Debra Rosenbaum Downum, MS, OTR/L

Available by request for Home Care
  • Debra graduated from Ithaca College with a Master’s in occupational therapy in 2005.
  • She began her career working at Children’s Specialized Hospital in NJ and continued her career at Rusk NYU Langone Medical Center in the pediatric department as a senior occupational therapist from 2007 until May of 2012.
  • She moved to Colorado in June of 2012 from New York City because she loves the mountains and outdoors.  In Colorado, she now works with Developmental Pathways as an early intervention specialist working with children birth to three years old in the families homes.
  • Throughout her career, Debra has worked with children and young adults from birth to 25 years of age.  She has worked in a variety of settings such as:
    • Home-based early intervention
    • Outpatient and Inpatient rehabilitation
    • Preschool disabled classrooms
    • Acute care
  • Debra is experienced in working with children with a variety of diagnoses such as:
    • Autism and PDD
    • Developmental delay
    • Fine motor delay
    • Dyspraxia
    • Spina Bifida
    • Cerebral palsy,
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Genetic disorders
    • Neurological disorders
    • Visual impairments
  • She is trained in:
    • Constraint-Induced Therapy
    • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding
  • She is certified in:
    • The Listening Program
    • Interactive Metronome
    • Physical Agent Modalities

“I have often been asked where I get the toys that I bring into my therapy sessions.  Please explore my website as I have tried to compile a list for everyone.  I have included the therapeutic benefits of why I use many of the toys and the therapeutic properties to them.  The links and pictures will bring you to my affiliate links on amazon if you would like to purchase any of these items.  Please email with any questions, I would love to help.”