Meet the All About Therapy Team

Camilla Glovier, OTR

Camilla Glovier, OTR

President, Occupational Therapist

Camilla Glovier has over 10 years experience in working with pediatrics across the country and is a licensed occupational therapist in North Carolina. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and then went on to receive a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education. At that point she was certified to work with children from birth to eight years old and taught preschool children with special needs in the public school systems. Due to her love of working with children, she then pursued a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and began working as a pediatric occupational therapist in school and hospital settings in California and Virginia.

As a mother, Camilla understands the perspective of parents and the importance of the parents being able to make the best decisions for their children. In her own practice, Camilla makes it a number one priority to make sure that the therapists understand the dynamics and sensitivities of each family. She understands that it’s a lot for a parent to invite someone into their home or their child’s daycare to work with their little one.

 

 

Patricia Ambrico, OT/L

Patricia Ambrico, OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Patricia has over 12+ years of experience working as an occupational therapist in pediatrics. She earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2001 and is licensed within North Carolina and is registered nationally.

Patricia has worked in a variety of settings including Early Intervention programs, clinics, public schools, The Children’s Education Center at AHRC Nassau, NY, daycares, preschools and within homes. Patricia enjoys and has worked with children with Autism, visual perceptual disorders, handwriting difficulties, fine and gross motor delays, sensory processing disorders, behavioral disorders, and developmental delays. Patricia enjoys working with children of all ages and collaborating with their families, teachers and other team members in order to ensure the child’s success towards target skill areas. She continues to participate in ongoing coursework to expand her knowledge base in order to select techniques and methods using medical, motor, behavioral and sensory based approaches to maximize a child’s success and functional skills.

As a mother, Patricia realizes the significance of building a rapport with both the child and family to identify the child’s motivators in order to pursue active participation during treatment sessions and achieve successful outcomes.

Lisa Bostic OTR/L

Lisa Bostic OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lisa received a degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. She has been practicing for 29 years in the area of pediatric occupational therapy all in her home state of North Carolina. Her early career included work in residential facilities for children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges. With an interest in emotional and behavioral development, she worked in a State psychiatric hospital providing evaluation and treatment of children with developmental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. She then realized her interest in the development of young children and worked in an early intervention agency, the Developmental Evaluation Center of Raleigh now known as the CDSA. She provided evaluations for children birth to five years, assistive technology/augmentative communication evaluation, Assistive Technology lending library, social skills groups for children with atypical development, and treatment of children birth to three with developmental delays.

Lisa then sought work in a children’s hospital to further her clinical skills. During her 18 years at UNC Children’s Hospital, she provided evaluation and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental delays, feeding dysfunction, musculoskeletal disorders and congenital malformations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, transplant, oncological conditions, failure to thrive, congenital gastrointestinal disorders, cerebral palsy, respiratory challenges including tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation dependence, prematurity, visual impairment, and general debility. She also provided outpatient evaluations for children with sensory processing dysfunction, neuromotor dysfunction, and behavioral disorders. She worked in the Special Infant Care Clinic with a multidisciplinary team for follow-up from the Newborn Critical Care Center. Her primary area of specialty is evaluation and treatment of sequelae of prematurity including developmental delays, sensory processing and behavioral challenges, neurological insults, congenital disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders. She also has a specific interest in the treatment of children with arthrogryposis with a focus on functional success including adaptive needs with fabrication of adaptive equipment for play and learning, as well as, orthotics. Lisa also has experience providing constraint induced movement therapy and pediatric kinesiotaping.

While Lisa is passionate about providing therapy for young children, she strongly believes in parent education and their inclusion in the treatment program. She enjoys empowering parents to be successful in addressing their child’s special needs and advocating for their child. Lisa has experience in providing parent education for infant massage and development of premature infants. She maintains long term contact with some of the families she has served to continue to follow the children’s successes.

Lisa has lived in the Triangle for 25 years and enjoys the numerous cultural and social opportunities afforded in the area. She loves visiting the North Carolina Coast at any opportunity. She enjoys spoiling her two cats, gardening, and crafting in her spare time.

