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Shelley Margow MS.OTR/L
is the owner and clinical director of Children's Therapy Works, a pediatric private practice in Roswell, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and received her Post-Professional Masters Degree from Sargent College at Boston University. Mrs. Margow has certifications in: Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Samonas Sound Therapy, Sensory Learning Program, Fast ForWord, and Integrated Listening Systems.
In 1998, she opened Children’s Therapy Works, an industry leader in providing therapeutic programming for children who have difficulty functioning at home, at school, or within their community. Their services include Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, sensory integration and neurodevelopmental tools specific to each individual and family. The philosophy of the clinic focuses on using intensive, neurological treatment to facilitate brain plasticity.
In 2010, she started a pilot school to meet the needs of children with Dyspraxia, Learning Disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders and more. Now named the Academy at North Fulton, the accredited, non-profit school provides innovative, integrated, and top-quality therapeutic services for grades K-12, addressing and facilitating the child’s most effective way of learning, and helping establish the confidence they need to progress in an academic setting.
Ms. Margow has developed training programs for occupational, speech and physical therapists and published articles for Georgia Occupational Therapy Association, local magazines and online media. She has lectured therapists, teachers and parents on integrating sensory integration and oral-motor techniques. Ms. Margow has also presented at the National Down Syndrome Congress and at the Autism Avenue: 2013 Regional “Possibilities & Potential” Autism/Asperger Conference. She was recently featured as a “She’ro” in the North Fulton Women’s Magazine (December 2013) and again in the January addition.
In August 2014, Shelley published her first book – Is this my child? Sensory Integration Simplified.
Mrs. Margow is currently enrolled at Sargent College, Boston University Doctoral program for occupational therapy.