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Kelly Beins

Kelly Beins, BHSc, OTR/L is a seasoned therapist with over 25 years of experience in occupational therapy. Kelly received her BA in Psychology and her Bachelor of Health Sciences in OT from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. She received her certification in Sensory Integration in 2005, and has an extensive clinical background combining OT and sensory integration with behavioral health interventions. Kelly is a published children’s author, of a book series about a young sheep with sensory processing disorder ( and she approaches her work with an intuitive, empathic, and playful style while implementing the most evidence-based interventions available. Kelly co-coordinates the Screen-Free Frederick Initiative and also owns and operates her own group private practice in Frederick, MD where she lives with her husband and two daughters. For more information visit the website:

Help: How Can I Stop a Child From Headbanging?

Help: How Can I Stop a Child From Headbanging?

Headbanging may be a scary and upsetting thing to watch your child do. It is considered a self-injurious behavior (SIB),  but SIB’s and/or headbanging are NOT considered a core symptom of autism, although children with autism are at greater risk of SIB’s such as head-banging. It is also important to note that just because your […]

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