Lia first learned about NMT when working with children who had experienced trauma early in life. Through this work, and seeing children with other challenging early life experiences, Lia has become passionate about supporting the “whole child”. She has worked with children and caregivers in a variety of settings, and has developed an understanding of the importance of relationships in early childhood development. Lia believes that children are best served when their care team works together. This is why she joined Sequential Development Consulting - a place where occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health practitioners, and educators can work together to provide the highest quality of care to developing children.
Lia Colen is a licensed occupational therapist with a focus on early childhood development. She is currently in private practice working with families in clinic, home, school, and community settings. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and community programs. Lia works with families to provide high quality, individualized therapy incorporating all areas of a child’s development including their sensory and emotional regulation needs, learning styles, personal factors, and finding what is individually motivating for each child.
Lia received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Northeastern University. She has advanced training in both sensory feeding disorders through the SOS approach, and DIR Floortime, a play-based approach to supporting relationship and social-emotional development in children.