Kristin Hughes, OTR

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Kristin Hughes is a pediatric occupational therapist whose passion, over 20 years, includes multiple disciplines, training, and groundbreaking modalities toward effective results for individuals with autism, developmental delays and traumatic brain injuries. 

She has pursued extensive training in Masgutova Neurosensoriomotor Reflex Integraion (MNRI®), Craniosacral therapy, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®), The Melillo Method, Developmental Functional Neurology, and photobiomodulation. Kristin uses a combination of therapeutic methods to improve various areas that are essential to healthy childhood development such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, self-regulation, sensory processing, and play skills.  She specializes in reflex integration work and believes it is the key foundation for functional movement, cognition, and social-emotional growth.

She has experience working in a variety of settings including home health, in patient and outpatient clinic, treating children and adults with Autism Spectrum, Sensory processing Disorders, Developmental delays, Feeding Difficulties, Cognitive Disorders, ADD/ADHD,  Traumatic brain injuries, and Neurological Disorders.  

Currently, Kristin is working alongside Dr Brandon Crawford at the Austin Center for Developing Minds using a multidisciplinary approach to brain rehabilitation. She uses  developmental functional neurology combining The Melillo Method’s hemispheric intervention with Neurosolution lasers to achieve groundbreaking results in traumatic and anoxic brain injuries. Kristin brings love, compassion, knowledge, hope, and creativity to each of her patient’s individual needs. 


Frequently asked questions

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What will my first visit look like?

We will perform a complete patient evaluation that includes various diagnostics and tests, including routine labs if deemed necessary.

How long does the therapy take?

Depending on the type of therapy program our patients enrolls in, it could look like:
Basic/Local program: 1 hour
Sports performance: 1.5-2 hours (1-2x day)
Intensive program: 1.5-2.5 hours (2x day)
Wellness Care: 1-2 hours (2-4x month)

Does the therapy hurt?

No, our patients may be sore from the passive and physical exercises we initially start doing with them.

Is it okay after surgery?

Yes, some of our patients start soon as they are released for additional therapy immediately following surgery.

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