Location: Health Professions Building 240
MSOT, Winston-Salem University
Fields of Expertise:
Trauma-informed care and pediatrics
Crystal was a co-chair of her NC state association in the pediatric department. She has presented her research at both AOTA and WFOT.
She started her career in a small privately owned pediatric outpatient practice. She has worked in early intervention and outpatient settings since she has become an occupational therapist. Her passion for trauma-informed care practices rose from her time in early intervention and personal experiences.
Crystal has completed various research projects before and after her occupational therapist career. Her research started in undergraduate school involving the pacer assessment. Since being an occupational therapist she has examined the quality of life of adults with cerebral palsy and intercultural activities of daily living differences in pediatrics. She is currently working on research regarding trauma-informed care.
Occupational therapy practitioners know that hope still glimmers in the darkest hour. ~ Anonymous
Crystal is part of a family of 7, with 3 cats, and 1 dog. Crystal and her husband, Ross enjoy hosting foreign exchange students and are passionate about foster care.