Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L, is a highly experienced occupational therapist, author and national presenter who has over 30 years of experience working with children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities in a variety of settings including public schools, educational collaborative, group homes, early intervention and hippotherapy programs. She is the author of four books, including The Recycling Occupational Therapist; From Rattles to Writing: A Parent’s Guide to Hand Skills, which won a 2012 National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) (Therapro, Inc, 2012); and The Almost Complete Plastic Bottle Activity Book (Amazon Kindle, 2012). She is also the designer of the patent pending fine motor activity, Weavable Toys: Basic Shapes.
Barbara earned her B.A. in English from State University of New York at New Paltz and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She is certified in Sensory Integration evaluation and interventions and certified by the American Hippotherapy Association in hippotherapy.
Financial: Barbara A. Smith is the owner of Recycling OT, LLC and created Weavable Toys: Basic Shapes. She is the author of the self-published book "Still Giving Kisses: Guide to Helping and Enjoying the Alzheimer's Victim". She is the author of the Kindle published book "The Almost Complete Plastic Bottle Activity Book". She receives royalties as an author for Therapro, Inc. and Therapy Skill Builders. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Barbara A. Smith is certified in Sensory Integration and is also certified by the American Hippotherapy Association.