Kirsten Brown, OTR/L; licensed occupational therapist and certified PLAY Project consultant, is the owner of First Achievements, PLLC.
Over the past 30 years, she has worked with children in a variety of settings including neonatal intensive care unit, neonatal follow-up clinic, outpatient pediatric clinics, school-based therapy, and home based early intervention.
In 2012, Kirsten completed her Play Project certification.
She is now part of the Play Project Supervision Team and a Master PLAY Project Trainer, helping to train providers from around the world on how to help families implement the Play Project approach.
In 2018, Dr. Solomon honored her with The Making a Difference Mick Katschor Leadership Award. She also received A Governor’s Citation Award for her work with Kentucky families.
Kirsten has presented at workshops, webinars, and virtual summits for early intervention providers and families on the topics of TelePLAY, Sensory Regulation and Social Engagement.
Kirsten currently accepts a limited number of new client referrals.
Please contact her via her new client button to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to check for current availability
The PLAY Project is an evidence based. cost-effective, parent implemented intervention model developed by Dr. Richard Solomon.
The vision of the PLAY Project is "that all parents will be supported in developing a joyous relationship with their children with autism spectrum disorders in a way that will help each child to reach their full potential. "
The research shows that The PLAY Project approach of training professionals to help parents and other caregivers to become a partner in their child's autism intervention leads to successful child and parent outcomes.
Difficulties with sensory registration and processing create challenges for a child in participating in daily routines such as eating, playing, sleeping, play, and engaging in social relationships.
Occupational therapist use the sensory integration therories and intervention methods researched and developed by A. Jen Ayers, PhD, OTR/L to provide a neuroscience-based approach to addressing sensory processing concerns.
Occupational therapists identify sensory, social, and motor difficulties and provide intervention to help a child to further develop self-regulation skills, improved attention, engagement in relationships, motor skills and self-care skills.
Kentucky First Steps program
First steps is a statewide early intervention program that provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. Early intervention services are available to any child who meets the developmental eligibility criteria, regardless of income. To contact the local NKY First Steps Point of Entry Office call 859-655-1195.
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