My Left Foot Children’s Therapy is very proud to have such an extraordinary team

of INTELLIGENT highly-experienced FUN, nurturing, and ethical therapists.
You won’t find a more dynamic group of therapists – anywhere!
All of our therapists are extremely passionate about helping kids succeed,
and the progress that our patients achieve is evidence to that!

All of our therapists are truly dedicated to the field of pediatrics. They have all undergone extensive education and training in the field of pediatric therapy. Each therapist is Nationally Board Certified and Nevada State Licensed. Every therapist has had a thorough background check. Every therapist is certified by The American Heart Association, in life-saving AED use, and Child and Infant CPR.

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Ann Marie Gottlieb, OTR/L, Owner

Ann Marie Gottlieb graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Ann Marie has provided Occupational Therapy services to the children of Las Vegas for the past 20 years. She has worked in two Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Las Vegas providing feeding therapy, sensory modulation and splinting for the tiniest of hands. She has worked as both an inpatient and outpatient hospital therapist improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening illnesses and conditions. Ann Marie has worked as an early intervention therapist helping young children and their families tackle a vast array of conditions. Ann Marie’s areas of expertise and special interest are sensory integration/dysfunction disorders, feeding therapy, behavior modification for social and emotional conditions, visual perceptual and visual motor delays, cognition, balance, motor planning and upper extremity splinting to increase functional use. Ann Marie opened My Left Foot Children’s Therapy in 2004 with the dream of making a real difference in the lives of as many children and families as possible by providing the highest quality of care found anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley.

David, OTR/L

David graduated in 1993 from Florida International University, with his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. He has spent the past 24 years as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, providing the highest level of care to children – from premature infants in neonatal intensive care units just newly introduced to the world, to school-aged children trying to navigate through a confusing world, to 18-year old children nearing adulthood and getting ready to face a very big world on their own. David has worked with children who have been diagnosed with just about every possible diagnosis during his 20 years as a Pediatric OT, including, but not limited to, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Strokes, Feeding Delays and Impairments, Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorders, Dysgraphia, Visual Perceptual Delays, and many, many more. His 24 years of experience have perfected his therapeutic skills in all areas and in all settings of Pediatric Occupational Therapy. He has worked in Early Intervention, in hospitals, in schools, in daycare centers, in homes, in outpatient clinics, and he even spent 8 years working in migrant farm worker communities. David is fluent in both English and Spanish, and is learning Czech. David is an expert in all areas of OT. He is even a, “Handwriting Without Tears,” Specialist, working for the company for 9 years, in addition to being a full-time Pediatric OT in private practice. We are very fortunate to have David joining our already exceptional team of Pediatric Therapists

Donna, OTR/L

Donna attained her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994, from Columbia University, in New York, NY. In 1998, she continued advancing her knowledge and skills in her field, by procuring her NDT certification – quite an accomplishment! During her 22 years in the field of OT, Donna has spent the vast majority of her career working fulltime in the specialty area of Pediatrics. She has worked in outpatient clinics, early intervention, home health, and the school systems, mostly in Virginia and North Carolina. Over the course of 19 years, she has worked with children of all ages and diagnoses imaginable, including, but not limited to, Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Down’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Delays, and general Developmental Delays.

Jennifer, OTR/L, Therapy Manager

Jen graduated in 1994, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, from Keuka College, in Keuka Park, New York. Jen has spent the past 23 years working as Pediatric Occupational Therapist, providing children from birth through adolescence with extremely fun, very creative, and highly effective therapy. She has become an undeniable expert in all areas of OT, including sensory integration/ SPD, picky-eaters and other feeding problems, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, developmental delays, brain injuries, neurologic diagnoses, CP, Down Syndrome, assessing and treating infants, and using low-tech and high-tech assistive devices to increase her patients’ independence. Jen has been formally trained in the advanced therapeutic techniques of Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome Therapy, and CranioSacral Therapy. I think that it is safe to say, however, that her biggest passion is Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorders! She is an outside-of-the-box thinker, and loves to get her hands dirty! Jen has impressed the staff at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, with her inspiring treatment ideas, novel use of therapeutic treatment tools, creative thinking, and her genuine enthusiasm for her profession and her patients! It is clear to everyone who meets her, that Jen still finds every day a fun and exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her patients! Her enthusiasm and creativity is contagious and we feel very fortunate to have her paving new ground at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy!

Kirsten, OTR/L

Kirsten graduated with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, in 2013, from The College of Saint Scholastica, in Duluth, Minnesota. Motivating her to pursue a career in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, was her personal connection with, and personal understanding of, the challenges of living with Autism. Kirsten is not only the older sister of a child with Autism, but she also took-on the role of a personal care assistant to her autistic brother for 6 years, while she was in high school and college. We are truly fortunate that Kirsten decided to move to Las Vegas to join our team at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, in an effort to share her personal experience with Autism, and to make a positive difference in the lives of many children and families struggling with Autism, as well as other challenging diagnoses. Kirsten says that one of the greatest feelings in the world to her, is when she is able to make a connection with a child who has autism, and find a strategy or technique for that specific child, that increases his or her success and independence in life. In addition to her great passion for helping children and families struggling with Autism, one of Kirsten’s other great gifts is her endless patience when working with children who have challenging behaviors, perseverations, and rough meltdowns. Her calm, reassuring, and sweet nature, make her a natural at handling, and helping, children with even the most challenging of behaviors.

