Advisory Board

Rosemarie Bigsby, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Rosemarie Bigsby is renowned for her knowledge, skill and expertise.  She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist and consultant for over 30 years, including 17 years in the NICU, in the combined roles of therapist, educator and researcher.

She is Coordinator of NICU Services for the Brown Center for the Study of Children At Risk, Department of Pediatrics, Women & Infants’ Hospital, Providence, RI and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a contributor to the AOTA guidelines for NICU Practice, and the  author of a number of journal articles and book chapters.

She is coauthor of Developmental & Therapeutic Interventions in the NICU, a book for NICU therapists, and The Posture & Fine Motor Assessment of Infants, and contributed to the development of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS).

Her research focuses on motor development, behavioral cues, physiologic regulation and feeding in early infancy.

Rose conducts workshops on Intervention for the High Risk NICU Infants.

To contact Rosemarie write to:  rosemarie_Bigsby at Brown.edu


Mary Gengler Fuhr, OTR/L

Mary Gengler Fuhr, OTR/L, has practiced occupational therapy in pediatrics for over 20 years in developmental centers, private practice and the public schools. She has been certified to teach infant massage through IAIM since1983.

She is co-author of the book & video Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs with Kathy Fleming Drehobl, OTR/L.

She is trained in Yogafit and has participated in the Yogafit Kids and Yogafit Seniors course.

Mary has completed the basic and baby NDT class and has a strong background in sensory integration including SCSIT and SIPT training.
She is the owner of Relaxing Resources Inc and provides therapy & workshops at The MindSource Center in Covington.

She provides occupational therapy, education, and support services to families with children with special needs including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, etc.

In addition she teaches courses on Self-Regulation, Sensory Processing, Yoga and Pediatric Massage in collaboration with a Mental Health Counselor or a Physical Therapist

To contact Mary write to:  mary at  relaxingresources.com.