About the Author

Author, The Pocket Occupational Therapist, mom and homeschooler

Author and Founder of The Pocket
Occupational Therapist company, a
mom, and homeschooler

Cara Koscinski has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has been an occupational therapist since 1997. Cara is a homeschooling mother to her own children with ASD. She was one of the founders of Aspire Pediatric Therapy, LLC.

​Ms. Koscinski provides occupational therapy services, advocacy, and consultations as The Pocket Occupational Therapist. Her company also creates, produces, and distributes CDs for children with auditory sensitivity, and designs and distributes autism, sensory processing disorder, and eosinophilic disease awareness products. The CDs that Cara has created, Sound-Eaze and School-Eaze, are featured in several catalogues for children with special needs including: Southpaw Enterprises, Amazon, Abilitations, The Therapy Shoppe, and Achievement Products.

One of Cara’s favorite activities is speaking to therapists, teachers, and special needs organizations across the US. She is a speaker for continuing education trainings for OccupationalTherapy.com and Home CEU Connection.

Cara frequently writes articles and has been published in AutismAsperger’s Digest, Autism Spectrum Quarterly, APFED, Something Special Magazine, and NewsLine, among others. Ms. Koscinski is an advisor to AutismAsperger’s Digest Magazine. She was recently named as one of Jennifer O’Toole’s Asperkids Advisors of Awesomeness. Cara was the recipient of the Duquesne University’s Innovative Practice Entrepreneur Award and has served as an adjunct clinical instructor for the Duquesne University Occupational Therapy program. She has extensive training in sensory processing disorder, pediatric feeding techniques, core muscle considerations, autism, gastro-intestional disorders, upper extremity treatment, handwriting, Therapeutic Listening, caregiver stressors and support, visual perception, and business/private practice topics.

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