Sunny “Amber” Mckee, M.S, OTR/L
Amber graduated with her Master’s in Science with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas in 2003. She has worked with pediatric, adult, and geriatric clients as well as having taught in academia over the years, but her heart has always been with kiddos of all ages. Amber has 16 years of experience in a variety of pediatric settings (daycare habilitation centers, public daycares/pre-schools, private practice, home health and school district) with children who have a range of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, PANDAS, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Anoxic Brain injuries, Behavioral Disorders, Spina Bifida, Neural Tube Defect, Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect, Heart Transplant, Sensory Processing Disorder, Low Vision, Albinism, Shaken Baby/Impact syndrome, CMV, fetal Alcohol syndrome, feeding and swallowing disorders, Social/Emotional disorders, Learning Disabilities and general Developmental Delay. She has also worked with children with rare disorders, such as CHARGE syndrome, Turner syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Fragile X, Friedreich’s Ataxia and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and she has home health experience with those who are medically fragile. Amber has extensive experience and training in Sensory Integration and Praxis principles and techniques. Her own personal journey with sensory processing difficulties has developed a strong empathetic passion to help all children learn safe and appropriate coping mechanisms and strategies for improving overall self-regulation and modulation in today’s chaotic world that is filled with a constant stream of sensory stimulation and overload. Amber adores all children of all ages and is passionate about providing early intervention for those children who need a little extra help during those first formative years of life. She is a strong proponent of using various forms of communication, sign language, PECS communication system and augmentative and speech generating communication devices to help children find their voices to better communicate with their peers and all of society. Amber is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears program, Wilbarger Brushing Protocol and Primitive Reflex Integration. Her dream is to one day be part of a Hippotherapy (horse therapy) Occupational Therapy program. It is her goal to make occupational therapy meaningful through purposeful/fun play, as well as to educate the child’s family and caregivers on how to help their child live a more productive and independent life at home, school and in the community. In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending most of her time with her family! However, she also enjoys riding horses, reading, shopping and spending time in the sun and water. Amber is a native of Forrest City, Arkansas and spends a lot of time traveling back and forth to visit her family back home. Amber lives in Bella Vista, Arkansas with her husband, Shane, son, Collier and the best fur baby ever, Dexter
Amber may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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