Degrees and Certifications:
Undergraduate degree: Occupational Science Masters degree: Occupational Therapy I attended St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN
My name is Annie Backman. I have been an occupational therapist since 2011 and with St. Paul Public Schools since 2020. I have worked with children the majority of the time I have been an OT. I believe occupational therapy provides children with the skills and tools they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. I am passionate about advocating for students' needs and figuring out the best way for them to access their education.
In occupational therapy, I work with a wide variety of children who need to develop their fine motor and visual motor skills as well as address sensory processing needs. I work with students 1:1, in small groups, or co-teach groups with special education teachers, speech therapists, or social workers.
When I am not working, I enjoy being active and being outside. I have two little boys who keep me very busy! We spend lots of time biking, building, and hiking outside. I also enjoy running and yoga.