Phone: 206.972.0648
Fax: 206.565.3148

Professional Experience
Bachelor's of Science Occupational Therapy  University of Kansas
Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies- Lorna Jean King   
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Children's Hospital Oakland
Rhode Island Birth to Three Program             
South Carolina Birth to Three Program
Bainbridge Island School District
AppleTree Therapy

Professional Certifications

  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) 8 Week Pediatric Certification Course 1989
  • NDT Baby 3 Week Course Certification 1993
  • NDT Baby 1 Week Course Certification 2007

Professional Continuing Education Courses

  • Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Feeding Approach 
  • Michelle Garcia Winner - Social Thinking Curriculum                         
  • Dyslexia -Virginia Berninger                 
  • Sensory Processing Disorder Symposium Seattle                                              
  • Autism Conference (Jed Baker/Temple Grandin)                    
  • Sensory Diet Course 
  • Handwriting Without Tears                                                                     
  • Beckman Oral Motor 
  • Benbow In-Hand Manipulation Skills                                                    
  • Sensory Processing Disorder Annual Conference
  • Wilbarger DPPT Protocol    

Professional Memberships  
American Occupational Therapy Association
Neuro Developmental Treatment Association 

Valerie Bautista

Bainbridge Pediatric Therapy

As a pediatric therapist and a parent, I believe in assessing and treating the whole child. Collaborating with parents, caretakers and other healthcare practitioners is key to developing an individualized comprehensive treatment program. Treatment sessions require an element of play, or a child's "work" to practice and learn motor skills as well as develop cognitive skills.  

I am a trained Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) therapist. The NDT Approach is used for management and treatment of individuals with central nervous system (CNS) pathophysiology. The child's strengths and impairments are identified and addressed in relation to functional abilities and limitations. NDT is a hands-on, problem solving approach. Intervention involves direct handling and guidance to optimize function. The approach is guided by the client's reactions throughout every treatment session.  An NDT Trained therapist's education in neurology, physiology, and current research is translated into daily practice.