Shannon Norris, OTR/L, SIPT, is a pediatric occupational therapist and the co-owner of Kids Always Kount Therapy Services, LLC. She has been practicing as a pediatric OT with advanced specializations for 18 years working in the outpatient setting, school and daycare setting, and as a dedicated advocate for the specific learning needs of dyslexic learners. Her multidisciplinary practice specializes in highly comprehensive evaluations and intensive intervention programs designed to meet the developmental and learning needs of every child’s specific learning profile.
Shannon is SIPT certified, a Certified Handwriting Specialist, a Dyslexic IEP Advocate, a Certified Irlen Screener, and Advanced Certified ILS Practitioner, Interactive Metronome Certified, and is currently working on her MRNI Reflex Integration Core Specialist Certification. She has also received training from Landmark School, the leading gold standard school specifically designed to meet the unique learning needs of dyslexic students. At Landmark, she has studied math strategies, study skill management, and executive functioning skills needed for parenting a child with dyslexia. She presents to therapists, parents, and educators often on treatment strategies, classroom success, and supports for this neurodiverse population. Shannon and her daughter recently supported legislation in Montgomery that has allowed for state-wide literacy changes in her home state of Alabama.
Shannon graduated from University of South Alabama in 2001 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She was named 2014 Outstanding Alumni for University of South Alabama and is a member of AOTA, the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has contributed to a series of children books written about differently abled kids for accuracy in dyslexia content and contributed to a chapter in the book titled, Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings.