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Courtney S. Penny-Privette


Courtney is an Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy and certified by the National Board of Occupational Therapy. Courtney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services and minored in Psychology from East Carolina University in 2013. She discovered a passion for children with special needs during her spring internship at a local pediatric therapy clinic, where she spent 16 weeks observing a wide variety of diagnoses and assisted with developing and facilitating treatment plans.

After graduating Courtney knew she wanted to become an occupational therapy practitioner. She relocated to Wilmington, NC to earn her Associate of Applied Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She completed several clinical rotations in a variety of settings which included daycares, a private pediatric clinic, a senior center and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical rotations reiterated her love for the pediatric population and the impact she could make in the children’s lives as well as their families. She has experience working with children with a variety of disorders including developmental delays, autism, sensory processing disorder and Down Syndrome.

She has been exposed to programs such as Handwriting Without Tears, Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, How Does Your Engine Run?, Picture Exchange Communication System (PICS) and Interactive Metronome. In her free time Courtney enjoys spending time with her family, recreating Pinterest crafts and recipes, reading and being outdoors.

Name: Courtney S. Penny-Privette

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists