Occupational Therapist Maddy sitting in the Sensory Gym

Maddy Strauss, MS, OTR/L


Occupational Therapist

Part of the Emerge Family since 2020

Maddy has experience and training in:

  • Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Strategies to improve dysgraphia and graphomotor deficits
  • Working with a variety of diagnoses, including ADHD, ASD, Cerebral Palsy, Coordination impairments, developmental delays, and Sensory processing disorder
Occupational Therapist Maddy as a little girl in a denim dress standing outside with a fence in the background

Maddy is a North Carolina native, originally from Greensboro. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016 prior to receiving a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2018. Maddy has had clinical pediatric experience as an occupational therapist in outpatient, school, camp, and home settings. Maddy’s favorite thing about occupational therapy is having the opportunity to broaden a child’s functional skills through play. In her free time, she enjoys rock-climbing, bike-riding, baking, and playing with her dog, Otter.