Eric is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of I.T.S. for Kids. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of South Dakota in 1995 and a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1999. Eric has earned the Certificate of Completion in the Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration, is a certified Therapeutic Listening Provider and a certified Interactive Metronome Provider and is a member of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. Along with specialty certifications, Eric has pursued and completed extensive pediatric training, particularly in the area of sensory processing and sensory integrative therapy. Most recently, Eric was honored to be selected to participate in the Advanced Intensive Mentorship in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder: Clinical Reasoning in Intervention at the STAR Center in Denver, Colorado with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller and her team. Eric also regularly presents to community organizations and schools on the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder and it's impact on children and their families.
Eric established I.T.S. for Kids in 2004 with one simple goal in mind…to provide the highest quality of pediatric therapy without compromise. Through a continued pursuit of knowledge, a personal and individualized approach to every child and family, and the establishment of a team that shares the same passion and values, Eric is proud to say that “the highest quality of therapy” is exactly what every family at I.T.S. for Kids can expect.
Allie is a pediatric speech language pathologist on the I.T.S. for Kids team. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees through the University of Central Florida. Allie's areas of specialty include literacy, language development and phonological disorders. Allie has earned the ESOL Endorsement K-12 Certificate and she particularly enjoys working with children with ASD. Allie loves helping children and their families reach goals, while empowering them to continue to make progress in their everyday lives.
Meredith is a pediatric occupational therapist. She joined the I.T.S. for Kids team in 2007. Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. In her more than 23 years of clinic experience Meredith has earned specialty training and certifications in the areas of NeuroDevelopmental Technique, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Touch (Touch for Health-Level 4) and Craniosacral therapy. Meredith has an undying passion for the kids and families that she works with. She says that she enjoys seeing children reach their highest potential regardless of ability or concern. She loves playing an integral role in the success of the lives of the kids and families she meets.
Leah is a pediatric occupational therapist on the I.T.S. for Kids team. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She enjoys working with children with sensory-based concerns and is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Leah recognizes that each child and family are special and deserve an individualized plan of care specific to their needs. She prides herself on positively impacting a child's performance across home, school and community environments.
Maridyth is a pediatric speech language pathologist on the I.T.S. for Kids team. Maridyth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Studies from California State University in Fresno, California and earned her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from California State University in Sacramento, California. Maridyth has developed expertise in multiple areas of pediatric therapy, including school-based interventions, Autism, P.E.C.S. and video modeling. Maridyth has also earned a certification in Pivotal Response Treatment and has particular interest in Augmentative and Alternative communication, as well as language development.
Maridyth has a true passion for working with children and says, “I love seeing children's ability to communicate improve. The best moments are when that light bulb comes on and they realize they have the power to make things happen around them through communication!”
Elizabeth is a pediatric occupational therapist on the I.T.S. for Kids team. She is a graduate of Husson University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Elizabeth has particular interest in supporting children and their development of sensory processing abilities, neuromuscular function, visual skills and handwriting abilities. Elizabeth loves being a pediatric OT because she gets the opportunity to play an integral role in the lives of the families she serves.
Becca is a pediatric occupational therapist on the I.T.S. for Kids team. Becca earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University as well as a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University. Becca has a particular interest in sensory integrative therapy and is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Becca also enjoys incorporating the principles of yoga into her treatment sessions to promote improved motor function and self-regulation. Building relationships with children and families is a priority for Becca and she loves seeing children progress and realize their goals!
Cheryl is an office administrator on the I.T.S. for Kids team! Cheryl plays an integral role in ensuring that all of our families needs are met. Her care and compassion extends well beyond the first phone call and Cheryl is always available to assist families in any way possible.