Emerald Fernandez, OTR, OTD
Provider Type: Occupational Therapist
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 worked 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 with more than one year of experience, 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