Innovative programs for parents and children
To get the knowledge, tools, and support to experience more joy and less stress through programs promoting skill development and personal growth. Our programs are designed to support the neurodiversity community, but are open to all who wish to join.
Children & Families Supported
Seminars & Workshops Facilitated
Years of Professional Experience
Current Programs & Services
Online Courses & Workshops for Parents
Online Groups for Kids Ages 11+
1-day or Weekend Retreats
& Workshops for Parents
Teacher & Student Aide
Training & Education
Parent Coaching & Mentoring Sessions
Collaborative Partnerships with Educational &
Meet the Founder of Therapeutic Innovations International, LLC.
I'm Dr. Elizabeth Joy Shaffer, the founder of Therapeutic Innovations International. I am an occupational therapist, mother, and world-traveler who loves supporting children and caregivers to grow to their fullest potential while mindfully rising above their challenges.
Awards, Specialties, & Certifications
American Board Certified Occupational Therapist
WPS Sensory Integration Certified (Ayers)
Certified HeartMath® Health Provider
Play-based Interventions | Therapeutic Exercises
Brain Gym® | Rhythmic Movement Training
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Practitioner (Level III)
Life skills Training | Self-regulation Training
Stress Management | Therapeutic Listening®
Behavior Modification & Redirection Techniques
2012 Secretary of State Award for Volunteerism
Why Therapeutic Innovations International was Estabilished
As a highly sensitive person, I deeply understand our children's needs and obstacles as I have experienced many of the same challenges as my pediatric clients. This is why ensuring our neurodivergent children are understood, and their unique needs and strengths are supported at home and school is a core part of my work.
I get it. As a parent of two uniquely developing children, I know the challenges and obstacles we often encounter. By combining my professional and parental knowledge and experience, I have learned how to approach each day in a way that creates better outcomes for my children and me. Now I share these insights, tools, and practices to help other parents.
I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 20+ years of experience working in clinical, home, community, and educational settings. I know the benefits of helping children with autism, ADD/ADHD, and developmental delays in a way that brings out their strengths while giving them tools and support to overcome or adapt to their challenges.
Expert Interview Series
Learn more about what I teach and why through this interview by Kristan Weisdack, MEd, LBS, CIMI, CMHIMP, Founder and CEO of BehaviorWorx of Southwestern Pa.
Guest Podcast Interviews