My name is Charlotte Steckelberg and I have been an Occupational Therapist for almost 20 years. I was a COTA prior to becoming an OTR. I obtained my bachelor’s of science degree from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The reason I chose this profession was that I really wanted to work with Autism. In my fieldwork, I also found that I enjoyed working in the school system and in psychiatric settings.
This career has been rewarding, and I have worked in various settings including: pediatrics, geriatric, psychiatric, and inand out-patient rehab, home health, and school systems. My post-graduate studies include: Sensory Integration, The Out of Sync Child and Cranial Sacral Therapy and Hippotherapy course work, just to name a few. My greatest achievement is being able to provide southwest Wisconsin with a non-profit organization, Miracles on Hoof. At Miracles on Hoof, we are able to give individuals with handicaps the opportunity to learn to ride and drive a horse or I may use the horse as a therapy tool for Hippotherapy. Therapy with the use of a horse comes easy to me because I have been around horses my whole life. I gained valuable experience working with various disorders including Autism, Spinal-Bifida, Down’s syndrome, Apraxia, stroke, Cerebral Palsy, and general weakness.
I was invited to speak on the topic of Hippotherapy, therapeutic riding and driving at O’Claire College. My staff and I have presented to various schools in Horse Fair in Madison. the local community and at the Mid-West.
I currently live in Spring Green, WI, with my daughter, and have been with ProCare since the summer of 2010. I am currently placed within the Country View school system in Verona, WI, and I specialize in working with school-age children. This gives me a wonderful chance to continue working my summers at Miracles on Hoof. I would like to thank ProCare for giving me the ability to work with the children of Verona, WI. In addition, I would like to thank ProCare for this recognition and the opportunity to share my thoughts with others.
Charlotte Steckelberg, OT