TAA Centers of Excellence Coordinator
Occupational Therapist – UF Health Rehab
Heather Simpson graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Early Education from the University of Florida in 2007. Following her Bachelor’s degree, Heather received a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, in 2009, from the University of Florida. To complete her education, she obtained her post-professional clinical doctorate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017.
Since completion of graduate school, she has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient neurology, inpatient physical rehabilitation and pediatric rehab.
Heather provides occupational therapy evaluations and treatment for patients seen in the Tourette clinic. She also evaluates and treats a variety of other movement disorders diagnoses including Parkinson’s, Parkinsonisms, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Ataxia, Muscular Dystrophy, and Tics/Tourette’s Syndrome.
Heather has extensive Sensory Integration training and arousal modulation training related to movement disorders. Heather is familiar with the IEP and 504 plan process and has training on school modifications necessary to succeed in school.
Heather has received specialized training for LSVT BIG ® and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).