Kathryn Crane, OTR
Kathryn Crane, OTR, completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with a Minor in Psychology, at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Kathryn remained in Austin, became a Certified Peak Pilates Instructor, and worked as an instructor. A native San Antonian, she made her way back to San Antonio, furthering her studies at UT Health San Antonio, where she received her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2017. While in OT school, Kathryn was inducted into Pi Theta Epsilon (a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students) and the Alpha Eta Society (a national honor society for the allied health professions). Kathryn was also awarded the Professional Student Leadership Award and Wilma West Award, the latter of which is awarded to a graduating student who best shows the professional characteristics of Wilma West, an occupational therapy leader, humanitarian, dedicated educator, administrator, and clinician. Kathryn is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio.
In her occupational therapy practice, Kathryn specializes in the birth to three-year-old population. Kathryn has a passion for the occupational therapy profession and has presented posters at both the Texas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference as well as the Dysphagia Research Society World Summit Conference. She was presented with the Horizon Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association in 2019 for her contributions to the profession.
Kathryn is also passionate about early childhood intervention, believing in and promoting the inclusion of parents and/or caregivers through the entire evaluative and intervention processes, as she believes they are the ones who know their child best and can therefore facilitate the best outcomes. When she is not dedicating her time to work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two young nieces, and her dog, Bexar.