Tracy Stackhouse

Tracy Stackhouse

Executive Director & Director of Programs, Co-Founder

 

Tracy is co-founder of the Developmental FX in Denver, Colorado. She is a leading pediatric occupational therapist involved in clinical treatment, research, mentoring, and training regarding OT intervention and neurodevelopmental disorders, especially Fragile X Syndrome and autism. Tracy has a Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and found her work with Eleanor Gilfoyle pivotal in her training. She has a master’s degree in developmental psychology/developmental cognitive neuroscience from the University of Denver and was grateful to work with Dr. Sally Rogers, during her research training. She is NDT trained, and SIPT Certified with advanced autism training including DIR/Floortime, TEACCH and the Early Start Denver Model. Tracy also has training in craniosacral therapy and myofascial release, as well as Therapeutic Listening and Porges’ Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). Most recently Tracy has been focused on incorporating trauma-informed care and self-compassion into her work. Tracy has written several book chapters on sensory integration and neurodevelopmental disorders, and teaches nationally, internationally, and virtually on sensory integration, fragile X, autism, and related topics. Tracy enjoys mentoring and spends many hours a month mentoring clinicians from around the world to improve their clinical reasoning skills. Tracy is the originator of the SpIRiT Model, an extension of the STEPSI that was the original fidelity model for sensory modulation written with colleagues Julia Wilbarger and Sharen Trunnell at Children’s Hospital Colorado.