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.
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
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina // 1983
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
Ashley Peoples, MSW, Site Coordinator
Ashley joined OT4KIDS in 2016, and is now our site coordinator for both the Lexington and Graham clinics.
M.S.W, North Carolina Central University
Robert Dry, Administrative Coordinator
Brandon Powell, Building Operations Coordinator
Brandon's diverse education and experience makes him a jack of all trades at OT4KIDS -- you can find him fixing problems both inside and outside on any given day! Brandon enjoys hard work and has obtained an associates degree locally at D.C.C.C. in Welding Technology, as well as specialized training in computer drafting, machining, robotic welding, robotic machining, welding inspection, and CNC cutting. He has also obtained certifications in computer networking and programming and has worked with general contractors throughout the years.
Personally, he grew up with a young brother who was challenged with special needs. He understands the struggles and challenges many families face. Though many at OT4KIDS have a gift for providing essential therapy, he is happy he can use the skills and abilities he possesses to ensure OT4KIDS can continue providing the best possible therapy services to those in need.