Dr. Tania Stegen-Hanson, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT, CEIM is an experienced Board Certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist who graduated in South Africa in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy. Tania moved to the USA to gain experience working in the world's leading medical and occupational therapy field. She acquired specialized training through the University of Southern California in Ayres' Sensory Integration treatment and intervention, worked at the Ayres clinic and was mentored by leaders in the field of Sensory Integration. Tania became certified in Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Therapy and she is certified as as Educator of Infant Massage. Tania obtained her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals in 2009.
Tania was mentored by Suzanne Evans Morris, a leader in feeding and oral-motor intervention and co-author of Pre-Feeding Skills. She has also been trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and has been invited to assist in Debra Beckman's training conferences.
In 2004, Tania co-authored Just Take A Bite, Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges! This resource details a step-by-step plan to address eating challenges and food aversions. This book has sold over 45,000 copies and has helped families and educators understand the physiological, developmental, sensory and motor aspects that may compromise a child's ability to accept foods.
In addition to running Achievement Therapy Center, her private pediatric practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tania presents at local and international conferences and provides 2-day workshops to pre-schools, clinics and hospitals on feeding intervention.
Tania Stegen-Hanson is a licensed and Board Certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Educator of Infant Massage and owner of Achievement Therapy Center, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV. She receives a speaker fee from TalkTools for this course.
Non-financial disclosure: Tania Stegen-Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.