Rebecca Faugno started her career as an OT in 2003, back when our profession required a BS in occupational therapy. She practiced with this “grandfathered” degree status for over 14 years until she decided to pursue a post-professional doctorate degree, which she completed in April of 2022. Her research expands over a wide array of areas not limited to pediatrics (interprofessional collaboration between OT and ABA, geriatric care and the aging population, adult transitions within the special needs populations, augmentative and assistive technology, hippo therapy, visual perceptual disorders, neurological and orthopedic disorders, and the delicate area of forensic occupational therapy related to anoxic brain injury). Pediatrics is where her true calling lies and where she has spent the majority of her career within school-based settings facilitating the childhood occupation of being learners. Her work in pre-writing stroke progression is published and she is an inventor of a patented alternative seating device that targets individual sensory systems and assists with in-seat and on-task behaviors. Her invention of the Hip Hugger Seat Cover is research-based and was inspired by a recurring gap within intervention options for clients. She is an award-winning interprofessional collaborator and developer of programming for the integration of OT and ABA. Her experience and understanding of sensory-motor development have led her to her passion for serving children with special needs to progress through lifelong milestones, increase independence within their individual occupations, and helping families live fulfilling lives as they progress through their journeys.