262-241-8030 ext 620
I graduated with a Masters Degree from UW-Whitewater in 1989. I started my career working with adults until 2003 at which time I began working with children. My experiences include a wide variety of work environments serving individuals with simple to very complex communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. My love of learning is reflected in the numerous continuing education courses completed, including earning my 2nd American Speech Language Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education.
Working with children and their families at Ozaukee Therapy and in the homes of the Birth to Three population, has allowed me to continue to use my expertise in the areas of sound production, motor planning disorders (e.g., Apraxia of speech), and oral motor difficulties that impact feeding. I also work with language delays and disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Cognition, and providing “life skill strategies” for children with executive functioning weaknesses. A team approach is something that I expect when serving my clients. Collaborating with other professionals and the child’s family allows me to provide optimal care in reaching each child’s therapy goals.
262-241-8030 ext 607
I have worked in pediatrics in a variety of settings since graduating with my Master’s Degree from Uw-Eau Claire in 1983. Those experiences have included 3 different birth to three agencies in the State and 2 different outpatient facilities in the Milwaukee area.
I knew right away that I wanted to work with children and have taken a variety of coursework to further my skills. I would consider my specialty areas to be: feeding and swallowing, Apraxia of speech and language delays/disorders. I am trained in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) and baby NDT. I have taken a variety of feeding and swallowing courses, the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach course (SOS), and motor speech courses for Apraxia including PROMPT and numerous language development workshops.
I enjoy working with each child, finding ways to reach them at their level and gently challenging them to grow and advance their skills. The satisfaction of watching a child work to begin to put together the pieces is very gratifying. Working at Ozaukee Therapy has allowed me to continue to grow professionally and personally as I work with a variety of children.
262-241-8030 ext 611
In 2009, I graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. I have experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses and impairments, in natural environments through the Birth to Three program and clinic-based outpatient settings. I am trained and certified in NDT (Neurodevelopmental treatment), and I incorporate NDT strategies and therapeutic handling into my sessions. I am trained in the Wilbarger Therapressure protocol for sensory defensiveness and Handwriting Without Tears program. I have continued my training in sensory integration, visual processing, and kinesiotaping. I am dedicated to continuing my education and further developing my skills as a therapist through research in continuing education courses, and learning from other therapists, children, and families.
I thoroughly enjoy my job working with children and their families to develop and address the goals specific to each child’s growth and development. I believe that you are the expert on your child. I am here to offer support through my knowledge and training to work with you and your child to help them reach their potential.
My desire and passion for working with children and their families stems from my experience having a younger brother with special needs. My experience in having a sibling with special needs has given me the ability to empathize with families. I enjoy working with children to discover their strengths and abilities, while addressing their weaknesses and impairments to increase their independence and enjoy a fulfilling life.
262-241-8030 ext 612
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Last year I completed the Neuro-Developmental Treatment(NDT)/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders and am a certified NDT therapist. I enjoy working with children of all ages and diagnoses along with their families to allow them to achieve their greatest potential and ability.
I help children learn to move and explore their environment in order to interact with their family and peers in daily activities. I educate and teach you, the parent or caregiver, to facilitate movement and achieve their children’s skills within their home and the community since you are the greatest influence and teacher for your child! I work with a wonderful team of therapist to problem solve and coordinate the care and treatment of children throughout the time spent in therapy to allow them to achieve their greatest gains possibly. It is very rewarding to see the children achieve their developmental milestones and the joy of the family to interact with child within their environment. I look forward to working with you and your family!
262-241-8030 ext 614
I am a pediatric physical therapist and enjoy working with children and their families. I am excited to experience your child’s growth and development with you. I especially enjoy the ENERGY and fun that comes with the work of pediatric physical therapy!
I have been working in pediatric physical therapy since 2005 when I graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. I have experience working with children of all ages and enjoy working in both the Birth to Three Program home and clinic based out-patient settings that Ozaukee Therapy, a division of Rehab Resources, Inc., offers.
My specialized continuing education experience has been in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) based treatment techniques, handling the ribcage, Kinesio taping for various orthopedic and neuro-muscular impairments, and sensory integration strategies. I also have experience with pediatric orthopedic and sport injury rehabilitation. I have taken post-graduate courses related to Torticollis, Brachial Plexus injury, and spasticity management and intervention.
During each therapy session, I try to incorporate your child’s interests, abilities and challenges while looking toward the long-term goals of your child and family. In addition, I enjoy providing appropriate home exercise program and ideas for you and your child to perform together on a daily basis to optimize your child’s skill level and functional mobility. I feel that I learn something new every day from each child and I cherish the everyday moments. To make therapy sessions most beneficial, I try to look at it through their eyes and imagine what each child is thinking or feeling. My approach is to work together with all members of the child’s therapy team as well as family members in looking at the whole picture in treatment of your child. I believe that with positive energy surrounding your child from all sides, positive changes WILL occur!
