Lena Thoresen, OTR / L
Lena graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her degree in Occupational Therapy. Sie hat mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung auf ihrem Gebiet und hat einen starken Wunsch, Menschen zu helfen und die Arbeit mit "schwierigen und herausfordernden Situationen Therapie." Lena hat mit vielen Kindern gearbeitet medizinisch zerbrechlich, Frühgeborene, und eine Vielzahl von Familien mit einer Vielzahl von Herausforderungen. One of her specialties is working with babies who are diagnosed with Torticollis. She has attended specialized courses in FloorTime, Hippotherapie, Sensorische Integration, Reflex Integration, Neuro-Developmental Therapie und Trainingssteuerung Aggression (ACT) among many other classes. Lena is originally from Norway, speaks fluent Norwegian as well as brings a unique perspective into multicultural living. Lena believes it takes as many adults as possible to help love and raise children. "Die Eltern brauchen alle Unterstützung, die sie bekommen können, sowie Kinder kann nie zu viele Menschen, die sie lieben und für sie zu suchen ". Lena genießt die Zeit mit Freunden / Familie, Lauf, Freiwilligenarbeit und Reisen.
Megan Halliday, M. S., OTR / L
Megan ist der Direktor der Therapie bei Kinder Therapie-Lösungen, Inc. She obtained her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University. Her love for children and helping families brought her into this field. Megan has been with CTS since 2008 und verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung in der Sensory Processing Disorders, Handschrift Without Tears und akademischen basierte Therapien, Fütterung und Therapie unter Verwendung der S.O.S. Feeding Approach. She also has training in the Alert Program for self-regulation, Floortime, und Brain Gym. Megan connects with families and individualizes treatment to meet the family’s needs. One of her specialties is problem solving difficult situations to create practical solutions to apply in the home setting to maximize progress. Megan enjoys anything outdoors, Freiwilligenarbeit mit Junior League of Manatee County und andere Non-Profit-, Zeit mit Familie und Freunden, Reise, Musik, und gerade Sport (Gehen Rays!).
Lorin Newingham, OTR / L
Lorin graduated with her degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was brought into the field 12 years ago by her love for children and helping others. Her patience, Freundlichkeit, and flexibility make her the great therapist she is. Lorin specializes in providing quality and skilled therapy for medically fragile children with various diagnoses. She has attended specialized courses in FloorTime, Therapeutische Zuhören, Behavioral Tools, Myofascial Release (MFRI), Brain Gym, Vestibular (Astronaut) training, Pediatric Kinesiotaping, Pediatric Feeding (The Big Picture), and Yoga for Special Needs. Lorin likes to play kickball, rollerblade, gehen auf Missionsreisen, ehrenamtlich in der Gemeinde, und an den Strand gehen als Anna Maria lokalen.
Elizabeth Reinbolt, M.S. OTR / L
Elizabeth graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She was introduced to the field when her brother, who has autism, received Occupational Therapy at Children’s Therapy Solutions. Elizabeth then spent several years working with children with special needs prior to becoming an OT. Elizabeth is trained in PCM and her strengths are working with children with severe autism, medically fragile, cerebral palsy, and sensory difficulties. She oftentimes helps parents understand floor time play to help children engage with others and play more appropriately. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and shopping.
Cara Jackson, MOT, OTR / L
Cara hat an der Colorado State University ihren Master in Ergotherapie gemacht,,en,Sie fühlte sich ursprünglich zu einer Beschäftigungstherapie durch Freiwilligenarbeit in einem Sommercamp mit Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Behinderungen hingezogen,,en,Heather hat an der Adventisten-Universität für Gesundheitswissenschaften mit ihrem Master in Ergotherapeut in,,en,Sie war von ihrer Leidenschaft für die Verbesserung des Lebens von Kindern mit Behinderungen in den Bereich der Beschäftigungstherapie gezogen,,en,und Verhaltenstools Training,,en,Grad schwarzer Gürtel,,en,Heather wurde in Florida geboren und aufgewachsen,,en,Danielle hat an der Keiser University mit ihren Associates of Science in Ergotherapie in,,en,Sie zog es in den Bereich der Ergotherapie, um das Leben von Kindern positiv zu beeinflussen,,en 2016. She was drawn to occupational therapy originally through volunteering at a summer camp working with children and teenagers with disabilities. She enjoys helping kids and families be able to do the things that are important to them. Cara has been working at CTS since 2016 and specializes in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach. She also has experience in Brain Gym activities and behavioral tools. She is a creative and fun therapist that enjoys working with teenagers and food. Cara has lived in Bradenton for most of her life and enjoys going to the beach every chance she gets. Outside of her love for OT, she enjoys skim boarding, working out, sports, and spending time with family.
Heather Carpenter, MOT, OTR / L
Heather graduated from Adventist University of Health Sciences with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016. She was drawn to the field of occupational therapy from her passion for working to improve the lives of children with disabilities. Heather is a kind and compassionate therapist that believes family centered care is a key component of therapy and enjoys incorporating families into her session. Heather has attended specialized courses for Beckman Oral Motor protocol, Treating Torticollis, and Behavioral Tools Training. She has 15 years of training and teaching martial arts to individuals of all ages and abilities and has achieved the rank of 3rd degree black belt. Heather was born and raised in Florida, during her free time she loves going to the beach, boating, die Zeit mit ihrer Familie, Freunde, and two adorable dogs.
