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Mrs. Fano, MS OTR/L

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Mrs. Fano, MS OTR/L



Welcome to a new and exciting school year!

Our goal is to make each student learn in a caring and supportive environment.


Occupational therapy can be defined as an art and science, and it's my desire to

provide a warm, fun, comfortable and safe environment that creates positive outcomes for all my students.


A little bit about myself...

I earned my post-professional master's degree from Boston University. I hold a National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy and certifications in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) and in Assistive Technology (CAT).  I have extensive continuing education in sensory processing and brain-based learning.


This school year, I will be at Defino Central and Marlboro Elementary, in addition to completing district-wide evaluations.

I strive to keep current with therapeutic and educational trends and take special interest in those methods that demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions used in school-based practice. (Evidence-Based Practice)


School-based therapy is driven by the educational model which makes it different than therapy in clinics, hospitals, home care, or early intervention.


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou


My email: [email protected]


Parent Brochure on, ‘What is the Role of the School-Based Practitioner' by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)