FOUNDER: Justine Bedocs
Justine was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She earned an Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut. She is certified by the Board of American Occupational Therapy, Licensed by the State of Connecticut- Department of Health Services, Certified in Therapeutic Listening, and is a Member of American Occupational Therapy Association. She has been working as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for 20 years. Justine has worked in private practice, educational, and home based settings. She has experience working with children of various ages with sensory integration dysfunction, fine and visual motor delays, and feeding difficulties. She believes it is important to not only work with the child, but to also collaborate with and educate the family in order to achieve a positive therapeutic experience! She opened Building Blocks Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services in 2007, in order to provide a place for children with special needs to receive therapy within an environment that provides a comfortable, welcoming, and homelike feel. The therapy Justine provides focuses on not only working with the child, but also educating families and other professionals to enable the child to function to their maximum potential within their daily life. Justine is trained in sensory integration therapy, neurodevelopmental therapy, has received training and certification in all of the levels of the therapeutic listening programs, and has extensive training in a vast amount of handwriting programs and motor protocols.
Kristen Campbell has over 20 years experience working as an occupational therapist. Kristen earned her degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1996. She has enjoyed working primarily in the area of pediatrics throughout her career. Kristen also has experience working in rehab and geriatrics. Kristen continues to further her education by attending continuing education classes that include the AOTA National conference, Annual Therapies in the Schools conference, and Annual Pediatric Symposium.
Dawn has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including birth to three, private clinics, preschools and the public school system. She is a graduate of University of Hartford. She has over 20 years of pediatric experience. Dawn has taken many continuing education classes with an emphasis on Sensory Integration, Autism and NDT. She is also certified in the Therapeutic Listening Program.
Julia is a recent graduate from Sacred Heart University. She is a certified occupational therapist and has found a love for this career in pediatrics. She currently works as a school-based therapist as well as a therapist at Building Blocks. She also has experience working in a skilled nursing facility with the geriatric population. Julia continues to expand her knowledge as a therapist by attending continuing education courses.