Carol Kuebel, MOT, OTR/LOccupational Therapist
My therapy philosophy is to use myself therapeutically (being a kid at heart) as an Occupational Therapist who strives to uncover and optimize your child’ gifts, skills and potential. We play a lot, have FUN and learn from each other in our sessions.
It is a privilege to empower children that come my way, which in turn benefits their lives and their families throughout all the environments they are exposed to.
Passion for my career drives me to research and teach current trends, activate best practices and work closely with families and other care team members. I delight in mentoring Occupational Therapy students, presenting at professional educational seminars and serving every client to the best of my abilities … with added healthy doses of hope, humor, and creativity.
I believe that being a parent is the hardest job given to any one of us. Empowering and collaborating with parents in order to add to their knowledge for understanding and giving them activity tools within their routines is key to how I go about treatment.
Carol Kuebel received her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Master’s from Texas Woman’s University. Combining psychology, neurology and motor development with activities of daily living skills has been my general focus. Carol’s career specializes in working with children with all types of Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Psychological/Behavioral/Mood Disorders, Syndromes, and Cerebral Palsy. She has worked in a variety of settings including; sheltered workshop, state mental health facility, schools, in-patient and outpatient behavioral and physical health hospitals; pediatric out patient settings, and home health (including Early Intervention). Carol has been on the board for the formation of Giant Steps, contributed to the research of the Toddler and Infant Motor Evaluation, and presented educational lectures for Occupational Therapists and parents for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association and within the community. Carol continues to promote the field of Occupational Therapy with other professionals and by mentoring students at all levels.
- Master of Occupational Therapy (Texas Woman’s University)
- Sensory Integration Praxis Tests, Theory and Treatment
- Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding
- Neuro-Developmental Treatment
- Therapeutic Listening (Listening With The Whole Body, Advanced-Fine Tuning, QuickShifts, and Astronaut Training)
- Interactive Metronome
- Benbow Loops and Groups Cursive Handwriting Program
- Close collaboration and carryover of training tasks with Developmental Optometrists for Visual Perceptual and Visual-Motor Integration
- Extensive study of self-regulation strategies and sensory lifestyle activities
- Yoga and the Child
- Behavior Modification Techniques
- Extensive study of infant (including premature development), NICU, and Direct Floor Time Time (social emotional development) Theory and Practice
- Guest Lecturer and Round Table Discussion Participant at conferences for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association and within the settings of practice and the community