Author: Kara Tavolacci, SIPT Certified Occupational Therapist

Kara Tavolacci


Kara Tavolacci is a highly skilled and dedicated professional in the field of occupational therapy, specializing in pediatrics. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and continued her education with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2004, both from reputable institutions in the United States.


Kara has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise through various degree programs and certifications. In 2004, she completed the DIR (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-based) program, an integrated approach to autistic spectrum, Asperger, regulatory, and developmental disorders. She further expanded her skill set with certifications such as Listening with the Whole Body (2005), How Does Your Engine Run (2005), and Visual/Vestibular Assessment & Treatment (2006).

Her commitment to professional development is evident in her pursuit of certifications like Certified Tomatis Consultant (2006), Handwriting without Tears (2008), and Integrated Listening System (2014), showcasing her dedication to staying current with the latest advancements in occupational therapy.


Kara specializes in pediatric occupational therapy, working with individuals from birth to age 18. Her comprehensive evaluations cover a wide range of skills, including sensory processing, motor skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual motor skills, and listening attention. These assessments are designed to address all the necessary components for optimal learning, handwriting, and academic performance.

Fluent in both English and French, Kara Tavolacci has positioned herself as a versatile therapist capable of catering to diverse linguistic needs. Her multi-faceted approach to therapy, combined with her extensive training and certifications, reflects a commitment to providing the highest quality care for her young clients and their families. Kara’s work stands as a testament to her passion for enhancing the lives of children through personalized and effective occupational therapy interventions.