Christy Isbell

Christy Isbell, Ph.D., OTR/L, is an associate professor for the Occupational Therapy program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She is the co-author of The Inclusive Learning Center Book for Preschool Children with Special Needs, Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers, and The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers, and the author of Everyday Play and Mighty Fine Motor Fun. She also contributed to Kaplan's Learn Every Day: The Infant and Toddler Program curricula and its foundations guide. Christy practices occupational therapy in early intervention, child care, and school settings. She trains on a variety of topics, including fine motor skills, sensory integration, and learning environments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and special needs. Since beginning her career, she has presented 9 workshops and trainings at the NAEYC Annual Conference, as well as at many other national and state-wide conferences. Christy is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association, and NAEYC. She lives in Johnson City, TN.