Erinn Boyer, OT/L

Erinn Boyer, OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Erinn Boyer has five years of experience working with pediatric clients in an in-patient rehab setting, as well as, seeing children in their homes, preschools, and daycares. She has treated kids of all ages including early intervention (birth to three). She received a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Erinn enjoyed tutoring disadvantaged classmates and assisting elementary teachers in their classrooms, along with participating in student government, sports and music activities.

As a licensed occupational therapist in NC, Erinn has worked with clients with a variety of pediatric diagnoses including developmental delays, sensory integration disorder, ADD/ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, mental retardation, learning disabilities, failure to thrive, and various other pediatric disabilities. She also has a background of working with adults and the geriatric population in in-patient rehab centers. She loves to be part of the interdisciplinary team for an excellent overall quality of care.

Since moving to Raleigh in 1997, she has enjoyed the benefits of the Triangle area with her husband and teenage son. Being a mother, Erinn has compassion and understanding for families’ needs and desire to help their child to the best of their ability. She enjoys working closely with families and care providers in order to create a continuum of care that goes beyond the individual therapy session.

Sarah Dickert OT/L

Sarah Dickert OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Sarah has been working with the pediatric population since graduating from James Madison University in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has experience working with children from six months old through adolescence in a variety of settings including schools, daycares, homes, and outpatient clinics. She has dedicated her career to the pediatric population, striving to understand the functional outcomes needed for success in each setting important in a child’s life.

Sarah has received training in, Handwriting Without Tears, Visual/ocular motor difficulties, Sensory Integration, Oral motor feeding techniques, Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique, Therapeutic Listening, and Interactive Metronome. The courses she has taken throughout her career include Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Brachial Plexus Injury and Treatment, and Neurodevelopmental Treatment Handling and Approaches.

She has worked with children of varying backgrounds, needs and diagnoses, including autism, developmental delay, Sensory feeding difficulties, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Brachial Plexus Injury, and handwriting difficulties. She has enjoyed learning something new from each family she meets and collaborating with them to develop home programs striving for success in each environment important for that child and family.

Outside of occupational therapy, Sarah enjoys traveling, shopping, interior decorating, and CrossFit. On the weekends she can be found in her gym, Black Bolt CrossFit, watching HGTV, at Target, or walking around the lake with her husband Trey and bulldog Tallulah.

Katelyn S. Ferreira OTR/L

Katelyn S. Ferreira OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Katelyn has been an Occupational Therapist for over 13 years working with young children as well as adults and seniors. Katelyn completed her BS in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT in 2002.

She gained initial experience with children through her fieldwork at the Schwartz Center for Children in Massachusetts serving children of all ages in multiple settings. Katelyn served school age children in the classroom setting and young children or babies in their homes. She also had the opportunity to provide sensory integration to children of all ages at a full sensory gym.

Katelyn began her career in Massachusetts working with young children in preschools, daycares and homes providing sensory integration, pre-writing skill development, sensory feeding strategies, and self-regulation techniques. She has experience working with children with developmental delays, fine motor delay, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and sensory integration disorder. She also spent many years working with adults in skilled nursing setting, including transitional care units and outpatient.

Katelyn believes in the importance of partnering with parents and caregivers, establishing positive relationships, and collaborating with the family for setting goals. She enjoys providing caregiver education and encouraging home programs. She has a passion for sensory integration. She is a member of AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association), certified by NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) and licensed by the State of North Carolina. She is also an AOTA Certified Clinical Instructor.

In her free time, Katelyn loves spending time with her family and playing outside with her two young sons. She is a spirited hockey fan and enjoys running, playing soccer and reading a good book.

Courtney Hastings, OT/L

Courtney Hastings, OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Hello. My name is Courtney Hastings and I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I graduated from Concordia University in Wisconsin with my Masters of Occupational Therapy.

I recently started my career working at an outpatient pediatric clinic. I’ve treated with kids of all ages (birth-21) with a focus on younger kids. I’m experienced treating many different diagnoses but especially enjoy autism, sensory processing disorder, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD/ADD, developmental delays, and feeding difficulties. I worked very closely with physical therapists and speech language pathologists to best meet the needs of each child. In addition, during my last semester of graduate school, I worked full time seeing many kids aged birth to three in homes and daycares. I connect easily with kids, which is beneficial to establishing therapeutic rapport, which is vital for helping children to achieve the skills necessary to successfully participate in their environment. I have a deep appreciation and understanding of the importance and potential early intervention presents in a growing child’s life.

