Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT, Certified Tomatis Consultant is an occupational therapist, providing advanced clinical evaluation and intervention in the area of sensory integration and learning. She graduated from Boston University in 2003 with a bachelor’s in occupational therapy and continued to advance her clinical knowledge through self-study, mentorship, certification in sensory integration theory and practice, certification in the Tomatis method and Tomatis-based auditory interventions.
In 2011, she opened a private occupational therapy clinic, providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders and related disabilities such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Executive Function deficits. She possesses advanced knowledge in visual-vestibular integration treatment techniques, treatment of postural-ocular and functional visual skill deficits, and intervention to address sensory-motor-perceptual factors contributing to dyslexia and dysgraphia. She provides independent educational occupation therapy evaluations across Fairfield County, CT and consults with school teams to optimize school-based intervention strategies and treatment techniques. In spring 2018, she presented a case study utilizing the Tomatis Method and sensory integrative occupation therapy at the Tomatis International Convention in Warsaw, Poland.
In 2015, she authored The Body Activated Learning Handbook and continues to develop programming, educational supports, and trainings for educators and related service professionals based on the Body Activated Learning™ approach. She currently presents to educators, therapists, and nurses on the impact of sensory processing on learning and development and helps them optimize classroom and treatment strategies to support a neurologically diverse generation using Body Activated Learning™. Most recently, she presented at the Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association of CT on using Body Activated Learning to enhance programming and facilitate independence when working with adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.