Kate Bonnette

Occupational Therapist

Hello! My name is Kate Bonnette and I received my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Findlay’s Weekend Professional Program in July of 2016.  I am registered with the National Occupational Therapy Board and the Ohio Board of Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. While pursuing my OT degree, my professional experience included working as an ABA instructor and Co-Teacher for kids (age 2-7) with Autism. I was trained in ABA therapy through Mercy St. Vincent’s Outpatient Autism Services in Toledo, Ohio.  We were also trained in Dr. Solomon’s PLAY project and learned specific behavioral interventions, as well as ABA programming established by a BCBA certified Psychologist. I loved my time in Toledo and was surrounded by a very competent team of psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and intervention specialists. A move to Columbus provided me the opportunity to work at Bridgeway Academy (formerly Helping Hands Center for Special Needs). I spent two years in a kindergarten classroom working as a co-teacher for students with Autism and other disabilities. I enjoyed supporting the occupational therapist’s goals for each student within my lesson planning in handwriting, social games, and sensory art.  Following my experience in the classroom, I had the opportunity to work as a job coach for Food For Good Thought, a Columbus Ohio bakery and job training service for young adults with disabilities.  I became very passionate about the transition process for high school students with disabilities into adulthood.  Working across the lifespan for individuals with Autism and other disabilities has provided a unique perspective and enhances my work as an Occupational Therapist. I am always thinking of the next ‘transition’ in your child’s life and what we need to do in order to build the skills they need for maximum independence in that next phase. I am thrilled to be a part of the Fourish team and look forward to working with you.

Email: kate@flourishohio.com

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