Bill Guetschow

COTA/L, Occupational Therapy

bill@citherapies.com

 
Bill was once the puppeteer for the giant, man-eating plant Audrey II in a college production of Little Shop of Horrors; as a kid he went through a phase where he listened to Elvis Presley pretty much exclusively; and he sings and plays drums in a local rock band. 

After careers as a television director, stay-at-home dad, and information services technician, Bill returned to school to get his occupational therapy assistant degree. Bill started at CI shortly after graduating from the Madison Area Technical College OTA program in 2014. Bill loves working collaboratively with kids and their families and strives to help them reach their highest potential. Bill’s special interests include using creative arts (music, art, movement) as a therapy tool, helping his clients learn self-regulation skills via the Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking curricula, and teaching the importance of expanding leisure activities beyond the screens (phones, tablets, computers, TV) that permeate our lives. Bill is trained in the TheraSuit Method Intensive Program and has completed continuing education in the areas of feeding (the “Get Permission” approach), executive functioning (by the author of “Late, Lost and Unprepared"), and a host of other topics as diverse as vision impairment and supporting children with sensory processing challenges. In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Kristen and their 2 children, photography, listening to and making music, and bicycling.