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Meet Rebecca LaChappelle, OT!

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What is your role at Capernaum?

I am an occupational therapist, and I provide services to children in their homes and in schools. 

Why did you choose to become a therapist? 

I chose to become an occupational therapist because I like helping people achieve their goals, so that they can live their life to the fullest. 

Schooling and background. 

I have a Bachelors of Arts degree from Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, where I majored in psychology and minored in biology. I have a master’s degree in occupational therapy from East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina. Since graduating from ECU, I have pursued numerous continuing education courses, many of them with a focus on sensory processing. 

What made you desire to become a Capernaum team member? 

After many years of seeing children in a clinic, I decided that I wanted to work with children where they live, play, and learn, which is why Capernaum is such a good fit for me. I can go into client’s homes and schools and serve them in their natural environments. 

What is something you look forward to working at Capernaum? 

I look forward to meeting new children and families and learning from them! Every family and child I have worked with so far has taught me something, and I can’t wait to continue to learn.

What’s your favorite way to spend a free afternoon? 

Because I have two young boys at home, it is rare for me to get a “free” afternoon; most free time is spent chasing after them (literally and figuratively). When I get a free afternoon without kids, I like to indulge in a nap and watching some television. When we have a free afternoon as a family, we love to go for walks around the neighborhood and explore neighborhood parks and restaurants.