Zoe Brooker, Occupational Therapist
My journey began over 40 years ago when my sister was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. During these formidable family years, early seeds were planted that would later grow into my passion for working with children facing disabilities.
Some of my first roles were within special education including Teacher’s Assistant, ABA Specialist, and Special Education Teacher before becoming an Occupational Therapist.
It has been both my pleasure and honor to work with children for over 25 years.
I have a passion for learning and practicing whole person integration, whether for myself or with the children I work with. What that means for me is being present, noticing emotions, and tuning in to body consciousness.
Most of all, I enjoy helping children succeed and thrive in achieving their goals.
I have found mindfulness, yoga and emotional awareness to be instrumental in supporting the children I work with. Alongside my in-depth knowledge of child development, sensory integration and reflex integration, and by working with the whole child (mind, body, and spirit), I can better support integration and growth.
I also value working closely with parents and caregivers in a co-collaborative effort towards the success of the child.
Experience & Training
2006 Bachelors of Science with Honors in Occupational Therapy
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
California Board of Occupational Therapy, License No. OT 14585
Training and Certification through Move.Play.Thrive
Scool Moves Certified
Practical Sense in Sensory Integration Training
Minute Moves & Sensory Circuit Training
Mindfulness & Meditation Training
Yoga Training through Cosmic Kids
Handwriting & Fine Motor skills
Handwriting Without Tears Certified
Size Matters Handwriting Training
First Strokes Handwriting Training
Trauma Informed Care
Occupational Therapy and Sensory Motor (with ATTACh)
Level 1 Attachment & Trauma Certification Training (with ATTACh)
Zones of Regulation
Working with Children with Behavioral Challenges