Marie Slavin, MS, OTR/L, has over 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist providing social skills therapy and individual sensory processing/fine motor therapy to children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses such as autism, ADHD and anxiety disorders. She spent the last 8 years specializing in social skills and self-regulation. Ms. Slavin has worked with children and families across a variety of OT settings including early intervention, hospital, school and private practice. She is the founder and president of In-Sync and Social, LLC, an occupational therapy-based social skills program for children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses who often exhibit sensory systems that are imbalanced or not ‘in-sync’.
Ms. Slavin presents nationally to a wide range of audiences including special education attorneys, teachers, parents and occupational therapy students on various OT related topics. She served on multi-disciplinary diagnostic and IEP teams and is an adjunct instructor at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Ms. Slavin served as the director of COLLAGE Occupational Therapy Programs, a well-respected social skills program in the Philadelphia area. During her time with COLLAGE, Ms. Slavin formed partnerships with well-known organizations such as the YMCA and Please Touch Museum to make social skills therapy more accessible to the community.
In 2013 her private practice was voted best services for kids with special needs by Main Line Parent magazine which has a large audience in and around the suburbs of Philadelphia and the Main Line. In-Sync and Social continues to expand with great success and in addition to outpatient services is an OT provider and consultant to public and private schools. Ms. Slavin is involved in ongoing research on self-regulation and social skills in conjunction with University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.