Leslie Bliss, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Education Information:

  • B.S. Occupational Therapy - Utica College of Syracuse University
  • M.S. Special Education - Syracuse University


  • Over 15 years working as an occupational therapist in preschools and early intervention both site-based and itinerant provider
  • Use of theme-based play, music, art, and movement activities to address skills including attention, self-regulation, visual motor/grasping skills, core strength, motor planning, body awareness, and self-care
  • Development and monitoring of "sensory diets"
  • Programs and protocols include: Handwriting Without Tears pre-writing program, therapeutic deep pressure protocol, yoga based movement, and oral motor awareness
  • Provided occupational therapy multi-disciplinary evaluations


  • Vital Links Therapeutic Listening program, 2006