Kelly has been practicing Occupational Therapy for over 25 years with children of varying ages and abilities. In addition to co-founding KidTherapy in 1999, she has worked in hospitals, school systems, Early Intervention Programs, specialized school settings and private clinics.
Kelly has extensive training in the area of sensory integration and is certified to administer the Sensory Integration & Praxis Tests. She is trained to provide Therapeutic Listening (all levels), The Listening Program®, Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention®, Samonas Sound Therapy and Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). Her continuing education training includes advanced courses in self-regulation, executive function, vestibular and ocular motor interventions as well as handwriting. Kelly has also completed training in Neuro-Sensory Motor Reflex Integration (Masgutova Method), Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neurofascial Release, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Rhythmic Movement and Brain Gym. She is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Interactive Metronome® provider.
Amy has been practicing occupational therapy for 18 years. She received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University in addition to a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She has worked with children of varying ages and ability levels, and in a variety of settings, including specialized schools, Early Intervention Programs, and private clinics.
Amy has taken extensive continuing education courses related to self-regulation in children, including the Zones of Regulation. Amy's continuing education course work has included training in use of the Astronaut Program, Visual Processing Therapy, the Listening Program, countless sensory integration courses, and courses to benefit children on the autism spectrum.
When not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking, kickboxing,and watching her children participate in various sporting events.
Dawn Kontos is an Occupational Therapy Assistant with 20+ years of experience working with pediatrics. She enjoys working on a creative, individualized and group approach to help children improve in the areas of sensory processing, fine motor, grapho-motor/visual motor, visual perception, motor planning and self-care skills. She is trained in the Handwriting without Tears program, Interactive Metronome, Listening with the Whole Body and sensory integration. She has experience working with preschoolers for Kindergarten readiness, as well as elementary school aged children. Her ongoing work in the school based settings, in addition to the clinical settings makes her aware of what children need to achieve educational success. Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering for many organizations within her community.
Anne has been practicing OT for 23 years, 22 of them being in pediatrics. Anne has experience working with children birth through adolescence. She has worked in school systems, hospitals, private practice and early intervention. Anne has been at KidTherapy since 2008. She currently specializes in the treatment of sensory processing dysfunction and has training with a variety of programs such as Brain Gym, Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention, Interactive Metronome, The Engine Program (How Does Your Engine Run), and continues to seek out learning experiences through conferences on handwriting, dysgraphia, sensory skills, yoga, behaviors, autism, etc. Over the years she has worked with children with a variety of disabilities and deficits such as autism, developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, neurological deficits, Spina Bifida, Rhett Syndrome, Down Syndrome, sensory integration disorders, fine motor delays, visual deficits, etc. She enjoys working with the kids and their families to help them grow and learn.
Laura has been practicing Occupational Therapy in pediatrics for over 20 years. She gained experience in the hospital setting, working in St. Barnabas Medical Center for seven years, including the NICU & pediatric ICU. Laura has been part time with KidTherapy for over 15 years, working in both the school setting as well as in the clinic, specializing in sensory integration dysfunction and sensory processing disorders. She has experience with varying ages & diagnoses, and is certified in the listening program and listening with the whole body. Laura has had training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment and Brain Gym. She works closely with the families, teachers, other disciplines including PT and ST as well as with developmental optometrists, for comprehensive treatment.
Carol has been practicing Occupational Therapy for 28 years. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the State University at Buffalo. Carol began her OT career working in the medical setting, working with adults with a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions. She has been working in the pediatric setting since 1996, working primarily in school settings servicing the needs of children ages 3 to 21 with Autism, a wide variety of developmental disabilities, dyspraxia, and dysgraphia. She is currently employed as a school based therapist with Bernards Township Board of Education, as well as working after school for KidTherapy. She cherishes her time working in the KidTherapy clinic, as it allows her to use her medical and sensory-based training to truly treat the whole child. Carol has taken extensive continuing education in the areas of sensory processing/sensory integration, emotional regulation (Social thinking: the Zones of Regulation), fine motor and handwriting development, assistive technology, visual disorders in children, and motor learning/neurodevelopmental therapy. She is an authorized provider of the Listening Program. When not working, Carol enjoys spending time with her friends and family, singing, and hiking.
Joanna has been practicing occupational therapy for the past fifteen years in a variety of settings with children ranging from age three to eighteen. Prior to her current work, she spent time focusing on specialized hand therapy, adult rehabilitation and spent time in the corporate arena working with therapists and physicians. Joanna loves working with children of all ages because it has allowed her to meet and work with both children and families making her work extremely rewarding.
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