I remember the first time I worked with a child with autism, fresh out of OT school working in early intervention. The mom asked me to help teach her toddler something..... and when I realized the child didn't imitate, I was totally stumped. "How can you teach if the child doesn't imitate?" I wondered. I stumbled through, feeling totally clueless and not very good at my job.
Years later, when I finally got formal, lengthy, and in-depth autism training, I looked back on so many things I could have done differently if only I'd understood how kids with autism think and learn. If you want to improve your work wtih young clients with autism, I'm here to help.
In our work together, you will gain:
In depth training on autism learning style
Consultation on your clinical cases
Specific, evidence-based strategies to promote functional communication, self-care skills, play skills, social engagement, and functional daily routines
Mentorship in coaching parents (if desired)
CEUs if allowed by your state board
Cost: $75 per hour for individual therapists seeking clinical help. $200 per hour for business consultation or group consultation
Format: 60 minute videoconferencing sessions
About Meg Proctor
Autism Specialist and Occupational Therapist
I care deeply about connecting families of kids with autism to the strategies they need for their kids to thrive. One exciting way I achieve this is by helping therapists improve their clinical skills.
Working in new settings or with new populations is tough. I've been there. We are expected to be the Jack-of-all-trades and, somehow, miraculously, also the the master-of-all-trades (or rather, all disabilities)! Trying to do it alone just doesn't work.
I previously worked as a clinical faculty member for UNC Chapel Hill's TEACCH® Autism program and helped to pilot Family Implemented TEACCH® for Toddlers, a structured curriculum using parent coaching and focusing on social engagement, functional communication, self care skills, and community integration for toddlers wiht autism. At TEACCH I helped train teachers and therapists from around the world in how kids with autism think, and how we can help them learn.
I've also worked in school-based practice, early intervention, and clinic settings. I've had some really amazing mentors along the way. I received my Master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and am licensed to practice occupational therapy in North Carolina, Mississippi, and California.
To help therapists meet their goals, I use the same effective blend of supportive coaching and expert consultation that I use with families. When you sign up to work with me, we are going to go deep and the content will be rich, so get ready to learn!
Let's see if your goals match with my skills. Click below to schedule a time for a no-pressure chat.
"Every session I have worked with Meg, she has gone above and beyond her role as a mentor… I came into this experience just looking for solid clinical advice and mentorship, and what I’ve walked away with every session has well exceeded my expectations. Not only do I get the most clear and effective clinical guidance that I’ve ever received, I also walk away every single session with new resources and education to utilize in my practice, a renewed sense of confidence in my own abilities, and an overwhelming passion and excitement for incorporating the new strategies we discussed into sessions the next week! I know it is common in our profession at some time or another to feel burnt out or frustrated in our jobs, but it was so refreshing for me to have Meg there and helping me feel more proud, accomplished, and jazzed to be an OT than I had in a while!"
- Stephanie Kovacs, OTR/L
" I work in the school system and since working with Meg I feel so much more confident and effective in my delivery of OT not only to the kids that I work with but with the teachers and instructional assistants that work with the kids everyday. Her approach goes straight to the foundation of OT, meaningful participation in every day activities and she helps you understand how the learning styles of children with Autism affect their participation. There are tons opportunities for continuing education and techniques that are offered now a days, and many that I have taken but I have found working with her directly via her coaching has had the greatest impact on my everyday work in the schools. "
- Erica H., OTR/L
"Working with Meg changed how I approach my work not only with kiddos on the spectrum, but also their families. Her feedback was insightful and her advice thoughtful. Beyond the practical techniques that I learned in my time with Meg, I came away feeling more confident and more able to meet the needs of the clients I work with."
- Dave T., OTR