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John Wall, OTR

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Phone number: 555-555-5555

Work experience

10/2018 - 12/2018, Level 2B Student Occupational Therapist, Small Talk Speech and Occupational Therapy, San Diego, CA
  • Collaborated with Senior OT's and SLP's on patient performance, development, and behavioral recommendations.
  • Managed full patient case load with diagnosis ranging from, but not limited to; ASD, Coordination Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Chromosomal Abnormalities, and Congenital Brain Injuries.
  • Collaborated with patient caregivers to promote success with Individualized Home Education Programs geared towards fulfillment of proprioceptive, vestibular, feeding, gross, and fine motor needs.
  • Presented latest evidence on the positive correlation between SLP and OT services and the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Performed formal and informal assessments and evaluations, and independently administered the BOT-2, PDMS-2, and Sensory Profile 2.
  • Contributed to ongoing patient education by creating a family focused guide for "picky eaters" providing sensory focused solutions to integration, backed by scientific research.
08/2018 - 09/2018, Level 2A Student Occupational Therapist, Aviara Healthcare Center, Encinitas, CA
  • Managed a full patient case load and collaborated with senior OT's, SLP's and PT's for the treatment of patients with orthopedic and neurological concerns.
  • Regularly contributed to in-service meetings with MD's and therapists to discuss patient treatment approaches and discharge potential based on patient care, interventions, and in-depth clinical reasoning.
  • Performed evaluations, and independently administrated the MOCA, SLUMS, Allen's Cognitive Placemat test, and Modified COPM.
  • Designed and implemented individualized rehabilitative plans to increase functional independence by combining patient precaution, health, and safety education with self care and therapeutic interventions.
  • Provided support, instruction, and mentorship for two entering OT students.
  • Presented a capstone project to aid future MOT/S with evaluation and assessment through easy to follow visuals for varied documentation platforms (Matrix, Rehab Optima, etc.).
03/2017 - 02/2017, Level 1B Student Occupational Therapist, Braille Institute of America, San Diego, CA
  • Designed client centered skills labs along side OTA students.
  • Co-facilitated courses specially designed to aide vision impaired clients with independent food preparation, housekeeping, and leisure activities.
01/2017 - 02/2017, Level 1A Student Occupational Therapist, Affirma Rehabilitation, La Jolla, CA
  • Aided a licensed OT in assessment, intervention, post-op protocol.
  • Coordinated care with physicians to achieve patient goals.
01/2016 - 05/2016, Physical Therapy Aide, Fields In Motion Physical Therapy, Campbell, CA
  • Directed patients through exercise routines utilizing proper body mechanics.
  • Applied physical agent modalities (cryrotherapy, thermotherapy, tens) in an outpatient orthopedic setting, under the supervision of licensed PT's.
12/2015 - 05/2016, Behavioral Therapist 2, Positive Solutions, San Jose, CA
  • Utilized ABA techniques to encourage children 0-3 y/o with developmental delays to explore and learn through play and aid developmental milestones.
  • Implemented strategies to decrease non-compliance, aggression, self injurious and stereotypic behaviors.
07/2014 - 08/2015, Senior Behavioral Technician, Advanced ABA, San Jose, CA
  • Trained newly hired behavior technicians on incorporating behavior analytic procedures in the home setting.
  • Guided positive behavior strategies to increase communication, cognitive, and self help skills for children 18mos-18 y/o.
2014, Program Counselor, Achieve Kids, Palo Alto, CA
  • Guided 1:1 instruction, community integration, and vocational preparation for children 16-22 y/o with severe behavioral, and developmental disabilities.
2002 - 2013, Caregiver, Independently Contracted, San Jose, CA
  • Supported families with children of all ages and abilities, including medically fragile, developmentally delayed, and those possessing behavioral concerns.


05/2016 - 12/2018, Master of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos, CA
  • 4.00 GPA (Entry Prerequisite), 3.6 GPA (Terminating)
  • On-site ACOTE accreditation representative
  • Aided in curriculum development
  • Student Spotlight Recipient
  • Student Mentor
01/2017 - 12/2018, Spanish Health Care Professionals Certification, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

UCSD Spanish Health Care Language Certificate recipient Fall 2018.

08/2003 - 05/2008, B.A Sociology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • Academic grant and scholarship recepiant
  • School government board member
  • Honors Humanities scholar

Relevant Volunteerism

03/2018 - present, Spanish Translator & Aid, Reaching The Hungry, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Engage and entertain orphaned children abroad, aid in translation, and the construction and maintenance of their housing facilities.
01/2017 - 11/2017, OT Student Volunteer, Braile Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • Co-taught social engagement, cooking, and self-care classes to increase engagement, independence, and compensatory strategies for sight challenged individuals.
08/2014 - 06/2015, Pediatric Occupational Therapy Department Assistant, Stanford Children's Health | Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
  • Volunteered alongside licensed occupational therapists in both in and outpatient settings with feeding, sensory processing disorders, to post-operative conditioning, ADL’s and family training. 
07/2015 - 04/2016, Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Assistant, Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA
  • Volunteered alongside licensed occupational therapists in acute trauma care and behavioral health.
09/2013 - 07/2014, OT Volunteer, Sensory Solutions, Los Gatos, CA
  • Co-facilitated OT sessions focused on self-regulation, confidence building, mind/body awareness, and sensory integration strategies for children.

Licensure and Certification

06/2018, BLS & CPR Certification, American Heart Association
Crisis Prevention, The Crisis Prevention Institute
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