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DeAnn Persichini, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

“I enjoy working with children of all abilities; watching them grow and learn new skills each day.”

DeAnn earned an Associate in Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Community College of Allegany County; she also holds her NBCOT. She has worked as a COTA/L since 1997 in nursing homes, outpatient therapy and school based treatment. DeAnn has been with CARE for Children since 2003 and provides school based treatment for the Bradford Area School District.

DeAnn has participated in ABA training, Handwriting without Tears, and taken classes on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

She also has coordinated or assisted at many therapeutic recreation activities including family support respite nights, YMCA Day Camp and fine motor-based activities.

DeAnn adds that the best part about working at CARE is working with the kids from Kindergarten to 21 and that it brings her great satisfaction to see them develop in so many different areas.

DeAnn resides in Bradford with her husband Mark and two daughters.