Kate Drummond, OTR/L
Kate received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Keuka College in upstate New York in 1997. She has been working with children as an Occupational Therapist in the Atlanta area since 1997 in a variety of settings: private outpatient clinics, Children’s Heathcare of Atlanta at Egleston Children’s Hospital, and the natural environment. She started her private work with Aboutplay Therapy in 2002, and has been expanding her practice since. Kate has received Sensory Integration Certification through the University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services, and is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). Sensory integration therapy, biofeedback for emotional regulation and modulation, and Therapeutic Listening are among some of the techniques that she uses in therapy. She has worked extensively with children with Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Aspberger’s Syndrome, and ADD/ADHD. She has also worked with a variety of other developmental diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.
In the summer of 2011, Kate joined with long time colleague and friend, speech and language therapist Lauren Zimet, to open the Healthy Foundations Studio and Program in Decatur, Georgia. Kate and Lauren are passionate about not only the children, but also the families that they serve. Self-regulation, emotional resilience, good nutrition and an overall healthy lifestyle are the cornerstones of the Healthy Foundations Program. Kate and Lauren believe that with a solid foundation, children will not only make gains, but will thrive. Visit www.healthyfoundationsatlanta.com for more information.
Kate brings her passion for creativity, art, and humor enthusiastically into her practice. She truly loves the opportunity to help children and families find greater ease and more happiness in their daily lives.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, knitting and sewing (and crafting in general), running, swimming, and yoga. Kate started Kate At Play Handmade Goods in 2011 in order to provide children with handmade weighted toys and fidgets to help improve their regulation/modulation. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, three children, and two dogs.