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Get to know us 

As occupational therapists we work with children, youth, their families, caregivers, and teachers to promote active participation in activities or occupations that are meaningful. Meet the Building Blocks Team below! 

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Sarah Brown 

MS OTR/L, BCP, CLCP

Sarah is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Building Blocks Therapy, Inc. Sarah has worked with exceptional children since 2002.  Sarah received her BS in Psychology from the University of South Dakota and her MS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She spent 6 years working in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the University of Utah Hospital and served as Adjunct Faculty to the University of Utah Occupational Therapy Department.  Sarah is also Board Certified in Pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

In 2010, Sarah returned to her home state of South Dakota and started Building Blocks Therapy, Inc. Sarah loves providing opportunities for children to grow and learn new skills. When she is not serving clients, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and tending to her small flock of chickens.

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Maggie Kaitfors 

MS, OTR/L

Maggie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Findlay (Ohio) in 2015. While in South Dakota completing her final master’s clinical she met her husband. Maggie has been living and working in South Dakota ever since! In her spare time, you will find Maggie trying out a new recipe, cultivating her garden, exploring the Black Hills, or enjoying time with friends and family. 

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Amy Thompson

MS OTR/L, BCP, CLCP

Amy has worked as a staff occupational therapist, primarily with preschool and elementary-age children in both urban and rural areas. Amy graduated from St. Louis University with a BS in Occupational Therapy in ’97 and completed her MS in Rehabilitation Science through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in ‘07.

 

Amy’s husband served in the United States Air Force, requiring several assignment relocations. Amy worked two years in Illinois at a skilled nursing facility, three years overseas as an adjunct professor on the military base, and several more years in Alaska. While living in Alaska Amy provided adults with hand therapy before moving to hospital care. Amy worked in the acute care, orthopedics, neurology, transitional care, and rehab departments.

 

Pediatric occupational therapy became a career focus after working for the Anchorage Alaska School District where she operated a small outpatient private practice. Amy now lives in Rapid City, SD where she currently works for Rapid City Area Schools and Building Blocks Therapy Inc. In her free time, Amy enjoys time in the Black Hills with family and friends. 

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