Team

Amie Crunelle – OTR/L, CKTP (Occupational Therapist) –  Amie received her Bachelor’s degree, graduating from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She specializes in pediatric interventions and has worked in a wide variety of settings including schools, early intervention and outpatient therapy. She has extensive training in a variety of techniques to address sensory processing disorders and child development. Her interests include sensory strategies, feeding, torticollis/head preference, neurofeedback and motor development. She is trained in Therapeutic Listening, pediatric NDT handling, Craniosacral, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Multisensory Handwriting and certified in Kinesio Taping ®.

“I love being a pediatric occupational therapist because it is such a great feeling to help educate families and help children gain their independence.”

amie@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Audra Van Winkle – MS/OTR/L (Occupational Therapist) – Audra is a passionate and enthusiastic occupational therapist and strives to make every session fun and enjoyable for the child.
Audra graduated with her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University. She has worked with children in a variety of settings including early intervention, school and home based. She is certified in Therapeutic Listening and Handwriting Without Tears, among a large range of courses specializing in sensory integration and child development. Her interests include neurofeedback, motor development, working with children who have delays or deficits in play, developing social skills, handwriting, and sensory strategies. She has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Hearing impaired, Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder. Outside of work Audra enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their two young daughters, Layla and Mila. She is often helping her girls learn and explore through play!

“I believe it is important for all children to meet their full potential. I love seeing a child do something for the first time. Sharing moments like this with families makes what I do that more meaningful!”

audra@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Elizabeth Mora-SLP (Speech Therapist) – Elizabeth received her Master’s degree from Kent State in 1995. She has worked in many different settings including two sensory integration clinics, three school districts where she served on special needs preschool evaluation teams, early intervention homevisits and private daycares.Elizabeth uses a play based approach that combines principles of Floortime, Hanen and James MacDonald’s works that build trust and motivation within the child to heighten the child’s sense of empowerment and feeling connected to their communication partner. Elizabeth is also knowledgeable in using sensory techniques and engaging the child’s whole body during therapy. Elizabeth has received training in Floortime/Greenspan, Beckman oral motor interventions, Kaufman Apraxia interventions, and the Wilbarger Brushing protocol . 

”I adore working with young children and their families in the sensory setting. A child’s “work” is actually play; having fun at the child’s level opens endless possibilities for communication.  I feel truly privileged to be able to help a child reach his or her full communication potential.”

elizabeth@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Sarah Smalley (Office Manager) – I am the mother of two amazing little boys – Brady & Ty – both who are on the autism spectrum. Brady was born in September 2005 and was diagnosed at 21 months of age. Ty was born in March 2008 and was diagnosed by me at his first birthday, and by the professionals a few months later. Both of my boys have been in multiple therapies since they were 15 months old. I am also the creator of www.autismpuzzlemom.com and I have presented at multiple parent support groups in the area on topics such as detoxifying your home, hiring and running a successful home therapy team, and making the right therapy choices for your child and family. I have worked as an ABA therapist on a home team and as a private preschool aide with children ages 1-9. This is not a journey I ever expected to be on and this is not what I went to college to do…but a larger power has chosen this to be my life’s work. My boys are my everything, they are my joy, they are often my stress, and they are why I have learned everything I know now, and would love to share with you. I have been trained in discrete trial ABA, the More Than Words approach to communication, LAMP application with AAC devices, as well as other OT and ST practices. I have attended multiple conferences including Autism One in Chicago and the NAA Conference in Florida. I am also very passionate about our children’s health and the options available that can help our kids feel better, their bodies to heal, and in turn allow them to learn and grow into their full potential. I am passionate about detoxifying our homes and the role the toxins in today’s society may play into the autism epidemic and other developmental delays. I do not pretend to be an expert, but I do have a wealth of knowledge by experience and trial and error. If I don’t know about it, I am sure I have a friend who does and can get you started down a road that is likely to be a long path, but one very worth taking.

sarah@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Julie Koontz, M.S., OTR/L (Occupational Therapist) – I am thrilled to join Sensory Solutions! I have many years of experience in pediatrics working in a variety of settings from early intervention to school-based OT to clinic. I am trained in Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement, Neurofeedback, and Therapeutic Listening. I have experience with feeding, visual perceptual strategies and treatment as well as Handwriting Without Tears and Cub Works.

“My passion for working with families to help their child participate in life to the fullest is what motivates me every day to love what I do, make a difference in the lives of children!”

julie@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Catie Quirin, OTD, OTR/L (Occupational Therapist) – I am thrilled to join Sensory Solutions! I received my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from The University of Toledo. I have pediatric experience in an outpatient setting in a rural area. With being in a small area I have had the opportunity to work with many children with different diagnoses. I completed my Capstone experience in graduate school by developing a sensory playroom program in a gymnastic facility. I have coached/instructed gymnastics for several years with children from ages 3 to 18 years. I love watching and helping children learn and grown through play.

catie@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Vicki Lleonart, LMT, CIMI, CIIT (Pediatric Massage Therapist) – Vicki is very excited to join the Sensory Solutions Team. Vicki received her license as a Limited Branch Practitioner from The State of Ohio Medical Board as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has worked with various populations in the healthcare environment for the past 16+ years.

Vicki started her career at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a pediatric massage therapist.
She trained with highly skilled RNs, PTs, OTs, and other medical professionals. Vicki worked with healthy infants and children, as well as medically fragile newborns in the NICU and CTICU. She taught and educated families and medical staff on the benefits of massage therapy.
Vicki is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), & Certified Infant Instructor Trainer (CIIT).

She has spent many years teaching families and caregivers to connect with their children
in a nurturing, loving and therapeutic way. Her specialized skills and continued education includes; Infant Massage/Instructor, Neonatal Infant, Critically Challenged Newborn, CranioSacral Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish massage, and Neuromuscular Therapy

vicki@sensorysolutionsohio.com

 

Staff  Use

SS evaluation
SS progress report
SS superbill
SS attendance policy
SS neurofeedback daily tracking

 

 

 


Testimonials

Luke has come so far in his gross and fine motor skills and overall awareness of his self and body since starting OT at Sensory Solutions! The tools we have been given and what we have learned is invaluable. As a child who does not like being outside and struggles with motor coordination, Luke has now taken to riding his scooter! He now asks to go outside and ride, and he smiles while riding which melts our hearts! He is a confident young man now.

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