About OT OuTdoors
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Carrie Jacobs M,OTR/L is the owner and director of OT
OuTdoors, a private occupational therapy practice in San Diego founded
in 2001. She is licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and certified by the National Board
for Certification in Occupational Therapy as a Registered Occupational Therapist. She holds a Master of
Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and
Communication from the University of California at Davis. Carrie specializes in sensory processing treatment
for both children and adults, she is qualified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.
In addition to working in her sensory-motor based clinic and onsite hippotherapy program she also works
with school such The Balboa City School, Julian Charter School and Mission Hills Pre-. In the past, she has worked
with Francis Parker, Explorer Elementary, High-Tech Middle and High School, La Mesa Spring Valley School
District, and Chula Vista School District. She has Level I and Level II Hippotherapy instruction credentials. She
utilizes this training conducting OT treatment sessions where clients are mounted on horseback. She
provides these services at her full service clinic in El Cajon. She also provides consultation at REINS
therapeutic riding program in Fallbrook. Carrie has utilized a therapy and certified assistance dog,
Connick, during treatment sessions to assist children with learning fine motor skills, visual motor skills,
social skills, sequencing and motor planning.
She guest lectures at the University of St. Augustine graduate OT / PT program. She has spoken to a variety
of groups including parents, teachers, therapeutic riding instructors and students in Grossmont College’s COTA
program. She has attended a myriad of continuing education courses with topics such as social skills, therapeutic
listening, visual perception, oculo-motor and vestibular connections, sensory integration, handwriting, motor
coordination, Autism and ADD.
Carrie began her occupational therapy career working with adults in acute care and behavioral health at Scripps
Mercy Hospital. Carrie then worked with The Balboa City School, and in private practice with Mary Kawar MS, OTR/L.
She has served on the Board of Directors for the Occupational Therapy Association of California, San Diego Chapter
and for the Lost Valley Handicapped Ski Association. She was a volunteer ski instructor for the Lost Valley
handicapped ski program and also volunteered with the Flying Changes Therapeutic Riding Program in Maine. She has
worked at Camp Avanti, an occupational therapy sensory integration camp in Wisconsin. She served as Assistant
Director for Jameson Ranch Camp for 3 years. Carrie has 25 years of horsemanship experience.
Bonnie M. Haupt, MPT, has been a practicing physical therapist in the San Diego area for over
26 years. She is licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of California. She holds a Master of Physical Therapy
degree from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of San Diego.
Bonnie has provided physical therapy services in a variety of settings including Children’s Hospital, in-patient
and out-patient rehabilitation facilities, schools from elementary through high school in the Ramona Unified and
Poway Unified school districts, early intervention (birth-3 years), and private clinic settings. Bonnie has a Level
I Hippotherapy specialty and uses this training to provide physical therapy using the horse as a treatment strategy
(hippotherapy). She also provides
consultation at REINS therapeutic riding program in Fallbrook.
Bonnie has received training in several specialty areas through continuing education courses including motor
development using Neuro Developmental Treatment techniques, kinesiology taping, treatment of torticollis, and
orthotic usage. She has experience treating a wide variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down
syndrome, developmental delay, torticollis, traumatic brain injury, congenital musculo-skeletal disorders and
She guest lectures at the University of St. Augustine graduate OT / PT program.
Carrie and Bonnie are committed to providing their clients with caring and quality
occupational and physical therapy services and supporting parents and families of children with special