Korrie Sparks

Position: OTD, OTR/L

As a doctor of occupational therapy, Korrie supports children to feel confident, grounded, and at home in their bodies through the lens of Ayres Sensory Integration® and mindfulness-based techniques. She provides intensive sensory integration treatment to support nervous system organization for higher level skills including attention, emotional regulation, and motor planning/praxis. Korrie brings in movement and breathwork as a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), elements of DIRFloortime® play therapy, social-emotional awareness through the Zones of Regulation, the Alert Program®, and Social Thinking curriculum, and environmental modification to support each child’s unique needs. She is also a student of CranialSacral Therapy (Upledger CST1) to further support a thriving nervous system. Korrie honors the impact of nature on well being and vitality, and has completed Forest School Teacher Training in Scotland, UK to understand how to incorporate nature into the healing process.

Korrie specializes in the assessment and intervention of children with varying diagnoses, including but not limited to autism, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, genetic differences, social-emotional vulnerabilities, and visual impairments. She has extensive experience collaborating and consulting with families, school staff, and multidisciplinary teams including speech, physical therapists, and psychologists. She received her masters and doctorate degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2013. Her doctoral work included intensive training in Ayres Sensory Integration® and the development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based mindfulness program with over 100 kindergarteners and 1st graders. She is certified in Sensory Integration through USC/WPS and has volunteered as a normative data collector for the Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI), a new standardized test designed to measure sensory integration abilities. Korrie has also worked with the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI) to co-facilitate treatment courses. She is fortunate to call Dr. Susanne Smith Roley her close mentor as a first-generation student of Dr. A. Jean Ayres.

Before moving to Boulder from Southern California in 2020, Korrie worked in private practice as a clinic and community based OT. She also worked as a school-based therapist with school districts across Southern California and provided Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) as second opinions. She is well-versed in IDEA special education law and has supported countless families in advocating for school-based services. In 2022, Korrie worked as an OT for Boulder Community Health within the pediatric rehabilitation department. After the department’s closure in December 2022, she opened her private practice in South Boulder. Korrie is currently in fellowship with Ana Do Valle OTR, SEP to further her studies in nervous system regulation, childhood trauma, and outdoor therapies. During her free time, Korrie loves taking adventures in nature, reading, creating “cozy” spaces, dancing, cooking, and taking walks through Boulder with her miniature dachshund Darcy.

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