Amanda, OTR/L

Amanda graduated in 2000 from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership. After a decade of working with children with disabilities, Amanda decided that Pediatric Occupational Therapy was her true calling, so applied, and was accepted, to the University of New England, in Portland, Maine, where she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012. During the course of her p 17-year career working with children with disabilities, Amanda has acquired many specialized skills, like fluency in conversational American Sign Language, National Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (making her able to be a first responder in any emergency situation that may arise while working with any of her patients), training in Handwriting Without Tears, expertise in behavioral management, and a very well-rounded understanding of the issues that children with emotional, psychological, behavioral, physical, and social skills, face on a daily basis, in all aspects of their lives. Amanda has not only worked with children as Pediatric OT, to improve her patients’ fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, handwriting skills, sensory integration skills, independence in activities of daily living, and social skills, but additionally she has worked as both a behavioral specialist and personal care attendant for children with Autism, she has worked as an adaptive physical education teacher for children in special education, and she has also worked as a residential counselor for at-risk adolescents, 12-18 years of age. Amanda’s passion for helping children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as their families, motivated her to conduct a research study, published in 2015, which qualitatively supported the benefits of family support in a support group like setting, during the transition process from childhood to adulthood, for young adults with high functioning Autism. All of Amanda’s experiences, working with children with disabilities, not only through the eyes of an Occupational Therapist, but also through the eyes of the different support staff who also work with the children we are trying to help, on a daily basis in other environments, has given her unmeasurable insight into the multiple aspects of these children’s lives, how their disabilities truly affect their day-to-day lives, and what is necessary to truly make a difference in their lives.

Christine, OTR/L

Christine obtained her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 2013, after first obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science, with a minor in Special Education (always knowing that she wanted to work with children with disabilities). Prior to pursuing a career in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Christine spent 6 years improving the lives of children with behavioral and physical disabilities, while working at a Head Start Preschool for low-income families in Kentucky. During the summers, she also worked as a camp leader at a summer camp focusing on sensory integration, fine motor skills, and gross motor skill acquisition. Most of Christine’s professional pediatric experience was gained in the hospital setting, where she learned first-hand how much of an impact Occupational Therapy has on a child’s rehabilitation after an accident or illness, and the tremendous role an Occupational Therapist plays in helping a child return to his or her previous level of functioning. Christine’s passion in life is to continue to give back to the world by helping to improve the lives of children with disabilities, making their lives, and their families’ lives, happier, healthier, and more fulfilling.

Kaitlyn, OTR/L

Kaitlyn graduated in 2004, from the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services. She spent the next 5 years improving the lives of adults with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Fragile X, and Cerebral Palsy, by teaching them the instrumental activities of daily living that they would need to live as independently as possible, and supporting them in their brave endeavor to do so. In 2009, Kaitlyn obtained her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, from the University of Minnesota, in order to advance her skills, as well as her ability to help individuals with disabilities even more. Upon graduation, she immediately accepted a position at a pediatric outpatient clinic in Minnesota, and spent her first 7 years as an OT, helping children with Autism, Asperger’s, Developmental Delays, Sensory Integration Disorders, CP, and Feeding Problems, become happier, healthier, and more independent kids! During her past 5 years as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Kaitlyn has obtained advanced training in treating feeding issues and disorders, and helping children and their families overcome feeding situations that can keep children from growing, and leading healthy lives. Kaitlyn has received advanced training in The S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding, The M.O.R.E. (Integrating the Mouth with Oral and Postural Functions) Protocol by Patti Oetter, and The Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Kaitlyn has also obtained specialized training in the areas of sensory integration, vestibular assessment and treatment, and Therapeutic Listening. Kaitlyn’s professional passion is to work with the families of her patients, toward bright futures for their children, and to help guide those families, and support them, through their trials and tribulations, as well as their successes.

Jeanie, OTR/L

Jeanie received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2011 from the University of South Dakota, after first obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Black Hills State University in 2009. Since the start of her career in OT, almost 6 years ago, Jeanie has had the opportunity to develop her skills working with children in many different setting, including acute care, outpatient, home health, and Early Intervention. For 2 ½ years, Jeanie worked for the Board of Education in South Dakota, evaluating and treating infants and young children, birth to three years of age, referred for Early Intervention Services. Jeanie really loves working with infants, toddlers, and young children, as she enjoys helping to give them the best and brightest futures possible, as well as helping patients of all ages with disabilities, to reach their full potentials and maximum levels of independence.

