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Jamie Chaves

A native of Illinois, Jamie attended undergraduate at Bradley University with degrees in Health Science and Psychology. She earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is currently associated with The Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA, where she helped develop the Occupational Therapy department. Much of her eleven year career as an occupational therapist has been rooted in sensory integration theory and practice. Learning is truly one of her passions, and she understands that collaborating with an integrated team is the key to holistic care — she offers one of many important pieces to the puzzle. In 2020 and 2021 she co-authored The Why Behind Classroom Behaviors and Creating Sensory Smart Classrooms, respectively, in order to support and equip educators who have students with various learning needs (pretty much every classroom, right?). As a stay-at-home mom of three kids under five, you can often find her at the LA Zoo, KidSpace, or any playground around Pasadena, CA. Running is what she does to regulate and reflect — it's in her bones.

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