Teodora Gajic Bakic avatar

Teodora Gajic Bakic (she/her/hers)

Occupational Therapy

OTR/L
(Occupational Therapy Registered / Licensed)
Teodora Gajic Bakic avatar

Teodora Gajic Bakic (she/her/hers)

Occupational Therapy

OTR/L
(Occupational Therapy Registered / Licensed)

About


Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L, Temple University alumna is a Licensed and Registered Occupational therapist with more than 10 years of experience working with children with learning difficulties and special needs. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 2000.  Teodora has been working as a Licensed Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings: special schools, cyber schools, and at clients' homes.  She has experience in working closely with her clients and their families to overcome and adapt to challenges related to diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning difficulties, and anxiety disorder.  She particularly focuses her work on educating parents and caregivers on how to support treatment of the child in need, while maintaining the family dynamic and a balance between being a parent and also a therapist's assistant. As an early intervention OT, Teodora also worked with children in public housing projects and lower-income families, to make a change and support poor communities in Philadelphia. In 2018, Teodora became interested in ways technology can help deliver high-quality service and support to remotely located clients and their families, so she finished Web Development 100 Course, The New York Code+Design Academy, Philadelphia, PA, in 2018.  Teodora joined Ambiki in March 2022 as a Clinical Support Analyst to work on the further development of Therapy Tools such as session planning; resources, activity lists, games, visual schedules, etc.  What brought her to Ambiki was its mission to support therapists to spend more quality time with their clients and less time on their paperwork using features such as EMR: diagnostic codes, evaluation, invoicing, audits, HIPAA complied teletherapy, resources, communication, supervision, etc.  She believes Ambiki will bring much-needed change to make therapists' work more efficient and less time-consuming outside of their paid hours. Besides work, she enjoys hiking, choir singing, cooking, and everyday activities with her family.


 




Languages

English
Serbo-Croatian

Areas of expertise

  1. Occupational Therapy Sensory
  2. Occupational Therapy Handwriting
  3. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills
  4. Occupational Therapy Play
  5. Occupational Therapy Praxis
  6. Occupational Therapy Bilateral Coordination
  7. Occupational Therapy Gross Motor Skills
  8. Occupational Therapy Visual Motor Skills
  9. Occupational Therapy Self-regulation
  10. Occupational Therapy Executive Function
  11. Occupational Therapy Attention
  12. Occupational Therapy Activities of Daily Living / Self-care
  13. Occupational Therapy Activities of Daily Living / Self-care Toileting
  14. Occupational Therapy Attention Sustained Attention
  15. Occupational Therapy Balance Therapeutic Exercise
  16. Occupational Therapy Balance
  17. Occupational Therapy Executive Function Attention
  18. Occupational Therapy Executive Function Task Completion
  19. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Drawing
  20. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Manipulation Skills
  21. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Scissor Skills
  22. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Stringing Beads
  23. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Typing
  24. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Pre-writing / Copying / Drawing
  25. Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Writing
  26. Occupational Therapy Gross Motor Skills Crossing Midline
  27. Occupational Therapy Gross Motor Skills Motor Planning
  28. Occupational Therapy Handwriting Letter Formation
  29. Occupational Therapy Handwriting Pencil Grasp
  30. Occupational Therapy Play Parallel
  31. Occupational Therapy Praxis Ideation
  32. Occupational Therapy Self-regulation Coping Skills
  33. Occupational Therapy Self-regulation Deep Breathing
  34. Occupational Therapy Sensory Proprioception
  35. Occupational Therapy Sensory Tactile
  36. Occupational Therapy Sensory Vestibular Sensory Input
  37. Occupational Therapy Visual Motor Skills Eye-Hand Coordination
  38. Occupational Therapy Visual Motor Skills Visual Perceptual Skills
  39. Occupational Therapy Visual Motor Skills Visual Processing Skills

Areas of interest

  1. Prevention/Wellness
  2. Teletherapy
  3. Digital Literacy
  4. Research
  5. Publishing
  6. Advocacy
  7. Grant Writing
  8. Multicultural Issues
  9. Low Income Populations
  10. Bilingualism

Experience treating these disorders

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. Developmental disorders
  3. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  4. Sensory processing disorders
  5. Social communication disorders
  6. Childhood language disorders
  7. Cognitive-communication disorders
  8. Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Background

Education

2007 - 2009

Temple University

MOT


Continuing Education Certificates

Sensory Integration Certificate
Sensory Integration Certificate - image

Description

The USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program provides an opportunity for practicing occupational therapists to acquire advanced knowledge in the theory, assessment, and intervention principles of sensory integration as originated by Dr. A. Jean Ayres.

Presenter Florence A. Clark, PhD, OTR, FAOTA USC
Duration / credits 7200 minutes; CEU 12.0 units; CMH: 120.0 hours
Format Blended
Setting In-Person
Instruction level Advanced
Interactive Metronome and Interactive Metronome Home Provider
Interactive Metronome and Interactive Metronome Home Provider - image

Description

Teodora is a certified IM and IM-Home provider and can help clients order their own IM-Home unit, set individualised protocol and follow the progress. Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based training and assessment tool. IM is proven to improve cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, as well as motor and sensory skills.

Presenter Amy Vega
Duration / credits 480 minutes; CEU 0.8 units; CMH: 8.0 hours
Format Blended
Setting Online/Distance Learning
Instruction level Advanced

Contributions

Visual schedules (5 most recent)

View all 8 visual schedules Teodora Gajic Bakic has submitted.

Resources (5 most recent)

View all 109 resources Teodora Gajic Bakic has submitted.

Activity lists (5 most recent)

View all 54 activity lists Teodora Gajic Bakic has submitted.