Suzanne received a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Women's University in 1992, and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida in 1982. She is Technique and Diplomat Certified in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, and the Team Leader for IPT's CranioSacral Therapy program. Suzanne has published many articles and case studies regarding using CST for treatment in a medical setting. In May, 2015 she presented at the Beyond the Dura CST Conference and has been a teaching assistant in many CST courses through the Upledger Institute over the years. In addition to CST, Suzanne is also trained in Visceral Manipulation and in Lymphatic Drainage and often integrates these techniques during CST treatments. She is also the recipient of the World CranioFacial Foundation's 2003 SMILE award, for her work with conjoined Egyptian twins Ahmed & Mohammed Ibrahim. Before entering pediatrics, Suzanne worked with patients in acute care and rehabilitation centers. Suzanne loves spending time with her family and in her spare time, puttering around in her flower garden.
Suzanne can be contacted at: suzannea@iptKids.com
LMT, CST-T, AIMI
Vicki has been a CranioSacral Therapist (CST) since 2004. She is Techniques Certified through the Upledger Institute and has received advanced training for practice in both pediatrics and the obstetric field. Vicki has been a massage therapist since 2002 and is a Certified Newborn Massage Instructor. She is a frequent teaching assistant for the Upledger Institute’s CST classes and loves teaching families massage techniques for their children. Vicki recently moved back into the Dallas/Ft. Worth area from California, where she had her private practice and was a Massage Instructor. Additionally she is a graduate from The Four Winds Society. Vicki is thrilled to be a part of the IPT team. She is available to teach both individual and group infant massage classes as well as provide CranioSacral Therapy for both adults and children. Her hobbies include paper arts such as Quilling and Origami and being with family.
Vicki can be contacted at: vickia@iptKids.com
PT, SIPT Cert.
Lydia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma in 1990. She is certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT), and has received training in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute in Florida. She is also certified in multiple therapeutic listening programs. Lydia worked with brain-injured adults before moving to Pediatrics. She enjoys yoga, skiing, camping, and boating. Lydia brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to IPT, and her patients love her creative energy.
Lydia can be contacted at: lydiab@iptKids.com
Jenna received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Furman University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She discovered her love for working in pediatrics while volunteering for a physical therapy program on horseback (hippotherapy). Although Jenna has a background in working with patients of all ages and varying diagnoses, she is most passionate about motivating kids to become more successful and confident in all areas of their lives. She is certified in Interactive Metronome and is a provider for the Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). Jenna enjoys running with her dog Bailey, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.
Jenna can be contacted at: jennab@iptKids.com
Dannielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 from TWU. She brings to IPT wonderful experience of having worked with children of all ages with various orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. In addition to her experience with sensory-motor treatment, she has advanced training in scoliosis and is certified in the Schroth Method for children and adults. In addition she is certified in the Interactive Metronome. Dannielle was drawn to pediatrics from an early age and took every opportunity to volunteer and/or work with kids. After watching her little brother go through physical therapy, Dannielle knew that she wanted to help kids reach their full potential with this great profession. When Dannielle is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and family. She also loves spending time outdoors, camping, exercising, playing games, crocheting and cooking. Dannielle is so excited to be part of the IPT team!
Dannielle can be contacted at: danniellec@iptKids.com
MOTR, IM Cert
Jessica received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from LSU-HSC in Shreveport in 2011, and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from LSU — Baton Rouge in 2008. During her rotations involving a multitude of specialties, she developed a strong love for the unique world of pediatric therapy and has committed herself to being a “life long learner” as a pediatric OT. She is certified in Interactive Metronome and has received training in Handwriting Without Tears, Mary Benbow’s Neurokinesthetic Approach to Handwriting, and DIR Floortime. She is also a provider of Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Approach to Feeding, and has begun her certification in CranioSacral Therapy. Jessica enjoys cooking, running, crafts, and developing her gardening skills! Jessica is optimistic and passionate about her role as a pediatric occupational therapist. She is dedicated to partnering with parents to help all of her patients and families to be able to Live Life to its Fullest!
