613 S. Green St. Suite 200
Morganton, NC 28655
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Since 2012 Joani M. Richardson has been providing dynamic trainings nationwide in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory and behavioral issues and various topics related to Occupational Therapy on a private basis.  In July 2014 she became associated with Summit Professional Education to provide nationwide trainings and seminars.  In addition she provides skilled Occupational Therapy on a direct basis to local clientele.

Joani has extensive experience in public schools. Between 1996 and 2012 she worked with North Carolina’s Burke and Catawba County school systems and other pediatric facilities in the roles of:

  • Autism Support Services Coordinator:  Responsibilities included initial development of the Autism program which provides support and intervention for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Provided training for school system personnel and other statewide organizations in the area of Autism. Liaison between school system and community. Member of ASD Evaluation and Diagnostic Team and leader of the Autism Problem Solving Team
  • Lead Occupational Therapist: Services included evaluations, treatment and IEP meetings for students with special needs, age 3-21. Responsible for administrative duties for Occupational Therapy Department including personnel, supervisory and managerial functions
  • Providing evaluations and treatment for children with special needs, age one month to six years

Joani M. Richardson earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1985. She resides in Morganton, NC with her husband, Dr. Clay Richardson

To view her complete resume, click here.


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