Emily Daigle, OTR/L, C/NDT
Greater Houston, TX
Emily is a licensed occupational therapist who joins PhysioBaby in 2023 with 9 years of experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Emily has experience in treating patients of all ages including children in the outpatient and school settings and adults in the ICU setting. For the past 4 years, Emily has worked at Texas Children’s Hospital on the inpatient rehabilitation unit where she was able to combine her love of pediatrics with the medical complexity of the hospital setting. She worked closely with children on gaining independence with daily tasks, such as eating, playing, dressing, and bathing in preparation for their return home following prolonged hospital stays due to orthopedic surgeries, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Emily deeply enjoyed the time spent with the children and their families and observing the progress made for these families.
Emily is certified in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) for the management of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders. She expanded her skills and completed the NDTA Advanced Baby Course for the treatment of infants (0-12 months) in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has specialized interest and experience in the evaluation and treatment of feeding and sensory disorders in the infant and young child. She completed training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding which focuses on the oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones needed for feeding. Emily also has experience assessing and treating infants and young children with visual deficits from birth or following an acquired or traumatic brain injury. She is skilled in managing vision problems through compensatory strategies as well as utilizing direct intervention to encourage play, exploration, movement, and development. She is a Child Passenger Safety Technician and is certified to provide child safety seat checks and educate caregivers on safety guidelines for all car seats and booster seats.
“A baby’s occupation is to learn through play! As a pediatric occupational therapist, I believe that it is important to support the baby and family’s needs by creating an optimal environment needed for the baby to develop and learn. I have intimate knowledge of typical and atypical motor development as well as an understanding of the sensory systems and how they impact the baby’s ability to feed, play, and interact. I have always had a passion for treating infants and I am excited that, through PhysioBaby, I will have the opportunity to work with you and your baby!”