Jessica can be contacted at: jessicac@iptKids.com
Melanie received her Master’s and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2010, and a Bachelor’s of Science and Applied Exercise Physiology Degree from Texas A&M University in 2005. Melanie has had the joy of working exclusively in pediatrics in a variety of settings including; home health, hospital inpatient/outpatient, and private practice where she has treated a wide variety of patients. She brings her experience in sports medicine, sensory integration and orthopedics to our rapidly expanding concussion rehab and lifespan program and is currently pursuing certifications in Interactive Metronome (IM) and V2FIT concussion rehabilitation. Outside of work she stays busy with her husband and three sons, enjoying the outdoors, frequenting museums and spending time with extended family.
Melanie can be contacted at: melanief@iptKids.com
MOTR, SIPT Cert., IM Cert.
Kelly received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation, with a double minor in Psychology and Art from the University of North Texas in 1988. She is certified in the Listening Program, Interactive Metronome, Sensory Integration and Praxis test (SIPT) and imPACT. Kelly has advanced training in Visual & Vestibular rehabilitation, Concussion Management, Dynavision and Biodex. She is currently pursuing certification in V2fit concussion rehabilitation and CranioSacral therapy. Before joining IPT, Kelly worked in pain management, work hardening, acute care burn management and neuro-rehabilitation. Kelly enjoys gardening, pilates, and art.
Kelly can be contacted at: kellyg@iptKids.com
Glenda is a licensed Registered Massage Therapist who began practicing CranioSacral Therapy in 1996. She received training through the Upledger institute and is an experienced CST training assistant. In addition, Glenda brings numerous neuromuscular massage techniques to the table, and specializes in relieving back pain and stress. Before joining IPT, Glenda worked with special needs children in the public school system. She enjoys any activities with her children and grandchildren. Glenda is passionate about the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy for children and adults, and has a heart of gold.
Glenda can be contacted at: glendag@iptKids.com
PT, IM Cert.
Candice earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1999 and is currently working on her doctorate. She is trained in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Sensory Integration and pediatric yoga. Candice is a Certified Clinical Instructor, Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner, Certified Interactive Metronome Provider and is also certified in the multiple therapeutic listening programs. She is experienced evaluating and fitting ankle-foot orthotics and has experience casting and correcting orthotic devices. Candice and her husband are involved with service to the community and also enjoy tennis, water sports, yoga, dance and travel. Candice has a true passion for pediatrics and believes in treating the individual child as a whole, striving to help each child reach his or her fullest potential.
Candice can be contacted at: candicek@iptKids.com
OT, SIPT Cert., IM Cert. [ Shelton Lead Therapist ]
Barbara earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1989. She is certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT), Interactive Metronome (IM), Handwriting Without Tears, and multiple therapeutic listening programs. Barbara is a gifted therapist with over 20 years experience in both hospital and outpatient settings. Since 1995 she has worked exclusively in pediatrics, combining sensory integration and neurological approaches in IPT’s clinics and private school settings. Besides working six days a week, she stays extremely busy as mom to three teenagers. Barbara is known for her incredible creativity and the ability to motivate her patients to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Barbara can be contacted at: barbaral@iptKids.com
OTR, IM Cert.
Jeanne received her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1989. She is a certified Interactive Metronome (IM) provider, and has over 20 years of clinical experience. While working in a rehabilitation clinic, Jeanne discovered her passion for pediatrics. She is known for her festive spirit and always brings fun and laughter into her therapy sessions. Jeanne is married to a physical therapist and they like to spend their free time attending athletic events and dance performances, to cheer on their son and daughter. Jeanne is always looking for, and finding, new ways to challenge and motivate her patients.
Jeanne can be contacted at: jeannel@iptKids.com
Meghan received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2012. She is certified in Interactive Metronome and Integrated Listening Systems. She enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time relaxing outside. She knew she was destined to work with children since she was 16 due to working as a personal care assistant with a little girl with special needs and job shadowing her aunt who was an occupational therapist. She brings an imaginative approach to therapy sessions each day to fully motivate her kids. She has a passion for working with children and wants them to experience success.
Meghan can be contacted at: meghanl@iptKids.com
Brigitte received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 1981. She has completed extensive coursework in CranioSacral Therapy and is Technique certified from the Upledger Institute. In addition, Brigitte has been trained in Visceral Manipulation and often assists in teaching courses for the Upledger Institute. Brigitte has also received training in Bobath Pediatric Therapy Techniques, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Feldenkrais Method, Spinal Mobilization, Graston IASTM and other therapeutic modalities. Having lived abroad in Australia and Germany, Brigitte has a unique perspective and passion to help each patient achieve their goals and live a healthier life. Brigitte enjoys having access to the latest technologies and equipment and she loves working with the many gifted therapists and staff at IPT. Brigitte enjoys yoga, dancing, painting, and spending time with her son.
