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Results for Occupational Therapist:

 

Abigail Calalang

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

acalalang@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Abigail's areas of interest include sensory processing/integration intervention, feeding issues and autism.
  
 

Alicia Mercer

 

Title:

COTA/L

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.906.0663

E-mail:

amercer@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Alicia's areas of interest and expertise include Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, Oral Motor, sensory integration, autism and cerebral palsy.
  
 

Amanda Pierce, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

apierce@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Amanda obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has had experience in a variety of pediatric settings including private practices, early intervention agencies, and home-based practice. Amanda is skilled in evaluating children with a variety of diagnoses and providing intervention for sensory integration, feeding, and fine/visual motor skills. She has special interest in treating children with cerebral palsy, feeding disorders, and assistive technology needs. Amanda is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

Amy Aycock, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

aaycock@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, feeding, sensory integration, therapeutic listening, development, handwriting, positioning
  
 

Beth Arch, OTRL

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Raleigh CDSA

E-mail:

beth.arch@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH, 24 years of experience at a Pediatric OT, knowledge in sensory integration, feeding difficulties and motor development
  
 

Cherie Newton

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Community Partnerships, Inc
  

Office:

919-718-3616 X212

E-mail:

cnewton@compart.org
  

Biography:

Cherie's areas of interest and expertise include early childhood intervention, movement/gross motor skills, developmental delay, and sensory integration. WATCH Member
  
 

Cindy Outman

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.861.1180

E-mail:

coutman@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Cindy received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College in New York in 2000. She has worked for Pediatric Therapy Associates since 2003. Previously Cindy worked for the Wilson County School System as well as in a couple of rehabilitation practices, one of which was based in the child?s natural environment. She treated patients with a variety of diagnoses, including orthopedic issues and neurological, psychological and/or behavioral disorders. Her work at PTA has been similarly extensive, and is heavily based in sensory integration dysfunction. Cindy's continuing education experiences have been equally extensive, as she is a Balametrics Practitioner, an Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist, and is certified in Therapeutic Listening. Other continuing education experiences cover everything from weight training and Crisis Intervention Training, to the Handwriting Without Tears program. Cindy's parrot Sysco and aquarium with various aquatic life also join her during therapy sessions.
  
 

Cindy Whilden

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

E-mail:

cwhilden@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Cindy's areas of interest and expertise include feeding issues and sensory integration.
  
 

Dawn Solomon

 

Title:

Owner/Occuplational Therapist

Company:

Shining Stars Therapy, PLLC
  

Address:

119 South Fuquay Ave
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
  

Office:

919.557.8305

E-mail:

dawn@shiningstarstherapy.com
  

Biography:

Dawn has been a practicing Occupational Therapist in New York since 1997. In 2005, she moved to North Carolina with her family. For the past two years, she has been providing services though the Infant Toddler Program and a private practice in Wake County. She has extensive training in the Pediatric setting. She has completed all the course work for the Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT) certification. Other certifications she has include Handwriting without Tears, Interactive Metronome (IM), The Wilbarger Deep Pressure Touch Protocol (DPPT), Therapeutic Listening, Astronaut Training a Sound-Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol and the SOS Feeding Approach by Dr. Kay Toomey. Other areas of specialty include splinting and Constraint Therapy (CIMT). Additional training includes Pediatric Vision Therapy, Pre-reading and Writing exercises, Oral/Motor and Feeding difficulties, and treatment strategies for children with Developmental Delays. Dawn is certified by the National Board of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and a member of the AOTA as well, as NCOTA. She has a current North Carolina Occupational Therapy License.
  
 

Dawn VanNatta

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Shigley Family Services
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217x255

E-mail:

dvannatta@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

Serves WATCH sites (White Plains)
  
 

Doug Busch

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Durham DEC
  

Address:

Bull City Business Center, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27701-3221
  

Office:

(919) 560-5600

E-mail:

doug.busch@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

Areas of expertise include:General Pediatrics, Sensory Processing, Self Regulation.
  
 

Elisabeth Graham, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

Pediatric Occupationsl Therapits

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

egraham@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Beth has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since graduating with her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University (Boston School of Occupational Therapy) in December 2001. She has worked in both school and outpatient rehabilitation settings with children of all ages and various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Klinefelter syndrome, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Beth has clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and sensory integration dysfunction. Beth practiced in and around Boston, MA prior to moving to NC last year. After taking a year off to be home with her two young children, Beth joined the PTA team in October 2006.
  
 

Ellen Canavan

 

Title:

OT/L

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-832-3909x128

E-mail:

ecanavan@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

Ellen's areas of interest and expertise include feeding, dysphagia, splinting, and educational programming for MU/SPMD.
  
 

Evelyn Bonano, OTR/L

 

Title:

Cary Site Manager, Senior Occupational Therapist

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 17518
  

Office:

919.465.3966

E-mail:

otmomma@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Evelyn's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory integration therapy; feeding (sensory based issues); social skills; sensory processing disorder; handwriting; cranial electrical stimulation (CES); neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT); therapeutic listening; autism; fine motor development.
  
