Diana Baldelomar, OTR/L
Diana is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist.  She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Boston University’s Sargent College. She has a diverse background working with children in school-based settings, adolescents in community employment programs, and children/adults in inpatient hospitals.  Her experience also includes working with young people who have deafblindness and CHARGE syndrome. She has an interest in using yoga, Reiki, and other holistic practices as part of treatment. She is Level I Reiki Certified and speaks Spanish fluently.

X254 | dbaldelomar@otathekoomarcenter.com

Lindsey Byrd, MS, OTR/L
Lindsey earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining the OTA team, she worked with infants and toddlers and their caregivers through Early Intervention services. Lindsey has received training in DIR/Floor-time, Therapeutic Listening, and the S.O.S Approach to Feeding and is actively pursuing a Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) certification. She values active collaboration with her clients and their families and looks to expand strengths already present within each individual, while supporting areas of challenge. Her approach is very child-led and strengths-based to ensure clients are not just meeting goals, but ultimately feel a sense of control and mastery within their lives, leading to increased self-confidence.

X271 | lbyrd@otathekoomarcenter.com

Tess Clark, MS, OTR/L
Tess is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University, where she also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development. Tess’s strong background in pediatrics includes experience working with youth of all ages in home, school, private practice, and community-based settings. Guided by a holistic approach and contagious enthusiasm, Tess is committed to helping children and their families live life to the fullest.

X252 | tclark@otathekoomarcenter.com

Abigail Craig, MS, OTR/L
Abbey is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist in the State of Massachusetts.  She earned her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire where she also received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Science. In addition to working with children, Abbey has experience working at an in-patient rehabilitation hospital as well as at a community day program for individuals with acquired brain injuries. Abbey is motivated by identifying each child’s unique passions and interests which allows her to form meaningful therapeutic connections with her clients and their families.

X250 | acraig@otathekoomarcenter.com

Susan Fasce Curtis, MS, OTR/L
Sue is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Western Michigan University in 1980 and her Master of Science at Boston University in 1988. She has extensive experience working with children and families in home, school and clinic settings. She has completed the Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) certification and teaches for Sensory Integration International in various US cities. She also teaches on a substitute basis at Boston University delivering instruction in SIPT evaluation techniques.

X 285 | scurtis@otathekoomarcenter.com

Kristin David, BS, OTR/L
Kristin is a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Kristin has extensive experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities and sensory processing disorders in a variety of settings including home, school, and hospital based settings, out-patient clinics, and private practice. She has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and has co-authored an article in the Autism Spectrum News. Kristin has specialized training in myofascial release, DIR/Floor Time, and Handwriting without Tears techniques. Kristin is also a certified Children’s yoga instructor and has developed a ballet-yoga program for children with developmental disabilities.

X 274 | kdavid@otathekoomarcenter.com

Erika Davis, MS, OTR/L
Erika Davis is a licensed, registered Occupational Therapist. She earned her BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the Boston School of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University.  Erika has extensive experience working with children in both clinic- and school-based settings.  In addition to public and private schools, Erika has enjoyed working with children in private one-on-one settings.  Erika is extremely skilled at developing effective IEPs and designing accommodations to enhance a child’s success in school. Achieving success in all areas of life for children and their families is a priority.  When not at OTA The Koomar Center, Erika enjoys running, dancing, quilting and being a mom.

X 296 | edavis@otathekoomarcenter.com

Katherine Davis, MS, OTR/L
Katie is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Prior to her tenure at Tufts University, Katie graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Katie has extensive experience helping children with a broad array of diagnoses as well as experience working in a community-based setting with adults with mental illness. Katie prides herself on her devotion to building strong and trusting therapeutic relationships with both her clients and their families. Outside of OTA, Katie spends her time reading, running, practicing yoga, and exploring the New England area, her new home.

