Occupational Therapist; Feeding Specialist
Lauren Zeitler is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist in Massachusetts, specializing in the vast development of children spanning from young toddlers to teen years. For the past four and a half years, Lauren has spent her time focusing on functional life skills including but not limited to self regulation, feeding and eating disorders, and self care.
Ms. Zeitler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Lauren Zeitler has over four years of experience in feeding and eating therapy with children ranging in ages from birth to teen years. Formerly working in early intervention, Lauren has knowledge working with a variety of diagnosis’ including GERD, cleft palate and children who are tube fed. She enjoys helping school aged children – especially teenagers – grow their diet ranges by considering environmental, social and sensory concerns surrounding their eating experiences. Lauren is educated and certified in the TR-eat (Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment) method through the Pediatric Feeding Institute. Taking a transdisciplinary approach, this model integrates sensory and oral motor techniques along with medical and behavioral management for the treatment of complex feeding and eating problems.
Ms. Zeitler currently works as part of NESCA’s Occupational Therapy team and offers Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment. Additionally, she is a part of the feeding team working alongside Abigael Gray, MS, CCC-SLP, to provide optimal feeding therapy.
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