Ellis Therapeutic Consultants is dedicated to providing services to the community through successful partnerships with parents, schools, non-profit organizations, and other providers. Our goals are to:

  • Facilitate academic growth through supportive interventions in the classrooms
  • Provide a greater understanding of the challenges facing our children through staff and community training
  • Encourage and support early identification and treatment of challenges and delays in children in order to minimize long term effects
  • Advocate for youth and families who struggle to navigate through the special education process And finally, our goal is to support children in their pursuits to become healthy and productive community members.


Tracey Ellis, founder and director of Ellis Therapeutic Consultants, Inc., is a board certified occupational therapist (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy-NBCOT) and Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomat (American Board of Disability Analysts).  Tracey has been providing occupational therapy and related support to children and families in the Washington, DC region for over 22 years. Her work includes assessment and treatment of children with developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, and emotional disturbance, and spans a variety of settings, to include schools, clinics, and rehab facilities.

Tracey’s expertise in the field of health and child development has been recognized on local, national, and international levels.  She is recognized as an expert in the fields of pediatric development and brain injury, and is a regular provider of expert testimony in education hearings in the District of Columbia.  As well, Tracey was called to brief the United States Congress on the importance of ongoing therapy and support to individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Tracey’s commitment to her community, and to quality and integrity in the delivery of occupational therapy, is seen in her service as the vice chair on the District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Licensing Board. She regularly participates in supportive and collaborative activities with both the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT).

Tracey is committed to making special education and therapeutic support available to all children around the globe.  As founder and CEO of International Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. (IDS), she helps families access experts in education, behavior, development, and mental health.  Her innovative solutions have made ‘inclusion’ a reality for many children, and access to training and professional development an option for educators abroad.  Tracey is a regular speaker for the expat community on issues related to inclusion and educational support, and has spoken at international conferences, and on webinars and podcasts.

Tracey received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, and her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University.  Following her fieldwork in pediatrics at the Georgetown University Hospital Child Development Center, Tracey began practicing in Washington, DC, and spent five years working in brain injury research with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Tracey serves on the Board of Directors for the Boulder Crest Retreat for Veteran Wellness, the University of New Hampshire College of Heath and Human Services Development Board, and has served in a similar capacity over the years with Best Buddies, Boys and Girls Club of Washington, DC, Trinity Washington University, and Second Chance Employment Services.  Tracey is a frequent university guest lecturer, and is licensed to practice in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.