 

Greg Stivland

 

Title:

Business Manager, MBA/NHS, OTR/L

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 27707
  

Office:

919.493.7001

E-mail:

info@developmentaltherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Hanna Connolly Eckard

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Burke Pediatric Therapy, PC
  

Address:

2101 Antioch Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
  

Office:

828-438-0856

E-mail:

burkepediatrictherapy@gmail.com
  

Biography:

serving Burke, Caldwell, Catawba and McDowell counties
  
 

Holly Confroy, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

hconfroy@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Holly graduated from Tufts University ? Boston School of Occupational Therapy in 1986. She worked at Children?s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey for 10 years in both inpatient and outpatient services before moving to North Carolina in 1997. Holly began working with Pediatric Therapy Associates in 2004, and is also the Program Director of Horse and Buddy, a local therapeutic riding program.
  
 

Joani Richardson, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist
  

Address:

106 Rebel Run
Morganton, NC 28655
  

Office:

828-443-3754

E-mail:

joanimrichardson@gmail.com
  

Biography:

special interest/expertise in autism spectrum disorders.
  
 

Julie Peterson

 

Title:

Company:

Durham DEC
  

Address:

Bull City Business Center, Suite 201
Durham, NC
  

Office:

(919)560-5600

E-mail:

julie.peterson@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

Areas of expertise include: feeding issues, splinting for children, play based assessment, children's environment (i.e. preschool day care)
  
 

Kasey Wright, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

kwright@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kasey graduated in 2002 from East Carolina University. Her work experience has been exclusive to pediatrics in both private and school based settings; however, she also has clinical experience in psychologically based centers, nursing homes, and rehabilitation hospitals. Her therapy techniques utilize a sensory integrative approach during treatment sessions for sensory, developmental, and fine motor treatment strategies. Her continuing education includes multiple courses on sensory integration techniques and strategies as well as handwriting evaluation and remediation. Kasey is experienced in working with children with developmental delays, sensory integration dysfunction, fine motor delays, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a wide range of other syndromes and disabilities.
  
 

Katherine Shoffner

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Boone DEC
  

Address:

150 Den-Mac Drive
Boone, NC 28607
  

Office:

(828)265-5391

E-mail:

katherine.shoffner@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

Areas of expertise include: Rural service delivery; consultative models; augmentative communication.
  
 

Kathleen Dilks

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

kdilks@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Kimberly Hunt, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Abilitations Children Therapy and Wellness Center
  

Address:

11030 Raven Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
  

Office:

919.844.6611

E-mail:

khunt@gmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Kim's areas of interest and expertise include sensory integration and feeding issues.
  
 

Krystal Henningsen, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

Occuptational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

khenningsen@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Krystal's areas of interest and expertise include sensory processing disorders, autism and social skills and inclusion.
  
 

Laura Craig

 

Title:

Director

Company:

Children's Neurotherapy Services
  

Address:

1087 13th St SE
Hickory, NC 28602
  

Office:

828-267-1688

E-mail:

help4kids@cnsclinic.com
  

Biography:

  
 

Leah Shissias

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

lshissias@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Leah's areas of interest and expertise include sensory processing and fine motor issues, as well as ergonomics for both children and adults. WATCH Member.
  
 

Leeann Petrina, MOT, OTR/L

 

Title:

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

lpetrina@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Leeann graduated from Duquesne University in 1998 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2000, and has worked for Pediatric Therapy Associates since 2003. Leeann has experience with pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings including a rehabilitation hospital, early intervention services, and a school and residential center for multiple handicapped children. She has worked in pediatrics with a wide variety of diagnoses and treatment methods including sensory-integration, therapeutic listening, hippo-therapy, and aquatic programs. Leeann has special interest and expertise in the areas of sensory integration, feeding, assistive technology, and splinting. She has completed training in the Therapeutic Listening Program, and is competent in assessing, designing, and implementing listening programs individually tailored to meet the needs of each child. Leeann has Infant Toddler and Family Specialist Credentials.
  
 

Linda King Thomas

 

Title:

Director, Occupational Therapist, MHS

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.493.7002 ext. 23

E-mail:

linda@developmentaltherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Linda's areas of interest and expertice include: sensory processing disorders (children and adults); sensory integration therapy; sesnory diets; sensory and moto based feeding issues; neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT) certification (children); infant massage certfication; feeding; cranialsacral therapy (children and adults); handwriting issues; autism; ADHD; school consultations.
  
 

Linn Wakeford, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

E-mail:

wakeford@mail.fpg.unc.edu
  

Biography:

Occupational therapist working with children for 13 years, currently working with children ages birth to five in an inclusive childcare program, and teach a pediatric treatment course for occupational therapy students at UNC-CH. Interested in improving how therapists provide consultation to families and teachers, and in finding new ways to support children with disabilities participating in family and community activities. Clinical interests include working with children with feeding problems and assistive technology for children with disabilities.
  
