Karen Barrows

Karen Barrows

Contact Karen Barrows

Address:

1521 Gorham St
Lowell, MA 01852-5236
United States

Phone:
6038606853

Email:
karen.barrows@perkins.org

Physical Therapist
Degree: Other
Experience:
  1. I have worked with children 0-12 with CVI and multiple disabilities for over 20 years. I have worked one on one with vision specialists with individual chidlren to assess their visual functioning and to modify their programming and therapeutic approaches to maximize their learning and function during  my sessions. Although I am a Physical Therapist, my prior 19 years were in a transdisciplinary setting which required me to coordinate and provide services for all of the child's needs, including those that would typically be allocated to a TVI, SLP, OT, and counselor. I thus relied heaviliy on consultations with specialists to carry out my job. 
  2. In my current school setting, I work with children with CVI and other disabilities. I do co-treatment sessions with TVIs and carry out any recommendations they have. I have modified my treatment space to be CVI friendly and I have a number of tools to facilitate visual functioning while supporting my PT goals.
I am available to:
  • Provide training to an educational team
  • Provide consultation and support to family
  • I am willing to travel