Kevin Nelson was promoted to Therapy Center Manager in 2006. Kevin is a certified, licensed occupational therapist (OT) within New Jersey. He graduated with honors from Kean University, with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy.
Kevin has been practicing with Trinitas Childrenâ€™s Therapy Services for 11 years. During his time as a clinician Kevin has worked with children between the ages of 3 months to 19 years old. Before earning his promotion at Trinitas Kevin worked in the Summit, Bloomfield, Elizabeth, and Roselle school districts, providing school-based OT services within self-contained and inclusion preschools and general education classrooms for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Kevin has also provided school-based OT services for TCI (The Childrenâ€™s Institute) in Verona, a school specializing in neurological disorders such as PDD and autism.
In addition to his work at Trinitas Kevin also provides medically based OT for 2 local hospitals on a contract basis, and early intervention OT services for the past 11 years, during which he has provided direct services and family education within the childâ€™s natural home environment.
Kevin has attended numerous continuing education during his time as a clinician, including becoming an authorized provider of The Listening ProgramÂ®, Therapeutic ListeningÂ®, and the Interactive MetronomeÂ®, and completing his 4-week Certificate in Sensory Integration (SIPT). Kevin has also attended several Autism courses, an 8-week pediatric manual handling course, the M.O.R.E.Â® course, Handwriting Without TearsÂ®, and The Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run?â„?
Kevin has utilized his knowledge and experience to assist the community. He has presented to parents and families, educators, directors, and administrators of school districts and private schools, and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) on topics such as early intervention, fine motor and handwriting development, sensory diets, and sensory integration development and strategies. Further, Kevin has organized and implemented several successful pediatric programs such as One-Step-at-a-Time Karate, Kinectâ„?Kids, Gross Motor Circus, Scribbles to Script, Typing Whizkids, MyTrinitas Age-Specific Movement Classes, Therapeutic Yoga, Learn to Ride bike riding lessons, and programs for teaching bowling, T-Ball, and Sports Readiness. One program that Kevin is most proud of is Camp Trinitas, a half-day summer camp for children with therapy needs.
One of Kevinâ€™s many passions is teaching and he has used this passion while serving on the faculty for the Early Education Department at Montclair State University and the Occupational Therapy Departments of Kean University and Seton Hall University. Currently Kevin is pursuing his Masters in Healthcare Management degree at The College of Saint Elizabeth.
Kevin continues to enjoy his current position at Trinitas Childrenâ€™s Therapy Services. He believes that he and the therapy center staff have cultivated an environment where families feel comfortable and kids can be kids. He looks forward to helping the practice continue to grow and be successful.