 

Marianne Curly, COTA

 

Title:

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

mcurley@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Marianne is a certified occupational therapy assistant with 10+ years of experience. She has worked in a variety of settings and with a variety of diagnoses. Previously, Marianne worked for a school system in special education serving students diagnosed with learning disabilities, as well as with students labeled as severely and profoundly handicapped. She also worked for Child Developmental Services in Maine at an inclusionary preschool treating children with developmental delays. In Maine, Marianne worked for nine years at a day treatment facility run by Goodwill Industries for individuals with traumatic brain injury. At Pediatric Therapy Associates she enjoys the opportunity provide services to children and young adults in various settings including The Governor Morehead School (serving students with visual impairments) and Hilltop Home (a residential facility for severely and profoundly handicapped children). Marianne also provides therapy in the clinical setting and in the natural environment doing home visits for children enrolled in the Early Intervention Program.
  
 

Monika Lesch, OTR/L

 

Title:

Founder

Company:

Play Again Therapy, Inc
  

Office:

828-438-8833

E-mail:

playagaintherapy@bellsouth.net
  

Biography:

over three decades of exerience in pediatric occupational therapy, including twelve in NC public schools. She has expertise in the treatment of babies, children, young adults with sensory processing challenges and neuromotor disorders. Monika is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). Her experience includes extensive work with sensory integration and sensory processing challenges. She is also certified in Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT). Additional areas of training include oral motor intervention and eating challenges, sound therapy (SAMONAS), play therapy (Greenspan floor time approach), cranial sacral therapy, myofacial release, visual therapy, and Brain Gym. As a certified yoga instructor, Monika includes yoga in her practice with children.
  
 

Rachel Tompkins, M.S., O.T.R.

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Family, Infant and Preschool Program
  

Office:

(828) 430-7974

E-mail:

rachel.tompkins@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

feeding challenges, strong sensory preferences, and autism.
  
 

Ron Elmore, Ann Marie Elmore

 

Title:

Owners

Company:

Preemies & Associates, LLC
  

Address:

2908 Concerto Court
Apex, NC 27539
  

Office:

919-363-7585

E-mail:

ron.elmore@preemiesaa.com
  

Biography:

Preemies & Associates (PAA) is an early intervention agency specializing in supporting the unique needs of infants and toddlers born prematurely, small for gestational age, medically fragile or with genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome. PAA's CBRS staff are experts in addressing self-regulation, feeding and sleep concerns; as well as strategies for supporting language, motor, cognitive and social development of all infants and toddlers. Individual staff members bring additional expertise in areas such as global developmental delays, sensory-processing disorders and behavioral concerns secondary to language delays. Supporting families as a partner and as a resource is the cornerstone of PAA's services. Staff participates in on-going continuing education, journal clubs and monthly in-service training provided by PAA's Clinical Director, Ann Marie Elmore. Ann Marie is a neonatal physical therapist with over 25 years experience working with premature and other high risk infants in the NICU and home. PAA is happy to provide families with an individual bio on any staff member to help them select the best provider for their child. For more information about Preemies and Associates please visit our website at www.preemiesaa.com
  
 

Rucha D. Bhatt

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP- Children's Therapy Services
  

Office:

631.576.9397

E-mail:

ruchab@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: autism, play-based assessment and advocacy for children with special needs.
  
 

Saundra Newton, M.Ed, OTR/L

 

Title:

Clinical Supervisor, OTR/L

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 27518
  

Office:

919.492.7002

E-mail:

saundra@developmentaltherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Saundra's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory integration therapy, sensory processing disorders (children and adults), therapeutic listening, social skills, autism, activities of daily living (ieL self care skills), ADHD.
  
 

Sheri Stroyek

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Boone
  

Address:

150 Den-Mac Drive
Boone, NC 28607
  

Office:

(828)265-5391

E-mail:

sheri.stroyek@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

Area of expertise: Rural service delivery.
  
 

Stephanie Brown, OT

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

sbrown@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Stephanie's areas of interest and expertise include: animal assisted therapy; yoga therapy; autism; handwriting; and sensory procesing. WATCH Member.
  
 

Stephanie Robinson

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 27518
  

Office:

919.465.3966

E-mail:

sgr0604@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Stephanie's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory integration therapy/sensory processing disorder; therapeutic listening.
  
 

Sue Powell

 

Title:

OTR/L

Company:

Easter Seals UCP
  

Office:

919.662.8340

E-mail:

suemp@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise and interest include: feeding, sensory integration, interactive metronome
  
 

Sunita Murty

 

Title:

Owner, Occupational Therapist

Company:

Imagination Therapy, LLC
  

Address:

618 North Boylan Avenue, Suite 408
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.326.6798

E-mail:

sunita@imagination-therapy.com
  

Biography:

  
 

Tracy Barnes

 

Title:

Owner, Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Capitol City Speech Therapy
  

Address:

141 N. Main Street
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
  

Office:

919.577.6807

E-mail:

tbarnes@capitolcityspeechtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Tracy is the owner of Capitol City Speech Therapy, an agency which has expertise and interests in feeding needs; treating children with hearing impairments, cochlear implants, dysphagia, autism, Down Syndrome, verbal apraxia, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, developmental delays, articulation problems, reading difficulties and stuttering. We recently added Occupational Therapy. We also have two group programs: Playtime Developmental Group and M.A.G.I.C-a 3-5 year old Preschool for kids with special needs. Peer models included.
  
 
 
 
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