Rachel Pessagno
Rachel Pessagno

Occupational Therapist

  • Education: Graduated from University of Southern Indiana in 2014 and worked for 4.5 years in pediatric therapy
  • Experience: Worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient, school, and home health with patients birth to 21 years old with developmental disabilities including diagnoses such as autism, PDD, ADHD, ODD, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, schizencephaly, seizure disorder, spina bifida, arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, brachial plexus injury, Down syndrome, Digeorge syndrome, Apert syndrome, Turner syndrome, syndactyly, shaken baby, optic nerve hypoplasia, feeding issues, vision/hearing impairment, prematurity, and developmental delay
  • Continuing Education: Certifications for Autism, Sensory processing disorders, Greenspan DIR Floor time approach, Kinesiotaping, Brachial, plexus injury, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, SOS Approach to Feeding, primitive reflex integration, and NDT

  • Community Outreach: Volunteered with Healthy Kids running series, TOPS soccer, UNC hemiplegia constraint camp, Manna and Grace church special blessings children’s ministry

  • Group therapy: Developed and implemented groups for social skills, yoga, and handwriting

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