Diane Francis, OTR/L, SIPT
Roseville, CA 95747
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science – Occupational Therapy
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN 12/95
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, Communications
Winona State University – Winona, MN 6/92
WORK Rocklin Unified School District
EXPERIENCE Rocklin, CA 10/04-Present
Evaluates children preschool through high school and implement treatment plans.
Prepares goals/objectives and recommendations for children in the school settings
Works with Home Hospital children in their homes as well as children who are medically fragile
Attends IEP meetings with the IEP team
Completes staff and parent trainings (Collaboration and Consultation)
Baby Steps Therapy
Rocklin, CA 6/2008-7/2008
Summer School Assistance
Implemented treatment plans for summer school children
Scheduled all children for therapy
Teeny Tots Therapy
Loomis, CA 7/2008-Present
Evaluated children infant through 13 years of age and implemented treatment plans.
Prepared goals/objectives and recommendations for children in the clinic setting.
Worked with children in their homes providing therapeutic interventions with collaboration/recommendations for the parents.
Completed parent trainings during therapy sessions.
Vista Child Therapy
Citrus Heights, CA 2/02 – 7/04
Evaluated children and implemented treatment plans from ages
5 months to 14 years.
Prepared goals/objectives and recommendations for children
in school settings and the clinic.
Supervised Staff Consisted of Scheduling, Billing (Prvt, Insurance, Schools), 1:1 Consulting, Orientation, Filing, Auditing, Conducted Training Session
Conducted weekly inservices for families and staff
Directed contract therapy to schools in the region
Roseville Joint Union High School District
Roseville, CA 8/99 – 2/02
Worked 1:1 with disabled youth which included, but not limited to, living skills, low-level academics, mobility training, and feeding programs.
Prepared treatment plans modified and adapted to fit individual student’s needs.
Attended students IEP to communicate goals and objectives
Prepared and audited files
Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital
Lodi, CA 11/97 – 7/99
Evaluated patients and implemented treatment plans for inpatient and outpatient rehab
Supervised Staff –Consisted of Orientation/Training sessions, Billing, Scheduling, Documentation Auditing, Overall Discharge Planning, Conducted Home Health Evaluations with further treatment as needed
Conducted weekly inservices with staff
Contract therapy in home (infants/toddlers) and School settings
Sioux Valley Hospital
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 4/96 – 9/97
Evaluated, planned, implemented treatment plans for acute, inpatient, outpatient, SNF, rehab patients ages 12-94
Participated in weekly team and family conferences
Conducted Home Health Evaluations with further treatment as needed
Organized and Implemented OP Geriatric Evaluations to determine most
Conducted weekly pool therapy sessions
INTERNSHIP Pediatric Specialties with Autism and Developmental Disorders
AND Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies Glendale, AZ 9/95-12/95
FIELDWORK School setting for preschool – High School children with special needs and SH children
Planned and executed individual treatment plans
Implemented various behavior management plans
Wrote goals/objectives and attended IEP meetings
Attended weekly inservices presented by Lorna Jean King
OTHER Alternatives for Children with Autism: Living Skills Instructor
EXPERIENCE Children’s Residential Services Brooklyn Park, MN 9/92- 4/96
Created and implemented functional and living skills programs to facilitate independence.
Trained and oriented new staff
Coordinated monthly inservice meetings
Coordinated and supervised community activities/retreats
Assisted students 1:1 for Behavior Management and Learning Programs
ADVANCED Dr. Vandemark Conference: Multidisciplinary Approach to Stroke
CONTINUING Rehab. March, 2000
EDUCATION NDT Approach to Pediatric Rehab including fundamentals and lab.
WPS: Full Course (20 day) Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
Official Certification March, May, October, Dec. –2003
Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner for Integrated Listening Systems
Feb. and April 2011
HONORS Graduated Magna Cum Laude 1992, 1995
Graduated 3rd in Class of 35 1995
University of Minnesota Student Scholarship Award -- 1995