- Content Reviewer and Editor at BirthInjuryGuide.com
- Certified Occupational Therapist
- Masters degree from New York University
Maia B. McSwiggan, MS, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist with experience working in the hospital setting, early intervention, and clinic-based spaces. She received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Delaware before attaining a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She also completed NYU specific competencies that include administering vision screens and intervention, as well as cognitive/perceptual screens for patients with neurological diagnosis and assisting with intervention.
Maia began her rehabilitation career in adult acute care, followed by in-patient pediatrics and then out-patient pediatrics. Most recently, she has worked in a private pediatric clinic specializing in early intervention. She has worked with children with a vast array of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, TBI, sensory deficits, autism and developmental delay.
Assistive technologies are extremely helpful for infants and children with birth injuries like cerebral palsy or brain damage.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a promising treatment option for infants who have suffered birth injuries.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a successful treatment method for infants and children with brain damage, cerebral palsy, or those who have had a stroke.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps infants and children with birth injuries engage in activities and gain independence.
Pediatric physical therapy helps treat infants and children with birth injuries, including cerebral palsy.
Speech pathology for infants, toddlers and children can help treat feeding and communication issues resulting from birth injuries.