- What do you love most about being a Developmental Therapist?
I love how Developmental Therapy allows me to look at the big picture to see how all the various areas of development and environment affect the others. I also enjoy the focus on a child’s social and emotional development in that bigger picture.
- What is your favorite children’s book?
When I was a young child, it was The Berenstains’ B Bookby Stan and Jan Berenstain, much to my parents’ chagrin. Now in my sessions, I love using Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?by Bill Martin Jr. I guess there is a bear-theme in my reading choices!
- What do you enjoy most about living in Chicago?
I enjoy Chicago’s diversity the most. It’s one of its richest assest. I also love how Chicago incorporates nature and green spaces into the cityscape.
- What is your favorite childhood memory?
I went to a summer camp for many years in North Carolina, and each summer was a blast, but I especially remember the summers I went backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. I picked wild blueberries, pet wild ponies, and enjoyed gorgeous views.
- Mountain or beach vacation?
Mountains, hands down!
- Share a proud “therapy moment” with one of your clients.
I had a client diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and he had been working for months on regulating his body enough to engage with others in the room. I walked in one session and knelt down to say hello and he calmly walked to me, let me take his hands, then he kissed my forehead. It was the sweetest “hello!”
- What is your hometown?
Archdale, North Carolina
- What do you like to do in your free time?
I work once or twice a month at the Chicago Children’s Museum and enjoy working with different populations and ages. When I’m not working, I’m going for walks to my neighborhood beach or hanging out with family and friends.
- Fun fact about yourself?
I have been to three continents other than North America: Europe, Africa, and Oceania. I would love to see a couple more!
- Favorite therapy toy?
Songs and books!
Becky Clark, MS, DT