Maritza Tafur, MOTR/L

Maritza Tafur, MOTR/L is a bilingual Occupational Therapist who has worked with children and adults on the Autism Spectrum for more than 13 years. She graduated with an M.A. in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Mexico and has a B.A. in Religious Studies from Northern Arizona University. Maritza has worked in various pediatric settings, including clinic and school-based. Her clinical expertise includes child-lead, play-based therapy; sensory integration therapy; improving emotional regulation; and executive functioning. Maritza published an article in OT International in 2009, has traveled and studied extensively throughout Mexico, and studies flamenco.

Maritza is an Arizona native and lives with her husband and two boys. She enjoys art, dance, painting, vegan baking, karaoke and spending time with her friends and family. She was the founding chairperson for a local non-profit, Mindfulness First, and is devoted to making mental and behavioral health a priority in our communities and schools. Maritza is currently pursuing an occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) from the University of Utah.