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Meet Our Therapists
FECTS Therapists are employed by the Florida Elks and are licensed to practice by the state of Florida. With 28 mobile units, our therapists treat children throughout the state covering most of its 67 counties.

Christina Walker

Christina R. Walker


District(s) Served: 

  • Southwest Central

How long with FECTS: 

  • 13 Years

Education:

  • M.A., Occupational Therapy, B.A., Psychology

Hometown:

  • Port Charlotte

Hobbies/Outside Interests:

  • Crafts, walking, beach time, sports

Favorite Quote:

  • "Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart."
- Indian Proverb

Favorite Movie:

  • Beauty and the Beast

Most Memorable Patient:

  • Andres presented as a happy boy. He was struggling in the elementary school he was attending as well as in his home. Andres avoided specific people and tasks; he frequently ran away, hit, kicked and would bite, and spit. I started treating Andres in his home when either his cousin or grandparents were present. However, communication was poor since these family members spoke only Spanish. After about 3 months of services, mom transitioned Andres to a special school that was small in size and provided individualized ABA support. 

    From this point on, working with Andres and ABA, behaviors decreased, attention increased along with participation. Andres continued to present as a happy boy, but now he greeted those involved in his life and communicated his needs. He seemed to grow to enjoy sensory input from therapy tools like balls, the trampoline, tunnels, and deep pressure touch. In the beginning, all this input would overstimulate Andres.

    He is making great progress with fine motor, gross motor, sensory motor, self-care, and social skills as well as improved safety awareness. Andres is also making progress with his academics since his ABA continues to guide him to stay on tasks and incorporate sensory motor input into his daily routine.