I have experience working with both children and their families with a wide range of diagnoses. I strive to take a collaborative approach to evaluate and treat children in order to promote safety, functional independence within the home and community, and quality of life. I incorporate play-based and occupation-based treatment in order to meet the child/family-centered goals. I utilize this approach to promote sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor development, strength and range of motion, activities of daily living, social skills, visual perceptual skills, and infant / child development. I strive to incorporate each child’s and family’s unique needs and interests in order to make therapy meaningful and therefore effective. Additionally, I strive to help develop a manageable home program to promote carryover in order to further promote success. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child.
262-241-8030 ext 602
Working as a pediatric physical therapist brings me great joy. Child development is a fascinating process, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to nourish it each and every day. I love helping children learn to move and explore their world. There is nothing that brings me greater joy than seeing a child smile with pride as they take their first steps or pedal a bike for the first time. By identifying key impairments and addressing them in a playful yet challenging environment, it is amazing what can be accomplished.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012 with a doctorate in physical therapy. During my physical therapy training I took numerous courses in child development and youth with special healthcare needs. I completed Maternal Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MCH LEND), which helped me build foundational skills for collaborative interdisciplinary teaming with occupational therapists, speech therapists, doctors, family members, teachers, and other care providers. I believe children grow and learn best in the context of family and daily life; therefore, part of my treatment approach includes helping families implement strategies to facilitate progress through daily routines. I enjoy working with children of various ages and abilities from infancy to early adulthood. I have experience working with children with various diagnoses including Down syndrome, spina bifida, autism, torticollis, developmental delay, and many more. I am also certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disorders. I am excited to meet your child and family and help in any way I can.
Rehab Director – East Region
262-241-8030 ext 619
I have been a pediatric occupational therapist working with kids from birth and beyond since 2002. I graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin and have been working with children ever since. I enjoy meeting new children and families to help coach and guide you through the process of increasing your child’s functional independence.
As an OT I address concerns with your child’s fine motor, visual motor, motor planning, and sensory processing. Activities that I can support you in include daily living skills such as play, community outings, mealtime, hygiene, and dressing routines. I enjoy discovering what is unique about each child and family and using a learning style that best fits into your daily routines. During treatment sessions I demonstrate activities through play and continuously explore what motivates each individual child. I like to have families participate by taking photos and your own personal videos so your child can watch themselves being successful and can carry over therapy strategies at home.
I also enjoy studying about new treatment strategies by participating in continuing education throughout the year. I have focused my ongoing studies on learning more about sensory integration dysfunction, managing difficult behaviors, hand writing intervention, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and intervention for visual impairments. I also enjoy training students and learning from my experience as a clinical educator for fieldwork placements. I look forward to working with your child and your family as well.
262-241-8030 ext 617
As a pediatric physical therapist, I find incredible joy and fulfillment in working with children and their families. By using play, I strive to make therapy fun while still challenging. I seek to incorporate interventions in a way that is intriguing to the child and that matches the family’s goals and lifestyle. It is my goal as a physical therapist to focus on the positive and to use your child’s abilities and interests to discover what they are capable of and how they can attain it.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2005 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, enabling me to effectively communicate with Spanish speaking families. I have worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and impairments, from infants to adolescents. I provide physical therapy intervention in the natural environment through the Birth to Three Program, at our outpatient clinic, and in the local YMCA pool for aquatic therapy. I have specialized knowledge and training through continuing education in aquatic therapy, neurodevelopment techniques, electrical stimulation, torticollis, and therapeutic taping. I strongly value education and am committed to continually learning from other therapist, research, children, and their families.
My focus during treatment is to maximize your child’s independence and participation in life’s daily activities by restoring, promoting, and maintaining function with optimal alignment. I believe motivating and encouraging children and their families is an integral aspect of therapy. I seek to provide your family with education regarding your child’s disability and impairments and to work together with you to develop ideas and home program activities to ensure carryover of your child’s goals into their daily routine. I believe the best patient care can only be provided when health care providers work together as a team with the child and their family at the center of the team. I am looking forward to working with you and your child.
262-241-8030 ext 615
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with my graduate degree and have been employed with Rehab Resources since October 2006. I have experience with young and school-age children and have served children and adults with a variety of needs. I have experience with special populations such as brain injury. With each of my clients I try to determine what is functional for them and work with the child and family to develop those skills.
My interests include developing oral-motor skills in young children and teaching social skills in young children and adolescents. I am PROMPT trained and continue developing my skills in using PROMPT to help children with motor planning and intelligibility issues. I love learning new techniques and enjoy researching different methods to assist children and their families.