Linda King-Thomas

MHS, OTR/L, C/NDT, Co-founder of DTA

Linda is the co-founder of DTA which was established in 1982.  She received her BS in OT from the University of Illinois and her master's degree in OT from the University of Florida.  Linda has received her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) for children and infants, certification to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and infant massage instructor certification.  She has completed numerous courses in craniosacral therapy.  In 1977, Linda completed a work/study program with Jean Ayres, Ph.D. who developed the sensory integration theory and therapy.  Linda has worked in a variety of pediatric and developmental disabilities setting:  residential institutions, group homes, sheltered workshops, school-based, preschool, home based/early intervention and private clinic.  

She was a faculty member in the School of Medical Allied Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been a guest lecturer at several colleges/universities.  Linda has presented numerous lectures, workshops and conferences locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of sensory integration, fine motor and feeding including  speaking to the counselors at Camp Royal on sensory integration for over 20 years.  Linda has received several awards including the Alice C. Jantazen Academic Excellence Award (University of Florida), Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Alpha Eta honor society, award of appreciation from NDTA and faculty emeritus from Sensory Integration International.  Linda has published in several monographs and has co-authored a book, A Therapists Guide to Pediatric Assessment.  Linda enjoys gardening and traveling.  

I am honored to be part of the problem solving team to help children reach their fullest potential and to be successful.

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