Lan is originally from Texas. She moved to California many years ago to study at Whittier College. As a college student, she enjoyed teaching and working with small children and their families. She owned and operated a tutoring office her junior year of college. Lan decided that she wanted to become an Occupational Therapist and closed her tutoring office to focus on getting into OT school. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in Occupational Therapy in one hand and a business plan in her other hand. Upon graduation, she worked in the school district, in early intervention and at an inpatient hospital. After many years of practice, she followed her business plan and opened the first clinic for Carrico Pediatric Therapy in 2015.
Lan is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory
Echo was born and raised in Taiwan. She received her Bachelor ’s degree in Occupational Therapy there and had two years of clinical experience in pediatric therapy. She then attended the University of Southern California where she earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, in 2007. She enjoys working with children with disabilities in the early intervention program of Carrico Peds. Echo is certified in Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS). She is also a mother of two energetic boys. In her off time, she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCI. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is excited to be a part of the Carrico Pediatric Therapy team. On her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Sara began her academic journey at Cal Poly Pomona receiving her Bachelors’ degree in Psychology. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, she started her career working with children with Autism as a Behavioral Therapist. It was through the wonderful families and experiences during her career in Behavioral Therapy that Sara discovered Occupational Therapy. After receiving her Master’s degree from University of Southern California in Occupational Therapy, Sara sought out opportunities to continue to work with children with disabilities. Sara is certified in Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS). In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, and spending time with her German Shepherd Zowie.
Maria received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCLA, and her Doctorate’s degree in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, she worked with young children and teenagers as a tutor/mentor, and also was a one-on-one Behavioral Therapist for 3 years. Maria is currently one of six Clinical Directors for Southern California’s Special Olympic’s FUNfitness program. She was part of the planning and directing of FUNfitness in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015. In her free time, she loves spending time with her two children, husband and dog, playing board games, biking, and playing tennis.
Yvonne is proud to call her hometown Los Angeles, where she was born and raised. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UC Irvine. She has worked with young children for over 7 years as an English tutor, afterschool teacher, preschool teacher, and Corps Member for Jumpstart working with early intervention prior to becoming a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia for her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is certified to use the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. She loves listening to music, hiking, going to the beach, baking, discovering new foods and traveling.
Melanie received her Bachelor's degree in Biology and German Studies at University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and received her doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Southern California. Prior to physical therapy, Melanie worked as a nanny for several different families with children ranging from 9-months to 8-years old. She participated in Fit Families program, which provides pro bono preventative and wellness physical therapy services to underserved children and their families. She completed her clinical rotation at
Stanford's Children's Hospital, where she worked with a large variety of diagnoses of children 0-21- years. There, she was also trained in pediatric concussion evaluation and rehabilitation. She is excited to come to work each and every day. She enjoys teaching herself new songs on her ukulele, biking on the San Gabriel River Trail, and spending time with her friends and family.
Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). She is a Handwriting Specialist with Handwriting without Tears. She received training by Debra Beckman in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. In addition, she is certified to utilize the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, with specialized training from the founder, Kay Toomey.
When she is not working, Lan enjoys traveling, shopping, hiking, and spending time with her husband, young daughter and dogs.
Megan graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Biology and received her Master's in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University. Her past experience includes working in special education with 3-6- year-old children. Prior to coming to work at Carrico Pediatric she worked as school-based OT servicing preschoolers through 4th graders. She enjoys spending time at home with her husband, traveling and bowling with her friends. Megan has received training in the Handwriting without Tears program and is certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS). She enjoys working with children and collaborating with their parents to help them succeed to their fullest potential!
Adriana earned her Bachelors in Liberal Studies and Masters of Education, as well as played NCAA III volleyball, at the University of La Verne. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Science. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, she was a math and science teacher for Mountain View school district for 7 th and 8 th graders. In her time off, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, friends and her two dogs.
Liz received her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Psychology at Whittier College, and her Master’s in Occupational Therapy (OT) at Loma Linda University. Prior to OT school, Liz worked with children with various special needs from ages 3-22 through Los Angeles County Office of Education. This is where she realized that her destined future is in the field of Occupational Therapy. She previously worked at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Hospital as an inpatient Occupational Therapist with patients suffering from brain injuries, strokes and orthopedic conditions. Liz is certified in Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS) with specialized training from the founder, Kay Toomey. She has a Sensory Integration Certification through USC with specializations in feeding and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is in the process of receiving her certification in Physical Agent Modalities (PAMs). She has been with Carrico Pediatric Therapy since the beginning and loving every minute of it. She enjoys going to church, playing volleyball, refurbishing furniture, and being with her family.
Melanie was a student-athlete at Chapman University where she earned her B.S. in Athletic Training. She worked at Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists, where she gained experience with a variety of patients of all
ages and ability levels. It was there that she developed a passion for working with the pediatric population. She volunteered for the Joni and Friend’s Ministry, which solidified her decision to pursue a career in occupational therapy. She attended West Coast University to earn her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. During her time there, she completed one of her fieldwork rotations at Carrico Pediatric Therapy. After graduation, she jumped at the opportunity to return to Carrico Peds. Melanie is certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS). On her spare time, she enjoys CrossFit, playing volleyball, volunteering in the children’s ministry at her church, and spending time with her family, especially her two adorable nieces.
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