Varleisha D. Gibbs
Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with over 13 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders and Neurological disorders. Dr. Gibbs is the inaugural chair and Director of the Master’s Programs in Occupational Therapy and full time associate professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Prior to joining Wesley, she worked at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the director of the doctoral programs in occupational therapy. Dr. Gibbs is steadfast and an expert in the field of neurology, cognition, and pediatric therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Gibbs continues to lecture, and provide training, on sensory processing strategies and self-regulation to practitioners, parents, and teaches throughout the country and internationally. As co-author of Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders (Prufrock Press, 2013), she has provided families with strategies to understand and care for their children. Dr. Gibbs is the developer of the Self-Regulation and Mindfulnessprogram and the author of Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises and Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (PESI, 2017).