Welcome to the Children and Youth SIS

Designed for occupational therapy professionals providing services to pediatric clients and their families beginning at birth through adolescence. 

 This special interest section (SIS) is a group aimed at helping occupational therapy practitioners in NC provide high quality care to our clients and their families. Our desire is to provide resources that specifically address needs and concerns of practitioners working with children and youth. We also want to develop a community where therapists can come together to encourage one another, share opportunities, ask questions, and be advocates for change in our state.



Chair: Caryn Beaver, MS, OTR/L

*Email[email protected]

*OT Education: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at UNC Chapel Hill 

*Current Setting/Title: Occupational Therapist in Orange County Schools 

*Previous Experience: home-based private pediatrics, adults with intellectual disabilities, adjunct instructor

*Clinical/Professional Interests: school-based practice, assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication, transitions, autism

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Wife, dog mom, reader, cross stitcher

*Additional Information: NCOTA and AOTA Member, Emerging Leaders Development Program Participant 2018-2019, Lara Jane Parker Award for Excellence Recipient 2018


Chair: Kelly McGloon, PhD, OTR/L

*Email: [email protected]

*OT Education: Masters in Occupational Therapy and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science from the Medical University of South Carolina

*Current Setting: Professor at East Carolina University

*Previous experience: school based, early intervention, outpatient

*Clinical/Professional Interests: Specialize in neurorehabilitation, run CIMT camp

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: wife, educator, emerging photographer, church member

*Additional Information:  AOTF Grant recipient; NCOTA and AOTA member; AOTA New Educator Mentorship Participant


Past Presentations: 

SIS Update: Fall 2020



Web Resources: Children and Youth Resources  



 Children and Youth SIS Survey