While in graduate school I held leadership positions in many organizations. I was president of Pi Theta Epsilon (OT honor society), treasurer of Alpha Chi (school-wide honor society), treasurer of Best Buddies (an organization that pairs college students with kids with disabilities), and public relations officer for our Student Occupational Therapy Association.
 
I recently moved to the area from Fayetteville and am excited to explore the area and build my career. I am eager to work with your family and aim to use my years of related experience, passion and enthusiasm of children to ensure that your child reaches their highest potential.

Sharon Lilly OTR/L

Sharon Lilly OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Sharon Lilly has over 25 years of experience as a pediatric OT! Her career has taken her across the country and is now a licensed occupational therapist in North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University.

Sharon started her OT career in the school system in Michigan and continued working for the schools once she moved to Florida. She and her husband then moved to North Carolina to raise their two children and then at that time she shifted her career to treating kids in a pediatric clinic.

Over the years, she also worked at the Governor Moorhead School for the Blind servicing children aged 1 to 21 where she provided therapy services to visually impaired and multi-handicapped students. She was also an OT for Wake County Public Schools for many years while working with young children including pre-school aged children. Sharon served on a preschool team assessing 3 and 4 year olds while providing itinerant services to preschool children in their daycares and private homes.

She has an extensive background and provides training seminars in motor development, sensory processing, and handwriting! Throughout her career she has worked with children who have developmental delays, physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, ADHD, sensory-processing differences, fine motor delays, visually impaired, multi-handicapped, learning disabilities, Autism, Down syndrome and many more diagnoses. She has a great deal of experience working with young children and strongly believes in early intervention.

Stefanie Logue, OTD, OTR/L

Stefanie Logue, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Dr. Stefanie Logue, OTD, OTR/L graduated with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2004 and then also graduated with her Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2007 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With her doctorate, Stefanie has been helping children succeed in meeting their daily occupations (play, school, and self-help skills). She has been working with early intervention, preschool, and school age children for the last twelve years.

Dr. Logue is trained to address sensory processing dysfunction, difficulties with behavioral modulation and emotional regulation, delays in play and/or social skills, autism, poor coordination, feeding issues, self-help skills, poor handwriting, and visual motor/perceptual difficulties. During her evaluation, treatment, and parent education process she places a large emphasis on motor development and sensory integration approach to practice. Stefanie is very interested in treating children with feeding difficulties and has training in the SOS Approach to Feeding. She also attends continuing education classes several times a year to make sure she is up to date with the latest occupational therapy treatment approaches and research. Dr. Logue is also a mother to three young children at home.

Karen Luzniak, M.S., OT/L

Karen Luzniak, M.S., OT/L

Occupational Therapists

Karen Luzniak has over 14 years of experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Karen started off her college years knowing she wanted to work with children and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Florida and went on to earn her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University. Karen is now licensed in North Carolina and has worked the last eight years at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care in Fort Myers, Florida.

Karen has focused her entire career as an Occupational Therapist working in pediatrics. She has worked in various settings including day cares, out-patient hospital clinics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, private clinics and homes. Over the years, Karen has also worked with several Speech Therapists and Physical Therapists which has helped her to be better able to treat the whole child.

Karen has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, autism, sensory processing disorder, down syndrome, prematurity, traumatic brain injury, and various genetic conditions. She has a special interest in working with children with sensory processing difficulty, autism, and prematurity. Karen approaches her sessions with an emphasis on patient and family centered care with the family and therapist working collaboratively as a team to best help each child. As a mother of two children, Karen understands the importance of working within the family unit as well.

Amanda Nehilla, M.S. OTR/L

Amanda Nehilla, M.S. OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Amanda Nehilla has over 15+ years of experience providing intensive individual therapy to kids across the country and most recently in the Triangle. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She then attended graduate school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, receiving her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997. While at Thomas Jefferson, Amanda participated in the early intervention specialty tract, which involved additional training and mentoring in early intervention services.