Brigitte can be contacted at: brigittem@iptKids.com
Logan is a lovely, highly ambitious Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with a background in psychology and a passion for working with children. She received her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2016, and plans to complete her Bachelor’s in Psychology on her way to obtaining a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Driven by a passion for working with children and love for the field of occupational therapy, she is a motivated lifelong learner with a special interest in sensory integration and vision therapy. When she is not working she enjoys cooking for her friends and family, spending time with her dog, reading, and coming up with new craft ideas.
Logan can be contacted at: loganm@iptKids.com
Kaela came to IPTkids after receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of Mary-Hardin-Baylor in Pre-Physical Therapy & Exercise Sports Science in 2016. She brings enthusiasm, fun and a playful spirit to IPTkids where she has joined us as a PT/OT tech. Kaela knew she wanted to work in the field of pediatrics after she volunteered at a children’s hospital when she was just 16. For the last ten years, she has worked with children and continues to find time volunteering at the hospital when she can. She has been learning sign language and loves to two step with her friends and family. When she is not in the clinic happily engaging with the therapists and children, you can find her hunting, fishing or playing with her sweet dog Abbot.
Kaela can be contacted at: kaelar@iptKids.com
Devorah received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University in 2012, and her Bachelors in Psychology from Thomas Edison State College in 2010. She moved from Washington DC in 2016, where she worked with children of all ages, both as an in-patient and out-patient therapist at the HSC Pediatric Center. Devorah brings a wide range of skills & experience to IPT including a specialty in feeding therapy. She is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding as well as in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention. She is also a certified aquatic therapist with a history of running an outpatient OT aquatic therapy program and created an Adaptive Martial Arts program with qualifications of a third degree black belt in Taekwondo. She is passionate about pediatric OT and uses her creativity and talents to help children grow in their skills and achieve their maximum potentials in a fun and motivating environment. Devorah also enjoys the outdoors and staying active through swimming, hiking, biking, and martial arts.
Devorah can be contacted at: devorahr@iptKids.com
MPT, SIPT Cert., IM Cert.
Bonnie has a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Before coming to IPT, Bonnie had primarily worked with adults with neurological and vestibular impairments but her true love is in pediatrics. She is certified as a provider for The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome, and Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT) Certified. She has also taken specialized courses in vestibular rehabilitation, pediatric behaviors, developmental motor assessments, orthotics and prosthetics, Brain Gym, and gait training. She loves being a wife and mom to two amazing boys and a precious little girl. She really enjoys working with children and believes that they bring so much light and fun into everyday.
Bonnie can be contacted at: bonnier@iptKids.com
Kelsey brings a fun, energetic, and client centered approach to her sessions, always bringing out the best in the children she works with. She completed her pediatric fieldwork training at IPT and was excited to join our team after completing her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2016. In addition to her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Kelsey also holds a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. Kelsey knew she was destined to become a pediatric Occupational Therapist after working at a gym specializing in sensory integration in Dallas. She is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, Interactive Metronome and the Listening program. Kelsey also enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and crafting.
Kelsey can be contacted at: kelseys@iptKids.com
Anna received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2012, and a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University in 2009. In addition to her sensory integration background she is a dedicated pediatric therapist with an added interest and experience in feeding therapy and concussion rehab. She is passionate about enhancing independence in children and adolescents in all areas of life, and in coaching parents every step of the way. She enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and two cats, as well as hiking, camping, gardening and crafting.
Anna can be contacted at: annas@iptKids.com
Harpreet K. Vitale
Harpreet obtained her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and did her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at Texas A & M University. For over 16 years, Harpreet has been passionate for working with children, in home, school, and clinic environments. Her previous experience included program director for an early intervention group program, providing supervision and mentorship to new therapists, and sharing knowledge with parents/educators through presentations. She enjoys working with children, their families, and educators to build more meaningful life skills. Harpreet enjoys dance, hiking, spending time with her husband and two young daughters, and exploring holistic health practices.