X 266 | kdavis@otathekoomarcenter.com

Michelle Denison, MS, OTR/L
Michelle is a Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist. She completed her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College where she graduated Summa cum Laude after completing her individual Master’s Thesis on “The attitudes and knowledge of residential staff members working with adolescents who have experienced trauma.” She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science at Ithaca College where she graduated Magna cum Laude and was a member of the all discipline national honor society Phi Kappa Phi, as well as Pi Theta Epsilon (for occupational therapy students), and Alpha Eta (for allied health professions). Michelle gained experience using Sensory Integration, Trauma Informed Care, and Mindfulness-based approaches while working with children and adolescents with developmental delays, mental health disorders, trauma histories, attachment difficulties, and Autism Spectrum Disorders in residential treatment centers, an inpatient psychiatric child unit, and in school settings. She has a passion for working with children and their families to help children develop the skills needed to be successful in their everyday lives using creative, fun approaches.

X 249 | mdenison@otathekoomarcenter.com


Michael Dezmin, MOT, OTR/L
Michael Dezmin is a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist who graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University’s Masters of Occupational Therapy program. Michael also has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey. Michael  received The Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association Scholarship Award for academic achievement and dedication to the profession of Occupational Therapy. Michael has previous experience in the field of sensory integration within both public and private schools and clinics. He has also created and implemented a bike riding course for children with sensory needs and has worked as a Swim Whisperer for Swim Angelfish providing swim lessons to special needs children while incorporating sensory and motor skills strategies into a fun, learning experience. Michael believes in a healthy therapist-family relationship to assist children to find their inner creativity and reach their highest potential. Outside of OTA, Michael allows nature and hiking to serve as his adult playground.

X 286 | mdezmin@otathekoomarcenter.com

Jen Dulz, MS, OTR/L
Jen is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Jen has extensive experience evaluating and treating infants, children, teens, families and adults within the home, school, clinic, and camp settings. She currently serves as a staff occupational therapist, mentor, and specialty coordinator in the area of auditory interventions. She has completed the Sensory Integration Certification Program (SIPT) and is a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening as well as Integrated Listening Systems. Additionally, Jen has training in DIR/Floortime, manual therapies, Kinesiotaping, trauma-informed practice, and visual-vestibular treatment techniques. Jen is passionate about play as well as her relationships with her clients and their families. Outside of OTA, Jen enjoys kayaking, hiking, backcountry camping, and silent retreats.

X 278 | jdulz@otathekoomarcenter.com

Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L
Olivia is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University where she also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development. Olivia has experience working with children and youth with varying abilities in a variety of settings including public and private schools, and clinical, therapeutic, and home environments. With the whole child in mind, Olivia is dedicated to providing the individualized services that the child and family need to foster successful and fulfilling lives.

X 282 | oeasterbrooksdick@otathekoomarcenter.com

Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L

Erin is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Massachusetts and registered with NBCOT with a specialty in pediatrics. She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Sacred Heart University where she was a member of the Pi Theta Epsilon honor society. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from College of the Holy Cross. She has worked with children in a variety of settings including public/private schools and Boys & Girls Clubs and has run community-based parent/child sensory motor groups. She is certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test(SIPT). She is also trained in the SOS oral motor program, iLs: Integrated Listening Systems home programming, and trauma informed care. Prior to moving to Massachusetts from Connecticut, she was on the Board of Directors of the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club in Fairfield, CT where she was the Vice President of Programming. While there, she helped develop and run the girls lacrosse program and facilitated staff education on accommodating the needs of club members with Autism.

In her spare time Erin enjoys cycling with her husband, walking with her dog and being a mom.

X 303 | eflynn@otathekoomarcenter.com

Elizabeth Goo, OTD, OTR/L
Liz is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. She also completed her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California, where she worked on an NIH funded study that examined social and motor processing in the mirror neuron system in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Liz is passionate about working with children and their families to facilitate development in the skills that allow them to participate to the fullest extent in their activities.

X 275 | egoo@otathekoomarcenter.com

Lori Goodrich, OTR/L, C/NDT
Ms. Goodrich is the Assistant Clinical Director at OTA The Koomar Center and is responsible for assisting with overseeing all therapeutic aspects of the clinic. Lori completed her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University, graduating Summa cum Laude and as a member of the honors society, Pi Theta Epsilon. Lori has broad experience evaluating and treating individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder using specific techniques including therapeutic listening programs, Craniosacral Therapy and visual vestibular based treatment techniques. She has completed the Sensory Integration Assessment and Intervention Certification (SIPT) and is also NDT Certified. Lori has been trained in a wide range of oral motor based programs, including the SOS Approach to Feeding and Debra Beckman’s Oral Motor techniques. Lori provides consultations, lectures and overviews to enhance other professionals’ and families’ understanding of sensory integration and its relation to the development of various areas including the use of visual-vestibular treatment techniques to improve handwriting, and oral motor skills.