Lindsey, OTR/L

Lindsey graduated with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota, in 2012. Lindsey has since spent most of her time working in the specialty area of Early Intervention, providing Occupational Therapy to infants and toddlers, visiting them in their homes and daycares to give them the assistance that they need to help them achieve greater success and independence in their lives to come. In addition to her Early Intervention experience, Lindsey has also broadened her skills in the medical field, by additionally working in the hospital setting, providing therapy to patients 0-100 years of age, who have suffered from cerebral vascular accidents, neurological incidents, spinal cord injuries, cancer, and prematurity, among many other diagnoses. Over the course of the past year, Lindsey has taken an aggressive approach to pursuing a greater understanding of some of the most relevant issues affecting the pediatric population today, gaining invaluable insight and education from some of the most well-known and influential leaders in her field, and specialty areas of interest, today: In May of 2014, Lindsey attended the Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Conference, and gained amazing insight into what it is like to live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as the effective treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, from none other than Temple Grandin herself! In January of 2014, Lindsey attended The SOS Approach to Feeding Conference: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders, led by none other than the creator of this amazing treatment approach, Kay Toomey, herself. In November of 2014, Lindsey attended the illuminating Practical Sense Sensory Integration Conference presented by Julie Harper. In March of 2015, Lindsey attended the Beckman Oral Motor Assessment & Intervention Conference, presented by none other than the creator of this well-known and highly effective approach to feeding assessment and intervention, herself, Debra Beckman. Just by taking a look at the conferences and courses that Lindsey has attended over the past year, it is obvious to see where Lindsey’s passion lies, and what her special areas of interest are: Feeding, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sensory Integration, and it is also obvious to see what great knowledge, insight, and understanding of these issues, Lindsey brings with her to My Left Foot Children’s Therapy!

Ron, OTR/L

Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 2003, from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Ron additionally holds a second Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Ron started his career in OT 15 years ago, as an OT tech at the Autism Behavioral Network in WI, where he worked to improve the daily living skills of his clients with Autism. Two years later, after officially receiving his degree in OT, Ron transitioned into the OT area of mental health promotion, teaching independent living skills and community integration skills to adolescents and adults with cognitive, emotional, and mental health issues. He taught self-coping skills, self-regulation skills using sensory modulation, behavioral skills, cognitive skills, motor skills, and sensory integration techniques. He created and conducted fun occupation-based groups for children and adolescents with challenging behaviors, addressing self-regulation, social skills, spatial skills, and body awareness, using magic therapy (yes, I said MAGIC THERAPY!), and independent living skills such as food preparation and cooking! Ron’s focus is on using creative and exciting interventions to change the lives of children and adolescents with developmental delays, cognitive delays, brain injuries, neurological diagnoses, Autism, Asperger’s, Down syndrome, sensory integration disorders, pediatric strokes, seizure disorders, etc., in a fun and inviting environment! Ron’s areas of expertise are in sensory integration, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, social skills training, independent living skills training, community-entry training, mental health therapy for those children and adolescents with emotional and psychological diagnoses, and the utilization of fun therapeutic techniques, like magic therapy, to improve the overall emotional, mental, cognitive, and physical well-being and happiness of his patients. Ron says that his greatest asset is his ability to work with, and improve the lives of, children and adolescents with challenging behaviors, as well as his ability to develop great relationships with his patients and their families!

Holly, OTR/L

Holly received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2010 from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Holly then made a very brave and self-sacrificing decision; she decided to travel to South America to volunteer her new skills as an Occupational Therapist to serve some of the less fortunate people of Peru, including at-risk youth. After several months of volunteer service in Peru, Holly came back to the U.S. to continue her career in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Holly first accepted a position in Illinois, helping children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Joubert Syndrome, by utilizing therapeutic techniques with a gymnastics-based theme to improve their sensory processing, motor planning, and bilateral coordination skills. Holly then went into school-based pediatric OT, helping children in the Pennsylvania school system who had developmental, neurologic, and genetic disorders that limited their scholastic achievement. Working in the school system afforded Holly the continued opportunity for volunteer service in other countries; Holly spent one summer volunteering at a pediatric outpatient clinic in Quito, Ecuador; another summer volunteering at a special education school in Merida, Mexico; and yet a third summer volunteering at a group foster home in Merida, Mexico. To add to her already noble volunteer service record, Holly was also a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, an after-school program with the mission of enhancing the self-esteem, social skills, and physical fitness of young girls. To top it off, Holly was also a volunteer soccer coach for the Special Olympics in 2014-2015. Holly’s altruistic volunteer work exemplifies the type of character we search for in the therapists we seek-out and hire to help the children and families that we serve at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy. Holly’s 5 years of pediatric occupational therapy experience on two continents, has not only provided My Left Foot Children’s Therapy with a kind-hearted and highly-skilled pediatric therapist, but has also provided us with a great bilingual pediatric therapist who can communicate effortlessly with our Spanish-speaking patients and families.

