Deirdre is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children in both private and public school settings. She has a bachelor’s and doctoral degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in psychology. She has extensive training in sensory integration including certification in administering the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test). Other certifications include DIR (Floortime approach), Autplay, and Shanker’s Self Reg. Dr. Azzopardi is also a registered yoga teacher for both adults and children (RYT 200 and RCYT 95) as well as a trained mindfulness instructor. Dr. Azzopardi has presented extensively on the use of exercise and mindfulness to enhance therapeutic outcomes for children. She also has published a peer reviewed continuing education module in OT Today.