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Phone: 858.866.8133
P: 858.866.8133
E: info@blastofftherapy.com
9520 Padgett Street, Suite 104, San Diego, CA  92126
Meet Blast Off's Occupational Therapists

Emily holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fl. Prior to obtaining her masters degree; Emily graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Emily completed her pediatric affiliation at an outpatient center in Shrewsbury, NJ where she gained a strong background for a diversity of diagnoses. Emily has worked in a wide variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, public and private schools, and outpatient clinics. Her areas of expertise are in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, neurological and genetic conditions, and developmental delay. Emily has also participated in extensive continuing education and training in the area of oral motor and sensory based feeding challenges. Emily’s postgraduate training and education includes but is not limited to the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding, AEIOU feeding, Talk Tool’s Sensory –motor and Oral Motor Intervention for feeding, Social Thinking Curriculum, and Brain Gym.

Emily’s passion has always been in pediatrics and she believes very strongly in a strength-based approach. Emily recognizes the value of supporting families with parent training and encourages caregiver involvement.
Emily Mallard, M.S.,  OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
CA License #14562
emily@blastofftherapy.com
                  
Christine has been an Occupational Therapist for 15 years, working in Massachusetts, Hawaii and California. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Christine has focused her career on pediatrics, working in early intervention and clinic based settings. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). While working in Massachusetts, Christine completed the process to become a Certified Early Intervention Specialist in state. 

Christine has worked with a variety of developmental needs and diagnoses, including the autism spectrum, Down Syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: feeding (oral motor and sensory based), fine motor skills, sensory processing disorder/self regulation difficulties and self help skills. Christine participates in continuing education opportunities to further advance her skills. She has completed advanced training in SCERTS®, an educational model addressing the key challenges facing children on the autism spectrum. Christine has attended multiple conferences focusing on the treatment of oral sensory and oral motor based feeding challenges. She continues to attend workshops to expand her knowledge in the treatment of sensory processing.
Christine Chmielak, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
CA Lic. # 12510
christine@blastofftherapy.com