Kathleen Harris, MEd, OTR/L
I am a native Floridian, originally from Pensacola. I moved to Indian River County upon completing college. I am a wife and mother and enjoy running, paddle-boarding, gardening, singing with my church seasonal choir, and cheering on my favorite college team in many sports!
I graduated from the University of Florida (UF) in 1997 and am registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) with a license to practice in Florida. I started my career working with clients in the skilled nursing facility setting. In 2006, I began working for the local school system, providing therapy services and support to students from kindergarten through high school, with a wide variety of needs. In 2016, I returned to UF to earn a master of education degree in special education, with a certification in education-health care transition. This certificate combines my occupational therapy skills with strong knowledge about education, to support children in their functional needs for life skills and successful schooling, and to work with young adults as they transition from the K12 school setting to their chosen post-secondary goals. I love working with children and their families, and with teenagers and young adults that are taking the big steps involved in becoming adults and stepping into their new roles in life. In addition, I continue to provide therapy services to adults of various ages who working to return to their optimal functional level.
As a private practitioner, I am available to provide mobile occupational therapy services, in the home, in the community, in my office, or teletherapy services and/or consultation as needed to address functional life skills, to improve those skills and to increase one’s independence. These skills may include activities of daily living (self-care), life-skills, executive function, fine motor skills, handwriting skills, sensory needs, and more!
Occupational Therapist, State of Florida 22+ years (FL OT#8349)
National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy, 1998
School District Occupational Therapist 15 years
Master of Education in Special Education, Certificate in Education and Health Care Transition, 2017
Rehabilitation hospital/ Skilled nursing facilities