The occupational therapists at City Kids have extensive experience in the areas of motor development and sensory integration, including motor apraxia, sensory dysfunction, bilateral motor coordination, dysgraphia, visual motor integration, and  movement/motor disorders.  In addition, all the therapists integrate current knowledge and clinical skills to assist a child achieve skills to his/her highest potential in all areas of daily living, including play, fine motor, self-help, and sensory.  The OTs also utilize principles of NDT, Sensory Integration, DIR/Floortime, baby treatment, splinting, Therapeutic Listening, and play into each child's treatment.  Functional skills and use of play are always a priority during OT at City Kids!

 

Grace Chan, OTR/L, C/NDT is a therapist with 10+ years of clinical expeience.  She is NDT/Bobath certified, SIPT certified, and is a certified Kinesio Tape provider.  Grace is knowledgeable with assessment and treatment of sensory based and motor based issues.  She is trained in using NMES devices and has experience with casting upper extremities.

Alicia Gettelfinger, OTR/L, C/NDT has significant experience with sensory integration and motor assessment and treatment of children of all ages.  She has taken many courses on treating children with sensory processing difficulties, including DIR and Therapeutic Listening.  Alicia is also knowledgeable on upper extremity biomechanics, splinting, and casting.  She has 10+ years of therapy experience. 

Olivia Lollino, M.S., OTR/L joined the City Kids family in 2015.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in child psychology from DePaul University, and her Masters Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Olivia co-leads the Simply Social Too group which teaches children self-regulation and social thinking.  Her professional interests include sensory integration, the Zones of Regulation, and assistive technology.

Cristian Cigliuti, OTD, OTR/L joins us with certification in NDT and SOS.