Bringing you App to Speed

Bringing You App to Speed

Bringing You App To Speed

Kaitlin Olivieri is the upper school occupational therapy supervisor at Manhattan Childrens Center, a private school specializing in autism spectrum disorder in New York City.

With over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and graduating with an MS in occupational therapy from Columbia University, Kaitlin is now finishing her OTD from Boston University. Kaitlin is interested in how mainstream technology, specifically mobile devices and apps, can assist individuals with disabilities and how this ever-changing domain impacts the professionals that work in this field. 

WORK: phone in hand

Bringing you App to Speed

As an occupational therapist I was thrilled when I discovered that I could put a visual schedule on an iPad, for a student with autism spectrum disorder. No longer would I need to make laminated pictures and they got to use a device that didn’t make them stand out in the community. They were just another teenager using their iPad...