Professionals at ITS-DTS

 

Jennifer Bilyew

Jennifer (Bilyew) Asdorian, M.S., CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1997. During her years in the DC metro area, she has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric rehab and acute care hospitals, schools, and home health care. She has been working at ITS since 2003. During that time she has worked with children that have feeding disorders, oral-motor delays, apraxia, expressive and receptive language disabilities, pragmatic language delays, and articulation delays. Over the years, she has enjoyed cultivating an holistic approach to her interventions. She is a trained in Dynamic Body Balancing (a cranial-sacral based intervention) and is also a student of the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) Method. Using these techniques, she is committed to looking at the source of challenges and developing a unique intervention plan for each client. She has also been trained in PROMPT, Visualization and Verbalization, Social Thinking, Beckman Oral-Motor Therapy, Rapid Prompting Method for Autism and the LiPS reading program. She is trained in Reiki and teaching yoga to children with special needs. She is passionate about expanding her view of healing and promoting balance and health in her clients and families.

 

 

Teri Kozlowski

Teri Kozlowski, OTR is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 32 years of experience who specializes in working with infants, toddlers and children from birth through 5 years of age. She has extensive experience with the diagnosis and treatment of a range of developmental problems or delays that may be due to birth injuries, genetic or chromosomal abnormalities, neuromotor dysfunction, autism spectrum disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, sensory processing problems and regulatory problems. Ms. Kozlowski has had specialized training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for infants and children and is SIPT Certified. She is also trained in Social Thinking, Zones of regulation, SOS Approach to Feeding, The Listening Program (TLP), Interactive Listening System (ILS), The Astronaut Program, The MORE Program, Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits, Visual/Vestibular Assessment and Treatment, Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis, Therapeutic Yoga, Animal-Assisted Interventions and Interactive Metronome. In addition to evaluations, consultations and weekly treatments for infants, toddlers and children with developmental delays or problems, Ms. Kozlowski offers intensive therapeutic programs. These programs are set up to provide daily occupational therapy and last 2-3 weeks. She also runs feeding programs and therapeutic groups with her colleagues in addition to consulting with a variety of Preschool Programs. Consultation services include staff and parent workshops or in-services, student observations and/or screenings and staff program development.

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Anne Reynolds

Anne Reynolds, M.S., CCC-SLP has been working with young children and their families as a Speech-Language Pathologist for more than twenty-five years. She has extensive experience in both the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of speech-language challenges including but not limited to dyspraxia, receptive-expressive language delays, pragmatic language issues and articulation delays and disorders. Her areas of interest and specialty are oral motor/feeding challenges and early language development. Anne has taken several oral motor and feeding courses, is trained in PROMPT and PECS, communicates in sign language and is trained in Therapeutic Listening. She offers regular weekly appointments as well as intensive daily intervention options lasting two to three weeks. Anne runs therapeutic groups with colleagues at ITS-DTS and consults to area preschool programs.
Anne is a firm believer in an integrated therapy model and works closely with a child's parents/care-givers, teachers, and other clinicians involved with the family to maximize the child's potential to communicate effectively.

 

 

Susan Tieche

Susan Tieche, BS, OTR/L, earned a degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and an occupational therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 1996. Early in her career she worked in a hospital setting serving adults in acute care, sub acute rehabilitation, psychiatry, and out-patient hand therapy. Susan also has experience working in skilled nursing facilities. She began working in pediatrics in 1999 then joined as a partner with ITS in 2002. In 2002, she was certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). Subsequent training includes Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, and The Integrated Listening Systems. Susan has also completed courses in visual-vestibular treatment, including the Astronaut Protocol and the Advanced Visual-Vestibular Course. She is certified as a Reiki Practitioner and Yoga for the Special Child. In 2012 she completed extensive training in CranioSacral Therapy using The Dynamic Body Balancing Technique. Depending on the needs of the child, she incorporates parts or all of these skills into her work. Susan’s specialty is occupational therapy evaluation and treatment for ages 4 through 18. She works with children who have Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Genetic Syndromes, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Fine and Gross Motor Delays, Coordination Deficits, and Handwriting Deficits.

For CranioSacral therapy, she works with pregnant mothers balancing their body for optimal births, newborn babies to release any myofascial restrictions due to birth trauma or awkward and sustained in utero positions that could influence typical neurodevelopment, and children through adulthood to balance the body structurally.

To contact Susan, please email stieche@aol.com.

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Kaja Weeks

Kaja Weeks is a developmentally-based Music Educator with a degree in Music Education and specialized courses in human/infant development. She is a graduate of the DIR (Developmental-Individual-Relational) Institute’s Certificate Program as a Music Educator/Floortime practitioner and is a certified Trainer through Profectum Academy (a two-year advanced course and practicum). Theory and practices from these, founded by the late Stanley I. Greenspan, MD and his colleague Serena Wieder, PhD, discern children’s unique, individual differences and emphasize a child’s learning within a warm, nurturing relationship. Into this work Kaja, a classically trained singer, has formulated and integrated a unique musical approach, The Relational Voice. She has used the “coaching” model with parents to help them develop meaningful, functional interactions within the support of a highly musical framework in private sessions since 2002.

Formerly, Kaja was Associate Chair of the Early Childhood Music Department at Levine School of Music; Parent Educator at Treatment and Learning Center (TLC) in Rockville, MD; and President of the Greater Washington, DC chapter of ECMMA (Early Childhood Music and Movement Association). Kaja’s scholarly and practical ideas on early childhood, music and developmental challenges are included in numerous publications and have been the subject of many presentations in the United States and Canada. Further information about the developmental and musical content of her work may be found at www.petitemusique.com

 

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