Harpreet can be contacted at: harpreetv@iptKids.com
Deanna knew she wanted to specialize in pediatric physical therapy after volunteering at Shriner’s Hospital for Children while in college. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Deanna has a passion for working with children and comes to IPT with experience in Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the treatment of neurologic challenges. She believes that every child is special and can be successful if provided with the right tools and support system. She enjoys spending time with her family, lounging on the beach, cheering on her football team, volunteering at a local animal shelter, and loving on her own two pups!
Deanna can be contacted at: deannaw@iptKids.com
Jabeen earned a Master's of Business Administration from Warwick University in England in 1982, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Social Studies from London University, London England in 1980. She was a marketing consultant for Alcoa before following her true desire to work with children in private and public schools in the Dallas area. Jabeen is a gifted teacher and a certified Interactive Metronome (IM) provider. She is experienced in pediatric yoga, the Brain Gym learning program, and the Handwriting Without Tears program, which she incorporates into her treatments. In her free time she enjoys tennis, golf, yoga and travel. Her enthusiasm for sports is a particular asset when working with clients to enhance their sports performance using the IM program.
Jabeen can be contacted at: jabeenz@iptKids.com
Office Manager [ Dallas and Plano Clinics ]
LaRae has been a part of the IPT family since 2000. She has had the opportunity to see IPT grow into 3 locations and has met many wonderful families and therapists over the years. In her capacity as IPT Office Manager, it has been her pleasure to work in all areas of administration and operations at IPT; assisting patients, therapists, and Sally. She enjoys seeing the positive impact the therapy services at IPT have on the lives of patients and their families. LaRae and her artist husband enjoy movies, attending art events, and serving at their church. She cherishes the time she gets to spend with her kids, especially with her precious grandson, Lucus.
LaRae can be contacted at: laraes@iptKids.com
Shelton Campus Clinic Administrator
Beth is a master scheduler and oversees the operations of IPT's clinic on the campus of the Shelton School. Beth was born and raised in Dallas, and previously taught preschool at the Ridgeview Presbyterian and Good Shepherd church schools in Dallas. She brings her experience as a teacher into her interactions at the Shelton School. Her hobbies include cycling, pilates, and spending time with her two teenage children. Thanks to Beth, there are seamless transitions between class and clinic in our busy Shelton program.
Beth can be contacted at: bethi@iptKids.com
Plano Clinic Administrator
Beth joined IPT in 2015 as the Administrator in the Plano clinic. Beth is a natural “people person” and enjoys meeting and greeting the families in the Plano clinic everyday, assisting them with scheduling appointments and much more. Before joining our team, Beth held a variety of positions within several community organizations including PTA, Junior League and Service League, and Zorya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. When her family lived in New Braunfels, Beth served on the City Council as the District 2 Representative. Early on in her career Beth was in sales and marketing for Marriott Corporation and was a marketing specialist for Carlson Companies in Plymouth Minnesota. Her administrative position at IPT gives her an opportunity to share her wonderful organizational and marketing skills. Beth and her physician husband, enjoy spending time with their three children; one son, a married daughter who is a special education teacher in New Braunfels, and another daughter who is currently in college.
Beth can be contacted at: beths@iptKids.com
Dallas Clinic Administrator
Sara has been with IPT since 2002. Deemed the “scheduling angel” by the IPT team, she strives to make sure scheduling needs are met and the Dallas office runs smoothly. She attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas, and was a successful executive with Southwestern Bell, before joining IPT’s staff. She enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren, collecting Sabino glass artwork, and playing with her active Chihuahuas, Mombo and Chico. When you come to the Dallas clinic, you’ll be greeted by Sara’s smiling face and friendly personality.
Sara can be contacted at: saral@iptKids.com
Administrator [ Dallas ]
Robin is a member of our Administrative Team in the Dallas location and greets everyone she meets with a warm, welcoming smile. Robin joins IPT after having been a registrar for an area school district where she enjoyed meeting and working with many families throughout her time there. With that great experience, Robin is a perfect fit for IPT. She fills the important role of assisting families with scheduling, administration, and communication. Robin says she enjoys being around children; hearing their laughter and their enthusiasm for life. Robin is married and has three incredible daughters who are her inspiration. She is a gifted artist and designer and enjoys scuba diving every chance she gets.
Robin can be contacted at: robins@iptKids.com