Jess Sibley graduated with a master's degree in occupational therapy from New York University in 2011. She specializes in supporting clients in developing a stronger sense of body awareness by integrating exercise with fun, as well as creating opportunities for students to learn and accomplish life skills or ADL (activities of daily living) goals they have set for themselves. Her deep appreciation for developing a relationship built on trust and patience has helped her to find creative ways to teach skills that might otherwise feel defeating.
Jess specializes in working with individuals who have difficulty establishing efficient movement patterns. She pays close attention to what prompts help support each individual and how to adapt or modify an exercise to build success. By identifying how to support her clients with initiating, sustaining and inhibiting movement patterns, she is better able to strategize effective ways to develop gross motor skills.
Jess supports parents in understanding the movements, modifications and helps to identify simple home programs they can easily implement within the home. In addition to fitness, Jess works with individuals who have difficulty using speech to communicate and works to develop motor skills needed to communicate effectively by pointing to letters on an alphabet board, a form of alternative communication. Eager to learn more from her clients and other professionals, Jess is always looking to collaborate with others!