Emerald Fernandez, OTD, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist
Location: Fort Worth

I’m Emerald Fernandez, OTD, OTR, and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2021, as an occupational therapist. I earned my undergraduate degree from Baylor University and my doctoral degree in occupational therapy (OTD) from UT Health San Antonio. Prior to Monkey Mouths, I completed my fieldwork in a private practice setting.

I love to be creative when working with my clients and to use their interests when developing treatments. I love seeing children grow in confidence and helping them be the best they can be.

In my spare time I enjoy crafting, hiking, dancing, and traveling.

As an OT since 2021, I have training and specialization in the following: 

  • MNRI® Dynamic & Postural Reflex Pattern Integration
  • Assessment and Intervention Strategies Using the DIR/Floortime Approach
  • Is it Sensory or Behavior? Finding Solutions for Challenging Behaviors in Children
  • Handwriting Without Tears