POTTY TRAINING CHILDREN WITH SENSORY DIFFERENCES
Quiara is an excellent teacher and I learned so much! She has so much knowledge and shares all of her pearls of wisdom. I loved all the resources she provided. I highly recommend her course!
Meet your instructor
Quiara Smith has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 11 years.
She was first introduced to pediatric pelvic floor therapy in her job as an outpatient pediatric OT at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
She worked in various settings including hospitals, schools, an equine center providing hippotherapy as a treatment tool and outpatient clinics. Her pediatric experience encompasses serving infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with various medical conditions and diagnoses.
Realizing the social, emotional, and psychological challenges that pelvic floor dysfunction places on children and families, Quiara decided to niche down her private practice to exclusively treating children and adolescents with pelvic floor dysfunction and toileting challenges. Quiara utilizes a holistic and integrative approach to pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction.
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (May 2006)
Master of Occupational Therapy
Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA (December 2009)
YogaEd Teacher Training
Certified Yoga teacher to instructed K-8th grade children (July 2013)
YogaEd Teacher Training
Certified Yoga teacher to instructed 9th-12th grade children (September 2014)
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) Practitioner Certification
SOS Feeding Approach Workshop/Certification
Professional Biofeedback Certification Course
(December 2016-January 2017)
AHA Level I Hippotherapy Certification
Bergin University of Canine Studies
Facility dog training in order utilize Canine Intervention Therapy/Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention in Occupational Therapy clinical practice (April-May 2017)
Quiara is an amazing wealth of information. She presents it in a clear and easy to understand way and is very thoughtful in her approach. I can’t say enough about how much information and content I took from this course. She is wonderful.
One of the things that I love the most about my job is to be able to hear my clients successful stories after working with them.
Being able to TRULY transform the life of children, teens and families is what motivates me to keep going and always be a better practitioner.
I want to help you be able to help the pediatric patients in your community too.
I have been home for 5 years taking care of my kids and I was nervous about taking the time to learn so much new information in a new practice setting, but the course met my expectations and I learned quite a bit!
The most important thing I learned in the course was the way to apply PF therapy to children – the way to explain it to children, connections to other diagnoses, and treatment options. I loved Quiara’s sensory assessment and going through the PPH OT evaluation. I’ve taken Lindsey Vestal’s OT Pioneers course, so it’s such a great addition in learning how to eval and treat PPH in children. This course is so different, but so complimentary!