Theresa Bakula has been working in pediatrics since she received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2007. She works with children with developmental delays and disabilities including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, motor incoordination, physical disabilities, and sensory processing challenges. Theresa has completed advanced coursework in Sensory Processing Disorders including assessment, treatment, and research. She has also received training in the Alert Program (How Does Your Engine Run?), Astronaut Training- A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol, Handwriting Without Tears, Interactive Metronome, Social Thinking, Therapeutic Listening,
and the Therapressure brushing protocol. Theresa is a Basic DIRFloortime provider.
Theresa graduated from Antioch College with a degree in Environmental and Biological Sciences and
received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University. Theresa has
worked in a variety of pediatric settings including non-profit and private practice as well as in children’s
homes as a credentialed evaluator and provider for the Early Intervention program. She has also been
involved in a parent support group as well as social skills groups for children and their parents. She has
been a Clinical Instructor of Level 1 and Level 2 Fieldwork students in Occupational Therapy.
“I believe that therapy should be fun and supportive of each child’s unique strengths and needs. It is
important for me to work not only with the child but to also collaborate with family members and other involved professionals so that each child can achieve their fullest potential.”
Theresa Bakula is an in network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and is able to work with most insurance plans as an out of network provider.