I combine my creativity with knowledge of body function, cognition, and environmental factors, and my well-developed-occupational-therapist-cultivated task analysis. People so often take for granted all the components and skills that go into a single activity.
My focus, so far, has been with therapeutic toys, adaptive aids, and splints. Commercially available adaptive aids don't often meet the needs of pediatrics with physical disabilities. I am intrigued by the implications 3D printing has on making truly individualized equipment. I am tinkering with CAD programs, but I am definitely in the early stages. I am always looking for mentors or people to collaborate with.
I live in San Francisco, CA. I work with children birth to 21 years of age who have physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and other neurological or musculoskeletal conditions.