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Occupational Therapists

Taylor Blenden OT

Taylor M.O.T., OTR/L

Lead Occupational Therapist

Taylor is the Occupational Therapist here at Talk About Therapy. She is credentialed by the National Board of Occupational Therapy. Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in Health Sciences. She also received her Master’s degree from James Madison University in Occupational Therapy. 

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Disney movie: The Little Mermaid
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite Food: Pasta

 

Taylor has experience in the outpatient setting with both children and adults. Taylor has worked with children of varying ages from 2-18 with ASD, Down syndrome, and varying developmental delays addressing primarily emotional regulation, handwriting, sensory processing, and motor and processing skills for increased participation and function in occupational performance.

In her spare time, Taylor loves to read, watch movies, and spend time with friends. Since moving to the Atlanta area, Taylor loves exploring new places and finding new walking trails for her and her dog Norman to explore. Taylor is excited to meet you and provide you with the best client-centered care!

April OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

April is an occupational therapist at Talk About Therapy who received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (go dawgs!) and received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Favorite Color: yellow and light blue
Favorite Disney Movie: The Parent Trap
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Food: ice cream

Her clinical experiences include adult acute care and pediatric outpatient. She has worked with children of varying ages and diagnoses, including autism, Down syndrome, fine motor delay, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorders, post-prematurity with subsequent developmental delays, and rare genetic disorders. She also has experience in the school setting as she completed her capstone project on social-emotional learning for grade school students in an under-resourced community.

In her spare time, she loves going on walks and spending time outside with her family and friends. She also loves exploring Atlanta with her fiancé and is excited to finally move here and call this place home!

Hannah MHS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hannah is an Occupational Therapist here at Talk About Therapy. She is credentialed by the National Board of Occupational therapy and licensed by the State of Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Georgia, her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University), and is currently seeking her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Favorite Color: Black and blue
Favorite Disney Movie: Hercules or Tangled
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Food: Tomatoes and olives

Hannah has been an occupational therapist for 6 years, and has spent her entire career in the field of pediatrics. Hannah has worked with children ranging in age from 6 months to 21 years old with a variety of diagnoses such as ASD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, general developmental delay, chromosomal deletions, and more. Hannah is experienced in completing therapeutic treatment of sensory processing, emotional regulation, fine motor skills, visual motor skills. Hannah is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Astronaut Training, Therapeutic Listing, and hippotherapy, with additional continuing education related to sensory processing, visual motor skills and low vision, and more.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys reading, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and hiking with her dog, Barley, and spending time with her partner and friends exploring all that Atlanta has to offer.

carol

Ms. Carol M.O.T.., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Carol is an occupational therapist at Talk About Therapy. Carol completed her Bachelor’s Degree at The University of Georgia and her Master’s Degree at Augusta University. 

Carol completed her clinical experiences in both inpatient adult acute care and pediatric outpatient settings. She has worked with children of varying ages with ASD, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman’s syndrome and varying developmental delays, primarily addressing emotional regulation, social skills, handwriting, sensory processing, and FM skills for increased participation and function in occupational performance.

In her spare time, Carol loves to watch movies, bake treats, go on nature walks and spend time with friends and her calico cat, Rosie. Since moving to the Atlanta area, Carol loves exploring new restaurants and trying new foods with her roommate. Carol is excited to meet you and build strong relationships with the kids and their parents to provide the best in-clinic care, hopefully resulting in great progress at home!

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