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Ariel Pontikes

Certified Occupational Therapist

Ariel is a licensed occupational therapist who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with her B.S. in Psychology and from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her M.S. in Occupational Therapy. In addition to working at Therapeutic Links, she spends one day a week as an elementary/middle school OT. Ariel has experience in a variety of populations, from infants to older adults, but her true passion resides with the pediatric population! She has training in MNRI (Dynamic/Postural, Tactile), Zones of Regulation, Handwriting Without Tears, Size Matters Handwriting Program, Brain Gym, Healing Touch, Interactive Metronome and assistive technology. In her free time, Ariel enjoys playing ice hockey on a women's and men's team, golfing, or spending time with her family. Ariel currently resides in Lake Bluff, IL.