Over the last 18 years, Amanda has focused on working with children and their families. She has practiced in a variety of different settings including schools, outpatient clinics, daycare centers, and in the home. Amanda has collaborated with physical therapists, early childhood educators and speech and language pathologists in her treatment experience. She has worked with families and children of all ages with various diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, genetic disorders, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, neurologic and orthopedic disorders, developmental delay, fine motor delay, coordination issues, visual perceptual and visual processing difficulties, and sensory processing disorders.

Amanda has extensive training and experience with sensory processing disorder, visual motor training, and treatment of fine motor delay. She is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Amanda has experience working with augmentative communication and switch access. She enjoys working with families and children in their natural environment to help them grow and experience success in their daily lives. Amanda is married with 3 children, adding to her understanding of the hectic and rewarding job of parent!

Anya Painter-Chapman OTR/L

Anya Painter-Chapman OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Anya has been a pediatric occupational therapist since March 2015 and has worked in the field of pediatrics as an occupational therapy student and as a team member of a sensory integration clinic since 2011. She specializes in evaluating and treating children with many diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, ADHD/ learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other genetic conditions, neurological conditions, and orthopedic abnormalities. She has also taken advanced practice courses on pediatric eating and feeding disorders as this is a topic of special interest to her.

Anya graduated with a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University in California, where she worked closely with leaders in the field of pediatric occupational therapy. At San Jose State University she studied special topics in pediatric occupational therapy including feeding and oral motor skills, myofacial release and pediatric massage, construction of low to no cost therapy equipment, and neuro-developmental treatment to facilitate normal movement patterns for pediatric clients.

As a pediatric occupational therapist Anya knows the importance of tailoring each treatment session to meet the specific needs of each child and family. She draws from a Sensory Integration (SI) therapy and a DIR/Floortime approach that emphasizes first meeting the child at their current level of functioning and then helping them to meet greater and greater challenges. Anya has taken the CDSA’s course on Natural Learning Environment Practices that emphasizes using what’s available in a child’s natural environment and helping the child to be more successful in family routines. She also focuses on coaching parents and teachers on how to better help the child meet their goals.

Since joining All About Therapy Anya has enjoyed being part of the early intervention team and collaborating closely with families, other therapists, and with the service coordinator. She also works closely with an Orthotist to create upper extremity orthotics and prosthetics for children who need these devices. On a daily basis Anya looks forward to helping children learn to thrive in their home, daycare, and school environments.

Lauren Pounds, OTR/L

Lauren Pounds, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Lauren Pounds earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. She loves working with children in her home state of North Carolina, and has worked with children many different settings including homes, the community and daycares/preschools in Raleigh/Durham as well as in an outpatient clinic setting in Charlotte.

Lauren has experience with children from birth to 21 years old with a variety of diagnoses including Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioral/emotional difficulties, developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, sensory feeding difficulties, fine motor and visual motor difficulties, visual perceptual difficulties, low vision, Down Syndrome, and Spina Bifida.

She is Interactive Metronome certified and Basic Life Support Certified, and has experience using programs such as Handwriting Without Tears and the Zones of Regulation. She uses her training in Sensory Integration, DIR/Floortime, and pediatric feeding to guide her approach to therapy.

Lauren spends her free time traveling, and enjoys going to the mountains as much as possible to hike with her handsome miniature dachshund, Nugget. She enjoys crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, and making art, and is proud to integrate this creativity and love of making things into therapy sessions to make them fun and functional. Lauren believes that for early intervention occupational therapy to be successful, interventions must be tailored to each unique child, as well as involving and educating the entire family.

Laura Melissa Scott, M.S., OTR/L

Laura Melissa Scott, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Melissa Scott has several years of experience as a pediatric Occupational Therapist and is currently licensed and certified in the states of North Carolina and Virginia. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2006, but after providing respite services to a young girl with autism, she was inspired to change career paths. She received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Melissa recently moved to North Carolina to be closer to family and her home state of South Carolina. She enjoys hiking, yoga, rock climbing, and being outdoors.

During her career as an occupational therapist, Melissa has worked in several outpatient pediatric clinics as well as provided home-based Early Intervention services through the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia. She has received trainings in programs such as Handwriting Without Tears, The ZONES of Regulation, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), and reflex integration. She holds a current certification in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

Melissa has worked with children of all ages and of various diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, pre-mature birth, developmental delays, and fine motor delays. She understands the importance of family-centered care and enjoys pursuing goals that are meaningful to both the individual client as well as their caregivers. As a clinician, she is excited to see children in their natural environment, utilizing creativity and a play-based approach to assist them in achieving their goals during everyday situations.

