With over 33 years of combined pediatric occupational therapy experience, we are experts in our field; willing collaborators with families, teachers, and other child developmental professionals; and advocates for all children. We keep on top of the latest research and maintain the highest level of best practice standards through membership in state and national professional associations and continuing education activities.
Joylynn Holladay, MS, OTR/L – Joylynn received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University in 2000. An older sister to 9 siblings, all of whom have varying degrees of special needs, children have always been a part of her life. Joylynn has 18 plus years of pediatric occupational therapy experience serving children of all ages in home, clinic, school, and community settings. She utilizes a holistic approach and strives to be an active partner in supporting the sensory, motor, and social-emotional needs of her clients. She has prodigious knowledge and hands on training in a variety of skilled interventions with an emphasis on Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation techniques, visual-vestibular treatment, cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation, handwriting approaches including Handwriting Without Tears and the Size Matters Handwriting Program, DIR/Floortime, Neuronet, behavior management, and the facilitation of social skills groups using the Zones of Regulation. She is a certified Therapeutic Listening® provider. In addition to her work activities, she has contributed to the field of OT through her writing and has published multiple articles for professional magazines and authored a chapter on Psychosocial Pediatric Therapy for the textbook, Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant.
In her free time, Joylynn enjoys running, reading, cooking, and traveling with her husband and three sons. On one of their more memorable adventures, they journeyed to Iceland where they climbed a glacier, ate fermented shark, and took in the Midnight Sun! She can be reached at email@example.com.
Kate Loughran, MS, OTR/L – Kate is a licensed and registered occupational therapist with a primary practice area in pediatrics. She has always been driven to work with children and families, and in 2000 received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She has over 19 years of experience providing evaluations and standardized treatment for infants, toddlers and school-age children. Kate has worked in pediatric rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, home based early intervention and educational/school-based settings. Her clinical exposure has included, but is not limited to, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, chromosomal abnormalities and congenital anomalies, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, hemiplegia and cerebral palsy, hyper/hypotonia, cortical visual impairment, cochlear implants, prematurity, feeding/oral motor disorders, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder, developmental delay, and fine motor/visual motor coordination challenges. Additionally, Kate has extensive training in Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder (including developing and implementing sensory diet plans as well as addressing executive function/self-regulation skills), Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), oral motor dysfunction, visual rehabilitation, therapeutic taping and infant massage.
When not working with clients, Kate enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, and trying to keep up with four very active children. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Matthews, MS, OTR/L – Amy received her Bachelor’s of Science in OccupationalTherapy, from Colorado State University, in 1999 and her Masters of Science from Boston University in 2008. Amy discovered her love for working with kids through years of camp counseling, babysitting and teaching kids to ski through the National Sports Center for the Disabled (Winter Park, CO). She has worked as an OT for more than 17 years in various settings, including private pediatric clinics, hospital-based outpatient rehab facilities and school settings. She has vast experience in working with kids with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders and with developmental delays. She has advanced training in Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding, Handwriting Without Tears, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), sensory integration and the rehabilitation of a variety of disabilities including addressing self-regulation, emotional behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities. She is a registered yoga teacher, with additional training as a Kids Yoga Teacher.
In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with friends and family. She likes running, tennis, reading and travel. Her family is planning on a future trip to Vanuatu (a south pacific island nation), to introduce their daughters to where Amy and her husband were Peace Corps Volunteers. She can be reached at email@example.com