Laurie Chuba is the founder of Learning Integrations located in Northern Virginia. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois Medical Center, specializing in pediatrics. Prior to moving to Virginia, she served as the Director of Occupational Therapy at Illinois State University Laboratory School where she provided evaluation and treatment of children in early childhood through high school programs, as well as supervising OT and Special Education clinical work for university students.
Laurie has provided OT services in many settings including hospitals, schools, and pediatric clinics. In 2005 she established Learning Integrations, a functional Occupational Therapy practice providing support for both children and their families. Learning Integrations not only addresses traditional areas of OT, but also reading and other academics, parent coaching, mindfulness, nutrition, and practical life skill training.
Laurie is a veteran home schooler, and provides academic support struggling learners, and is a homeschool conference speaker. She is a member of several professional organizations, including AOTA and AMTA, and is trained in many therapeutic techniques including certification in The Listening Program, Moyers Learning Ears, Handwriting Without Tears, and The Alert Program for Self Regulation. Continuing educational training has focused in the areas of mindfulness, social skills, academic support, sensory integration, and autism related issues.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"My 7 year old has been working with Learning Integrations for several months, and in that time we have seen huge improvements in his behavior, motor, and social skills... he can catch himself before a meltdown..even his handwriting has gotten better."
"Learning Integrations has helped my children overcome debilitating problems, enabling them to learn and play with minimal supports. Her patient skill helped identify critical lifetime functioning needs and her work with them at home and school is crucial to their success today!"
"Laurie Chuba has empowered our daughter with the tools she needs to have successful peer relationships. Her approach to our daughters sensory executive functioning and social issues is always relaxed, heartfelt, and very effective."
"Laurie has developed strategies that have helped us to home school successfully."