Lan Carrico, MA, OTR/L, SWC
Lan Carrico is a SIPT certified Occupational Therapist with advanced practice in swallowing and the founder of Carrico Pediatric Therapy Inc., where she serves as Director of Operations. Lan graduated with a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) and has spent over a dozen years working in various fields of Occupational Therapy. Her career path started off in school-based therapy, home-based therapy, hospital-based therapy, high-risk NICU outpatient clinic, and ultimately private practice.
Lan Carrico pursued her lifelong dream of opening a private pediatric practice in 2015. She spearheaded the mission of creating the ideal space to treat children by prioritizing outstanding leadership and direction, hiring dedicated and qualified staff, and designing a welcoming environment for everyone. By doing this, her company has been able to expand to all practice lines, including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy, and provides services to children from Los Angeles County all the way to San Diego County.
Having gained invaluable knowledge and skills from attending different workshops through the years, she received specialized training in Sensory Integration, SOS approach to feeding, Beckman Oral Motor, and NDT. These courses gave her the skills and tools to successfully treat children of all abilities and made a significant impact on her practice. Because of this, she decided to start co-hosting world-renowned lecturers and clinicians to better prepare her staff and fellow clinicians around the world. Lecturers such as Dr. Kay Toomey with the SOS Approach to Feeding Workshop, Lois Bly with the NDT course, and Deborah Beckman with the Beckman Oral Motor Course have worked in collaboration with Lan Carrico throughout the years.
In addition to running a handful of very busy pediatric therapy clinics, she sits on the O.T. Program Advisory Board at West Coast University, lectures and gives presentations, and participates in the standardization of pediatric assessment tools as a field researcher with Pearson. She enjoys exploring the wilderness and traveling with her husband, three small children, and 2 fur babies.