Marie Fulgham, OTR/L

Marie is a licensed and registered pediatric Occupational Therapist with over 19 years of experience. She and Rebekah have known each other and collaborated together for over a decade, including working together in New York City as well as Los Angeles. Marie has a passion for supporting children and their families through loving, professional and superior care. She is dedicated to creating professional, collaborative, respectful, productive and spirited working environments for professionals and clients. Marie has experience in various therapy settings including the Los Angeles Unified School District, center-based sensory gyms, schools, homes, hospitals and community settings. Marie has solid background for treatment of developmental, neuromuscular and sensory motor based disorders.

Marie has strong skills in assessment, treatment planning and treatment for children birth through school age. She is adept in addressing sensory processing, visual-perception, visual-motor, fine-motor, neuromuscular re-education, handwriting, self-help skills, feeding, attention and organization for children with various diagnoses. She is a strong collaborator and thorough and accurate in her session notes, treatment plans, progress reports, annual reports and IEPs. She has supervised Level I and II fieldwork students.

In New York, she built a clinic that services over 200 children in the community with excellent occupational, physical and speech therapy. She designed and created a sensory gym that provided children with a safe and loving space to grow and learn. Marie supervised and managed a team of 25 therapists and staff, including hiring, training and overseeing therapists’ duties and approaches to clients. Marie scheduled, coordinated and integrated patient services to provide quality patient care. She consulted with local schools and daycares to collaborate and educate staff on therapy services. She has given lectures on Occupational Therapy, Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Handwriting in the classroom. She completed program planning and implementation of a Summer Camp for children with special needs. She has assessed and designed recommendations for adaptive equipment including splinting, seating, and mobility to provide a barrier-free environment. She has led socialization groups for children ages 6 to 14 and a quarterly Sensory Clinic for parents, family members, and educators. She has provided comprehensive training to medical personnel as well as family members on the use of adaptive equipment.

Marie is licensed both in New York and in California. She continues to collaborate with parents and caretakers to provide family centered therapy for children with various needs.

Marie received her Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 1997.
She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Marie is a proud mother to two girls.

Marie has taken extensive continuing education courses, including:
Clinic to Classroom-LAUSD (2016)
Sensory Processing Tools for Treatment (2014)
Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation (2013)
Sensory Integration in the Classroom (2011)
Using Nutrition to Improve Clinical Outcomes (2009)
Therapeutic Listening (New York, 2008)
SANE-The Whole Child (New York, 2007)
Eyesight to Insight (New York, 2007)
Handwriting Without Tears (New York, 2005)
Sensory problems in Feeding (Child Dev. Center, 2001)
Sensory Integration and Autism (Long Beach, 2000)
Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment (2000)
Sensory Integration in the Classroom (Pasadena, 1999)