Sarah Appleman MS, OTR/L is a published Author, Speaker, and Pediatric Occupational Therapist for the past 20 years. Sarah holds a master’s degree from Touro College in Occupational Therapy; She specializes in early intervention in children diagnosed with Sensory Processing Dysfunction. Sarah has worked as a senior therapist, supervisor, and mentor. Sarah was also a supervisor for School Districts, worked in-home care as well as outpatient facilities
Sarah Co-Owned Paws 4 Peds in Long Beach New York, a unique facility that combined Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy while incorporating 2 dogs, 2 Hermans Tortoises, and A Mali Uromastyx lizard for animal-assisted therapy.
This facility inspired Sarah to write her first book, “Paw Prints” a Handwriting curriculum utilizing a multisensory approach to handwriting.
In her newly released book, “Play With Your Food”, Sarah combines her passions of working with the special needs population and baking. Through fun, therapeutic interventions, activities, and tips, she guides caretakers and children to enjoy participation in the food preparation with fun games while improving the food tolerance of picky eaters.
Sarah has been published in magazines, papers and recently appeared on KUSI, a San Diego, California station to talk about Autism during Autism Awareness month.
She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children. Her vision is to help children worldwide overcome their food aversions, integrate their food repertoire while building their fine motor skills, memories, and confidence.
About the book:
This book is a fun interactive way to improve your child’s food repertoire. Having your child actively participate in cooking, baking and fun-filled activities created by Sarah Appleman a seasoned Occupational Therapist for 20 years. She is a mom of 2 kids who had Sensory Processing Disorders and required her to put on her therapy hat to have them eat well. These are her own ideas and recipes that she has utilized in her practice as a therapist, and, as a mom. So get ready to Play With Your Food!