I am a pediatric occupational therapist
currently enrolled at the University of St. Augustine pursuing a post professional doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy with a focus on early intervention, movement, mindfulness, and their connection to academic learning.

I have a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy, postgraduate studies in Infant Mental Health, and over 21 years of experience within the Early Intervention and Education systems.

My professional and personal lives collided when my son sustained trauma at birth and was later diagnosed with autism at 2.5 years old. I now had to practice what I preach, implement, and begin the early intervention process.

I am a firm believer in shifting the mindset of the masses towards better parental mental health services, preventative health care services, early intervention services, access to services, and equity for ALL.

Thank you for following along!

I will treat everyone with respect, kindness, compassion, and empathy.  My job is to educate, consult, and help guide you along your journey.  My services will always be individualized to meet each person’s unique needs.  My goal is to ensure that you are given the tools to fill your tool bag that are necessary to navigate this journey as independently and mindfully as possible.

Publications

Bui, M., Delorenzo, D., & Muyargas, R. (2019). Educational occupational therapy manual. Rialto, CA: RUSD Occupational Therapy Department. Stanbridge University

Presentations

November 2020: Co-Lecturer for author Jude Morrow’s Neurodiversity Training, Nov. 23, 2020

November 2020: Panelist for the California Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Council: Discussion on Hosting students during COVID, Nov.12, 2020

March 2020: Presenter at the Western Regional Occupational Therapy Spring Symposium: Educational Occupational Therapy Manual: A District Wide Resource

March 2019: Presenter at the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) Spring Symposium: Educational Occupational Therapy Manual: A District Wide Resource

 

Podcasts

Delorenzo, D., Johnson, A., & Putt, S. (Hosts). (2020-Present). Why We Love Early Intervention. [Audio podcast]. The Real Ots of Early Intervention. Dec 2020 https://the-real-ots-of-early-intervention.simplecast.com/

Cook, B. (Host). (2018-present). 082 – Danielle Delorenzo Talks Infant Mental. [Audio podcast]. Occupied Podcast. Aug 2020 http://www.occupiedpodcast.com/082-danielle-delorenzo-talks-infant-mental-health/

Dobias, B.S., & Haase, M. (Hosts). (2017-present). Nonfiction: Writing a Subject Close to Your Heart with Danielle Delorenzo. [Audio podcast]. Indie Writer Podcast. April 2020 https://indiewriterpodcast.podbean.com/e/nonfiction-writing-a-subject-close-to-your-heart/ 

Harrington, R., & Hill, J. (Hosts). (2019-present). Self-Injurious Behaviors with Danielle from Mornings with an OT Mom. [Audio podcast]. The Sensory Project Podcast. April 2020 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/self-injurous-behavior-with-danielle-delorenzo/id1404416537?i=1000472303439 

Putt, S. (Host). (2018-present). Early Intervention with an OT Mom with Danielle Delorenzo [Audio podcast]. OT4Lyfe. https://ot4lyfe.com/51/ – Dec 2019

Davies, J. (Host). (2018-present). Episode 38: Creating a Referral Process & SBOT Manual with Danielle Delorenzo, My Bui, Michelle Vuong, Mary Nguyen, and Rivka Rahmani. [Audio podcast]. The OT School House Podcast. Sept 2019 https://www.otschoolhouse.com/product-page/1-5-contact-hours-episode-38-creating-a-referral-process-sbot-manual 


Davies, J. (Host). (2018-present). Episode 28: Preventing, Defending, & Conducting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) with Danielle Delorenzo. [Audio podcast]. The OT School House Podcast. https://www.otschoolhouse.com/episode28 April 2019

 

Awards

Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award from Stanbridge University
OT 5018 Thesis Dissemination – Educational Occupational Therapist Manual: A District Wide Resource

The criteria for this award are based on multiple factors including: quality of scholarship, collaboration and the effectiveness of teamwork, content application to current OT practice, and professional acknowledgement including research poster presentations, conference presentations, and scholarly journal publication.