Audrey, OTR/L

Audrey graduated in 2009 with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Baker Center for Graduate Studies in Flint Michigan. Audrey has spent the past 7 years providing life-changing Occupational Therapy to children of all ages with diverse disabilities. Audrey has said that, “Working with children is rewarding, and when a parent is able to see positive changes in the way that their child interacts with the world, then I know I have done my job well.” Indeed, Audrey has done her job well, as she has greatly improved the lives of many children (and the families of those children) with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, prematurity, strokes, seizure disorders, cerebral vascular accidents, hypotonia, hypertonia, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, dislocations, behavioral issues, visual impairments, and more. Audrey’s special areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorders, neurological impairments (CVA, TBI, and CP), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and visual impairments caused by head injuries, for which she is specially trained in the assessment and treatment of. Audrey is also specially trained in the Ready Approach, an advanced evaluation and treatment method for Sensory Processing Disorders / Sensory Integration Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders, that improves the lives of children who have excessive behaviors (like rocking, hand flapping, and humming), self-injurious behaviors, hyper-defensive behaviors, and/or hyperactivity problems. Audrey was additionally part of a specialized diagnostic team for three years, responsible for diagnosing children with Autism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In addition to helping children in her career as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Audrey is also a child safety advocate outside of her job; Audrey is certified in Child Passenger Safety, and for the past 7 years she has been volunteering her time at fire stations and hospitals, providing car-seat safety checks to help prevent children from being injured in car accidents, and thus preventing them from ever needing her help as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist! That’s genius! With all of Audrey’s skills, passion, and specialized training, it is still her energetic, optimistic, friendly, and creative personality that is the cause of so many of the positive outcomes, and so much of the success, of her patients!

Nicole, OTR/L

Nicole is an Occupational Therapist, truly passionate about children. Prior to pursuing her dream, and accomplishing her goal of obtaining a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Nicole was an Early Childhood Educator for 10 years, as well as a Pediatric Rehabilitation Aid for 4 ½ years. Upon obtaining her degree in OT in 2013, from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nicole immediately sought to advance her professional skills and clinical effectiveness in feeding therapy, by becoming a Certified Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Provider with the SOS Feeding Approach, making her a very successful pediatric feeding therapist. Nicole also sought to improve her effectiveness with those children with sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, ADHD, Autism, and Asperger Syndrome, so she also became a Certified Therapeutic Listening Provider, as well as a Certified Interactive Metronome Provider, both of which have allowed her to become a highly effective OT, making great strides with her patients in a shorter amount of time. Nicole is also experienced and skilled at peer interaction facilitation for those children with social anxiety or social skill delays, and uses the SCERTS model approach to peer interaction to achieve the greatest success with her patients. For the past 3 years of her 17-year career working in childhood education and rehabilitation, Nicole has been an outpatient pediatric occupational therapist, helping infants, children, and adolescents, who have problems or delays with sensory processing, self-care skill acquisition, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, handwriting skills, visual motor skills, visual perceptual skills, feeding problems, emotional and behavioral problems, social skills, and mental health issues. To top of her list of special skills, Nicole also speaks Spanish! Impresionante!

Amanda, OTR/L

Amanda graduated in 2008, with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. Since that time, nearly 7 years ago, Amanda has been working in the specialty field of outpatient pediatrics, at a pediatric clinic in Oklahoma, much like My Left Foot Children’s Therapy. For almost 8 years now, she has devoted her career entirely to improving the lives of children 1-18 years of age, with Sensory Processing Disorders, emotional, social, and developmental delays, Down syndrome, and children on the Autism Spectrum. We are pleased to announce that Amanda has advanced training in therapeutic listening, and is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Integrated Listening Systems, so will be leading up our therapeutic listening program. Amanda is also a skilled practitioner of the DIR FloorTime Approach to treatment, and is fluent in Sign Language. Having an Occupational Therapist who is fluent in Sign Language will be an immeasurable benefit to our OT patients and families, who use Sign Language as their primary form of communication.

Silja, OTR/L

Silja received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in Buffalo, NY, in 2015. Silja always knew she wanted to work with children. Prior to deciding on a career in Occupational Therapy, Silja volunteered her time working at a program in Buffalo for infants and children with a variety of developmental delays, and it was from that experience that Silja decided she wanted to become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. After being accepted to the Occupational Therapy program at the University at Buffalo, Silja wanted to continue to help others, and also gain more experience working with children with disabilities, while she studied to become an OT, so while going to school, Silja additionally worked as a home health attendant for an adolescent boy with cerebral palsy, and also worked as a transitional service provider for adolescent children with mental health issues and developmental disabilities, helping those children to learn important life skills and successfully integrate into their communities as they grew into young adults. During her OT internships in New York, Silja gained much experience evaluating and treating patients with traumatic brain injuries, musculoskeletal impairments, neurological problems, cognitive impairments, developmental disabilities, and sensory integration disorders. For the past year Silja has been a blessing to so many children and families trying to overcome some really tough challenges; just being around Silja, you can feel her energy and enthusiasm for her what she is doing. Silja once said, “I chose a career in Occupational Therapy because I have always wanted to help people. Nothing has ever given me more joy than the feeling of having helped someone, whether it be in a physical, emotional, or psychosocial manner. I think Occupational Therapy is a perfect fit for me, because I have the opportunity to positively impact someone’s overall quality of life, which in turn gives me great satisfaction.” We too are glad that Silja chose a career in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, and we are as thrilled as her patients, and her patients’ families, that she is pursuing her personal and professional goals of positively impacting people’s lives, here with us, at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy!

