Emma Bell, MS, OTR/L 

Emma Bell, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I attended Towson University’s 5 year Bachelors/Masters Occupational Therapy program and graduated with my Masters in 2019. While in the occupational therapy program, I completed my level 1 fieldwork placement at a pre-school. I co-treated with speech therapists, focusing on fine motor and visual motor development. I was paired with a speech therapy student and together our focus was to provide treatment plans for an individual student using both a speech language approach and an occupational therapy approach.

 

In college, I interned at Northwest Hospital, where I treated clients following surgery (hip, knee, and shoulder replacement), stroke, and other med/surg cases and prepared them for community re-entry or entry into a rehabilitation program. I also interned at Mosaic Community Services, an outpatient day program for adults with mental illness. I helped them become more independent in their daily lives by teaching money management skills, vocational skills, leisure exploration, and coping skills.

 

During my graduate year of school, I worked with classmates to create a community program at Maiden Choice School in Baltimore, MD. Maiden Choice School is a Baltimore County Public School that provides services for 3 to 21 year olds with cognitive disabilities. My team created a school-wide fashion show in which the students were an active part in preparing for the event, with a focus on pre-vocational skills, visual motor skills, and social interaction.

 

Prior to joining Frederick SLP, I worked for 2 years at an outpatient facility that treats both pediatrics and adults, with pediatrics being my primary caseload. I got to work side-by-side with physical therapists and speech therapists. I worked with children on the autism spectrum, as well as children with developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a variety of other conditions. I treated adults with diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and orthopedic conditions. Over the past year I became well versed in the world of teletherapy and have been helping children with skill development in the areas of self-care, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual motor skills, and sensory processing via in-clinic visits and Telehealth.

 

This year I became an SOS feeding provider and recently finished the advanced workshop on school age children with feeding difficulties. I plan to continue taking SOS advanced workshops and expanding my knowledge on feeding disorders. I hope to bring my knowledge of occupational therapy to Frederick SLP to provide children and adults with the tools and skills necessary to actively engage in their daily activities.

Contact Info

Address:

10 N Jefferson St #403, Frederick, MD 21701

Phone:

(301) 668-1852

Email:

info@frederick-slp.com