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Lauren Smith, OTR

Hurst Office

Lauren Smith, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Team Member Bio

I’m Lauren Smith, OTR and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2022, as an occupational therapist. I earned my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and my Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to Monkey Mouths I worked in a private pediatric practice setting.

I believe that positivity and a unique approach for each child are essential for therapy. It is in my heart to provide services that help children and their families feel empowered!

In my spare time I enjoy crafting, playing board games, playing with my two dogs, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.

As an OTR since 2020, I have training and specialization in the following:

Autism:

  • DIR 101 Introduction to DIR Floortime

Sensory Processing:

  • Differentiating Sensory from Behavior

Behavior:

  • Oppositional, Uncooperative, and Aggressive Behavior

Infants:

  • Evidenced-Based Strategies for Infant Positioning and Handling

AAC:

  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP} AAC Training by John D. Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP} Moving Forward with LAMP Training by John D. Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

  • A Brain-Based Approach to Lining Motor Development and Sensory Integration
  • Effective Early Intervention
  • Practical and Complementary Interventions for Autism, Asperger’s, Sensory and ADHD in Children and Adolescents