Michelle Kuwabara OTD, OTR/L earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at USC in 2003. She continued to pursue a Masters and Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Science and Therapy at USC in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Michelle is SIPT certified and has a background in sensory processing and regulation. Early in her career, she worked in in-patient adult rehabilitation concentrating on neurology (stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries). She started working in pediatrics in 2006, upon completion of her doctorate degree. She has worked in early intervention, sensory clinics, and in-home therapy, but has been primarily working in the school-based setting since 2011. She has experience treating young children from early intervention through adult transition and with various disabilities, including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, medically fragile, general specified learning disabilities, and others. Michelle enjoys working with families in a client-centered, team approach and believes parent education and family participation is vital to the therapy process.
Michelle is also a mother of two school aged children. She spends a lot of her “free time” taxiing her kids around town to their various activities. She enjoys running and yoga in her “extra free time” and enjoys spending family time making memories at Disneyland.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders