Michelle Taus

After graduating magna cum laude from Bar Ilan University in Israel with a joint degree in Sociology, Criminology and Psychology, Michelle dedicated her professional life to helping children with special needs achieve their highest potential.  In 2003, she obtained her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, where she is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honors society.

Michelle has been a Clinic, Home & School Based Occupational Therapist for over 14 years and she currently also serves as an IEP/Educational Advocate in and around Los Angeles. Michelle has a wealth of knowledge and experience in School-Based Practice, Evidence-Based Practice, Sensory Integration, Assistive Technology, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Integration techniques, Autism and ADHD, Behavior interventions, Brain Gym techniques, and comprehensive educational advocacy.  Michelle is also knowledgeable in low and high-tech accommodations to assist her clients in realizing their maximum potential at home, school, and in the community. Along with providing therapy to children, she continues to lecture and consult at various schools aiding their staff in understanding the tools available to students, advising on the benefits of Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy strategies.

In 2017, Michelle volunteered with KEEN as part of the Basketball Program at Sinai Temple.  Encouraged by the joy she saw in the eyes of the participants, Michelle has continued her involvement with KEEN, including consulting on best practices and adaptive equipment, consulting on grant proposals, and giving lectures with question / answer segments on the IEP process to parents while their children participated as athletes in the KEEN program.

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