Jennifer Woody

Jennifer Woody, OTR/L, MOT, CAS

DIR Floortime Practitioner
Occupational Therapist

P: (713) 935-9088 Ext: 137

F: (713) 935-0654

E: jwoody@carruthcenter.org


About

Jennifer received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University, Houston campus in 2000.  She began her career in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), where she worked extensively with children who have developmental delays, neuromuscular conditions and autism, and gained additional training and experience with children who have feeding and eating challenges.

Jennifer continued her professional career working in the neonatal intensive care unit in a nationally-recognized Houston hospital where she excelled in compassionate, family-centered care. After taking several years off to spend more time with her four children, Jennifer began part-time work at The Carruth Center, and provided consultative services to schools and families in her small private practice. In 2015, Jennifer returned to The Carruth Center full-time. Her infectious enthusiasm, and ability to problem-solve and collaborate with families and other professionals earned her the designation as the 2016-17 Therapist of the Year. 

A self-described life-long learner, she has extensive training in evidenced-based treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder.  She is certified as an autism specialist and as a Level I Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model Floortime Practitioner. Jennifer has received advanced training in The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), and in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) treatment approach to feeding therapy, in addition to Food Chaining and The Division of Responsibility treatment models.  Her specialized training in the sensory processing problems of young children, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and handwriting difficulties (dysgraphia), has made her a well-rounded and sought-after clinician for children with a variety of delays and difficulties.  Jennifer is passionate about collaborative treatment and partnering with parents to help their child to not only participate, but to excel in life.