Building EVIDENCE - based practice
You want innovative practice and Dr. Cara Koscinski has the expertise to help you meet your goals.
EXPERIENCED & TRUSTWORTHY
Learn from someone who has been there.
Dr. Cara Koscinski earned her Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and is also a mother of two autistic sons. Over 25 years of clinical practice.
Cara’s courses use only strengths-based interventions. Not only does Cara understand occupational therapy, but she is able to appreciate the unique perspective of the caregiver.
Cara is passionate about providing quality treatment to children with special needs. She is always seeking new and exciting ways to help children succeed.
COURSES & RESOURCES
Let’s get you set up for success.
Exclusive courses based on evidence and strengths of the child.
Are you looking for exciting courses to boost your outcomes in pediatric therapy? Check out our course list.
Looking for more? Find exciting and helpful resources in Cara’s six books.
Courses for groups, in-person, or virtual conferences.
Cara delivers passionate and engaging courses at state, national, and international conferences. She can customize any course to fit your group’s needs.
52 Weeks of Occupational Therapy
This resource gives you access to pre-planned activities for your pediatric OT practice. Get back your time and work more effectively with your students.
FREE Executive Function Mini-Course
Curious about executive function?
Join us for a FREE 45-minute course to begin your journey using the Train Model. Informed by evidence and focused on strengths-based interventions on how executive function affects both thinking and behavior in children.
Test Your Knowledge
Take a quick 2-minute quiz to test your knowledge of EF and find out how you can improve outcomes with your students.
Retained Reflexes Course – Brain & Sensory Foundations
*Affiliate course from Move, Play, Thrive
Do you worry that you could be missing something in your approach to therapy? Do you wish you could have a bigger impact in a shorter amount of time? Do you want a step-by-step system that is tested, proven, and supported by evidence?
Visit our FAQ page if you have any questions about our on-demand, live or affiliate courses.
EXPERTISE & HISTORY
About Dr. Cara Koscinski
Cara is an accomplished Occupational Therapist, writer, speaker, teacher and overall advocate for children with special needs.
Cara has been a therapist since 1997. She earned her post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and also holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a BS in Health Sciences. Along with many other achievements, Cara earned status as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) by the International Board of Credentialing – a highly regarded achievement in the health field.
Cara specializes in:
Don’t just take it from me.
We had the pleasure of working with Cara during our 2020 Kansas Occupational Therapy Conference. She was very flexible, and despite the pandemic, she was still able to present for us virtually. We were finally able to welcome her to our state in person for this last year’s 2021 Conference. She was not only a joy to work with, but her sessions were innovative and engaging for our participants.
I felt burned out and wondered why I became an OT. After taking Cara’s course and mentoring program, I found my WHY again!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Kimberly J. Charlotte, NC
The Trauma-Informed Care course was absolutely amazing. I learned so much and can’t wait to use it.
Rebekah Schachner, OTD Student
I wanted to let you know I have attended some other Trauma related courses in the past, however, I think since yours is from the OT perspective, I found it to be much more informative and useful to implement in to future treatments. Thank you so much!
I wanted to send you a note to tell you how wonderful the webinar was today. We received positive feedback, and everyone enjoyed it so much! You always do such an amazing job. It is so evident you love your work! Thank you again.
Cara not only brought a plethora of knowledge to our community, but she was also able to talk to parents with a compassionate understanding of the challenges they face.
University of Louisiana Monroe Master of Occupational Therapy Program
Cara Koscinski is one of my favorite resources to share! She has such a passion for teaching and sharing her extensive knowledge about everything from sensory issues to everyday strategies that make life work. Cara’s an amazing expert with first-hand experience. She explains things in a way that anyone can understand, and her tips are always practical, compassionate, and helpful! I just LOVE her and her tips!
the #1 rated Autism Podcast
Cara uses real-life examples to solidify concepts. Her experience and practical tips will make a huge difference in my clinic. Also, her PASSION is contagious. I’ll be back for more. Thanks!
Julia R. OTA in CA