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Minnie C. López, OTR/L, NDT Certified  

 
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 certifications in 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 County.

Minnie created the 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.