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Galen G.

Saint Louis, MO

$40/hour

Occupational therapist

In-person lessons

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Rice University
History
Texas Woman's University
Master's

Education

Rice University (History)

Texas Woman's University (Master's)

About Galen

I have worked as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 30 years, helping students with a wide variety of learning challenges to improve their perceptual motor skills, handwriting, and executive function skills. I know that many students with milder challenges fall through the cracks, and don't receive the help they need because of special education regulations at school and insurance restrictions in the medical setting. I hope that by offering my expertise in a tutoring situation, that I can reach those students who need that extra boost to improve their skills.

When I was working in a home health setting with students who had learning disabilities or other disabilities, many parents commented that their child worked much better for me that he/she had for previous therapists. I always try to motivate my students to do their best. I want them to feel that they are capable and to have a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

As an occupational therapist, I have specialized training into all the components of handwriting: the correct grasp patterns, hand strength, the perceptual motor basis of letter formation, and posture. If repetitive tracing and drill haven't helped your child develop legible handwriting, he/she may need more the more developmental approach an occupational therapist can provide.

I can work with your child to improve fine motor skills such as cutting and buttoning, perceptual motor skills such as working puzzles or writing, and self help skills such as tying shoes. I also have a particular interest in working with students to improve their executive function skills: sustained attention, response inhibition, working memory, speed of processing, etc.

Please contact me if you would like me to work with your child to improve his handwriting, fine motor, perceptual motor, self help, or executive function skills.
I have worked as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 30 years, helping students with a wide variety of learning challenges to improve their perceptual motor skills, handwriting, and executive function skills. I know that many students with milder challenges fall through the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63104
In-person lessons
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Handwriting

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Handwriting

I have 30+ years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist working in both the public schools and in home health. I have had specialized training in the developmental components of handwriting: grasp, posture, perceptual motor development, hand strength, and eye hand coordination.

Special Needs

I have 30+ years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist, working with students with a wide variety of special needs, including autism, Asperger's, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, spina bifida, learning disabilities, and many others. I am qualified by my training and experience to work with students on their fine motor skills, perceptual motor skills, self help skills, and handwriting. I also have extra training (continuing education courses and self study) in working with students to improve their executive function skills, such as working memory, sustained attention, response inhibition, etc.

Rice University
History
Texas Woman's University
Master's

Education

Rice University (History)

Texas Woman's University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Galen will travel within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63104.