With over 30 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, I have been afforded many great opportunities to develop a broad range of skills to serve individuals with disabilities in our community and primarily in our public schools. A significant component of my work is centered around the use of technology as a tool to remove barriers to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to excel toward their life goals. A partner to the use of technology is the concept of universal design and the framework of universal design for learning. It is when we create environments that effectively support individuals with disabilities, we create environments that benefit all.
My husband of 35 years and I moved to the Tomball area 30 years ago and raised two children with the support of this wonderful community. We now have four grandchildren who provide us with much joy. In my work I always try to portray a heart of service. A motto that I learned many years ago that has stuck with me throughout my years of public service is ...
Assume good will - Ask clarifying question - Focus on the child
Most Recent Publications
Goodrich, B. (2018). Best practices in resolving conflict. Chapter in Best Practices in School Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2nd Edition, Edited by Clark, G. and Chandler, B. ISBN: 978-1-56900-344-2
Goodrich, B., Garza, E. (2015). The roll of Occupational Therapy in Providing Assistive Technology Devices and Services. AOTA Fact Sheet. American Occupational Therapy Association. Available for download at http://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/RDP/assistive-technology.aspx
Tomball ISD is a public school district serving students in grades K-12 in Tomball, TX.