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 &

Healthcare Institutions

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.

Therapist's Perspective

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

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