Rachael, OTR/L

Rachael received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, in 2016. Before her career as an Occupational Therapist, Rachael worked in a psychiatric rehabilitation setting at a hospital in Connecticut, in a capacity similar to that of an OT. There she worked with Occupational Therapists to help patients learn functional living skills and self-care skills through both individual and group therapy sessions. In this psychiatric setting, Rachael received a lot of experience working with people with behavioral disorders, aggressive tendencies, safety awareness issues, anger management problems, the full range of mental health diagnoses, and even hardened individuals with criminal histories. This position allowed Rachael to advance her skills in the use of psychology, effective therapeutic communication strategies, and behavioral modification techniques, in helping people to overcome their mental and emotional obstacles to living a fulfilling and independent life. Needless to say, Rachael’s passion lies in working with children demonstrating aggression, anger management issues, and/or behavioral problems. Rachael believes, and we at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy agree, that all behavior is communication. Rachael enjoys taking on the toughest behavioral cases (ones that other therapists might shy away from), because once you figure out what they are trying to communicate to you with their behavior, and you work through it with them, they can become your biggest success stories. Sometimes the progress is slow, but if you’re patient (and Rachael is), it’s always worth it. Rachael discovered her passion for working with children who have special needs, and especially Autism, during a professional rotation at a pediatric clinic, where she witnessed the small miracle of a child answering a question for the very first time in his life; it was at that moment that Rachael came to the realization that, in her words, “There could be nothing so rewarding as connecting with a child who has been essentially ‘stuck’ in his own world and helping him to engage with the world around him.” We are very fortunate that Rachael speaks two languages (English and Spanish), which allows Rachael to reach out to, and connect with, even more children who are “stuck” in their own worlds, and help “pull them out” and engage in the world around them. Rachael’s favorite thing about being a Pediatric Occupational Therapist is watching how proud the kids are when they finally master a new skill or achieve a goal; she says that, “although they did all of the hard work, I love knowing that I played a small part in their success.”

Dominique, OTR/L

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Ashley, OTR/L

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Sarah, OTR/L

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Emily, OTR/L

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Deborah, OTR/L

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Kimberly, C.C.C.-SLP, Lead SLP

Kimberly graduated from the University of Florida in 1984, with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Kimberly has spent her entire 33-year career specializing in the areas of evaluation and treatment of children birth to 6 years of age, for speech, feeding, and language disorders. Kimberly has extensive experience (33 years!) working with families who have young children diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Disorder, Oral Motor/Feeding Difficulties, Prader-Willi Syndrome, DiGeorge Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Cerebral Palsy, Seizure Disorder, Visual Impairment, Fluency Disorder, and Voice Disorder, to name only a few. Kimberly’s passion is the remediation of feeding problems in young children. With Kimberly’s great wealth of knowledge and experience, we feel very fortunate to welcome Kimberly to our highly experienced team of SLPS!

Pamela, C.C.C.-SLP

Pamela graduated in 2003 with her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology, from Long Island University. Prior to that, she obtained her, “Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped,” Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in 2000. Pamela has spent 14 years assessing and treating speech and language disorders in children from preschool through 8th grade. Pamela volunteered at the Jewish Guild for the Blind for two years, working with children 12 months to 4 yrs. old, who were blind or visually impaired, teaching, as well as working on feeding and oral motor exercises with them.

Cassie, C.C.C.-SLP

Cassie graduated with her Master of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology, from West Virginia University, in 2010. Cassie has spent the past 7 years working with both children (birth to 18) and adults, in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, and in their homes. She has successfully treated children with Autism, Asperger’s, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, Fragile X Syndrome, Dandy Walker Syndrome, seizure disorders, cognitive delays, learning disabilities, dysarthria, swallowing deficits, voice disorders, articulation disorders, fluency disorders, apraxia, dysphagia, aphasia, receptive and expressive language delays, feeding delays, and additionally is experienced in working with children on ventilators, with tracheostomies, and with Passy-Muir Valves. Cassie is also experienced and adept at performing hearing screenings and tympanometry. We are very proud to announce that Cassie is now a Certified VitalStim Therapy Provider, effectively utilizing neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of dysphagia (the difficulty or inability to swallow), giving our patients at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy the amazing therapeutic benefit of being able to receive this advanced revolutionary treatment approach right here in our Las Vegas clinics.

Beth, C.C.C.-SLP

Beth obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology 1985, and then her Master of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology in 1989, both from Nazareth College of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. Beth then went on to obtain an additional 33 graduate credit hours in Audiology, from The State University of New York at Genesco. Beth has 31 years of experience in Speech and Language Therapy, 26 of those years being completely focused on pediatrics. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our patients, our patients’ families, and the rest of the staff at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy. We are extremely fortunate to have Beth as a source of information and expertise. The majority of Beth’s career has been spent working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, mostly as an Early Intervention Speech Therapist. Her clinical experience includes helping children with language delays, phonological disorders, Down Syndrome, cleft palate, Autism Spectrum Disorders, fluency and voice disorders, pragmatic language delays, feeding and swallowing disorders, hearing impairments, bilingual language delays (Spanish, Urdu, Filipino, Mandarin Chinese, and Telugu), oral motor delays, apraxia, and augmentative/alternative communication needs, just to mention a few. Beth believes in providing a family-centered approach to therapy, and has been very successful in implementing strategic therapy treatment techniques with her little patients, as well as training her patients’ families in how to implement her strategic therapy treatment techniques at home, in order to help her patients reach their speech and language goals all the faster. Beth also believes in strong multi-disciplinary collaboration with her patients’ Physical and Occupational Therapists, as well as with all other professionals and family members involved in the care of her patients, in order to obtain the quickest and most generalized progress. When we all work together, we can move mountains!

