Waynette Jarrell, OTR
Owner – Clinical Experience: over 25 years
Waynette Jarrell is the co-owner of Pediatric Therapy Associates and director of Occupational Therapy, which was founded in October 1992. She is licensed as a registered occupational therapist.
Waynette has intensive and advanced training in both neurodevelopmental and sensory processing assessment and treatment. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Her experience includes the treatment of infants and children with developmental delays, motor and visual perceptual difficulties, ocular motor and functional vision challenges, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism and other neurological conditions. She specializes in the remediation of visual-motor, neuro developmental and sensory processing problems.
In the past, she has worked with the London Independent School District, Corpus Christi Montessori School, The Rise School and Seaside Learning Center. She also has worked with both the Nueces and Project Ninos Early Childhood Intervention Programs.
She has spoken to a variety of groups including parents and teachers as well as presented workshops through the Regional 2 Educational Center in Corpus Christi. She has attended a myriad of continuing education courses on topics such as therapeutic listening, interactive metronome, visual perceptual skills, functional vision, sensory processing, handwriting, reflex integration, sensory-based feeding, motor coordination and neurodevelopmental treatment.
Waynette began her career in 1986 working at Ada Wilson Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi where she served as interim director of the occupational therapy department in 1990 before moving with her husband to Jacksonville Florida. There she worked for the Lighthouse Learning Center, an early childhood program until she moved back to Corpus Christi in 1991 after her husband received orders to be a flight instructor at the Corpus Christi Naval Base.
She has been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Sensory Integration Mentoring Program with the Star Center in Denver, Colorado with Lucy Jane Miller, OTR. She also had the opportunity to travel as an occupational therapy delegate in 2009 with the People to People Ambassador Program to China and Mongolia.
Waynette has a love for children and sees her work at Pediatric Therapy Associates not only as a job but a vocation and feels extremely blessed for the opportunity to work with each child that is referred to her clinic.
Personal: Waynette lives in Corpus Christi with her husband Maury. She loves being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Julie was born and raised in Austin Texas and has now been in Corpus Christi for 5 years. Julie started with Pediatric Therapy Associates in 2014. She is happy to be back with pediatrics, as pediatrics is her passion. Julie is also a dog lover and has 3 of her own at home. In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Greg, son, Jeremiah and other family and friends. She is also a member at 2nd Baptist Church and enjoys being a part of her church family, singing in the choir and helping others grow in their faith.
Since starting back in June of this year-2019 she has been able to be a part of our Ready-Set-Move class. She enjoys seeing all children have fun with therapy and progress in their own time with movement, coordination and handwriting!
She is excited for this new season of life and cannot wait to see all the positive changes that will be made in the lives of all her patients!