Rebecca Prosser is a California native who recently relocated to Chicago to join the amazing team at Chicago Occupational Therapy. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in California in Early Childhood Education, she taught preschool for several years before returning to school. After graduating from California State Dominguez Hills with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, she combined her love of education and working with children and families and began her career as a pediatric occupational therapist. Rebecca has an extensive history working with children with a variety of abilities such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP), sensory processing disorders (SPD), fine and gross motor delays, genetic conditions, physical disabilities, and more. She enjoys working with a great multidisciplinary team to provide holistic, quality care. Rebecca believes that mentoring fieldwork students and new graduates is the best way to give back to the field of OT. She has supervised several level one and level two fieldwork students and finds these opportunities as a great way to teach, while growing as a clinician. She has also been a part of the mentor team at Chicago Occupational Therapy, supporting new therapist as they grow and flourish. When it comes to travel, Rebecca loves to get out and explore. She’s backpacked extensively through the Trinity Alps in California, lived in Germany and Hawaii, and tries to take a trip abroad every year. She got involved in international therapy trips in graduate school, traveling to Mazatlan Mexico for a week to provide support at a pediatric clinic and wheelchair center. She’s excited for new adventures as a new team member with Therapy Abroad!