Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC, began treating clients in 2014 as a pediatric occupational therapy assistant. She founded The Sensory Project, LLC, https://thesensoryproject.com in 2017. In October 2020, Gwen Wild handed her the reins of Sensational Brain LLC, in which she plans to expand and explore new courses, products, and more!
Dedicated to helping children with different abilities feel confident in their own skin, Rachel began her sensory journey by designing fashionable, innovative weighted vests to enable children to regulate their sensory needs, while fitting in with their peers. In addition, she co-hosts the podcast The Sensory Project Show to educate and equip parents, therapists, and educators with tools and information to understand sensory integration.
Along with colleague Jessica Hill, COTA/L, she founded The Sensory Project Club in 2019 https://www.thesensoryprojectclub.com, a membership-based website that provides in-depth training and resources relating to all things sensory. They recently published their Therapeutic Resource Guide, a 300-page E-Book, which provides downloadable, therapeutic tools and information with resources created initially for The Sensory Project Club.
Rachel is passionate about sharing her knowledge of sensory integration by participating in speaking engagements with nonprofit organizations, schools, childcare centers, and community events to increase early identification of sensory processing challenges.
- Financial: Rachel is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC and receives proceeds from all sales and co-hosts All Things Sensory by Harkla Podcast.
- Nonfinancial: Pictured in the Harkla compression swing, Rachel works part-time with Harkla Co.