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Occupational Therapy

See our team below!


Pediatric occupational therapy (OT) helps children gain the skills they need to participate in the daily activities (or occupations) of childhood such as play and leisure, social interaction, school, and self-care. 

Occupational Therapy at MOCO Movement Center provides children with the tools they need to maximize their functional independence and participation in all occupations, across all environments - home, school, community.  


We use play as a medium to work on social, emotional, and sensory-motor development with the goal of enabling children to interact appropriately with other people and the environment. Increasing a child's independence to a developmentally appropriate level allows them to do what they want and need to do in their daily life.

Our therapists work with the patient and caregivers to help regain or develop the skills necessary for the highest level of function and independence. These include fine motor skills, handwriting concerns, cognitive and social play, sensory processing, modulation, and integration.



Tanya grew up in Chicago, Illinois and moved to DC. She has two masters degrees. She graduated from Towson University with an Occupational Therapy Degree. Tanya has been involved with MOCO for many years now. During her free time, after keeping busy with her children, Tanya likes to read, travel, play tennis, run, and listen to music. 


Fun fact: Tanya lived in Belgrade, Serbia for 2.5 years. 

Skills we address:

  • Motor Planning

  • Organization

  • Play Skills

  • Sensory Integration

  • Social Participation

  • Self-regulation

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Self-care 

Specializing in:

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy 

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Sensory Processing/Integrative Disorder

  • Down Syndrome

  • Cognitive impairments

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental delays

  • Physical injuries that limit participation

  • Other developmental disabilities

  • Other psychological and  neurological conditions

Our OT Team


Taryn graduated from Ithaca College in 2010, and again from Thomas Jefferson University in 2019 with her OTD.



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Emily graduated from Ithaca College twice, once in 2018, and then earning her Master's in Occupational Therapy in 2019.



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Timi graduated from Creighton University in 2019 with her OTD. 

She earned her bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation, and is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.


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Travis graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2015 with his Master's degree in Occupational Therapy.








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