About Deborah Ferguson MHS OTR/L                     

Deborah Ferguson MHS OTR/L has more than 30  years of experience in the assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, fragile X, fetal alcohol syndrome, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, and developmental coordination disorder.

Deborah approaches treatment with a sense of joy, playfulness, and creativity. Therapy is a door to developing new skills, learning to interact more comfortably and effectively with the environment, building relationships, and gaining self confidence.


Education

  • BS Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire
  • MHS Occupational Therapy/Pediatric Neuroscience, University of Indianapolis
  • Extensive Continuing Education including certification in Sensory Integration, the Early Start Denver Model for young children with autism, Play Project/DIR, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems, Interactive Metronome, TEACCH training, SOS approach to feeding,and neurodevelopmental training.

Parent Perspectives . . .


Simply amazing is the best way to describe our OT Deborah.  I knew that my daughter needed Deb's expertise from our initial exam. She took the time to get to know my daughter and gain her confidence by turning it into fun and games and not "therapy".  I like how she explains the purpose and the process behind a function helping me to understand and be a better advocate for my child. Her care and commitment truly shows in everything that she does.”

                                                                                           - Collete, parent of a 7-year-old child with hemiplegia


“At just 2 months old, our daughter was introduced to Deborah Ferguson. Through the months and years that followed, Deborah was right beside us, guiding us through the very difficult process of understanding our daughter’s sensory defensiveness, as well as coping with the diagnosis of Autism. Not only has Deborah been a monumental part of our daughter’s growth and development, she has proven time and time again to know when to push her, and when to push us as parents to never give up on our little girl. Deborah’s heart and soul are driven by her pure desire to see your child succeed.”

                                   - Reyna and Jeremy, parents of a 9-year old girl with autism spectrum disorder

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