Abby Dougal, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Part of the Emerge Family since 2021

Abby has experience and training in:

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Animal-assisted Therapy
  • Classroom participation strategies
  • Working with various diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, Sensory processing disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual disabilities, behavioral difficulties, and other developmental delays
Brittni Winslow, executive director of Emerge Pediatric Therapy, as a infant, wearing a yellow sweat shirt while sucking on her thumb

Abby was born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania and has recently relocated to the Triangle area.  She graduated in 2018 from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Natural Sciences.  She then went on to receive her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.  Prior to graduate school, Abby worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania performing clinical trials and neuroimaging for a gene therapy treatment for pediatric degenerative retinal disorders.  While at Temple, she was able to complete clinical rotations in adult inpatient rehab, the school system, early intervention, community-based practice, skilled nursing, and adult outpatient pulmonary rehab. In her free time, Abby loves spending time with her fiance and puppy, going to the beach, hiking, and trying new restaurants!