Sheryl Steeger, OT/L

Sheryl Steeger, OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Sheryl Steeger is a pediatric occupational therapist with nine years of experience. Sheryl received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut. While there, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action. She then went on to earn her Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac College. Sheryl has been licensed in New Jersey and Connecticut, and is now licensed in North Carolina.

Sheryl always knew she wanted to work with children and upon graduating began her career working in various pediatric settings including school-based, clinic, private practice, and early intervention home care. She most recently worked in a specialized elementary school for children on the autism spectrum.

Sheryl has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and developmental display. She has gained extensive experience in sensory integration, Therapeutic Listening, The Brain Gym program, Astronaut Training, The Wilbarger Deep Pressure Protocol, neuro-developmental treatment (NDT), myofascial release, the SOS Feeding Approach, Handwriting Without Tears, oral motor, vision, self-care, and fine motor therapy.

These experiences enabled Sheryl to realize the importance of collaborating with parents, caregivers, and teachers on setting therapy goals so concerns most affecting the child and family could be prioritized. She believes collaborating with parents on home programs and providing parent education helps children reach their full potential.

Sheryl and her family are recent transplants to North Carolina and love it here! She has a son (10) and twin daughters (7) and their favorite family adventure is hiking up Grandfather Mountain. Sheryl also loves running and just completed her first marathon.

Natasha Stott, OTR/L

Natasha Stott, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Natasha Stott has over 10 years of experience working in the pediatric occupational therapy field in Alabama, Hawaii, and California and has now settled in North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy and went on to earn her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, graduating both programs with high honors. She has always had a heart for the pediatric field and has spent her career building a variety of skills to help children improve their independence and participation in their natural environments.

Natasha has practiced in a variety of pediatric settings, including outpatient pediatrics, school based practice and specialty clinics with community involvement. She has extensive experience with children aged birth-21 who may experience Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADD and ADHD, Down Syndrome, Genetic Disorders, Fine Motor Delays, Visual Perceptual difficulties, Oral Motor Difficulties, and various Orthopedic Impairments.

Natasha is a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner and is also certified in Interactive Metronome and Integrated Listening System (ILS). She has advanced training in Sensory Integration, Pediatric Feeding, DIR/Floortime Model, S’Cool Moves program, and Handwriting without Tears.

Natasha enjoys empowering the family to help their child grow and learn each day. She takes pride in sharing her creativity to turn everyday tasks into extraordinary learning opportunities for the child.

Michele Tiesling OT/L

Michele Tiesling OT/L

Occupational Therapy

Michele is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 13 years of experience and has worked within the birth to three setting as an evaluator and service provider at the Fayetteville CDSA. She has served children with varying disabilities and developmental disorders from ages of 12 months to young adulthood. She really enjoys early intervention and has additional experience with private, school based and clinic based practices.

Michele has completed many evaluations and as developed treatment plans/goals for children with varying physical, psychosocial, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and mild-severe/profound intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, psychosocial disabilities, and developmental disabilities. She likes to incorporate socialization skills and activities to improve other important underlying skill components, such as sequencing/motor planning/cognitive behavioral skills, visual perception, upper extremity strength and coordination, fine motor skills and sensory integration.

She enjoys working with the families to create behavior modifications and sensory diets for the home/daycare to improve child performance. She also works with children who need handwriting assistance and uses handwriting modifications and adaptations. She looks forward to working with your child and your family to meet your child’s development milestones and to assist with their quality of life.

Christine Schmidt OT/L

Christine Schmidt OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Christine is a transplant to NC from Queens, NY. She received her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from NYU in 2008. Following graduation Christine began honing her skills taking jobs working in a special education preschool, clinic, and school based settings. She is skilled at addressing delays in several areas including fine motor, visual motor, and sensory processing. Christine is experienced with treating developmental delays, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing disorders, and handwriting difficulties. She has further training to use techniques like the Willbarger brushing protocol, weighted/pressure vests and the Hand Writing Without Tears program to enhance her treatment session. She strives to make her sessions fun and functional through creative activities and parent involvement.