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® (Advanced), 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.