Kelly Beins is an Occupational Therapist with more than 23 years of experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, acute care, home health, community mental health, residential & school based treatment for children with severe behavioral and emotional disabilities. Kelly’s roles have included direct service, management, and consultation and she has an extensive clinical background combining OT and sensory integration with behavioral health interventions. Kelly received her specialty certification in Sensory Integration in 2005 and became an iLs practitioner in 2011.
Since that time she has coached many families in use of the iLs Home Program, supervised iLs associates and used iLs as an adjunct to her clinic-based services. Kelly has focused much of her practice and continuing education in the field of neuroplasticity and her most recent clinical interests are related to working with children diagnosed with SCN2A, the most common genetic deviation linked to autism; Kelly prides herself and her practice on their ability to think outside the box, and the expertise they offer to families of children with rare disorders or unique clinical profiles. Kelly has presented on various topics related to childhood function at local, state and national levels.
She approaches her work with an intuitive, empathic, and playful style. Her analytical and goal-oriented nature means she is able to help all clients make measurable progress, yet she is warm and personable with a down-to-earth honesty that is appreciated by many parents.