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Lisamarie is thrilled to be a member of the Signing Time Team! As a graduate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001. She provides treatment for children in a Sensory Gym and has studied child development through various continuing education courses. She specializes in therapeutic massage, play therapy, sensory integration, handwriting difficulties, and signing though play.
Lisamarie received her certification for Infant Massage in 2006. She has provided infant massage instruction to both new and experienced mothers and fathers on an individual and group basis.
In April of 2008, she had the pleasure of teaching underprivileged teenage mothers infant massage at an educational retreat sponsored by SNAP Long Island. In July of 2008, she spoke about the benefits of infant massage at Viacord’s Ultimate Baby Shower. Lisamarie has also instructed the art of infant massage during prenatal education seminars.
Lisamarie is a proud mother of two children; both have enjoyed the benefits of sign language. She found her training and techniques particularly helpful in creating a bond between her children, as her oldest child was instrumental in teaching her younger child baby sign. Today, they love to sign and play; often having “no talking parties” where the preschoolers like to comunicate exclusively through sign!