Emily Bruenn, MS, OTR/L
Emily is a licensed occupational therapist who graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Emily has a passion for pediatrics and has experience treating children with a variety of diagnoses including pediatric feeding disorder, prematurity, developmental delays, neurological disorders (schizencephaly, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury), genetic disorders, cognitive delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing challenges, epilepsy, Down syndrome, and VACTERL association.
Emily is a skilled therapist dedicated to providing occupation-based interventions utilizing evidence-based research to guide her treatment. She utilizes a variety of treatment approaches and techniques including self-regulation curriculums such as the Alert! Program and the Superflex curriculum, the Beckman oral motor protocol, sensory approaches to feeding, sensory integration, strengths-based approach to autism and behavior, and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT). She has also assisted in the assessment and procurement of splints and orthotics.
Additionally, she has enjoyed developing her skills with numerous specialized training courses including Neurobiology of Swallowing and Dysphagia, Autism Strategies for Early Childhood Providers, NDT: Pediatric Problem solving and advanced handling for function, Pediatric feeding and swallowing training, Feeders and Growers- Using baby led weaning for advanced feeding outcomes, Learn Play Thrive-Approach to Autism, and the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol.
Emily is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach, team communication, and child and family-centered care. She enjoys supporting families by using the coaching model, participating in IFSP meetings, and developing home programs.