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Kara Long,MS,OTR/L

Primary Service
  • Occupational Therapy
Areas of Interest

Pediatric sensory processing, sensory education training for caregivers and respite care providers

Biography

Certifications
Occupational Therapy, National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy
Integrated Listening Systems (iLS) certified for Focus System and Safe and Sound
Level 1 Mentorship STARInstitute for SensoryProcessing Disorder Certified
Wilbarger protocol trained
Sequential Oral Sensory trained
Ocular motor skills and visual perception intervention trained

Education
Undergraduate: University of Florida, University of Minnesota Duluth
Graduate: College of St. Scholastica

Why Kara went into therapy
“Providing therapeutic services to assist individuals in need is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. It is also an absolute joy for me to work with children.”

Hometown
Duluth, MN

Hobbies
Spending time with family

Languages
German

Interesting facts about Kara
“I enjoy seeing pediatric patients with sensory processing difficulty, presenting as behavioral regulation, oral aversion/‘picky eating,’ urinary and bowel incontinence, under or over responsive to interoceptive input, sensory sensitivities and avoidances, mental illnesses, sleep, coordination and balance, attention and focus issues, learning and cognition disorders, reading and handwriting challenges.”