Dr. Candice Freeman OTD, MOT, OTR is the owner and founder of Tears to Cheers Handwriting Clinic LLC. .Dr. Candice Freeman has extensive experience with implementing a variety of handwriting programs and has received great results using research-based methodologies.
She has 13 years’ experience as a pediatric and home health occupational therapist and 5 years as an occupational therapy assistant program director. Her specialty is pediatrics with a concentration on fine motor skill development and handwriting.
She is also the owner of her own private consulting firm Freeman Educational Services that provides independent occupational therapy (OT) evaluations to schools. Candice earned her Bachelors of Psychology with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston (Houston, TX); Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (Provo, Utah). She is currently a doctoral student attending Abilene Christian University (Abilene TX) and in the process of earning her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with emphasis on Higher Education with a scheduled completion date of 2021.
She is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA), National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus (NBOTC), member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and current Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) advisor.
She has presented at the Texas Occupational Therapy Mountain Central Conference 2018 poster presentation: Diversity recruitment practices across the state for Occupational therapy assistants and has a strong passion for exploring the topic of diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy.
In her spare time, she loves to compete in pageants (Ms. Plus America 2017; Ms. Texas Royal International Miss 2020) and has held many national and state titles in her 10 years of pageantry. Candice enjoys volunteering at her church providing community service and outreach, and spending time with her family, friends, and Malti-poo Baxter.