Bryden Giving, MAOT, OTR/L

Bryden Giving

Bryden Giving, MAOT, OTR/L

Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Doctoral student and neurodivergent therapist with clinical interests in neurodiversity-affirming approaches, top-down assessment and treatment strategies, and ethical evidence-based practice.


  • Pediatrics
  • Outpatient Clinics

Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Health Promotion
  • Neurodiversity
  • Trauma-Informed Care


Bryden Giving, MAOT, OTR/L is a doctoral student at Boston University and licensed occupational therapy practitioner with experience in evidence-based interventions, therapeutic treatments, and contextual supports for neurodivergent pediatric patients.

His work emphasizes a forgotten aspect regarding evidence-based practice: the client’s values, including how well the intervention honors neurodivergent identity. His doctoral project’s main objective is to promote the delivery of best practices for autistic children and youth, emphasizing those that are both research-informed and honor autistic identity.

Listen to Bryden Giving on the OT Potential Podcast

  • OT Supports for Sensory Processing Differences: A Conversation on the Evidence
  • Understanding Sensory Function in Autism

Read Bryden Giving’s Blog Posts

  • Levels of Evidence in OT