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.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Silvina Scatrut was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated from the University of Salvador with two different Bachelors degrees: Educator of the Deaf & People with Speech Disorder, and Speech and Language Pathologist. Then she received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the same University. In 2003 she moved to Florida with her family, where she got her licensed as Speech-Language Pathologist.
Silvina has worked solely with the pediatric population in the school and clinical settings. Her interests include working with toddlers, pre-school, and elementary aged children. Her areas of interest include speech sound disorders, language disorders and ASD. In her free time, she loves spending time with loved ones, reading and listening to music.
Ivona Morris, OTD, M.S., OTR/L
Dr. Morris received her bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Central Florida. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine with both a master's and doctorate in Occupational Therapy, and is a former teacher.
She is an ImPACT Trained Occupational Therapist (ITOT) with specialized training in concussion management. She has over 3 years experience as an OT, working with the pediatric population in home health, outpatient clinics and schools, and the geriatric population in skilled nursing rehabilitation centers. She enjoys impacting one’s quality of life in a holistic manner.
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.
Melissa Brownstein is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and a true Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelors in Health Science and from South University with an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
Melissa has experience working with pediatric patients and has worked with children aged 2 to 16 with a variety of developmental differences including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, genetic disorders, and social emotional challenges. Melissa is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and supporting their confidence in their natural environments (home, school, and in clinic). Melissa enjoys discovering what motivates each child and finding innovative ways to support their participation in meaningful play, peer relationships, and functional activities. Melissa believes that a fun centered environment can best promote growth in each child’s development. Melissa is excited to be a part of the Kid’s Aboard Therapy team and support your child.