Apple Sepulveda

Certification Program Manager

Aviril (Apple) Sepulveda, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP, SCFES, IBCLC is a board-certified pediatric occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field.  She received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, MS in OT from San Jose State University, and BS in OT from Velez College in Cebu, Philippines.   She is earning her Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences at George Washington University.  Her clinical areas of expertise include occupational therapy interventions on infant development and feeding, pediatric feeding and swallowing in medically complex children, sensory processing, lactation, and maternal and infant mental health. Dr. Sepulveda received a fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program from 2016-2019, including grant funding for community-based participatory research to address mental health disparities among Filipino immigrants.   Dr. Sepulveda’s research and advocacy include parental mental health, the integration of maternal mental health in early intervention, and parenting among Filipino families.  Dr. Sepulveda founded Nurture Collective, an early intervention practice in Los Angeles, California that addresses parental mental health in early invention services for children at risk for developmental delays.