Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT Owner/Executive Director, Author of the Body Activated Learning Framework
Aubrey Schmalle is a registered occupational therapist licensed in Connecticut and New York. She specializes in using a sensory--based approach to help children develop the skills they need to live, learn, and play.
After graduating with a bachelors degree from Boston University in 2002, she completed a specialty fieldwork at a clinic that is a leader in the field of sensory integration research. She continued her studies to obtain an advanced certification in sensory integration theory and practice. Her areas of expertise include functional visual skill development, visual-vestibular integration, praxis and executive function, and using sound-based therapies to enhance treatment outcomes.
Aubrey specializes in evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders, especially as they relate to education, learning, attention, and self-regulation. In addition to being a treating therapist, she is an independent educational evaluator, serving children in districts across the state of CT, collaborating with their school teams to optimize programming and support for complex cases. She is a Level 3 Tomatis Consultant, implementing The Tomatis Method for people with self regulation and auditory deficits. She is also part of the network of therapy professionals working to support people with Misophonia across the country.
In 2015, Aubrey created the Body Activated Learning Handbook in collaboration with her therapy team and has since continued to expand online trainings, products and resources. As an entrepreneur, she is dedicated to changing the way adults perceive and interact with those who have sensory, learning, and attention difficulties. She is currently working to find ways to expand her message beyond the world of occupational therapy and make Body Activated Learning a mindset for parents and education raising children in a digital world who need different habits and routines to be successful. Aubrey has created online courses and certifications for professionals and non-professionals to reframe the way they support children in home, community, and school environments available through PESI, Inc and Theramoves, LLC.
She also speaks to professional organizations, parent groups, and local organizations to teach them how to meet the needs of a neurodiverse digital generation of learners by capitalizing on the natural way the brain and body work to self-regulate and learn.
Aubrey’s mission is empower adults to be able to better support neurologically diverse children both in schools and in the community in a truly inclusive way by building the habits of success based in sensory supportive movement with the needs of a digital generation in mind.