Dr. Caylee Banta, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-II, is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and native from Brevard County, FL. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Health Sciences Pre Occupational Therapy track graduating Cum Laude in 2010 and her Masters and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2012 and 2015 respectively. After graduating from college as an occupational therapist she began her career in acute care and outpatient services at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial working with various diagnosis including specialization orthopedic trauma. Shortly after leaving the acute care and outpatient settings she became interested in dementia care and became a Qualified Dementia Care Provider (QDCP) working towards improving the health and quality of life in the geriatric population. Her experience with this population includes skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, and consultation services for caregivers of those with dementia.
After a few years in geriatrics and outpatient, Dr. Banta decided it was time to gain experience in the pediatric setting. She became a pediatric occupational therapist in 2012 specializing in outpatient and school therapy services working with infants to young adults with physical and mental disabilities. In this setting, Dr. Banta works with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Motor Delays, Social and Communication Delays, and other varying diagnosis. Dr. Banta became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor in this setting and is actively pursuing certifications in Sensory Integration and Handwriting Without Tears.
Dr. Banta also serves on the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy since 2015 as appointed by the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott. She also serves on the Healthystart Board ensuring that mothers and babies of Brevard County, FL, receive the care they need. In conjunction with serving the community, Dr. Banta guest lectures at the University of Central Florida and Keiser University. She is also in the process of developing her first continuing education course focusing on children who have low tone and how to help them function in their everyday lives.
We look forward to having Dr. Banta’s Blog provide informative articles to Healthy Start regarding subjects like Safe Sleep, Child Development, Child Sensory Processing Disorder, and so much more.