Nadyne Saint-Joy Roche
Nadyne earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Fordham University in 1991 and Master’s Degrees in Occupational Therapy and Public Health in 1995. In her more than 20 years as an occupational therapist, she has worked primarily in the area of pediatrics in a multitude of settings including early intervention, preschool, school-based settings and private clinics. Nadyne has worked with children with varying diagnoses and is always open to the challenge of addressing the specific needs of her patients in close partnership with their families.
Outside of POTS Nadyne works with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in close collaboration with other professionals such as educators, psychologists, speech and language pathologists and physical therapists as part of the Instructional Support Team at a school in Rockland County, NY. Nadyne believes that every small step that a child makes in learning a fundamental skill or achieving a functional goal is vital, and a noteworthy sign of success.
Nadyne is enthusiastic about learning new and exciting techniques to expand her therapy toolbox and help improve the functional performance of the children she treats. Recent courses include: Integrative Intervention for Children with Co-Existing ADHD, Language Processing and Sensorimotor Challenges; Yoga Therapy in the Classroom; Implementing Sensory Strategies in the Classroom Setting; Occupational Therapy and Response to Intervention; and Brain Gym. Nadyne likes to integrate the use of music, movement and yoga into her sessions to support learning.
Nadyne is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking Zumba classes and is a Girl Scout troop leader. Nadyne likes photography, art, Broadway shows and beach vacations.