Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Karyn Johnson-Fernandez, MS, OTR/L, SWC
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My name is Karyn (Car-in) and I have been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2010.  In working with many families over the years,  I have realized two things; one, that eating and family meal time is a huge part of our daily lives which creates connection to those around us, and two, as a mom of a picky eater, my love for exploring, enjoying, and sharing a balance of tasty and nutritious food and meal times continues to grow.  These two areas combined led me to specialize in feeding therapy, in order to help families feel more comfortable, connected, and successful with meal time in their home and the community.  I have taken many courses to further educate myself in learning about sensory and oral motor difficulties, tethered oral tissues (TOTs), breast and bottle feeding in infants, food progression, and overall pediatric feeding difficulties. I also enjoy collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure that I am working with all disciplines of a child’s team. Providing in-home and 1:1 therapy at Love Strong Wellness allows me to be with a child and their caregiver/s in an environment which provides comfort and ease when working on something that is difficult, such as feeding.