Heather MacNeil, OTR/L has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 1995. She has worked in a large, hospital-based outpatient pediatric clinic as well as in private practice. Heather has extensive training in working with children with sensory processing challenges and those with autism. She has achieved specialized certification in sensory integration (SIPT) and completed the Level I Intensive Mentorship at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder under the direction of Lucy Miller. Some of her other training includes: Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner, DIR Floortime, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions by Ross Greene, Ph.D., the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) and advanced SOS feeding program by Dr. Kay Toomey, Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges, reflex integration and neurodevelopmental movement methods, Nurtured Heart Approach, Integrated Listening System (iLs), the alert program for self regulation, and Handwriting Without Tears.
Renee Monson, MS PT has been a pediatric physical therapist since 1994. She has worked in acute care in pediatric hospitals, specialized neurodevelopment clinics, as well as outpatients clinics. While completing her advanced masters in pediatric physical therapy at the University of Washington, she was able to work in several settings including Birth to Three, public schools, and a school for children with autism. In 2010, Renee took time off to homeschool her son with autism, therefore, she additionally understands the perspective of being a parent of a child with special needs. Renee’s special interests include life span issues such as weight management, posture, and joint protection for children with special needs.