Heather MacNeil, OTR/L has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 23 years. She has worked in a large, hospital-based outpatient pediatric clinic as well as in private practice. Heather has extensive training in working with children with sensory processing challenges and those with autism. She has achieved specialized certification of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration through the Spiral Foundation as well as completed the Level I Intensive Mentorship at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder under the direction of Lucy Miller. She also has a strong interest in helping children with their social emotional development. Some of her other training includes: Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner, DIR Floortime, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions by Ross Greene, Ph.D., the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) and advanced SOS feeding program by Dr. Kay Toomey, Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges, reflex integration and neurodevelopmental movement methods, Nurtured Heart Approach, Integrated Listening System (iLs), the alert program for self regulation, and Handwriting Without Tears.