Alyssa graduated from the Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida before graduating with her Occupational therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She has spent time working in outpatient clinics, daycares, and schools. Her favorite is working with children with sensory integration difficulties, but she loves working with all kinds of different diagnoses. She is also certified in Interactive Metronome. She is excited to build a rapport with the children and families and help them live life to the fullest.
Patty has been working with KidTherapy since 2010. She received her Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy in 2000. S ince then, she has received an award for being in the top 20 statewide as far as number of individuals served and blind competitive employment to blind and visually impaired individuals. She has been a case managemer and provided services to an independent living program. She has taught low vision skills and organized and presented to many support groups and community settings. She has worked with a variety of pediatric clients with the diagnoses that include: autism, developmental delay, sensory integration disorder, and many other disorders.
Lisa received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2002 and has worked with the pediatric population for several years. She joined the KidTherapy team in 2009 having previously practiced in New York City with children with special needs. Lisa has worked in various settings including schools, hospital, homes, and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. Lisa is certified in using Therapeutic Listening Techniques, and also utilizes sensory integration techniques while treating. Her greatest passions are working with children with Sensory Integration Disorder, Down's syndrome, and Autism. Recent continuing education courses include: Preschoolers & Autism: Effective Practical Interventions for Early Learning Success -12/13 Understanding the Gut Brain - Stress, Appetite, Digestion, and Mood - 3/13 Effective Evaluation Assessment & Treatment of Pediatric Toe Walking 10/2012 Therapeutic Listening 5/2011.
Ron received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 1979 and then followed up with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center in 1983. Ron has devoted 37 years to being an Occupational Therapist. He has provided skilled services to children and adolescents in a variety of settings including early childhood intervention, home health, and the school system. Ron has received a Neurodevelopmental Certification (NDT certified) in pediatrics and also has certification in pediatric Myofascial Release. He has worked with children who deal with sensory integration disorder, spinal cord injury, spinal bifida, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. He has a great amount of experience and is a wonderful asset to the KidTherapy group!
Melanie graduated from The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in December of 2015. She has experience working at outpatient clinics and in-home health. Melanie has worked with a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, and dysgraphia. She is a level 1 mentor of the STAR center foundation for sensory processing disorder founded by Dr. Lucy J. Miller. Melanie is excited to continue learning in the pediatric field and grow as a therapist.
Ruchi was born in Kansas City and moved to Austin just 6 months ago. She graduated from the University of Missouri with her Master of Occupational Therapy on May of 2016. Ruchi likes to use techniques such as the top down/holistic approach- looking at the bigger picture rather than focusing on the limiting factor. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is be able to use creativity!
After receiving her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Lisa moved to Austin to pursue her Master degree in Occupational Therapy. Lisa graduated from the University of Saint Augustine in May of 2017 and specializes in pediatrics with an emphasis on sensory integration. Lisa enjoys integrating techniques learned from 3 prior years of being an ABA therapist. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is getting to know her patients so she can make their sessions as client centered as possible.
Caitlyn received a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Health and Science Center of San Antonio in 2015. She has experience working in outpatient settings with a wide range of diagnoses. Caitlyn’s clinical interests include sensory integration, feeding difficulties, mental health, social emotional development and biochemical process. She likes techniques such as family centered care, play, child-led activities and holistic treatment plans into the patient’s overall time in therapy. Caitlyn’s favorite thing about being a therapist is the relationship she develops with her patients and their families.