Carol Taylor is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin in Special Education and completed her graduate work at Texas Woman’s University in occupational therapy. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a special educator in the Texas public school system where she worked in a variety of settings: self contained, learning lab, and inclusion.
Building upon her experience as a special needs educator, Ms. Taylor became a private educational consultant to families and schools and an advocate for children. In 2001, she founded PlayWorks , Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia and has served children and their families in surrounding counties.
She has been a guest lecturer at both local and national conventions as well as graduate level courses at local universities. She was a provider to both the Babies Can’t Wait and the Georgia Medicaid systems and has consulted directly with the Georgia Medicaid Care Foundation. She was the lead occupational therapist at the Lionheart School in Alpharetta, GA, and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. She served as the OT consultant for the Therapeutic Intervention Program at the Elaine Clark Center. She continues to consult at many Atlanta area private and public schools, child development centers, and preschools. She is currently the clinical director for PlayWorks.
As a pediatric occupational therapist, her areas of expertise include Sensory Integration (SI) and the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), handwriting / cursive / visual-motor development, ocular motor and visual perceptual development, Samonas Sound Therapy, and Therapeutic Listening. She is also extensively trained in Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime / DIR model.
She has extensive experience in working with teachers and school staff to incorporate sensorimotor activities in the classroom to facilitate learning as well as play development. Ms. Taylor applies a team-based approach to working with families and meeting children’s sensorimotor needs through play.
Outside the clinic and school settings, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.