Cathrine McKenzie, MOT/OTR, CPRCS

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist
Location: Fort Worth

I’m Cathrine McKenzie, MOT/OTR, CPRCS, and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2023. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, and my master's degree from Texas Woman's University-Houston. My prior experience includes pediatric hospital, home health, private practice, and school settings.

I believe that the best way to create an environment of success in gaining new skills is to have a sense of humor, have fun, play and include the family in goal setting and helping the patient with the home program. I never grow tired of seeing the smiles and the look of pure joy when a child independently performs a skill they have not been able to accomplish in the past.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling (especially taking "sister trips"), playing with and taking care of my two spoiled dogs, needlepointing, cooking/baking, as well as reading English, Irish, and Scottish mysteries.

As an OT since 1992,I have training and specialization in the following:

  • Handwriting without Tears
  • NDT Techniques
  • Perceptual Function of the Hand
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • A Brain-Based Approach to Lining Motor Development and Sensory Integration
  • Differentiating Sensory from Behavior
  • Evidence-Based Strategies for Infant Positioning and Handling
  • Effective Early Intervention
  • Practical and Complimentary Intervention for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory, and ADHD
  • SIPT Certified
  • Calirobics (Pencil/Paper Exercises Set to Music)
  • Certification in Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialty
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Oral Motor Therapy-Beckman Protocol