Camille Castillo Leach MS, OTR/L

Camille has been a practicing occupational therapist for 18 years.  She has 17 years experience in school-based and pediatric occupational therapy.  She received her BS in Occupational Therapy as well as her Post-Professional Master’s degree from San Jose State University.  In 1998 she co-founded the Occupational Therapy Department at San Jose Unified School District in San Jose, CA.  In 2006, she co-founded the Occupational Therapy Department at Campbell Union School District in Campbell, CA where she was the senior occupational therapist until 2009, when her beautiful daughter was born.   Camille has worked as an independent contractor to local private schools as well as a consultant to local charter schools.  She currently works in San Jose, CA at Discovery Charter School II as their primary occupational therapist. Discovery Charter is a full inclusion school that utilizes the Learning Center model to implement special education services.

Camille has given numerous in-services to parent and professional groups in addition to being a guest lecturer at San Jose State University on the topic of school-based occupational therapy.

Camille’s professional emphasis in the school setting is on collaborative treatment in the natural environment.  She feels that it is of utmost importance to equip school staff and parents with the tools they need to create an environment to assist the students in succeeding in accessing their curriculum. This supports her in integrating “OT time” beyond the 30-60 minutes per week into everyday events across environments.