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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    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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