Mount Mary College-Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy
Mount Mary College-Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and Psychology
Hi my name is Valeria Santana, I am an Occupational Therapist here at L-C and I am a L-C graduate. I love what I do. I love being able to support our students and families within the district and to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families, as well the community.
Some people wonder what an OT does, especially working with kids within the school setting. We provide individualized therapeutic intervention to help kids improve their performance in occupations such as eating, sleeping, self-care, and learning by addressing underlying difficulties like fine motor, problem solving, attention, and sensory processing skills (just to name a few). We also take into account the effect of a task’s difficulty on the child’s performance or outcome, as well as the role of the physical and social environment. Many OT's tend to be creative, scientific, and evidence-based. We are masters of modification and expert task analyzers.
I enjoy spending time with my two boys, Marconi and Mateo. They keep me on my toes!