Mya Zavaleta Ford

Occupational Therapist

I am excited to be part of the dynamic DCI community. I received my BA at Bates College in Latin American Studies and my Masters of Science in OT at Arizona School of Health Sciences. I started my OT career 14 years ago providing OT services to adults with spinal cord injuries at National Rehabilitation Hospital. Over the past seven years, I provided school-based OT services at LAMB PCS. At DCI I help students achieve academic success by strengthening their organization, attention, self-regulation, handwriting, self-advocacy, and mindfulness skills. I love knowing I am contributing to my students' love of learning and helping them recognize their unique strengths. Outside of work, I am a proud mom of two young sons and love any adventure in nature, art of many forms, cooking healthfully, and sweating from a great bootcamp or jogging workout!