Crystal Manlapas M.S., OTR/L received her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies in Los Angeles, California. She has experience working with children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing disorders and deficits, fine and gross motor delays, developmental delays, and picky eaters.
As an Occupational Therapist, she targets areas such as self-care (e.g., dressing, toothbrushing), feeding and eating, play, as well as any daily activities that “occupy” a child’s time. Crystal uses a child-led, play-based approach and focuses on building rapport and trust in order to target more complex, occupation-based goals. She loves being able to collaborate with families and caregivers to find the best ways to help their child thrive and reach their full potential in their daily occupations!
Her training includes:
- Sensory Integration
- DIR Floortime Approach
- Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders
- Food Stretches