Avital Shuster is the founder and director of Tumble N’ Dots, Inc.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Occupational Therapy, she began her work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).
Having completed post-graduate education and training in Ayers Sensory Integration and Feeding Therapy, Avital has been working with children since 2008 and has experience serving children with a variety of diagnosis in the clinic, home, school, and community-based settings.
She specializes in using task analysis to develop goals and plans that support the child’s needs.
Avital believes in helping parents to focus on the strength and abilities of each child while incorporating behavior plans and strategies to foster success.
Avital is also the creator of OTPlan, an activity idea search engine for developmental activities. The OTPlan website is designed to help find activity ideas by matching the developmental skills you want to promote, with the materials you have, to a detailed activity that will help you strengthen developmental skills.
In her free time, Avital enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 young children and dog, going to the beach, hiking, and traveling.
Avital brings her love for children, understanding of parents struggling with a special needs child, and years of therapy experience to every session.