Adam Nikkel

Adam Nikkel, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Adam is an Occupational Therapist who completed his bachelor’s degrees in Psychology & Leisure Studies from The University of Iowa in 2008 followed by obtaining his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University.  Adam has worked at a therapeutic day school since 2012.  He has also worked for 2 outpatient pediatric clinics and was trained in early intervention while residing in Illinois.  In addition, he has enjoyed teaching bike riding in the summers. Adam’s career trainings include MNRI (Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration), Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, The Alert Program, Bal-A-Vis-X, and the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Since graduating in 2012, Adam has primarily worked with children in the school and clinic settings.  He has focused on promoting, restoring, and developing independence, function, regulation, engagement, and autonomy in children & families.  He finds it important meeting the child at the “just right level” and collaborating with families to allow for increased independence.  Adam has spent the last 15 years living in the Chicagoland area before moving to Lewes, DE in 2023 with his wife and 6-year old daughter. Outside of work, you will find Adam playing golf, spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog, Cocoa, and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  He is thrilled to have the opportunity to join Child Inspired and looks forward to serving the needs of children and families in Sussex County.