Dr. Kelly Auld-Wright joined the KGI team in July 2023 and brings to us a breadth of knowledge based on her experience in pediatric practice. She received an Occupational Therapy (OT) Masters degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2007 and received an OT Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in 2018. Kelly has advanced training in Ayres Sensory Integration ® (ASI), holding certificates from USC’s OT 610 program and the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI)’s, Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration (CASI). Additionally, she holds advanced practice certificate in neuroscience from TJU.
Kelly’s doctoral capstone focused on the validity of the Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI), tactile tests. Her doctoral work is published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). She works as a research associate and instructor for the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI), and has taught advanced training courses in ASI nationally and internationally. Kelly currently serves as the co-research chair for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA’s) Sensory Integration and Processing Special Interest Section.
Kelly is a wife and mother of three (two children and one dog). Her favorite occupations include walking the dog, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. As a practitioner, she has primarily worked with children and families in early intervention, school settings, and clinic-based settings. Kelly is excited to continue her journey in academia, and looks forward to sharing her passion for OT with her students.