Jennifer, C.C.C.-SLP

Jennifer Graduated in 2004, with her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, after which, she immediately started her career as a pediatric SLP. Jennifer has spent the past 13 years providing Speech and Language therapy to children in Early Intervention, preschool, elementary school, middle school, junior high, and high school, with diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome, extreme prematurity, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, stuttering, language delays, articulation problems, as well as many more diagnoses/hurdles to success that kids have to overcome today. Jennifer is proficient in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and Discrete Trial Training (DTT). She is also proficient in selecting, programing, maintaining, and teaching the use of a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices. Additionally, Jennifer is certified in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS), which is an effective program for improving reading, spelling, and speech, and she is also certified in Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) which is an effective program for improving listening comprehension, memory, critical thinking, and reading. After 13 years of experience providing speech and language therapy to children from birth to 18 years of age, Jennifer brings with her a great set of tools to help the children at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy succeed in life!

Carolyn, C.C.C.-SLP

Carolyn graduated from Utah State University in 2009, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, and not wanting to wait another minute to jump into the career in which she is so passionate about, Carolyn immediately pursued and obtained a position with the school district, assessing and treating children 3-5 years of age with speech and language delays. She worked at the school district for the next two years, while at the same time, continuing her education at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. In 2011 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and although she stayed at the school district, she transitioned to the Early Intervention program, where for the next 4 ½ years, she provided feeding therapy, swallowing therapy, speech and language therapy, and cognitive therapy to infants, toddlers, and children 0 – 3 years of age. With 7 years of pediatric speech, language, feeding, and swallowing experience under her belt, we knew we had hit the jackpot with Carolyn, and felt that we couldn’t be any more fortunate to have her on our team, but we were even more fortunate! To put the icing on the cake, Carolyn is also a BILINGUAL pediatric SLP, providing the highest quality of therapy to our patients, and their families, who speak SPANISH, ENGLISH, or both! Carolyn is an expert in the language development of bilingual language learners and is adept at training fellow staff members in how language development may be affected when a Spanish-speaking or bilingual child has special needs. We are so thrilled to have Carolyn at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, providing expert-level SPANISH, ENGLISH, and BILINGUAL feeding therapy, swallowing therapy, and speech therapy to the infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents of Las Vegas! M

Margaret, C.C.C.-SLP

Margaret graduated Magna Sum Laude (that means she graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA!) in 2014, with her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she was named, “2014’s Most Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year!” Wow – that says a lot about Margaret’s drive, intelligence, work ethic, attitude, and personality! Prior to earning her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Margaret earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Special Education, from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Prior to completing her SLP degree, Margaret amassed a vast amount of experience in her field by working 20-hours a week in a Dysphagia Treatment Program for over 4 years; by the time she completed her schooling, she was already extremely proficient in treating Dysphasia. Upon graduation, Margaret immediately accepted a full-time pediatric position at a school in Pennsylvania, working with children in Kindergarten thru 12th grade, with diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Genetic Syndromes, Aphasia, and Dysphasia. In addition to being highly skilled at providing Speech and Language Therapy to improve fluency, language and articulation delays and disorders, central auditory processing delays and disorders, tongue thrust, executive functioning, cognition, and memory deficiencies, Margaret is also well-experienced with Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication. Additionally, Margaret is highly skilled at performing Modified Barium Swallow Studies (Video Fluoroscopy Studies), as well as successfully treating all types of swallowing delays and disorders. Margaret’s 2 years of full-time professional pediatric experience in the field of Speech and Language Pathology, plus her 4 years of pre-professional experience with Dysphasia, have given her the ability to provide exceptional therapy to her patients at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, and have given her patients a tremendous advantage toward achieving their Speech, Language, and Feeding Therapy goals!

Kay, C.C.C.-SLP

Kay graduated in 2002 with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University, and prior to that obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Central Washington University. During Kay’s 14 years of experience, she has worked with children from 2 years of age to 21 years of age, with diagnoses such as Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Articulation and Language Delays, Apraxia, Hearing Impairments with and without Cochlear Implants, Cleft Palate, and Dysphasia. Kay is certified in Vital Stim for swallowing, is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Training, and is also certified in ABA, which gives her a real advantage with her patients on the autism spectrum; being a Certified Behavioral Specialist, she is able to really make wonderful progress where others cannot. She has a special place in her heart for children with Autism, as is evidenced by her 3-year position as a youth counselor for children with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. Kay is an extremely patient person, so easily develops a calm and nurturing rapport with her patients. She focuses on grading therapeutic activities to provide her patients with activities at a level that is challenging enough to hold her patients’ interest, but not so challenging that the activity becomes frustrating for her patients. Kay incorporates a lot of games and interesting activities into her therapy to keep things fun for her patients. Kay says that the more fun a child is having, the more engaged that child will be, and the more the child will learn!

