Lindsey Crichton

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Lindsey is a Certified Occupational Therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience across diverse populations and clinical settings nationwide, and along the developmental continuum.  Her passions include but are not limited to serving underserved populations, and exploring neurodiversity as it has evolved over the years in its presentation amongst varying disorders and conditions.  Most recent clinical passions or areas of specific interest are in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia; and social-emotional development and behavior associated with post-COVID times.  She loves to engage children and have an impact in their lives and future.

Lindsey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Science and her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College in Ithaca NY. Lindsey started her career in 2001 after a very interesting clinical fieldwork experience in Glasgow Scotland working at a Children’s Hospital which was followed by a rustic backpacking trip around Europe before the Euro.  She promptly returned home once her first school loan bill arrived and her parents kindly prompted her to return to the country to begin her career and loan payback. Once re-oriented to post travel reality, she started her career primarily in Acute Rehab Hospitals and Units in the Urban Boston Area.  Work experience became more isolated to work on a trauma floor that was notable for treatment of acute spinal cord injury and research at Boston University Medical Center. She then embarked on more domestic travel and entered the World of Home Health in the Greater Boston Area, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and finally, the rural agricultural regions of Yamhill County, in the Willamette Valley of OR.  She re-stoked her passion for the field by working with school aged children in 8 school districts across rural Marion and Polk Counties.

When not engaging in work, Lindsey enjoys raising a boisterous 7-year-old little girl and sharing in the pure joy of her daughter’s novel experiences.  She loves embarking on adventures involving connection with loved ones including friends and family throughout the country. Recent interests also include – perennial gardening, home décor and design, cooking any kind of ethnic or Italian food.  Other interests include active fitness-related activity outside in nature.  She was formally a triathlete and runner and is newly trying to figure out less strenuous physical endeavors.

Clinic Location: Salem Madrona & Fairview