Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Dr. Molly Brown

Project Abstract

This presentation will be describing an internship experience at Amy Zier & Associates (AZA). AZA aims to provide occupational therapy services to children, with the average age of clients being three to six years old. AZA aims specifically to treat sensory processing disorders. However, social, emotional regulation, and motor skills are also developed through working on sensory integration. Due to the wide range of areas that AZA can assist with, children with a variety of needs and diagnoses receive services from AZA, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia, and ADHD diagnoses. Using the DIR/Floortime model, therapists at AZA use an approach that is meant to build strong, therapeutic relationships with clients. Along with that, each session is individualized to each child. By doing this, treatment is catered to each individual’s strengths, weaknesses, and personal interests. Sessions are play-based, meaning that each session revolves around games and pretend play. These sessions can be individual or done in groups. AZA also provides feeding therapy, summer camp programs, and intensive programs in bike riding and handwriting. While therapists work with children individually, they also encourage parents, siblings, caretakers, and other adults in the child’s life to participate in sessions. The presentation will include application and contact information for future students.

Type of Research

Human Services Concentration


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