Milagros Cordero, Ed.D., OTR/L
Dr. Milagros Cordero is founder of ITTS For Children. She is a licensed, registered occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities. She received her basic training in occupational therapy from the University of Puerto Rico. She earned her Masters degree in Pediatric Occupational Therapy and a Doctoral degree in Special Education from Boston University. Dr. Cordero is a certified senior clinician through the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). She is also certified in the use of SAMONAS and Tomatis sound therapies.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Cordero trains aspiring clinicians, serves on numerous committees and boards, and travels both nationally and internationally to teach, guide and speak on issues related to pediatric development.
Dr. Cordero is a senior faculty member of ICDL, the only organization the offers official DIRFloortime® training. ICDL is an international entity and Dr. Cordero travels internationally as part of her service as faculty. Additionally, she serves as a field work supervisor for students in training at numerous colleges, including: Boston University, Washington University, and Louisiana State University. Dr. Cordero feels that teaching clinicians in training reaffirms the core principles of her own work. As she explains the concepts, models and interactions to students in the field, she re-learns the information from different angles deepening her own knowledge-base.
Throughout her career, Dr. Cordero has continually served on committees ranging from the Hispanic Coalition for Health in Boston to the Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention in Atlanta. Dr. Cordero feels that serving on councils and boards keeps her abreast of policies and practices that affect how developmental issues are framed in the wider world. Of particular note is her service on the executive committee of ICDL, her appointment as vice-chair to the Council of the Babies Can't Wait Program for Georgia for 13 years and her service as board member to The Frazer Center for 14 years.
In addition to her work within the United States, Dr. Cordero also travels extensively internationally. She is committed to embracing a wider cultural perspective than one is able to achieve solely within their native country. Internationally, she has conducted trainings on Floortime and pediatric occupational therapy, presented at conferences on pediatric development issues, consulted with families to better develop organized plans of approach to intervention and consulted with schools to develop educational approaches to specific learning issues. She has worked in Guatamala, Costa Rica, Hondurus, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, and France.