My name is Rebecca Simpson-Pinkston, and I work children, and their families by supporting them to be successful in everyday activities at home, school, and in their community. Children engage daily in “occupations” such as play, socializing, feeding, dressing, bathing, and learning. I help them and their families to be the most successful and best they can be in everyday activities. I have always had a heart for children and caring for others. Starting as early as 10 years old, I was always helping and supporting grown ups as they worked with younger children, I was never squeamish to get in there and teach a younger child a skill that I had already mastered. As an occupational therapist, I get to feed that passion to support and teach by helping children reach their full occupational potential every day! I work for All Kids Can, First Steps in rural Indiana and Kentucky, and as a school therapist for Trimble County Public Schools. In graduate school, I was a PREPARE scholar and received a multidisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate, taking extra classes in special education, communication disorders, sensory integration, and psychology in order to better educate myself for working with this population. I’m not all work and no play. I am a huge UK women’s basketball fan and go to as many games as possible each season. I also love to go swimming, for walks at the park, and to spend time with my guinea pig, Blossom.