Meet Our Therapists

Therapy Coordinator

Paula

 

Education/Degree Description: BS in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University

 

Licenses/Certifications: Missouri PT License

 

Pediatric Experience: Boston Children Hospital for 3 years; Cardinal Glennon Hospital for 2 years; St. Louis Special School District for 25 years; Good Shepherd since 2011.

 

Additional Information: Experience with many diagnosis including: cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spina bifida, dyspraxia, developmental delays, autism, genetic/neurological disorders, post rhizotomy and fragile x in the school and home setting. Modalities include: LiteGait with treadmill, SPIO, TheraTogs, consultation for specialized equipment and orthotics. Worked with families to educate them regarding resources in the community, developmental screening and eligibility for first steps, early childhood special education, school age special education programs and insurance reimbursement for private therapy services.



Developmental Therapist

Diane

 

Education/Degree Description: Master of Education – Special Education focus

 

Licenses/Certifications: K-12 Teacher Certification; educable MR; trainable MR; orthopedically handicapped; emotionally disturbed; learning disabled

 

Pediatric Experience: Classroom teacher in TMR class for 8 years; classroom teacher in ECSE classroom for one year; developmental therapist for 15 years

 

Additional Information: Busy Bodies Gymnastics Director and Coach for 26 years; Spirits Gymnastics Special Olympics Head Coach for 18 years



Occupational Therapist

Jeanne

 

Education/Degree Description: Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Washington University

 

Licenses/Certifications: Missouri OT License

 

Pediatric Experience: 34 years of pediatric experience including preschool (United Services), acute care, outpatient clinic (Cardinal Glennon Hospital) and school based therapy (Special School District, Mo. School for the Blind, Boonslick State School).

 

Additional Information: I have experience doing therapy with children from birth to 21 years of age, with a wide variety of diagnosis' such as: cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spina bifida, developmental delays, genetic/neurological disorders, autism, aspergers, ADHD, and other mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my treatments: I am trained in cranioscral therapy and healing touch, and am certified in NDT (neuro-developmental training) and yoga kids. Currently I am pursuing certification in MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction). My focus on developing positive and empowering relationships with my  clients and their family allows for a targeted and personalized therapeutic focus to promote each child's maximal independence, success and participation in their daily life. 

Physical Therapist

Carrie

 

Education/Degree Description: BS in Exercise Science, minor in Biology from Truman State University; Master of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University

 

Licenses/Certifications: Member of American Physical Therapy Association; AED Certification

 

Pediatric Experience: Pediatric Physical Therapist at Francis Howell School District since 2006, worked at the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for one year

 

Additional Information: Volunteer at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, Camp Independence and Special Olympics; while at Cardinal Glennon treated the following: pediatric patients with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, brain injuries and orthopedic injuries



Recreational Therapist

Suzanne

 

Education/Degree Description: BS in Recreation and Leisure Studies emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation; Master of Science in Park and Recreation Administration emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

 

Licenses/Certifications: Aquatic Therapy trained; Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; Crisis Prevention Intervention; Child and Youth Care Medication Certification; Member of American Therapeutic Recreation Association

 

Pediatric Experience: Worked at the St. Vincent Home for Children for 6 years; worked at the Epworth Children's Home for 3 years

 

Additional Information: Special Olympics Coach for 2 years



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