Wendy Schmidt, OTR/L, MPA is a pediatric occupational therapist in private practice specializing in the assessment, treatment, growth and development of infants and children adopted from orphanages, internationally and institutions from within the United States. She has been a consultant to numerous child health projects focusing on international adoption practices in Russia, Romania, Poland, Thailand and Laos.
Her practice and treatment program designed for post-institutional infants and children incorporates years of experience as a researcher on various international child health projects at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital, as well as experiences as a home care and now clinic based, pediatric occupational therapist. Her treatment model designed especially for PI infants and children include: ABA, FloorTime/Stanley Greenspan, M.D., The SonRise Program/Options Institute and more traditional sensory, motor-based approaches.
She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Athletic Training and Sport Medicine in 1993 and shortly thereafter completed the certificate program in occupational therapy at Cleveland State University and master’s in Health Care Administration/Public Administration.