Occupational Therapists

Jennifer Boerner

MOT, OTR/L

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Baylor University in 2010 and her Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2012. Her pediatric clinical experience includes working at outpatient clinics in both Texas and South Carolina, as well as providing services to children with complex cognitive and physical disabilities in a charter school setting. Jennifer has always loved working with children and enjoys working with both the sensory and neuromotor populations. Her special interests include feeding therapy, neurological disabilities, and sensory processing difficulties. Some specialty courses she has attended include Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, SOS Approach to Feeding, Talk Tools Feeding Therapy, Brain Gym, A Fresh Approach to Torticollis, Handwriting Without Tears, Myofascial Release, and Therapeutic Listening. She additionally completed the Sensory Integration (CE) Certificate Program through USC. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys outside activities with her son and husband, and entertaining her yellow lab, Bluebell.

Alexandria “Alex” Grossman

OTR/L

Alexandria received her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from Baylor University and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. She holds a very special place in her heart for those with physical differences as her nephew, Jax, is diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Since Jax’s diagnosis, Alexandria knew she wanted to become a pediatric occupational therapist. Her enthusiasm to be of service does not stop for those with physical difficulties as she also loves working with those diagnosed with autism, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, anxiety, developmental delay, and intellectual disabilities. She is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding and D.I.R. Floortime. Alexandria has lived in Austin for a few years and thoroughly enjoys the city and the community she lives in. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with family, having puppy play dates, playing soccer, crafting, watching movies, and eating candy.

Karla Menchaca

OTR

Karla received her Bachelor of Psychology and Spanish from The University of Rio Grande Valley (formally known as University of Texas at Brownsville), and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Prior to becoming an OT, Karla has worked as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-CS and as a Registered Behavior Technician which has helped in building a unique skill set for her role as an Occupational Therapist.  Karla has attended The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding training to further expand on her interests and skills in feeding therapy. Karla is fluent in Spanish and enjoys breaking language barriers to facilitate providing skilled interventions. During her spare time, Karla enjoys fishing, playing video games, spending time with her family and furry pets

Jan Milstead

OTR

Jan graduated from Texas Tech Health Sciences in 2012 with an OT degree and has worked with children and adults in outpatient settings since that time. Additional training includes: Astronaut Training, HANDLE-Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopmental Learning Efficiency, Klose-Lymphedema certification, and specific training on Head and Neck Lymphedema. She loves working with patients and families to improve functional participation in life, having fun to do so.

Gina Peralez

M.S. OTR/L

Gina graduated from Texas State University with her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration. She received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Gina values the opportunity to have a positive influence in the life of each child she works with and she takes great joy in watching children master new skills through play. She has experience with sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, dysgraphia, oral aversion/feeding difficulties, neuromotor disorders and a variety of other diagnoses. Gina holds her Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) certification which is an approach used for management and treatment of individuals with central nervous system disorders.

Megan Smith

COTA

Bio coming soon!

Cindie Stewart

BAS, COTA

Cindie is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and holds a Bachelors degree in Science and Associates in Occupational Therapy. She has experience in both school-based occupational therapy as well as pediatric clinic experience. She has always held a special place in her heart for supporting children with any diagnosis and helping them reach their highest potential! She has taken specialized courses in Sensory Integration, Autism, and Attention Deficit Disorders as well as utilizing the Family-based Approach. With her own children now in college she loves spending more time researching evidence-based practice and finding the best intervention methods to apply in therapy. Her interests include reading, research, and relaxation whenever she can.