Minnie C. López is a licensed and registered Occupational
Therapist with over 20 years of experience serving our community specializing in
pediatric therapy for children newborn to 15 years old. Minnie
received her Bachelor's in Science in Occupational Therapy from
Florida International University in 1988.
Minnie is NDT (Neuro-Developmental
Treatment) certified since 1994. She has numerous
handwriting techniques by "Hand-writing
Without Tears" and "The Write Stuff." She
is SI (Sensory Integration) trained, having received several
courses such as "Listening with the whole body" by Sheila Frick.
Since the beginning, Minnie has worked with children.
First, she worked for the Miami-Dade County Public School system
providing therapy to children with physical challenges.
Then, she worked at the Children Resource Network.
Currently, she works at the First Steps where she developed a
new therapy technique called "The Transition Class". The
Transition class provides a unique setting where children with
special needs are integrated with other children in a setting that
fosters physical, educational and social skills and allows the
children to reach their maximum potential. Minnie has been
featured in an article in the Miami-Herald for her initiative
and dedication to the betterment of children in Miami-Dade
Sensory Sports program to take children's therapy to the next
level by integrating
the best strategies from sensory integration, neuro-developmental
treatment, vision therapy, motor learning, as well as core strengthening to increase motor skill performance.
Sensory sports incorporates strategies from
“Handwriting Without Tears” and “The Write Stuff” to help each
child write letters and numbers more efficiently, with improved
speed, sequencing, spacing, control and legibility.