Lena Thoresen, OTR / L
Lena graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her degree in Occupational Therapy. Ela tem mais de 20 anos de experiência em seu campo e tem um forte desejo de ajudar as pessoas e trabalhar com "situações de terapia difíceis e desafiadoras." Lena já trabalhou com muitas crianças medicamente frágeis, bebês prematuros, e uma variedade de famílias com uma variedade de desafios. One of her specialties is working with babies who are diagnosed with Torticollis. She has attended specialized courses in FloorTime, Equoterapia, Integração Sensorial, Integração Reflex, Neuro-Developmental Terapia e Formação Controle Agressão (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. "Os pais precisam de todo o apoio que possam obter, bem como as crianças nunca pode ter muitas pessoas que os amam e olhar para eles ". Lena gosta de passar tempo com amigos / família, funcionamento, voluntariado e viajar.
Megan Halliday, M. S, OTR / L
Megan é o diretor de Terapia em soluções de terapia para crianças, 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 e tem uma vasta experiência em distúrbios do processamento sensorial, De escrita Without Tears e terapias acadêmicas com base, e terapia de alimentação, utilizando o S.O.S. Feeding Approach. She also has training in the Alert Program for self-regulation, Floortime, e 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, voluntariado com Junior League of Manatee County e outras organizações sem fins lucrativos, passar o tempo com a família e amigos, viagens, música, e assistir esportes (Ir 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, bondade, 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, Escuta terapêutica, 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, ir em viagens missionárias, voluntário na comunidade, e ir para a praia como um local de Anna Maria.
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 graduated from Colorado State University with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 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.
Christine Bruzek, MOT, OTR / L
Christine graduated with her Master in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Florida. Prior to this, she attended the University of South Florida St. Petersburg for her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Christine was drawn to the field of occupational therapy by a desire to help others in creative ways. She values the role of OT in enriching a child’s development and is passionate about providing quality therapy that nurtures all kinds of abilities. Her strengths in the field are her compassion and playfulness. She has completed continuing education courses in school-based therapy and behavior tools training. In her spare time, Christine enjoys running, camping, and reading.
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, passar o tempo com sua família, amigos, and two adorable dogs.
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. Ele está completando o treinamento na escrita manual Sem programa Lágrimas e em breve será um especialista HWT certificada,en. 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!
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, Distúrbios do processamento sensorial, Liberação miofascial, and other behavioral interventions. She feels her strengths in her field are in working with children with Autism, crianças com deficiências múltiplas (CP, distúrbios convulsivos, e deficientes visuais). Amanda and her husband are foster parents and enjoy serving the community in this way. In her spare time she plays with her children, participa de atividades da igreja, e serve com organizações sem fins lucrativos
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 is a fun and driven therapist who strives to make’s her children as independent as possible. 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.
Elenora 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, caiaque, hiking, and exercising.