OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: ANNISSIA HAWKINS
Annissia Hawkins is thrilled to return to Brent as the occupational therapist! She holds a bachelor's degree in health sciences and a masters degree in occupational therapy, both from Howard University. Annissia is certified by the National Board of Occupational Therapy and is licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Prior to working with children, Annissia provided intervention to adults with mental health difficulties in a state psychiatric facility. She was also an adjunct professor for 4 semesters at The Trinity University, providing instruction for their Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Annissia has narrowed her focus to work with children and adolescents for the past 6 years, both in and out of general education. This year, she is looking forward to further enhancing the sensory room at Brent and infusing sensory based strategies throughout the program.