Dr. Cheri Raikin, OTD, MS, OTR/L
I am an experienced occupational therapist who uses creative methods focused on evidence-based practice to improve access to meaningful occupations whether for a child, young adult, or professional through 1:1 therapy.
I have over a decade of experience in a variety of settings including in homes, schools, sensory gyms, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. I have worked with people of all ages. I have experience with diagnoses including ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability, Executive Function Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Stroke, Deaf/HOH, Neurodevelopmental disorders, and many more.
Occupational Therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them improve function, promote health, and prevent—or better cope with—injury, illness, or disability.
Therapy will focus on sensory processing, visual perception, visual motor, fine motor, gross motor, activities of daily living (feeding, grooming, toileting, bathing, dressing), cognition, language/literacy, executive function, and social-emotional learning.
Services may focus on instrumental activities of daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, transportation, laundry, shopping, managing finances, and medication management) as appropriate across the age-span.
Therapy will focus on executive function training including: concentration, attention, focus, planning, prioritizing, organization, cognitive flexibility, cognitive inhibition, working memory, time management, and self-control.
Health and wellness services include manual therapy, therapeutic massage, myofascial release, stretching, strength training, energy conservation, ergonomics, nutrition, and sleep.
Parents and Professionals
One on one training and coaching for parents, occupational therapists, teachers and other professionals.
In-school trainings for response to intervention (RTI) planning and professional development are also available.