Cheryl Handy, Founder

Cheryl Handy is licensed in the state of Florida as an Occupational Therapist.  She is a member of the following occupational therapy agencies:  National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists, The American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, and Early Steps of the Treasure Coast.  Ms. Handy has more than 25 years experience in the field of Occupational Therapy.  She has a passion for children and is eager to provide families with more support.   Her goal is families building better relationships through therapeutic play.  Ms. Handy has certifications in the following disciplines:

  • Therapeutic Listening:  Listening with the Whole Body
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test
  • Total Treatment Sensory Integration
  • The Wilbarger/Therapeutic Brushing Protocol
  • Handwriting Without Tears

In order to enhance her knowledge Ms. Handy participated in several in-class trainings:

  • Advanced Mentored Clinician In Sensory Process Disorder through the Star Institute
  • Sensory Defensiveness and Related Social/Emotional and Neurological Problems
  • Combining Approaches for Treating Children with Autism:  The Art and Science
  • Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration
  • The Sensory Integration Perspective
  • Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration
  • Integrating Neurotherapeutic and Sensory Techniques Into Therapy for the Special Needs Client
  • Interactive Oral Sensory-Motor Therapy in Autism
  • Effective Neurological Management of Sensory Processing Disorder