Jessica Martin, O.T.R./L., C.L.C.

Occupational Therapist

The Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy: Medical University in South Carolina, 1995.

  • Feeding/Behavior with Feeding
  • Craniofacial
  • Swallow Studies

  • Certified Lactation Counselor

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Specialize in feeding therapy for ages birth to 21
  • Treat children with oral motor issues, sensory feeding problems, learned aversion to eating, dependent on tube supplementation, breast feeding problems, behavioral refusal, etc.
  • Head of the feeding clinic portion of the Center for Craniofacial Disorders in charge of staff coverage, ordering supplies, etc.  Evaluate all new infants to the clinic to determine best feeding device for them and safety/efficiency of oral feeding
  • Complete weekly swallow studies to evaluate the swallowing mechanism and make determinations regarding readiness for and safety of oral feeding
  • Speak locally and at National Conferences on feeding therapy including evaluation of feeding problems, treatment planning, and appropriate referrals to other specialists

Career Highlights
  • Started the CLIF clinic (Center for Lactation and Infant Feeding in the Center for Craniofacial Disorders) along with ST and nutrition
  • Ability to specialize and only treat patients with feeding problems versus “traditional” Occupational Therapy
  • 15 years experience in the field of pediatrics