Carol Powell, OTR/L, Owner

Carol has over 20 years of pediatric occupational therapy experience in home treatment, clinic treatment, and school systems combined. She has devoted the majority of her professional career to the treatment of children in part due to her personal experience. Her son, Jeremy, was born with CHARGE syndrome and severe physical limitations. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapies have helped to him to find success in his pursuit of independence.

Knowing firsthand the struggles that parents, children, and therapists face, Carol is an empathetic and understanding provider. Her personal experiences, passion for healthy living, and an active lifestyle have motivated her to build a clinic and team that can be described as a haven for the uniquely-abled child.

Carol has pursued significant training in skiing as a treatment intervention for children with sensory integration. Currently, Carol is in pursuit of designation as a ski instructor. Her plans include launching a "Ski in OT" program to bring children from the clinic to the slopes during ski season. She is confident that the core strength, balance, and coordination gained by adaptive skiing will boost children's confidence to reach greater heights of confidence and independence.

Training

  • VitalStim® Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST) with Upledger Institute
  • Pediatric Splnting of the Upper Extremities
  • Floortime Strategies for Autism
  • Beckman Oral Motor
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Sensory Integration
  • Adapted Skiing

Education
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina // 1983

Licensure
Licensed to practice in NC with the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy // Current certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy


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Tracie Wagner, COTA/L & Building Operations Coordinator

Tracie joined the OT4KIDS team in 2004, bringing a wealth of experience from clinic and in-home pediatric practice. Tracie has a "never say can't" attitude that is contagious, helping her clients to view their world from a positive perspective and overcome mounting challenges!

Training

  • Beckman Oral Motor
  • Wilbarger Brushing
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Sensory-Integration (SI)
  • Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)

Education
A.S. in Occupational Therapy, Rockingham Community College // 2002

Licensure
Licensed to practice in NC with the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy // Current certification in Occupational Therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy


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Deborah Dorsett, COTA/L, CEIM & Clinical Coordinator

Miss Debb is married with 4 children and resides in Lexington, NC. Her personal experiences with children with medical, sensory, and developmental needs have created space in her heart for helping others.

Debb has pursued extensive training in a wide variety of pediatric interventions and firmly believes in holistic, client centered, comprehensive interventions. She has many clinical interests and hopes to make significant contributions to pediatric OT practice in her career.

Her belief in giving back to others has motivated her to engage in speaking on local and state levels, giving back through community education, OT advocacy, and professional collaboration. She is an avid believer in lifelong learning and is currently pursuing RYT 200 certification with Yoga Alliance, CST Techniques Certification, and her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.

Debb is an adjunct faculty with Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She enjoys interacting with students striving to become proficient occupational therapy assistants, helping them gain understanding of pediatric therapy intervention.

Training

  • VitalStim® Therapy – Pediatric Specialty Certification
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST) with Upledger Institute
  • Dysphagia – Modified Barium Swallow Study
  • DIR Floortime with ICDL
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Beckman Oral Motor
  • Sensory Integration
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Certified Infant Massage Educator (CEIM) with Infant Massage USA
  • Upper Extremity Plexus Injuries

Education
A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences // 2014 graduate with honors


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Brandon Powell, Administrative Coordinator

Brandon has shared the joy of therapy from watching his family’s business through the years. His expertise with math and mechanical functions led to the creation of an administrative role of oversight that has brought structure and strength to the business aspects of OT4KIDS. He sets an example of professionalism and dedication to service through his work coordinating exceptional service quality for children.

Training

  • Ongoing training related to ethics and financial compliance