We are a Denver based nonprofit that works with children that have a range of learning and developmental disabilities. By working with educators, providers, and families, we are able to provide the unique, individualized care that each child needs to reach their full potential. Through our research and ‘Therapy that Fits’ signature programs, we are extending our knowledge and the landscape nationally and globally of what transformative care looks like for children and families.
Tracy Murnan Stackhouse has been studying and practicing pediatric occupational therapy for over 35 years.
As is true for most of us, she was drawn to the field because of a love of children and the belief in the infinite possibility of childhood.
As clinicians, we want to use our gifts to help heal and bring about each child's joyful full potential. Once we enter practice, we may be, to varying degrees or at varying times, overwhelmed at all it seems there is to know in order to be effective. This is where the DFX Learning Journeys program comes from - the passion for making clinical reasoning and neuroscience accessible for all of us.
The power of our connection and intention are keys to, in Dr. Ayres' words, "evincing adaptive responses" -- which result in the type of therapy we envision and strive to provide.
Clinical reasoning, grounded in our amazingly rich theories, approaches, and neuroscience, sets us up for clear intention and allows for our connected presence and brings us full circle back to why each of us became a therapist in the first place. It's also the juice that keeps it exciting, interesting, and compelling for the long term.