- Certified Irlen Screener
- Certified Handwriting Specialist with Handwriting Without Tears
- Advanced Certification as Therapeutic Listening Provider
- Certified in Interactive Metronome
Lucia P. Lara
Bainbridge Pediatric Therapy
OTR/L, LPL Consultation, LLC Occupational Therapist
Lucia Lara, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist with over 26 years of experience. She has worked in Early Intervention, Pediatric Clinics, Rehabilitation, Home Health and Community Based Intervention. She has post graduate training and experience in a variety of treatment approaches including Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Yoga, Mindfulness and Auditory Protocols to support therapeutic outcomes. Lucia holds several specialty certifications and has attended numerous national conferences and seminars. In the past, she initiated program “Haircuts for Kids “for children on the Autism Spectrum in VA, lead an Aquatic based Sensory motor group and offered in-home consulting to help families create compatible “Sensory Spaces” for their children/ families. In April 2018 Lucia completed Advanced Intensive Mentorship Program at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder in Denver, CO. Lucia has a passion for working with children and their families and is excited to be with the team of Holistic Practitioners serving the community at the Dahlia Center.
Lucia maintains licenses: WA # OT00002577 and NBCOT # 989053.
Expertise in the following areas:
- Irlen Screening *Sensory Integration * Neuro Developmental Treatment * Therapeutic Yoga * Therapeutic Listening * The MORE Program *The “S.A.N.E” Program of Holistic Child Development * The Alert (Engine Run) Program *Handwriting Without Tears
Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder, not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests. Irlen Syndrome is frequently present in people with dyslexia, sensory processing disorder, post head injury and those with learning challenges. Refer to www.irlen.com for more information and short self-test.
Lucia uses a dynamic handwriting curriculum to remediate components of letter formation, grasp and efficiency of handwriting. This is a fun, sensory motor approach to handwriting from Pre-writing to cursive.
Developed by Vital Links, Therapeutic Listening is research-based tool to enhance neural sensory processing for people of all ages who have difficulty with sound sensitivity, listening, attention, communication and sensory processing in general. Listening sessions are primarily home-based and unique to an individual’s need.
Available in- office or in- home, to address areas of concern impacting daily living routines for children and/or family.