Paula Berry, COTA

Occupational Therapist

Hello.  My name is Paula Berry.  I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  I graduated from IUPUI in 1987 and have been steadily employed as an OT since January, 1988.  I have worked in the following settings:   Adult and geriatric in-patient psych, long-term care, rehab hospital, rehab nursing homes, adult and pediatric home care, developmental preschool, First Steps, pediatric hospital, public schools, deaf school.


  • COTA, IUPUI, 1987

  • Indiana Association of Behavior Consultants

I have served clients with the following Diagnoses/Disabilities:

  • Stroke
  • Spina Bifida
  • Debilitation
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Hip Fractures
  • Drug Addicted Infants
  • Depression
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Fragile X
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Developmental Delay
  • CHARGE Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing
  • Down Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit
  • Cerebral Palsy

I feel that my strong points are my ability to adapt to most situations, my ability to work on fine motor skills such as activities of daily living as well as handwriting. I have a good grasp of sign language and am able to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. I enjoy working with preschool and elementary school age children and the special skills they need to be successful in their daily lives at home and at school.


In my free time I enjoy:

  • Spending time with my 2 children ages 17 and 14
  • Crafts such as:
    • Crocheting
    • Scrapbooking
    • Cross Stitch
  • Are 1 dog and 6 cats who keep us laughing and very busy!
Paula Berry, COTA

Catchments:

  • Hamilton County