Meet The Team

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    Kim

    Kim graduated from James Madison University, with a BS in Health Sciences, a minor in Special Education; and Masters in Occupational Therapy. Founder and co-owner of Sensational Kidz, Kim’s passions for working with people with physical disabilities started when she was a young girl and would volunteer with her mom at the Northern Virginia Training Center, a facility that would house and provide services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Fresh out of college, Kim move

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    Didem

    Didem, co-owner, is a seasoned and versatile licensed speech-language pathologist who has been passionate about the pediatric population since childhood when she personally experienced the benefit of speech therapy. Didem received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Redlands and her Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University. She is well versed in providing therapy in private clinic, school distri

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    Carisa

    Carisa graduated from Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ with a dual Masters in Occupational Therapy and Bio-Ethics. She became interested in Occupational Therapy through volunteer work while attending Indiana University. After college she went on to obtain her Massage Therapy License while simultaneously caring for a 7 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which budded her interest to focus on children with Autism. Following grad school, Carisa began her career in the Phoenix school system

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    Jasmine

    Jasmine attended Touro University, in Henderson Nevada where she obtained her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has lived in Shanghai for one year working as an occupational therapist, learning Mandarin Chinese while working with children from a variety of backgrounds in all types of settings from clinics to schools and orphanages. Since then she has worked in early intervention, private clinics, and multiple school districts. She especially loves integrating sensory strategies int

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    Jessie

    Jessie’s love of occupational therapy began when she was working with a boy with Autism as a behavioral therapist. She learned through play and meaningful activities, children feel empowered, learn new skills and build strength and a sense of confidence. With a bachelor’s in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, she decided to pursue her interest in OT and received a Master’s in OT from University of Southern California in 2010. Since then, she feels fortunate to treat children in a wide variety

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    Laurie

    Laurie graduated from Brown University with BA in psychology and later obtained an MS in occupational therapy from Columbia University with the intention of going into pediatrics after interning at a clinic specializing in sensory processing disorders. Initially she helped adults with a variety of medical diagnoses and disabilities to regain function and independence in a hospital setting for several years. However, she missed working with children and in 2011 made the transition back to pediatr

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    Quenna

    Quenna received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington and has practiced in Washington and California in a variety of settings: urban and suburban public schools, early intervention centers and in the home. After taking time off to care for her two daughters, she is excited to partner with families to help their children. In her free time, Quenna enjoys family time, cooking, knitting and other creative hobbies, walking and training her dog.

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    Sarah

    Sarah Gragnani, OTR/L received her Occupational Therapy degree in Sydney, Australia. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009 and became licensed to practice as an OT in California. Sarah has worked with the pediatric population for 6 years and has experience providing occupational therapy in school based and home settings which has meant that she has gained skills to be able to assess a child’s functioning across their activities of daily living and help them to perform to the best of

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    Ana

    Ana grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. She attended Loras college for her undergraduate education, receiving a BA in psychology. During a summer internship in college, Ana worked in the rehabilitation department at St. Joseph’s hospital in Chicago and fell in love with occupational therapy after observing their patient-centered approach to treatment. She went on to pursue her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) from Dominican University of California. Ana has experience in many

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    Kalina

    Kalina received her Occupational Therapy degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She worked in acute care hospitals with older adults for a year. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016 in pursuit of her passion to work with kids. Kalina has worked in the field of pediatric occupational therapy for 2 years and has experience providing occupational therapy in school settings and at home. During that time she has gained skills to assess kids’ functioning and help them improve

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