Jamey, C.C.C.-SLP

Jameyan graduated in 2012, with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Jameyan believes (as do all of us at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy) that, “Serving children is the most rewarding population for a Speech-Language Pathologist.” She says that, “The opportunity to watch the delight in a child’s eyes or share in their giggles as they master new skills, both large and small, is an incredible feeling.” It is this great passion and love for serving children that brought Jameyan to My Left Foot Children’s Therapy. Before Jameyan joined our team, she gained extensive pediatric experience in the school system, in outpatient pediatrics, in the homes of children receiving in-home therapy, and in an inpatient rehab facility. She has provided services to children of all ages, with diagnoses of Autism, Pervasive Developmental Delay, Early Childhood Developmental Delay, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, DiGeorge Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Phonological Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Cognitive-Communicative Disorders, Dysphasia, Aphasia, and Functional Communication Skill Delays. In addition to being a great SLP, Jameyan is also trained in ABA (applied behavioral analysis). According to Jameyan, she sought out ABA training in order to, “Bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior, and to support many different kinds of learners acquire a variety of skills, from healthier lifestyles to the mastery of new language for children with Autism and related developmental disorders.” Jameyan strives to have all of her pediatric clients enjoy their therapy sessions, and achieves this by using therapeutic techniques based in play, so that therapy doesn’t seem like work. According to Jameyan (and we at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy are in 100% agreement with her), “The most productive therapeutic outcomes occur when a child is having fun!”

Alexandra, C.C.C.-SLP

Alli graduated in 2005 with a degree in Linguistics from Dartmouth College. A decade later, Alli added to her educational and personal achievements by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With her advanced understanding of language and communication, Alli knew all too well what it meant for a child when he or she is unable to communicate: Missed opportunities for personal growth, missed opportunities for learning, and missed opportunities for important, relationship-developing personal interaction with the people in that child’s life. Alli was drawn to a career in Pediatric Speech Therapy, because she wanted to help these children learn to communicate, so that they could gain access to the world around them and live more fulfilling lives. Alli is especially passionate about helping children who are physically or cognitively unable to communicate through language. She finds it extremely rewarding to find ways for these children to access their world through Augmentative and Alternative Communication Programs. Alli also loves a challenge and is a great problem-solver, so when a child has a functional goal that is exceptionally difficult to address, or the child has an extremely difficult time with certain activities, Alli can look at the problem from a different angle and find ways to address the goal differently, use activities that are more personally motivating for that particular child, attack the problem from a different direction, and ultimately help that child successfully meet his or her goal. Alli says that her favorite thing about working with children is that no matter where they are starting from, they have the ability to make amazing progress, given the appropriate support and instruction, over a relatively short period of time, and she just loves seeing that process in action! Also, Alli says that she loves working with children because, “Children can, and do, always surprise you! Every day I hear or see a child I work with do something that I didn’t know he or she could do.”

Erin, C.C.C.-SLP

Bio coming soon!

Ana, PT

Ana has been with My Left Foot Children’s Therapy for over 9 years! She graduated from the Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. Ana then graduated from New York University with an Advanced Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy with a focus on Developmental Disabilities in 2002. Ana has taken several NDT courses applicable to the birth to three population, and she has practiced Physical Therapy in Brazil and New York in various settings such as Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and School-based, Center-based and Home-based Early Intervention Services. Her 19 years of pediatric expertise includes but is not limited to Congenital Muscular Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Disorders of Prematurity, Genetic Syndromes etc. Ana is bilingual in Portuguese and English and conversational in Spanish. She has had the opportunity to work in centers of excellence in Brazil and in the United States such as SARAH Rehabilitation Hospital in Brazil, United Cerebral Palsy of Manhattan and New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell in New York City.

Sherri, PT, Lead PT

Sherri graduated with honors in 1992, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, along with a minor in Biology, from Daemen College, in Buffalo, NY. During the past 25 years, Sherri has provided the highest quality of physical therapy care to children 0-21 years of age, who have developmental, neurologic, genetic, sensory, vestibular and orthopedic conditions and injuries. With 25 years of experience, Sherri has evaluated, treated, and improved the lives of countless children with diagnoses of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Plagiocephaly, Torticollis, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Infarcts, Prematurity, Hypotonia, Hypertonia, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Vestibular Disorders, Poor Balance, Gait Disturbances, Tight Heel Cords, Heel Cord Releases, Toe Walking, Sprains, Strains, and Fractures, Back Pain, Joint Pain, Delayed Developmental Milestones (like crawling and walking), Orthopedic Deformities, and Genetic Abnormalities (to name a few). Additionally, she is proficient in wheelchair and adaptive equipment fittings and justifications. Sherri has advanced training and expertise in Vestibular Rehab, which is one of her biggest passions. She has a keen eye to detect mild to moderate motor and movement delays, as well as coordination and balance problems, as they relate to everyday activities at home, in school, and on the playground. Sherri’s life motto is, “Knowledge is Power.” She loves to continually learn, grow, challenge herself, and improve the quality of the care she can give to her patients. She also greatly enjoys empowering others by sharing her 25 years of experience and knowledge in the field of Physical Therapy, by collaborating with coworkers, and educating her patients and their families. Sherri says that in the 25 years that she has been a physical therapist, her job has never felt like work to her, because it is her passion in life to help people, and that’s what she gets to do every day!

