Kasey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carthage College and received her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University. As an occupational therapist, Kasey has experience working in early intervention, acute rehabilitation, and hospital settings.
Inspired to become an occupational therapy through her personal experiences growing up with a sister with developmental differences, Kasey has developed a strong focus on providing whole family occupational therapy. Kasey’s favorite thing about OT is making deep, meaningful connections with others and support them to be more independent, happy, and functional in their daily lives. She values nurturing and understanding all of the relationships and dynamics of the unique families with whom she works. Kasey employs a strengths-based approach, focusing on children’s abilities, interests, and motivations as they learn and develop new skills.
Currently, Kasey is focusing on continued studies on tube weaning, responsive feeding practices, early intervention, praxis, co-regulation, and emotional regulation. Kasey is leading AZ+A’s Sibshops program, which offers a safe and fun environment for siblings of children with intellectual or developmental differences. She’s enjoying time with her AZ+A co-workers and the wonderful families at AZ+A. If she hadn’t found OT, Kasey thinks she would have been a nurse practitioner, which makes sense given her nurturing demeanor.
In her free time, Kasey enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, and cooking, and baking new recipes. And, playing with her pet lizard!