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Ashley Carlson, MOT, OTR/L

Pediatric Therapy Services Director

Supervising Occupational Therapist

“I believe in attempting to understand a child’s individual profile, and by addressing their needs as an individual, help the child to be as successful as they are meant to be.”

Ashley earned a Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, one of the leading universities in the field; she also holds her NBCOT.

At CARE Ashley is responsible for evaluation and treatment of children birth to three and school-age children. In 2011 she was promoted to School Based Services Coordinator and in early 2013 she was promoted to Pediatric Therapy Services Director overseeing both CARE’s school based therapy program and Early Intervention birth to three program. She provides direct staff supervision, program oversight, and quality management for all therapy programs. She has worked at CARE since 2006.

Ashley’s experiences with children include assessment and treatment of sensorimotor, neurodevelopmental, neuromuscular, cognitive and developmental delays.  She is trained in various programs including Therapeutic Listening, Hand Writing Without Tears and M.O.R.E.: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Function.  In 2013 Ashley was trained as an External Coach for Early Intervention and will be leading the way in McKean County for the implementation of the coaching model in therapeutic Early Intervention practice.  She was instrumental in starting CARE’s Therapeutic Listening Program.

Ashley was in the Leadership McKean Class of 2013.  She is excited to be a member of the CARE staff, because of the agency’s commitment to improving the lives of children of all abilities.

Ashley lives in Port Allegany with her husband Nate and son.