About Us

While we are occupational therapy practitioners, we are providing tutoring and mentorship services to support school readiness skills for children and providers. We offer private-pay services that are not considered therapy and operate independently of insurance reimbursement.  For inquiries, please contact us at handwritingmilestones@gmail.com.

Maureen Tombari is an Occupational Therapy Practitioner who has over 15 years of experience working in a public school system working with students in preschool to grade 5 with special needs and learning disabilities.  Her expertise lies in developing handwriting, fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, sensory processing and adaptive skills services to students. 

Prior to working in the public school, she worked in subacute rehabilitation settings. Maureen has received her training and certification in the Handwriting Without Tears® Pre-K through 5th Grade curriculum as well as in the administration of the The Print Tool™.

Using her professional and clinical background skills, she is dedicated to offering services that cater to the specific needs of our youngest students, ensuring their success in the classroom environment using the Handwriting Without Tears curricula.   

Handwriting remains the primary tool for communication and the primary task that children engage in throughout their school day.  Mastering handwriting is crucial for building a student’s self esteem and academic success.

Maureen resides in Southington with her husband, daughter, son and dog Weston.  She enjoys gardening, boating, fishing and spending time in Vermont on Lake Champlain. 

Tracie Stanton, COTA/L is an experienced and dedicated Occupational Therapy Practitioner with a successful 27-year career in the field. Her diverse background includes working with children ages 3-11 with developmental delays and learning disabilities, adults with acquired brain and spinal cord injuries, and the elderly population. Tracie has a wealth of experience in different settings, including working in the public school system for the last nine years.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tracie enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with occupational therapy students during their fieldwork experiences at Quinnipiac University. She contributed to the growth and development of future practitioners by making their learning experiences rich and diverse for over 15 years.  

Tracie is committed to meeting the specific needs of the students she works with, no matter how old they are.  She can be found teaching a 2nd grader how to use scissors with one hand, encouraging a preschooler to finger paint in a way that they can tolerate, or educating a 5th grade with a visual impairment on how to advocate for themselves.   She is interested in finding solutions that are tailored to the unique challenges and abilities of her youngest students. 

Throughout her career, she has attended numerous professional development training on topics such as executive functioning, vision, autism, and handwriting using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. She is currently in the process of becoming a Handwriting Specialist.  

Outside of her professional life, Tracie resides in Southington with her husband, daughter, and son. She loves reading, walking her dog Jasmine and spending time at the beach with family and friends.