X255 | lgoodrich@otathekoomarcenter.com

Katie Haskins, MS, OTR/L 
Katie is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapist. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in San Diego, CA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in Granville, OH. Katie has experience working with individuals from infancy to young adults on the Autism Spectrum, with other mental health disorders, sensory processing disorder, and developmental delays. Katie’s primary focus lies within Sensory Integration and she has undergone trainings in Brain Gym and visual-vestibular. Katie is dedicated to providing children and their families with innovative therapy that will support and advocate for a healthy happy life.

X256 | khaskins@otathekoomarcenter.com

Peg Ingolia, MS, OTR/L
Peg Ingolia is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist with over 35 years of experience in hospital, school, private clinic and long-term care settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Peg currently works at OTA as a senior therapist and specialty coordinator for manual therapies.  She developed the occupational therapy program at the Brandon Residential Treatment Center, where she also provides treatment and consultation services. Her specialty areas include sensory integration, manual therapy techniques in treatment, school-based service delivery, program development, and integration of SI theory with other treatment modalities. Peg has taught numerous courses through educational organizations and OTA The Koomar Center.

X259 | pingolia@otathekoomarcenter.com

Janet Reilly Jackson, MOT, OT/L
Janet Jackson is a Licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has over 15 years of experience working with adults and children with a variety of diagnoses and needs. She completed the Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. Janet has also completed additional specialty certifications in the areas of therapeutic listening, interactive metronome, trauma and attachment, visual vestibular coordination, and autism.

X296 | jjackson@otathekoomarcenter.com

Kasey Joy, MS, OTR/L
Kasey is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Massachusetts. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Science and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of New Hampshire. Following graduation she moved to London and has years of pediatric experience in a variety of settings including schools, clinics and community in the London area. She has a special interest in how sensory processing skills impact daily behavior and obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration through the University of Ulster in the U.K. Kasey is committed to building strong relationships with children and their families and improving their quality of life. Outside of OTA Kasey enjoys traveling, reading, skiing and hiking.

X257 | kjoy@otathekoomarcenter.com

Allyson Kane, MS, OTR/L
Ally is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapist. She earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Colby College. Ally has extensive experience working with children with developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and Autism as well as a variety of other diagnoses. She has spent time working in various settings including schools, private practices, in-patient, and home environments. Ally is dedicated to providing children and their families with innovative and individualized therapy to increase participation across all aspects of life.

X290 | akane@otathekoomarcenter.com

Diane Levinson, OTR/L
Diane Levinson is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist who has practiced pediatric occupational therapy for over 30 years. A graduate of Sargent College, Boston University, she has worked in school systems, hospitals, clinics, and private practice. She established the first occupational therapy department within the Brockton Public Schools and worked at Youville Hospital in Cambridge with Dr. Margaret Bauman and the Pediatric Team that evolved into the LADDERS Program. In October, 2001, Diane co-established Project CHILLD, an occupational therapy clinic specializing in integrating occupational therapy treatment with the field of sound training. She is a certified provider for Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), The Listening Program (TLP) and in Therapeutic Listening. Diane presently works at OTA as a listening consultant and also does occupational therapy evaluations.

X280 | dlevinson@otathekoomarcenter.com

Diane L. Maxson, MHA, MS, OTR/L
Diane received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, with a specialty in Clinical Pediatrics. She was a LEND Fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Waltham, MA, and received her Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Suffolk University. Diane has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation hospitals, Early Intervention programs, Day Habilitation Centers, public school systems, and private schools. She continues to work clinically as well as administratively, specializing in evaluation and treatment for individuals with difficulties in the areas of sensory integration and sensory processing, feeding, sleep regulation, and anxiety.