Nichole, PT

Nichole earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010, from the University of Iowa, after first obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2008 – graduating With Honors, Magna Cum Laude. Nichole immediately went into the specialized field of Pediatric Physical Therapy, and started working full-time at a private pediatric outpatient clinic in Arizona, similar to My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, providing the same vast range of services to infants, children, and young adults, with the same vast range of diagnoses. Nichole states that there is nothing more rewarding than working with kids, teaching them new skills, and watching them grow. Nichole spent almost 5 years of her 6-year career as a pediatric physical therapist, working full-time at this pediatric outpatient clinic, where she was promoted to Lead Physical Therapist in 2013, and held that title until leaving their team to join our team in 2015! She also held the position of PT Clinical Coordinator at her previous clinic, from 2013 until she left their team to join our team! Nichole is certified by the APTA (the American Physical Therapy Association) as a Certified Physical Therapy Clinical Instructor. Nichole has worked with children as young as 6 weeks old, all the way up to 17 years of age, with diagnoses such as Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Idiopathic Toe Walking, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc., and in addition to being a great outpatient physical therapist, Nichole is also a great Certified Halliwick Aquatic Therapist, and LOVES working with her patients in the water! Nichole says that her ultimate goal as a therapist is to serve children in a happy and healthy environment, and to inspire them to be the best that they can be!

Ashton, PT

Ashton graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, in 2015. Ashton says that she has had a passion for working with children for as long as she can remember, and it shows. Ashton has a way with children and enjoys working with them as much as they enjoy working with her (which is a lot)! Ashton has been fortunate in acquiring experience in multiple settings: the outpatient setting, the hospital setting, and the home setting; and has evaluated and treated patients with many diverse types of developmental, orthopedic, and acute diagnoses; such as cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, torticollis, developmental coordination disorders, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic traumas, brain injuries, cerebral vascular accidents, chronic and debilitating illnesses, developmental delays, Autism, Rett Syndrome, chiari malformations, chromosomal abnormalities, post-operative issues affecting functional abilities, and she is also experienced at prescribing and fitting orthotics for varying diagnoses! Ashton is experienced and skillful in evaluating and treating children of all ages – infants to young adults. We are very proud to have Ashton on our team!

Dave, PT

Dave earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2007 from ATSU in Mesa, Arizona, after first acquiring his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science and with a Minor in Psychology, from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2004. While at ATSU, Dave had the unique opportunity to acquire a great deal of insight and knowledge about the field of Pediatric Physical Therapy from a Certified Physical Therapy Pediatric Specialist. That professional educational experience at ATSU, coupled with his own personal experience of having a son with Epilepsy and a severe Autism Spectrum Disorder, has fueled Dave’s passion for working with, and improving the lives of, children with disabilities, injuries, and illnesses. Dave has said that ATSU taught him how to help children increase their functional independence, strength, coordination, balance, and endurance, but his son made it personal, giving Dave a deep personal understanding of the challenges that the children and families he works with face on a day-to-day basis, and better insight into how he can help them overcome those challenges. During his almost 10 years as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dave has successfully treated over 1,000 patients, and has acquired immeasurable experience in treating a magnitude of diagnoses in multiple physical therapy treatment settings, such as the Birth to 3 Program (Early Intervention/First Steps), the School Setting, the Home Health Setting, the Group Home Setting, the Hospital Setting, and the Outpatient Rehab Setting. Dave’s areas of special interest and expertise are with children who have been diagnosed with Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy (with multiple levels of limb involvement), Down Syndrome, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Various Neurologic Disorders, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, Post-Cancer Treatment, Post-Surgery, Various Orthopedic Impairments and Injuries, Fractures, Dislocations, Pronations, Joint Contractures, Pes Planus (flat footedness), Toe-Walking, In-toeing, and Torticollis. Dave always strives to make therapy fun for children, and he focuses on having fun with his patients, which we at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy believe exponentially increases the amount of success our patients achieve during therapy! Dave says that he is thrilled to work alongside so many great therapists at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, because he feels that collaborating with, and learning from, so many great therapists with such vast experiences and knowledge, enables him to provide a more synergetic approach to treatment, which helps his patients make more progress in less time! Medical doctors and fellow therapists who have worked with Dave have said that Dave loves what he does; is dedicated; is enthusiastic and optimistic; is thorough, does things the right way, and does not cut corners; is very approachable and has great communication with the families of his patients (including those whose primary language is Spanish, because Dave speaks both English and Spanish fluently); he has an amazing ability to interact with kids, which just comes very naturally to him; he has a strong belief in doing what is right, and that he is a man of integrity and ethics; he is a very caring person who is wonderful with his patients and their families and always has their best interests at heart; and that Dave is just an all-around great guy, a good dad, and an advocate in the community!

Mollye, PT

Bio coming soon!