Erin Wilke OTR/L has over 18 years experience in pediatric occupational therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, outpatient pediatrics, and early intervention.
Erin is passionate and committed to providing quality services to support children and families who are struggling to manage day to day challenges. Erin loves working with children and families to improve their quality of life and to enable children to reach their full potential.
Erin graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Occupational Therapy (2000) and later earned her MA in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University (2010) with a pediatric specialty.
Erin has worked as a school based therapist for over 12 years and has seen first hand the non-academic struggles that many children have in school, due to difficulties with attention, managing materials, using tools successfully, and visual-motor skills.
Many of these children struggle with handwriting and have become resistant to this skill, which carries over into all academic areas. Although OT is offered in the schools, it is only available to children in special education who have academic concerns. Many children that struggle in the classroom don’t qualify for school-based occupational therapy services, but would benefit from private services to address difficulties.
In addition, throughout her career, Erin has developed a special interest in working with children with sensory integration/processing disorders. In 2006, after more than 120 hours of continuing education specializing in sensory integration, Erin obtained her SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certification. Due to Erin’s special interest in sensory integration, she has been a normative data collector for the Structured Observations of Sensory Integration-Motor (SOSI-M) as well as the EASI (Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration).
Erin lives on Signal Mountain near Chattanooga, TN with her husband and 3 children, plus a couple of furry pets. Erin loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running, and being outside as much as possible.
Erin’s hope is that Treehouse Therapy can provide a much needed resource for parents whose children are struggling at home and in school and who would benefit from private OT support. Erin also aims to work with families whose children have sensory integration difficulties to make everyday life easier.