Occupational Therapists

Jackie Dorrity, M.S., OTR/L

Jackie received her MSOT from Seton Hall University in 2016. Upon receiving her NBCOT certification, Jackie began her career as a travel OT living and working across the United States in a variety of settings, but maintained a focus in and preference for working with children with special needs. Jackie has lived and worked in Texas, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Alaska! She concluded her travel time with an 18 month assignment in Alaska where she gained invaluable experience working in outpatient pediatrics with a multidisciplinary team. Jackie has experience working with children with the following diagnoses: ADHD/ADD, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, P.A.N.D.A.S., Developmental Delay, Anxiety, ODD, specific learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, and a variety of genetic disorders.
Upon moving back to New Jersey, Jackie worked for a public school district with students in grades K-5 while traveling back to Alaska in the summer months to continue working in the multidisciplinary outpatient pediatric clinic. Within the school and outpatient clinic Jackie worked closely with children with behavior challenges. Jackie’s experiences working collaboratively with other disciplines including speech therapists, behavior therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, learning consultants, social workers, and more drives her holistic and comprehensive approach to working with children with special needs.
Jackie has experience with Handwriting Without Tears, Integrated Listening Systems, Crisis Prevention Institute, Astronaut Training Protocol, Zones of Regulation, and the ALERT programming.