Meet Our Wonderful Therapists
We love our therapists! They all have a wide range of experience working in different settings, but they all love working with children.
Meet them below, and click here to learn more about Chaya, Kids Aboard Therapy's Founder and CEO
Tiffany learned about the role of occupational therapy with the developmentally disabled population when she coached a softball team for Special Olympics and knew it was time for a career switch.
After a 10 year career in cardiovascular technology, she graduated from Barry University with a Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy in May of 2011. She started her career in pediatrics seeing her clients, aged birth to 22, in outpatient, home health, and private school settings. She has experience with a variety of childhood and developmental diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD/ADD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosomal anomalies, and other developmental delays. She served on the faculty in the Barry University department of Occupational Therapy as an adjunct professor/lab instructor, teaching Pediatric Evaluation and Assessment, Development in Early Adulthood/Transitioning, and Evaluation and Assessment in Late Life to Masters level graduate students.
She enjoys the teamwork of collaborating with her colleagues in various disciplines and her clients’ families to provide the best possible services and outcomes for the young clients at Kids Aboard.
Ariella is a registered and licensed occupational therapist who focuses primarily on the pediatric population. She has years of experience working in a variety of settings including schools, homes, private practices, and hospitals, which has taught her the importance of collaboration between families and healthcare professionals.
Ariella works with children of all ages, abilities, and diagnoses, including the following: Developmental Delay, Fine Motor Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus injury, Prematurity, Sensory Processing Disorders, Attention-Deficit Disorder, and more.
Courtney Henry is a Speech-Language Pathologist with 5 years of experience working with children in clinic and school settings. She loves working with children of all ages and levels of speech and language skills.
She specializes in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Courtney is trained in PROMPT and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She is also certified to provide It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays.
When she’s not being a Speech Therapist, Courtney enjoys baking and going to the beach!
Speech language pathologist
Devora Leah Thaler is a speech language pathologist with over fifteen years of experience working in pediatric settings from toddlers through middle school.
She is passionate about language development and communication skills; helping children and their parents learn just how powerful and important the communication process is.
Proudly, she is a mother to six wonderful and lively children who also provide real life experience, interactions and growth.
M.A.CCC Speech - Pathologist
Ellen has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 35 years, working in homes, hospitals and clinics.She specializes in oral motor/feeding/swallowing problems, speech/language and neurological disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.
Although she's very progress-oriented, she provides a unique style of personalized therapy in a nurturing, learning environment.
Sarah has proudly been an Occupational Therapist since December 2014.
She graduated with her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from FIU. Go Golden Panthers! She has been so fortunate to have worked with various populations including: kids of all ages, adults with developmental disabilities, and adults in a hospital rehabilitation setting.
She loves helping individuals and families in our community engage in meaningful occupations to live their happiest lives.
She can’t wait to meet you and your loved one(s)!
I have worked in the childcare setting as a daycare assistant before beginning my path in Occupational Therapy. Now, as a pediatric COTA, I get to play all day while achieving developmental goals. I love to research so my experience is with both adults and children. I’ve worked in neuromuscular therapy for adults, home health, ortho, and now Peds OT. I’ve been a COTA for 4 years. I am a graduate from Keiser and in the process of obtaining my masters in OT.
Occupational Therapist assistant
Taika is a graduate from Keiser University with an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy.
She has 5 1/2 years experience working with kids as a pediatric COTA, giving them not only the skills but the tools to improve their daily lives.
She believes therapy can be fun and an interactive place for a child.
Rona is a proud mother of 2. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the medical field. She began her career as a medical assistant in Orthopedic surgery and primary care. Then, she continued on, graduating from Keiser University with her degree in Health Science/Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has worked in the field for the past seven years, gaining experience in hospital intensive care rehabilitation setting and, most recently, pediatrics. She strives to provide care for those with developmental delays, autism, ortho rehab and more.
"My love for helping others no matter the age is what pushes me to continue to provide care for our community and ways to improve their occupational health."