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Jill Christiansen, OTR

Jill graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1995. She has been focused on pediatric therapy from the start of her career, completing internships at Stanford University Hospital and California Children Services. Following graduation she worked for California Children Services in Los Angeles for two years until she moved to North Texas. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist for Garland ISD and Lovejoy ISD. In 2011 Jill started Kidz Therapy Zone to provide the type of therapy services she would want for her own children.

 

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Lindsay Rees, OTR, MOT

Lindsay graduated with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2009. She is an experienced pediatric therapist and has worked with a variety of diagnoses using many treatment modalities. Lindsay loves working in the pediatric field and enjoys helping kids succeed and making therapy fun!

 

 

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Juby Mathew, OTR, MOT, SIPT Cert.

Juby graduated with a Master’s of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor’s of Health Studies from Texas Woman’s University in 2003. She then began to work with adult therapy patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. In 2004 Juby began working in the pediatric field in an outpatient setting. She is certified in Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) and Interactive Metronome. Juby loves working with children because of their resilience and spirit. She also loves seeing them improve mentally, physically and emotionally.

 

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Ashley Ray, OTR

Ashley graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2001. Ashley has worked with pediatric patients in both the school setting and outpatient clinics, including a sensory integration clinic. Ashley loves working with pediatric patients because they are always presenting new challenges and she is able to see improvement.

 

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Kelsey Robinson, OTR, MOT

Kelsey earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2012.  She has completed internships in a variety of settings around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including a pediatric sensory integration clinic and an adult neurological/orthopedic outpatient clinic.  Kelsy has a great passion for working with children and strives to make each day fun, motivating and successful for each child.

 

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Heather LeGault, OTR, MOT

Heather graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2016, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Child Development in 2015. She has completed several internships in pediatric facilities, including a sensory integration clinic. Her favorite aspect about being an Occupational Therapist is helping children succeed and build confidence in them. Heather aims to discover each child's interests and provide fun and engaging therapy!

 

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Hilary Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Hilary graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Baylor University in 1994, and received a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1996. Hilary has previously worked at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Medical Center of McKinney, and Garland ISD.  Hilary loves being a Speech Pathologist because she is able to actively be a part of the lives of the children she sees.   She loves the moment a child realizes they have been able to communicate their thoughts with others, and were actually understood; or the look on a child’s face when they know they have mastered a new skill.  Hilary enjoys a clinical setting where she can spend individual time focused on each child, and fulfill her mission to help each of them engage and communicate with those around them. Hilary is married, and the mother of three amazing kids.

 

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Kristin Paxton, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristin graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Oklahoma. She moved back to Texas to complete her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010. Her previous work experiences include home based therapy and outpatient rehabilitation. Kristin enjoys working with a variety of disorders and ages. She loves coming up with new and creative ideas for her patients to succeed in therapy. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the individuals and their families.

 

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Kim Nopper, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kim graduated with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology from Baylor University in 1991. Kim has worked in a school based setting for Plano ISD as well as working privately with speech therapy clients in their homes. Kim enjoys being a Speech Therapist because it is so rewarding to play a part in helping children communicate their needs and thoughts. She loves to experience her student’s increased confidence as they progress toward their goals. Helping to make a difference in the lives of children and their families is the best part of her job.

 

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Elizabeth Horner Quinn, M.S., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth graduated with a degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010. She has worked in the McKinney ISD where she worked with children with articulation, language and Autism Spectrum disorders. Elizabeth loves working with kids to reach their potential in ways that are fun and interactive, and the reward of seeing their smiles when a concept has “clicked”.

 

 

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Michelle Torres, M.S., CCC-SLP

Michelle graduated with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. She loves being a Speech Therapist, because she can truly help people of all ages improve their communication, cognition, swallowing and more. Working with each client, and their family, to create an individualized program that promotes the client's success, is what Michelle enjoys the most about her job.

 

 

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Darcy Rohre, P.T.

Darcy Rohre graduated from Texas Woman’s University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Before coming to Kidz Therapy Zone, Darcy worked for Garland ISD from 1991 – 2011 and prior to that, she worked for Lewisville ISD. Darcy also worked for Southern Collin County Infant Program.

 

 

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Melissa Kiefer, M.S., P.T.

Melissa graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2008. Following graduation, she worked in a school based setting for Frisco ISD for 5 and a half years. At that time, Melissa chose to stay home with her twins. While staying at home, she occasionally worked with the geriatric patient population at a skilled nursing facility/nursing home, but her true passion is working with children. Melissa enjoys working in a clinical setting where she hopes to assist children and their families in achieving their goals.