Locus Family Centered Therapies is devoted to equipping our therapists with the knowledge and tools needed to provide high-quality services with a focus on family-centered care. Therapists receive 1:1 mentoring from Dr. Hathaway as well as ongoing training and support. In addition to direct therapies, Locus offers supportive services to the entire early intervention community through provider workshops, 1:1 provider mentoring, and family consultations that are tailored to each family’s unique needs.  Visit the services page of this website for more details!

Let us introduce… our founder:

Beth Hathaway, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Dr. Beth Hathaway has over 38 years of pediatric experience, specifically focusing her career on providing early intervention services to families and young children. Beth is the previous president of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA). Her doctoral research focused on how to equip and mentor providers of early intervention to provide family-centered care. While Beth has provided care to a wide range of diagnosis and disabilities, she has specific training and expertise in the areas of sensory processing disorder, autism, developmental delay, feeding dysfunction (including those picky eaters!), genetic syndromes, prematurity, and family-centered care. Beth is particularly known for her humor and ability to easily establish rapport with families regardless of socioeconomic or cultural group. Her passion for empowering families to fully participate in valued routines, activities, and celebrations is the heart of her interactions with families, children, and providers of early intervention.

Beth received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and went on to earn an advanced master’s degree in occupational therapy from AT Still University.  She completed her doctoral studies at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. On a more personal note, Beth is happily married to a Raleigh businessman and together they have a blended family of seven adult children and five grandchildren.

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