Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. (ICT) was developed to offer a holistic approach to treating children. We recognize that it is the day to day interactions with families and caregivers that truly make a difference in a child’s life. Because of this, our staff works closely with families and other team members to create functional strategies that can be carried over within everyday activities. This team approach helps families help their children reach their goals.
Furthermore, ICT is known as a sensory-based, feeding therapy clinic. Our staff has the expertise and experience to offer treatment that touches both the sensory focused and behavioral concerns that arise from feeding issues. We use activities that address feeding concerns through sensory play and feeding-based approaches. Additionally, not only do we offer one-on-one feeding treatments with children, but at times also offer several peer-to-peer feeding experiences with our licensed clinicians.
Lisa van Gorder, OTR/L, CEIS is the owner and Clinic Director of Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. Lisa’s experience working in outpatient clinics, schools, and early intervention programs has given her good insight on how to facilitate and obtain functional goals for children with a variety of diagnoses. In addition to her clinical experience, Lisa is certified in Sensory Integration, a provider for The Listening Program, and is a Certified Early Intervention Specialist. Furthermore, Lisa has additional expertise in feeding issues while creating and coordinating a variety of feeding groups for children with multiple needs.
Tracy Colby, OTR/L has almost 20 years of experience working with school-aged children who have had a variety of diagnosis, sensory, and learning needs. Her vast background gives Tracy a depth of knowledge that allows her to help children feel successful while they learn how to reach their functional goals. Additionally, her practice within the school system and outpatient clinic settings have given her insight on how to collaborate with families to create functional home programs. Tracy is also a Listening Program® provider.
Lois Denman, OT/L has been an occupational therapist for almost 20 years working in schools and in outpatient settings. She loves collaborating with children and their families and believes that teamwork and a playful, yet no-nonsense approach, brings out the best in her patients. She has worked with children with many diagnoses and strives to continue learning, having taken course work including Brain Gym, regulation techniques, and becoming a Listening Program® provider. Additionally, her background includes working with children who have decreased hearing while also using American Sign Language to communicate.
Mary Driscoll, MOT, OTR/L has experience working with a wide range of diagnoses within outpatient and preschool settings. She is passionate about helping children achieve their goals, using client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic approaches. Additionally, Mary strives to support children and their families, by providing individualized home programming to ensure generalization of skills in all environments. She has extensive training and knowledge with reflex integration, The Listening Program, and Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol.
Kathryn Gillis, MOT, OTR/L comes from a background in pediatrics stemming from many years in early intervention. This experience has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of diagnoses, including developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, fine and gross motor, and feeding and sensory challenges. Kathryn strives to use holistic, research-based intervention to empower children and their families. Additionally, she holds certifications in Early Intervention and Elementary Education and is a trained provider of The Listening Program.
Heather Litchfield, MOT, OTR/L has experience working with a wide variety of diagnoses and ages within pediatric outpatient and school settings. She has a passion for empowering children and their families to achieve their individual goals by using a client-centered, holistic approach to therapy. She strongly believes that every child and family has their own distinctive needs and tailors her therapy sessions with this in mind. Heather is certified in The Listening Program® and is particularly passionate about working with different regulation strategies to help her children succeed.
Laura Newhall, MS, OTR/L has 17 plus years of experience working with children and young adults in the school, home, and clinic settings. She has experience treating children with a variety of diagnoses and functional skill levels. In addition, she comes with specialized clinical training in sensory integration therapy along with a strong background working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Laura prides herself on striving to foster trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients and families to foster functional outcomes.
Ellyn Schmalzer, MS, OTR/L has experience working with pediatrics and adolescents in group homes and outpatient settings as well as having a background working in rehabilitation hospitals. These environments have given her the opportunity to work with a variety of diagnoses, including ASD, SPD, Bipolar Disorder, and musculoskeletal and general behavior issues. Additionally, she is passionate about client-centered care that incorporates a family-driven treatment approach. This focus helps her strive to support and empower children to reach their full potential by educating them and their families on therapeutic skills that can be generalized into various environments. Additionally, Ellyn is trained in Illness Management and Recovery and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Allison Alioto, MS, CF-SLP has experience working with children ages 3-21 in public school, outpatient, and inpatient settings. She enjoys working with children and providing functional carry-over programs for caregivers to promote success within the community. Allison has worked with children with developmental, expressive and receptive language, and social/ pragmatic language delays, learning disabilities, articulation, phonological disorders, and multiple diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in working with children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Danielle Heider, MS CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who has experience with children in the school system, outpatient clinic, and early intervention systems. Danielle enjoys working with children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. She has experience with a variety of communication disorders and utilizes an assortment of therapeutic strategies to help foster the best communication for the child. Danielle has a post-graduate certificate focusing on working with children who have Autism Spectrum Diagnoses and experience with reading and writing therapy. Additionally, Danielle values parent training and education to bridge the gap between learning strategies in the clinic and using them in natural environments.
Amanda Marks, MA, CCC-SLP is passionate about helping individuals communicate and connect with others. She has experience working in schools and outpatient settings with children aged 3-21, and with a variety of cognitive, behavioral, physical, and communication impairments ranging from mild to severe. While her specialization is centered in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Amanda enjoys, most of all, working and collaborating with families to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.
Jessica Masterson, MS, CCC-SLP has experience working with children ages 3-12 in the public school system and outpatient settings. She enjoys working to promote the carryover of skills learned in the treatment environment into the child’s natural settings. This goal is managed through teaching both the family and child how to incorporate items into their day to day activities while making it fun and natural. Jessica has experience working with children who have Articulation Delays/Disorders, Language Delays/Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Brooke Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who has experience working with preschool and school-aged children with a variety of diagnoses. She enjoys working with children and providing functional carry-over programs for caregivers to promote success in the community. Brooke has worked with children with developmental delays, learning disabilities, expressive and receptive, articulation, and phonological disorders, and multiple diagnoses including the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, she is currently trained in the Lively Letters program.
The office staff at Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. is happy to help you with any administrative and scheduling issues. Below are their days, hours, and positions.
Lisa van Gorder, Clinical Director – Monday – Friday 10a – 6:00 pm
Johnna Sawyer, Insurance Coordinator – Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00 pm
Colleen Hanson, Administrative Assistant – Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Trina Varadi, Administrative Assistant – Saturdays only 7:45 am- 1:30 pm