|Christy Kennedy, a pediatric Occupational Therapist, has specialized in Sensory Integration (SI) for over twenty six years and been in private practice in Decatur, GA for the last twenty four.
After graduating from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981, Christy worked in both pediatric and adult rehabilitation before dedicating her practice to her present area of expertise. In 1988, Christy took a sabbatical to enter the Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute for a concentrated study program in Sensory Integration evaluation and treatment. She completed her Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification in 1989.
Christy has continued to broaden her professional knowledge by studying and incorporating many adjunct treatment approaches such as nutrition, cranial sacral therapy, sound therapy and vision therapy. Her specialized training in sound therapy has included SAMONAS, Therapeutic Listening and The Listening Program (TLP).
Christy has additionally helped to raise awareness of the Sensory Integration component of Pediatric Occupational Therapy in the Atlanta area by sponsoring SI related conferences and bringing in world renowned speakers.
While Christy works primarily with children aged three to nine years old who have sensory integration or processing disorders (SPD), she has also worked with infants, toddlers, adolescents and adults.
In a professional magazine
article, Christy discusses her approach to teaching self-regulation.
Charlie Johnson is a pediatric Occupational Therapist originally from Atlanta. He earned a master's of health science in occupational therapy from Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Charlie worked as a P.E. teacher at The Schenck School from 2011 to 2012 and as a group leader with Clay White, LLC since 2010. Charlie worked as a fulltime intern at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in the spring of 2014. Charlie's professional interests include Sensory Integration, sensory processing, and arousal regulation in pediatric populations. Away from occupational therapy, Charlie enjoys spending time with his family as well as hiking, fishing, and camping.