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Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS


Dr. Koscinski earned her post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy in 2019 at Rocky Mountain University and a master’s degree in OT from Duquesne University in 1997. She obtained her certification as an autism specialist from the International Board of Credentialing. Cara is a former lead of the Clinical Applications in Pediatrics Courses for MOT and OTD students at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences and serves as a capstone mentor for multiple universities. She was the founder of The Pocket Occupational Therapist, a busy website providing support to educators and therapists worldwide.

Dr. Koscinski enjoys presenting keynote and breakout sessions at state and national conferences on topics of executive function, interoception, behavior, and regulation. As the mother of two adult autistic sons, Cara can appreciate the unique perspective of the caregiver. She has published six books for caregivers and therapists and has written chapters in multiple others. Cara’s newest book detailing her Train Model of executive function, will be released in the spring of 2024. As the owner of the largest pediatric occupational therapy group on Facebook, she encourages occupational therapy practitioners to connect, learn, and share with over 50,000 members across the globe.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cara Koscinski is the owner and creator of Route2Greatness, LLC. She is a presenter for occupational therapy.com and Future Horizons Autism Conferences. Cara Koscinski receives royalties as a published author. Cara Koscinski receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cara Koscinski has two sons who are autistic and have sensory regulation deficits. She is a volunteer mentor with the Texas Women's University and the University of Florida.

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