X261 | dmaxson@otathekoomarcenter.com

Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. May-Benson is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation at OTA The Koomar Center, formerly OTA-Watertown, as well as a practicing occupational therapist. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention. She has authored a number of book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Teresa has a diverse background as a clinical practitioner having worked in private and public school settings as well as private practice. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the non-profit Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center. She has collaborated with well-known researchers such as Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Dr. Shelly Lane and Dr. Roseann Schaaf. In her role of educator, she serves as part-time faculty at Tufts University. She has a special interest in, and extensive experience with autism, particularly older students and adults. Teresa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University and her Master of Science degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University. She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis. The Alice Bachman Clinician Award from Pediatric Therapy Network and the Catherine Trombly Award from the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapists for her work as a research, clinician and instructor. She is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

X240 | tmaybenson@otathekoomarcenter.com

Marsha Raredon, OTR/L
Marsha Raredon is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist and a senior therapist at OTA. She also works at Manville School, a school for children with complex emotional and psychological needs. In the past she has worked in collaboration with a psychiatric team at Westwood Lodge Hospital. She has contributed to the book, Current Perspectives and Applications in Neurobiology: Working with Young Persons who are Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse, discussing sensory integration and trauma. She specializes in sensory integration and manual therapies and has presented lectures to parents, teachers and health professionals. For many years Marsha was a consultant at Tufts-Eliot Pearson Children’s School, where a rich multi-culture curriculum is complemented by an integrated special needs program. The interplay between emotional health and sensory processing has long been the focus of her therapy as well as the nature of how our physical and psychological health work together in the context of our environment and culture.

X251 | mraredon@otathekoomarcenter.com

Kathryn (Noble) Riffle, MS, OTR/L
Katie is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Cleveland State University. She completed her post professional Masters in OT at Tufts University where she also received a Certificate of Advanced Studies. Katie has completed the Sensory Integration Assessment and Intervention certification. Katie is a senior therapist at OTA and is a mentor to the staff. She leads the OT treatment intensives for international children. She is certified in Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, and Visual Vestibular Integration. She has pediatric experience in clinic, home, and school-based services. Her special interests include techniques that focus on Floor-time techniques, Brain Gym, NeuroNet, and Social Skills techniques. She also has experience coaching families in Floor-time techniques and organizing play groups for social interaction.

X262 | kriffle@otathekoomarcenter.com

Jennifer Riopelle, MS, OTR/L
Jennifer is a certified and licensed occupational therapist in the state of Massachusetts. She received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Studies. Jennifer has completed the Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. She has also attended trainings for both the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum and Brain Gym. Jennifer has experience working with children in clinic and school-based settings.

X 300 | jriopelle@otathekoomarcenter.com

Melanie Allen Salort, OTR/L  
Melanie is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelors Degree from Quinnipiac University. She has been working at OTA since 2003. Prior to working at OTA, she worked in Early Intervention. In 2003 she completed the Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. Additional to training in Sensory Integration, she is a certified provider for Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, and Integrated Listening Systems. Other specialized trainings that Melanie has received are CranioSacral therapy and feeding and oral motor therapies. Outside interests include being an advocate for natural childbirth and mother-infant bonding. She also enjoys salsa dancing.

X253 | msalort@otathekoomarcenter.com

Jennie Schofield, MS, OTR/L

Jennie Schofield is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Massachusetts. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and her Bachelors of Arts from Vanderbilt University, where she majored in Fine Arts and minored in Psychology. She also holds a teaching certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is licensed in Visual Arts education for pre-K through 12th grade. Jennie has experience working with children and adults with a broad range of diagnoses and abilities. She enjoys building trusting, collaborative relationships with her clients and their families, and tailoring therapy to meet their individualized needs. She has a special interest in sensory integration for the pediatric population and strives to help all of her clients participate more fully in their daily lives.

X277 | jschofield@otathekoomarcenter.com

Jaymie (Merry) Stavdal, MS, OTR/L 
Jaymie earned her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy, graduating Summa Cum Laude and as Valedictorian of her class at the University at Buffalo in New York. During her time at UB, Jaymie served as President of the UB Student Occupational Therapy Association and member of Pi Theta Epsilon OT National Honor Society. Jaymie received national recognition from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation as the 2013 recipient of the Mary Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship Award for excellence in qualifications and potential for future professional development. Jaymie currently serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for Camp Avanti, an intensive occupational therapy program for children with sensory processing dysfunction and/or learning disabilities. She has experience working with children in the home, school, and clinic setting, as well as running parent/child community-based sensory motor groups and summer camps. Jaymie is a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening and has training in DIR/Floor-time.

