EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brittni smiling in the Sensory Gym

Haley Connaughton, MS, OTR/L


Occupational Therapist

Part of the Emerge Family since 2021

Haley has training and experience in:

  • Interactive Metronome
  • Torticollis
  • Floortime
  • Working with with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Sensory processing disorder, developmental and intellectual delays, and ADHD

Haley is a Pennsylvania native who relocated to the Durham area in 2021. She attended Temple University for her bachelor’s degree, and received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Gwynedd Mercy University in 2021. She first learned about occupational therapy in the hospital setting but took particular interest in the therapy opportunities provided to children in the home and school settings. Haley is passionate about incorporating a play-based approach to assist children in developing functional skills in everyday, meaningful activities to fulfill all roles of life. In her free time, Haley enjoys cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, traveling, exploring with her dogs, Mooki and Remi, baking cookies, and spending time outdoors.