M.A in Occupational Therapy (University of Southern California)
Laurena is a school based occupational therapist and currently works at an international school in Hong Kong. She has worked for the English School Foundation (ESF) for many years and has experience working with children from 3-19 years old with moderate and severe levels of disability in a school setting. She also has experience with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s as well as a range of developmental disabilities.
She pursued her Master Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California and has experience working in early intervention. She also spent time working at Anaheim School District as well as The Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign of the University of Southern California. She is an Ayres Sensory Integration® practitioner and has certification in the USC/WPS SIPT, Therapeutic Listening and has extensive knowledge in lifestyle redesign. She has a passion towards sensory integration, coaching, as well as working with individuals with ADHD.
Laurena believes that all children are born with their own set of strengths and talents. She firmly believes that it is her mission to help identify these gifts and to support her clients and their families to feel empowered in the process. It takes just one person, a parent, a teacher or a mentor to help cultivate their strengths and provide inspiration to guide them to success and fulfilment in life. In her free time, Laurena enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their two dogs.