Lauren Butler, MOT, OTR/L

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Division: Occupational Therapy

Lauren Butler is a practicing occupational therapist and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy. She is passionate about clinical work and education in pediatrics, as well as exploring the role of occupational therapy in health promotion and non-traditional roles. She has clinical experience working with children from birth to adolescence in home, community, group, and clinic-based settings. Her interests include health equity, advocacy, and incorporating neurodiversity-affirming approaches into education and practice. Prior to teaching at the UW, Lauren completed additional training in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Washington's Center on Human Development and Disability.

Education and Training

  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, Psychology, 2015
  • University of Washington, Master of Occupational Therapy, 2017

Board Certifications

  • Certification in Ayers Sensory Integration

Clinical Interests

  • Neurodiversity-affirming practice
  • Sensory processing
  • Emotional regulation
  • Early childhood development
  • Infant mental health
  • Social-emotional challenges
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Autism
  • ADHD
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