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Occupational therapist provides new services at St. Joseph's

Occupational therapist Deanne Kivi is a sensory integration and Praxis test-certified therapist and a therapeutic listening provider at St. Joseph's Area Health Services, which provides a local source for treatment for children with sensory integration challenges, including children with autism. Submitted Photo

Occupational therapist Deanne Kivi has joined St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids.

She has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder.

Kivi specializes in treating young patients with AUD, utilizing the sensory integration approach, helping those who have been identified as having trouble properly integrating sensations.

Children with developmental or emotional challenges, learning or coordination difficulties or cerebral palsy might also benefit from the new services.