Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists help children and teens with problems performing daily living tasks.  In addition to helping kids develop fine and gross motor skills, occupational therapists at Children’s Health Council work with kids to develop play skills, social skills, organizational skills, sensory processing skills and daily functioning tasks such as sleeping, feeding, swallowing and dressing.  Their work includes providing tools to adapt to problems and helping kids develop new skills and habits.  Areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorders, inattention & ADHD, anxiety and depression, feeding and developmental delays.

Domenique Embrey, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

  • Domenique Embrey, MS, OTR/L

    Domenique has over 20 years' experience in occupational therapy. She provides assessment and care for children who experience anxiety, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders and physical disabilities. She is proficient in American Sign Language.

    Education and Degrees

    • BA, University of California, Santa Cruz (Psychology)
    • MS, San José State University (Occupational Therapy)

    Licenses - Board Certifications

    • California Board of Occupational Therapy (Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed)
    • License #OT3300

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Occupational Therapy Association
    • Occupational Therapy Association of California

    Languages

    • American Sign Language

    Awards

    • Guest speaker at Alliance University and UC Berkeley Extension
    • Guest speaker at Bay Area Educational Therapist Association
    • Invited speaker at the 2006 Association of Play Therapy Conference
    • “Play Therapy and Sensory Integration.” Association of Play Therapist Conference, 2007
    • “Sensory Integration:  The Who, What and Why.” Bay Area Educational Therapy Associations

Michelle Kemper, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

  • Michelle Kemper, MS, OTR/L

    Michelle has over 10 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. In Boston, where she began her career, Michelle worked with school-aged children at a sensory integration clinic and at Judge Baker Children’s Center. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2004 she has enjoyed working in early intervention and early childhood settings. Her specialties include motor coordination disorders, sensory processing, learning differences and feeding challenges.

    Education and Degrees

    • MS, Boston University (Occupational Therapy)
    • BA, University of Vermont, (Sociology/Family Studies)

    Licenses - Board Certifications

    • California Board of Occupational Therapy

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Occupational Therapy Association

Vibha Pathak, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

  • Vibha discovered a passion for working with children with special needs in high school when she volunteered at an inclusive preschool. This passion was solidified in occupational therapy school. With two children herself, she realizes the value of the time and sustained energy needed for meaningful relationships as a family. She believes that therapy for the child should be so ingrained in the daily routine that it fits in naturally with the child’s schedule. She loves spending time with her children, reading books, yoga and swimming.

    Vibha holds a Clinical Doctorate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She has over five years experience working as a pediatric occupational therapist in private clinics and schools. Vibha is certified in administration/interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and uses a sensory integration lens and methods in her therapy.

Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, SWC, FAOTA
Occupational Therapist

  • Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, SWC, FAOTA

    Dr.  Schultz-Krohn has expertise working with infants and toddlers with feeding and eating problems and children with dysphagia, sensory processing disorders, social-emotional problems, autism spectrum disorders and orthopedic disorders. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

    Education and Degrees

    • BS (Occupational Therapy)
    • MA (Neuroscience)
    • PhD (Human Science)

    Licenses - Board Certifications

    • American Occupational Therapy Association (Board Certified in Pediatrics)
    • American Occupational Therapy Association (Fellow)
    • Certified in the administration of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
    • Swallow Certified and Licensed in the State of California
    • License #OT3671

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Occupational Therapy Association
    • Annual Conference Reviewer - Occupational Therapy Association of California
    • Board Certification in Pediatrics (reviewer of applicants)
    • Commission of Continuing Competency and Professional Development
    • Political Action Committee (Chair) - Occupational Therapy Association of California

    Awards

    • Award of Excellence from the Occupational Therapy Association of California
    • American Occupational Therapy Association for participation on the ASPIIRE IDEA Resource Cadre for Commitment to Cross-Disciplinary/Agency Collaboration (Service Award)  
    • American Occupational Therapy Association for participation on the Pediatrics Panel (Service Award)
    • American Occupational Therapy Association for participation on the AOTASB Pediatrics Panel and the AOTASB Early Intervention Panel (Service Award)
    • Certificate of Achievement - Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service Learning (Certificate of Achievement)
    • Recertified as Board Certified in Pediatric Occupational Therapy by the American Occupational Therapy Association and completed training as a portfolio reviewer for the AOTA Certification Programs
    • 2011 Jefferson Award for 12 years of community service at San Jose Family Shelter

    Recent Presentations

    • “I’ve Tried Everything but My Child Won’t Eat!” 13th Biennial Infant Development Association Conference, 2007
    • “Swallowing: Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan.” San Jose State University, 2008

    Recent Publications

    • Pendleton, HM & Schultz-Krohn, WA. (2006) Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction. Co-Editor of this textbook. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
    • Schultz-Krohn, W., Drnek, S. & Powell, K. (2006). Occupational therapy intervention to foster goal setting skills for homeless mothers. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 20, 149-166.
    • Schultz-Krohn, W. (2006). Feeding and eating for infants and toddlers. OT Practice May 29, 2006. (pp. 16-20). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
    • Schultz-Krohn, W. (2007). Assessments of occupational performance. In I.E. Asher (Ed.) Occupational Therapy Assessment Tools 3rd Ed. (pp.31-54). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.