X265 | jstavdal@otathekoomarcenter.com

Leia M. Sturtevant, MOT, OTR/L
Leia is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University, along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Science Studies and a minor in Sociology.  In addition to clinic experience, Leia has experience evaluating and treating children with moderate to severe physical, cognitive, and/or emotional needs in a special education school. Leia also has experience providing occupational therapy services to orphanages in Haiti, where she has educated staff on ways to improve the quality of life of the children. Leia is a Therapeutic Listening provider and is trained in the Handwriting Without Tears program. Leia currently serves as OTA’s oral motor coordinator and is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding. Leia has completed the Spiral Foundation’s Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration, which allows her to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).

X292 |lsturtevant@otathekoomarcenter.com

Kristtyn Suarez, MS, OTR/L
Kristtyn is a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University. Kristtyn has worked with children of all capabilities for many years, in home, clinic, school, and community settings. Prior to joining the OTA team, Kristtyn worked in Early Intervention providing in-home therapy, as well as parent support, school consult, and pool therapy, to children ages zero to three. Kristtyn values a family-centered approach to Pediatric Occupational Therapy as well as placing emphasis on building strong therapeutic relationships. In her spare time, Kristtyn enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and dancing.

X293| ksuarez@otathekoomarcenter.com

Angelina (Angie) Telatovich, MS, OTR/L
Angelina is a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist. She received both her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Studies from Boston University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a dual minor in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences and Public Health. Currently, Angelina is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy at Boston University with a focus on pediatric feeding intervention and family education. Angelina has extensive experience working with individuals with neurological disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and stroke through research and clinical practice. Angelina believes best outcomes are achieved through collaborative, creative, and meaningful engagement in activities that harness the power of play and intrinsic motivation. Outside of work and academia, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, baking, and staying active.

X269 | atelatovich@otathekoomarcenter.com

Linda Grey Tirella, OTD, OTR/L, MHA
Linda Grey Tirella is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She has a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University, a Masters in Health Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelors degree in Special Education from Boston College. She participated in the MCH-LEND program which supports families of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She has completed the Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. She has over fifteen years experience working in public schools. As well as being part of the OTA team, Linda is working with domestic and internationally adopted children and is the co-director of the International Adoption Clinic at Tufts Medical Center. She completed training in Holland in Video Interactive Feedback for Positive Parenting (VIPP) and is interested in parenting and attachment issues. Linda has published in the area of international adoption. She is certified in Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, and Visual Vestibular Integration.

X299 | ltirella@otathekoomarcenter.com

Kimberly Wong, OTD, OTR/L

Kimberly is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. She went on to complete her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California, focusing on wellness for individuals with psychiatric diagnoses. She gained experience working with children and adults with mental health diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings, incorporating sensory strategies to reduce instances of seclusion and restraint. She then transitioned into Early Intervention, where she worked with infants and toddlers in home, preschool and community environments. She completed her Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) certification, and has training in the Get Permissions Approach to mealtime challenges, and DIR/Floortime. She has worked with children with a variety diagnoses and a range of feeding and eating needs. She believes that success stems from a foundation of trust, and flourishes through collaboration motivated by playfulness. Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys being outdoors in the sun, snow, surf or sand.

X276 | kwong@otathekoomarcenter.com

Shannon K. Zickler, MS, OTR/L
Shannon Zickler is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Occupational Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Through the settings of an outpatient SI clinic, Early Intervention, and preschool and school-based therapy, she has worked with adults, infants and children with developmental disabilities or delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, feeding difficulties, trauma and attachment difficulties and Sensory Processing Disorders. She has completed the Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration (SIPT). A special area of interest for her is the relationship between sensory processing disorders and trauma and attachment related difficulties; she enjoys collaborating with psychologists and other team members to implement the SAFE PLACE model, and tailoring her treatment appropriately to create the best progress and outcome for her clients.

X258 | szickler@otathekoomarcenter.com