Dr. Annie Baltazar Mori OTD, OTR/L - as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist, Annie has led individual and group sessions in a variety of settings including clinics, preschools, schools (K – 12th grade), homes and in the community. In 2000, she earned her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. She further pursued advanced training in sensory integration, which she uses to guide her therapeutic approach and treatment planning.
When not treating children and adolescents, Dr. Baltazar Mori lectures, nationally and internationally, on topics related to theory and application of sensory integration. She is an adjunct instructor at Thomas Jefferson University teaching advanced practice certificate courses in autism. She regularly participates in research and has authored several scientific research articles with a focus in the field of occupational therapy and sensory integration (Baltazar Mori, 2007; 2014; Koester et al., 2014; Mailloux et al., 2014). She is also the co-author of the book Every Child Wants to Play: Simple and Effective Strategies for Teaching Social Skills.
Annie has two fun, busy, creative, and wonderful little boys of her own. She understands the joys and realities of family life. She uses the knowledge from her professional and family experiences to evaluate and build skills in a way that is playful and fun.