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Home Health Practitioner

Citrus Heights, CA
October 19, 2018

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Diane Francis, OTR/L, SIPT

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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

adequate placement.

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

Administered medications

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.

Nov. 2000

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

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