences on ADHD, executive functioning, and organizational skills in order to continue to offer current and research based therapy and coaching for students.
I feel like I can connect with families that we serve because I've probably walked in their shoes at some point. I've been through the terrible twos, had the sprited little boy that would rather climb out the window than walk through the door, disagreed with my spouse on how to handle discipline, dealt with melt downs, wondered how a ten minute worksheet can take two hours for my child to complete, and argued with my teenager.
I hope you'll find the information on the website useful to your journey.