Marsha graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational therapy in 1999. She has since worked in many different settings including pediatric and adult outpatient rehab and pediatric home health. Marsha says her highest interest is working with children who have sensory processing and sensory integration disorders, and she loves being a therapist because she gets to play along with her clients and she feels that when children are having fun they are engaged and make the most progress. Marsha is SIPT certified and has also been certified in Therapeutic Listening, and would love to become certified in hippotherapy one day as well. Recent continuing education courses include Visual Processing and Visual Therapy as well as Early Intervention for Premature Babies. We are so happy to have Marsha on our team!
Patty has been working with KidTherapy since 2010. She received her Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy in 2000. Since then, she has received an award for being in the top twenty statewide as far as number of individuals served and blind competitive employment closures to blind and visually impaired individuals. She has done case management 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!
Jessica starting with KidTherapy in February of 2017 comes to us from Buffalo, New York where she graduated in May 2016 Cum Laude with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from D'Youville College. Before that, she received a Bachelors of Arts in Dance from the University at Buffalo SUNY. Jessica has received clinical experience as a student in an outpatient pediatric setting where she worked and managed caseloads of children dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurological Delays, Sensory Processing Disorders, and physical disabilities. She also had the opportunity to work in a hospital setting with the geriatric population.
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!