Tina Strautman, OTR/L
As a pediatric OT, Tina has over 20 years of experience working primarily with children ages 2-12. She received her BS in Exercise Science in 1990 from Kansas State University and her OT degree from the University of Kansas in 1993. She has attended extensive training in Handwriting Without Tears, First Strokes and other fine motor workshops. She also has a passion for sensory integration and received her SIPT certification in 1995 as well as recently receiving her Advanced certification in Level 1 Sensory Processing through the STAR Institute. I feel that sensory processing provides the foundation to build on higher-level gross motor, fine motor and self-help skills. As an OT, she is able to provide each child with the tools they need to succeed, meeting every child where they are.
Tina is member of AOTA and maintains licensing/registration credentials through the Texas Board of OT Examiners (TBOTE) and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). She was an article writer for the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children Advocate in May 2000 and have provided in-service presentations on handwriting and fine motor development to the staff of Noah's Ark Preschool, Cornerstone Academy and The Parish School She is also an active member of our community through membership in the National Charity League Cypress Gems chapter, a co-founder and current board member of her daughters’ summer league swim team and serves in her church’s youth and adult ministry programs. Tina has been involved in volunteering at her daughters’ schools, for school and club swim teams and Girl Scouts. She has been a clinical instructor for OT students from Texas Women’s and UT El Paso, and for the past few years, She has also been a mentor to Kansas State University pre-occupational therapy students. She has lived with her husband in Cypress/Northwest Houston for 25 years and they have 3 daughters. When away from #HWTS, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, attending sporting events and exercising.
My mission is to make handwriting functional, fun and pain-free through the use of multisensory techniques and compensatory strategies that emphasize daily skills that impact a child.