Colette Silver, MS, OTR/L
Colette Yglesias Silver, MS, OTR/L received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 1975 and her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2001. She has worked for Montgomery County Public Schools in both the elementary grades and preschool program (PEP) and at ITS- Developmental Therapy Services from 2006 to present. Colette is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She is certified in Integrated Listening Systems (iLS), Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program (TLP) and is working toward certification in the Masgutova Neurosensorymotor Reflex Integration Method (MNRI). Additional advanced training includes the Wilbarger Protocol, the SOS Approach to Feeding, Managing Visual Deficits, Astronaut Training as well as Brain Gym and many fine motor courses. She has lectured on Sensory Integration for MCPS PEP and community groups. Colette has lectured and taught internationally, served as a consult for organizing SI clinics and helped develop occupational therapy programs at Center 21, an organization that serves young adults with disabilities in Kuwait City, Kuwait. In addition to her work as an OT, Colette was the founder and Artistic Director of Dance Arts Moving Arts, a modern dance studio and performing space in downtown DC, which was active in the 1980’s. She has choreographed over 30 dances and performed in venues in New York City and Washington DC. Colette has taught acting, dance, improvisation and movement to children and adults at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in downtown DC for over 35 years and uses her unique understanding of movement and creativity in her work as a therapist. She is the proud mother of three adult children.