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MEGAN EASTMAN, MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Supervisor/Occupational Therapist

Megan has a passion for helping children achieve their highest level of success and independence through engagement in meaningful and developmentally appropriate play activities. Megan received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Washington (UW) in 2008. She also has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the UW (2006). Megan works with infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of developmental challenges and diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, fine and gross motor delay, social-emotional challenges, Down Syndrome, and feeding disorders. Megan is trained in the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, and PECS. Megan and Shelley attended the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia (2017). Megan regularly consults with school teams and offers services in the school setting. She's been an integral part of the STS team since 2012, participating in the training and supervision of therapists and students, and promoting our belief: hope begins with feeling understood.

Publications

http://www1.aota.org/SISQuarterlies/DDSIS-September-Teitt.pdf

Kellie Krefft, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kellie earned a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Eastern Michigan University in 2013, and she also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a background in special education and has worked in specialized programs in both early childhood and autism education at the secondary level. Kellie has primarily worked in outpatient pediatrics, and is passionate about working closely with families and building strong relationships for better therapeutic outcomes. Kellie has worked with a wide range of ages and populations, including children with ASD, apraxia of speech, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, and a variety of other diagnoses and challenges. She is trained in Applied Verbal Behavior, Level I PROMPT, PECS, and has extensive experience working with AAC users. Kellie jumps right in and easily builds rapport with children and families. Parents report, "My child loves coming for speech with Kellie!"

Rachel Lowy, MS, CCC-SLP

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel earned her Masters of Science in SLP from the University of Washington in 2013. As part of her training, Rachel participated in leading an intensive social skills camp for children using AAC at Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Rachel's passion for helping children with ASD and their families is clear. Rachel was a research study assistant at the University of Washington Autism Center (UWAC), investigating early risk makers of ASD for infant siblings of children with ASD. Rachel has training in the Early Start Denver Model, PROMPT, PECS, AAC, Social Thinking, and the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding. As an employee of Seattle Therapy Services, Rachel focuses on assessment and treatment of speech and language delays/disorders, including receptive and expressive delay, apraxia of speech, social (pragmatic) language delays, and language delays related to autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is an enthusiastic part of our team! Rachel has been employed at Seattle Therapy Services since September 2016.

Shelley O'Donnell, MS, OTR/L

Owner/Director

As owner/director of Seattle Therapy Services, Shelley provides high quality care as she establishes rapport and ongoing relationships with each and every client and his/her family. She regularly helps children and teens feel comfortable working on less preferred or challenging skills while building on their areas of strength and interest. Shelley specializes in the areas of sensory processing, emotion regulation, parent-child interactions, challenging behaviors, and social participation.

Shelley completed her BS in Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington (1994). With 25+ years of diverse OT experience from acute care neurology/neurosurgery at Harborview Medical Center to school-based pediatric therapy in Connecticut to bringing OT services to the UW Autism Center in 2001, Shelley opened Seattle Therapy Services in 2010. During her school-based experiences in several Connecticut school districts and the Connecticut College Children's Program, Shelley's passion grew for helping all children and teens to succeed in their educational program. In particular, Shelley became an advocate for students whose behaviors were misunderstood due to social-emotional challenges and/or sensory differences. Providing hope and understanding to children and parents has been her professional mission. Shelley completed a post-professional master’s of science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine in 2007 at the UW, completing her thesis, Sensory Processing and Adaptive Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Shelley is trained to administer the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT), and has attended numerous courses, such as the DIR/Floortime Approach, Handwriting Without Tears, How Does Your Engine Run, Hanschu’s Ready Approach (sensory processing), NCAST, Promoting First Relationships, and the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to Feeding. Shelley is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Washington Occupational Therapy Association. Shelley and Megan attended the Annual AOTA Conference and Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia (2017), proudly celebrating 100 years of occupational therapy

Shelley proudly holds a clinical faculty appointment with the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She enjoys staying involved with the University of Washington programs, guest lecturing, and offering training or volunteer experiences to MOT or aspiring OT students. Shelley presents on topics such as the role of OT, and sensory processing and motor challenges in children with autism spectrum disorder. Shelley has also served as a member on the advisory council for the American Occupational Therapy Association Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section.

Publications

http://www1.aota.org/SISQuarterlies/DDSIS-September-Teitt.pdf

http://ajot.aotapress.net/content/66/5/586.full.pdf+html

My Next Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Autism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlUdNogAwn8&list=PLeh4ptrIzFFk9yZ9PsHb6slht4l4RpBHD

Cin-shuan Cynthia Ting, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Cynthia graduated from Pomona College with a BS in Neuroscience and a minor in Asian American Studies in 2007. She speaks Mandarin Chinese (conversational) and Spanish (basic). Cynthia graduated from San Jose State University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2016. She completed an internship at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento, CA where she assessed and provided treatment for acute inpatient and outpatient, pediatric rehab patients, ages 2-20 years old. Cynthia has an aptitude for leadership. She received the Outstanding Student Award (2015) from the OT Association of California. Prior to that, Cynthia led a Varsity Girls Basketball team from Lynbrook High School to a championship in 2013-2014, and was awarded the Central Coast Section Coach of the Year (2012-2013). Cynthia worked for a year as a pediatric occupational therapist at A is for Apple, Inc., collaborating with speech therapists, teachers, and ABA supervisors. She is trained in the S.O.S Approach to Feeding, the Alert Program, and has experience working with children between 2-8 years of age with developmental delays, ASD, ADHD, sensory processing differences, and feeding challenges. Cynthia’s energetic personality and interest in specializing in sensory processing make her a wonderful addition to our team!

Kaitlyn Wise, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

In December of 2013, Kaitlyn graduated from the Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Florida International University. Her Master's Thesis was The Role Depression has on Executive Function in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Ever since graduation, Kaitlyn has immersed herself in the field of pediatric therapy, working at several sites simultaneously such as Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in inpatient and outpatient pediatric therapy, and Adults to Pediatric Therapy, Inc. She is experienced in evaluating and working with children with ASD, SPD, Down syndrome, CP, anoxic brain injury, Prader-Willi syndrome, dyspraxia, failure to thrive, developmental delay, feeding challenges, Noonan syndrome, seizure disorders, and auditory processing disorder. Kaitlyn has provided clinic-based, school-based, and home-based services. She also worked for over a year in equine-assisted therapy. Kaitlyn has training the Alert Program and the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding. She is experienced as a supervisor of occupational therapy assistants. Kaitlyn moved from South Florida to Seattle in the fall of 2016. Kaitlyn is an exceptional clinician, one who develops rapport quickly with children and families.