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Mission Statement

Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. (CTA) was created to offer therapy services to the greater Tampa Bay Area. Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. views itself as partners with our clients and community. CTA’s goals include being a respected and utilized resource in this community by providing consistent and quality occupational, physical and speech therapy intervention. In addition, CTA will provide consultation, educational programming, participate in research, and participate in professional and program development. As a result of our commitment to be on the leading edge of effective treatment interventions and our commitment to professional satisfaction, we strive to offer our practitioners the opportunity to follow their areas of interest. This serves to enhance our organization professionally, allowing CTA to offer a broad range of interventions and modalities to best meet the challenges of our clients. We hope as a result of CTA’s programming, children and families may experience success at home, school and in the community.

Meet Our Team

<strong>Sue Taylor</strong>
Sue TaylorOccupational Therapist
Sue Taylor is one of the Founders and Co-Owner of Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 – Go Gators!!
Sue has been pursuing her passion for pediatric occupational therapy for the past 26 years.

She loves kids and loves to play!  Sue is mom to a “crazy wonderful” son, Diego. It is her strong belief that children learn best through play and that they are most successful when they feel good about themselves. Sue feels it is essential to “be in the moment” with her clients. Sue has provided services to children, families and other professionals in a variety of settings including clinic based, home and community based intervention, as well as, service to public, private and charter schools. Sue enjoys working with children of all ages from birth through adolescence with a variety of diagnosis including ASD, SPD, Physical Disabilities, Cognitive Difficulties, Motor Incoordination, Dysgraphia, Developmental Delays/Disabilities, and Social Emotional Difficulties. Her bag of tricks, also know as, frame of reference and specialty training involves an integrated approach including; Sensory Integration/Processing, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Mindfulness Training, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Oral Motor and Feeding, Self-Help Development, Social/Emotional, Writing Interventions, and Compensatory Strategies including Assistive Technology. Sue enjoys a team approach to intervention, as well as, opportunities to develop new programing. Sue enjoys working with children and families on an individual basis but also enjoys group-based intervention.  It is her desire to continue developing her skills and to be a life long learner. She aims to work as a team with families to help children to reach their fullest potential.

<strong>Donald Boulanger</strong>
Donald BoulangerOccupational Therapist
Don Boulanger is an Occupational Therapist and Co-Owner of Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc.. He graduated from Elizabethtown College in PA in 1993
and had worked in a variety of settings early in his career as a traveling Occupational Therapist.

Traveling as a therapist afforded Don opportunities to see many places across the U.S. gaining experiences in variety of clinical settings including: hand therapy, home health, home and environmental modifications, wheelchair positioning, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic/stroke rehabilitation and geriatric settings. He began working with children and families in South Florida in an inpatient pediatric brain injury facility in 1996. Since then he has continued to have a passion for working with children and families as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Don sees children from birth to adolescence in schools, homes, out in the community, and in CTA’s clinic. He works with children with a variety of diagnoses including: sensory processing disorders, social- emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and motor -based delays. Don has a particular interest in working with children presenting with challenging behaviors using a holistic approach including sensory, behavioral, and cognitive strategies.

He has training with CranioSacral Therapy, Floor-time, Therapeutic Listening, and is a certified Interactive Metronome trainer (since 2000).  Don feels it is essential to connect with kids and that kids, like adults, sense how we feel about them. He believes helping kids develop self-confidence and esteem is pre-requisite to gaining skills. He enjoys developing new program ideas and finding alternative and sometimes unconventional ways to help kids reach their goals and potential. Don has consulted with teachers and schools and has lectured on topics including how Sensory Processing Delays impact academic, social, and motor skills development.

Away from work, Don enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and family, Alejandra, Olivia, and Nicolas.

<strong>Heather Anacki</strong>
Heather AnackiSpeech Language Pathologist
Heather Anacki is an ASHA certified pediatric speech language pathologist who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the State University
of New York at Stony Brook and her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. She has enjoyed worked with children and their families since 1997. She has practiced in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, public schools and her current setting at CTA’s pediatric clinic. She values pairing speech language therapy with “real life” therapy activities for families to integrate into their daily lives. Heather’s experience treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is considerable, including toddlers through adolescents with mild to profound communication impairments. Heather has many years of experience successfully treating children who have disorders of articulation, phonology and fluency. Because she worked in public schools for over a decade, she has relevant knowledge and expertise treating disorders of language and literacy to improve children’s academic performance. She has presented on speech and language topics locally and at the state level. Heather received the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s ACE Award in 2014.
<strong>Margaret Byrne</strong>
Margaret ByrnePhysical Therapist
Margaret graduated from Quinnipac College in 1980 with a BS in Physical Therapy and from Columbia Teachers College in 1986 with a MA in
Motor Learning/ Movement Science.  Mary was Associate Professor in the PT program at State College of Florida from 1998 – 2001.

Additional Training and certification

NDT Certification in Child (1984) and in Baby (1986)
MFR for Pediatrics (2001)
CST I (2003)
CST II (2006)
Somato Emotional Release I (2006)
CST for Pediatrics I (2009)
MPS – formerly ETPS (2012)
Kinesiology Taping (2012)

<strong>Brent Cheyne</strong>
Brent CheyneOccupational Therapist
Bio Coming Soon!
<strong>Toni Dehn</strong>
Toni DehnCertified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Toni has lived in Sarasota since 1985. She is the mother of 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren ages newborn to 5 yrs. Toni graduated from MCC
with an Associate degree in Science majoring in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

She has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for the past 13 yrs focusing on Pediatric OT in homes, schools, and clinic based settings. Toni has advanced training in sensory integration, pediatric handling techniques, oral motor/feeding issues, Brain Gym, and  Handwriting Without Tears Program. She is also been supervising OTA students from State College of Florida in their level 1 field work positions for the last 2 years.

<strong>Scott Hardy</strong>
Scott HardyPhysical Therapist
Scott has spent the last 18 years working in the area of youth and adult recreation programming, followed by 3 years in elementary
education in Manatee County.

These experiences have helped to prepare Scott for his new career in pediatric physical therapy. As an honors graduate from the Physical Therapy Assisting program at South University in Tampa, FL, Scott enjoyed both academic and clinical success in the area of pediatric physical therapy. His patient and enthusiastic nature, coupled with his love of working with children make him a wonderful addition to the therapy team here at Children’s Therapy Associates.

<strong>Marita Korattiyil</strong>
Marita KorattiyilSpeech Language Pathologist
Bio Coming Soon!
<strong>Caroline McCoy</strong>
Caroline McCoyOccupational Therapist
Bio Coming Soon!
<strong>Jacqueline Reitmayr</strong>
Jacqueline ReitmayrOccupational Therapist
Bio Coming Soon!
<strong>Samantha Robinson</strong>
Samantha RobinsonOccupational Therapist
Samantha grew up in Sarasota, Florida with her 3 sisters.  She attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her BS in Occupational Therapy. 
After college, she moved to Chicago, Illinois with her husband Dave. They have 3 children: Ben, Bryan and Mallory.

Samantha has been an Occupational Therapist for 28 years and has 26 years of experience working with children. She has worked in the hospital, clinic and school settings.

She is certified in NDT and has extensive training in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening. She has completed the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding courses, as well as the advanced courses in SOS.
Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and crafting. She also enjoys coaching her Odyssey of the Mind team. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative thinking competition.

<strong>Leah Klein</strong>
Leah KleinPhysical Therapist
Bio Coming Soon!