April has been an Occupational Therapist for almost 20 years and has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings – including home health, private clinic and in-patient rehabilitation. She is the owner of MaxAchieve, Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO where her current clientele range from pediatrics to adults to high performance athletes, both stateside and internationally. She is the creator of the BrainFirst! neuro based treatment for clients. She believes in a whole, team approach to the client – including various medical professionals and therapists plus the use of functional neurology and metabolic/nutrition counseling. She also works exclusively with the Shandy Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO as the Director of Occupational Therapy providing solutions to families with children suffering from Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, and other diagnoses. April has worked as a legal consultant and as an expert witness throughout the United States. She sits on the Advisory Board for Interactive Metronome Corporation as well as teaching both introductory and advanced continuing education courses to professionals.
April was granted her degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 1991. She has furthered her education by taking courses and attending conferences that foster her knowledge in helping clients recover neurological functioning from the lowest level to the higher cognitive and executive levels – such as Boehme Approach to Treatment of the Baby, Sensory Integration Clinics (various), The Listening Program®, Interactive Metronome, Alert Program, Talk Tools, Treating Drug Affected Children, OT in the Schools, Benbow’s Loops and Other Groups, Marriage and Family Counseling, Nutrition, Studies in Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and various other certification classes. She uses Interactive Metronome in conjunction with The Listening Program® as an intensive neurological treatment option for qualified clients and as an introductory functional treatment option for pediatric clients.