My name is Kimberly Jackson. I have 4 children. After working as a physical education teacher for 12 years, I went back to school to get my Masters in Occupational Therapy (OT). I have been an OT with Easterseals for 2 years.
My primary responsibilities are completing evaluations and treatments for children to help them access their daily activities. I help clients and their families learn about self-care skills, classroom work, social interactions with peers, and play. It is our goal to increase their ability to accomplish these daily life skills.
I enjoy the opportunity to develop creative and progressive treatment strategies, centered on a child's interests, to motivate them toward their goals. Every child has a variety of goals, challenges, fears and have various ways of being motivated.
The team-focused environment at Easterseals provides the opportunity to share ideas and facilitate growth with our kiddos. The advantage to our clients is the ability to treat each child in a more cohesive manner to generalize skills from one discipline to another.
Working with the team at Easterseals I have grown personally and professionally. My work environment has increased my observational skills during my evaluations. I am able to better analyze each child’s strengths and weaknesses. I also have become a better supervisor thanks to my tremendous COTA staff here at Easterseals.
When people think about Easterseals, I hope they think of us as a caring community with a child centered mindset. Also, a place where their children feel safe and are excited to visit each week.