Ashley Benage, MA, OTR/L
Bachelors of Health Science – The College of St. Scholastica (May, 2013)
Masters of Occupational Therapy – The College of St. Scholastica (December, 2014)
Scope of Practice
Occupational therapists help people enhance the skills they need for work, school, play and daily living. The work with everyone from young children to het elderly to help improve behaviors, cognition, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, strength, ROM, vision and balance, thus improving their overall function … or performance in things that “occupy” their time. Ashley works to provide general occupational therapy to a wide variety of ages and diagnoses, ranging from pediatrics to adults.
Special Areas of Interest
Ashley enjoys working with children to help build the skills they need for their most important occupations – play, learning and self-care skills. This includes, but is not limited to challenges with fine-motor, visual-motor, cognitive skills, behavior management, sensory processing and self-regulation. She has advanced training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and works to treat children with problem feeding habits. She also has experience working in the acute hospital care setting with individuals who have various diagnoses ranging from generalized weakness to care after a joint replacement to assist in achieving their highest level of independence with everyday tasks.
“I believe in collaborating with my clients and their families to create treatment plans that are beneficial to their individual wants and needs. By working together, we will strive to increase independence with the things you want and need to be able to do on a daily basis. I also believe in the importance of ongoing learning; by continuing with my education I can provide the best treatment strategies for my clients.”