Juan Nieto-Quinterio,,es,Nachdem sie ihm über Ergotherapie gesagt ging er in das Feld und fand heraus, dass er mit Kindern mit größtem Vergnügen zu arbeiten und einen Unterschied in ihrem Leben macht,,en, COTA
Juan Nieto-Quinterio is a COTA with 3 years experience working with the pediatric population. He grew up in Venezuela and is a bilingual Spanish-English speaking therapist. Juan graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is completing training in the Handwriting Without Tears program and will soon be a certified HWT specialist. Juan joined the OT field after discussing career options with his sister who is a Speech Language Pathologist. After she told him about Occupational Therapy he went into the field and found out he loved working with kids and making a difference in their lives. His strength in addition to assisting with handwriting is making progress with intense behaviors. In his free time he plays soccer, tennis, guitar, and enjoys traveling!
Eleonora Salustri, MOT, OTR / L
Eleonora graduated from Barry University with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017. She was drawn to the field of occupational therapy through her volunteer experiences at a variety of pediatric sites. Eleonora is a creative and compassionate therapist who uses her strengths to aid children in reaching their fullest potentials. Eleonora was born in Rome, Italy and is fluent in Italian. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors paddle boarding, Kajak, hiking, and exercising.
Danielle Slaughter, COTA / L
Danielle graduated from Keiser University with her Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2014. She was drawn to the field of occupational therapy to make a positive impact on children’s lives. Danielle ist eine lustige und getriebene Therapeutin, die sich bemüht, ihre Kinder so unabhängig wie möglich zu machen,,en,Jahre Erfahrung in der Arbeit mit Kindern in der häuslichen Gesundheit und im ambulanten Bereich,,en,Sie hat Spezialkurse für Handschrift ohne Tränen besucht,,en,Eleonora hat an der Barry University mit ihrem Master in Ergotherapeutin abgeschlossen,,en,Sie fühlte sich durch ihre ehrenamtlichen Erfahrungen in verschiedenen pädiatrischen Einrichtungen zum Bereich Ergotherapie hingezogen,,en,Eleonora ist eine kreative und mitfühlende Therapeutin, die ihre Stärken nutzt, um Kindern zu helfen, ihr volles Potenzial zu erreichen,,en,Eleonora wurde in Rom geboren,,en,Italien und spricht fließend Italienisch,,en,Sie verbringt ihre Freizeit gerne im Freien Paddeln,,en. Danielle has 2 1/2 years of experience working with children in home health and the outpatient setting. She has attended specialized courses for Handwriting Without Tears. In her free time, Danielle enjoys playing tennis and going to the beach with friends and family.
Emily Spencer,,en,und ein Turntrainer. Während ihrer Freizeit,,en, MOT, OTR / L
Emily graduated from Adventist University of Health Sciences with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017. She was drawn to the field of occupational therapy after working with children with disabilities in an ABA clinic. Emily is a joyful and compassionate therapist who loves to be a part of children’s journey towards independence. Emily has previous experience working with children as an occupational therapy aid, registered behavioral therapist, and a gymnastics coach. During her free time, Emily loves painting, Reise, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Carolina Gonzalez, MOT, OTR / L
Carolina is a bilingual Spanish speaking occupational therapist. She graduated from the University of Florida with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017. Carolina was drawn to the field of occupational therapy to improve the lives of children through a holistic approach. Carolina is a patient and motivated therapist who uses her versatile skills to guide children as they become more independent. Carolina was born in New York and grew up in Miami, Florida. In her free time Carolina enjoys dancing, Kochen, Lesen, and spending quality time with her family.
Barbara Farnsworth, COTA / L
Amanda C, M. S., OTR / L
Amanda graduated with her Master of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She had a desire to help others which led her to Occupational Therapy. She has completed continuing education courses in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Myofasziale Release, and other behavioral interventions. She feels her strengths in her field are in working with children with Autism, Kinder mit mehrfachen Behinderungen (CP, Anfallsleiden, und Sehbehinderte). Amanda and her husband are foster parents and enjoy serving the community in this way. In her spare time she plays with her children, beteiligt sich an kirchlichen Aktivitäten, und dient mit Non-Profit-Organisationen
Jennifer Gunn, M.S. OTR / L
Jen grew up in Bradenton, FL where she lives with her husband and their three dogs. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. She first learned about occupational therapy while working as a vocational counselor at a residential school for students with brain injuries in Boston, MA. She has attended specialized courses in Interactive Metronome, brennen Pflege, Splinting, und Low Vision Rehabilitation. Jen’s experience in the field includes outpatient pediatric and adult clinics, work in the school system from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, acute care, and inpatient rehabilitation. Taking a holistic approach to therapy, Jen enjoys meeting children where they are while focusing on functional skills, independence, and community inclusion. She loves to read, spend time with her family, Reise, volunteer with Young Life, and take her dogs to the park.