About Certified Occupational Therapist Maryann L. Skoda, OTR/L, CNDT, PTA
I began my career by attending Oakton College in Des Planes Illinois and received my Degree in Physical Therapy. Subsequently, I attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago and earned a Degree in Occupational Therapy. In addition, I received my Neuro-Developmental Treatment certification from the University of Georgia Augusta Medical College.
I have had the honor of working and living overseas for thirteen years in the countries of Germany, UK, Japan, Belgium, Hong Kong and Singapore. While living overseas I was able to learn from and work with some of the top names in the therapy world including Carl and Berta Bobath, Reggie Bain, Judy Bierman, Patricia Moore, Patricia Warburg and Patty Warburg.
While living in Germany I worked for the US Airforce at Wiesbaden Reginal Medical Center. While there, I developed Occupational Therapy programs and provided direct Occupational Therapy services to children and dependents of service members throughout Europe and the Middle East.
After moving to Japan, I worked at Yokosuka Naval Hospital. As the Director of Pediatric Rehab, my responsibilities included writing policy and procedure manuals for Physical and Occupational Therapy services for school aged children in Asia and the Pacific Rim. I also provided Occupational Therapy services to our service members returning from the Gulf war.
Upon returning the states I started the pediatric program and became the director of Pediatric Rehab at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center in South Carolina. I have worked with the Children’s Miracle Network and Make A Wish Foundation in South Carolina and Georgia.
Throughout my career, I have developed programs for oral motor control and feeding for children and adults with neurological deficits including Aphasia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Head Injuries and other Neurological Deficits. I have also developed a Autism recovery program using oral stimulation and sensory processing.
After the birth of my two sons, I ventured into the world of geriatrics, focusing on stroke recovery, Alzheimer’s disease and treatment, pain relief and functional aging with dignity.
I currently work and live in Franklin Tennessee while enjoying my family and my life in the mid-south.