Professionals at ITS-DTS - Working with Teri Kozlowski

 

Jenny Post Gorski

Jenny Post Gorski earned her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY. Knowing that she wanted to specialize in pediatrics, upon graduating, she accepted an offer to work at a private practice outside of Annapolis. Next, in order to both explore new opportunities and to expand her skill set, Jenny practiced OT within a school setting, for the Prince Georges County school system. However, after several years there, her passion for working on a more direct and personal level with not only the children but also with their families as well led her back into private practice work, where she felt that she was better able to do so. Jenny has been working for ITS since 2007, where she specializes in working with children of varying physical, developmental and learning abilities ranging from 1 to 11 years of age. Jenny is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is certified in The Listening Program and Interactive Metronome and has attended a number of continuing education courses focusing on sensory integration, sensory processing disorder, Social Thinking curriculum, Autism, fine motor skills, and visual perceptual and motor impairments.

 

 

Sami Kozlowski

Samantha (Sami) Kozlowski, MOT, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in working with toddlers and children in clinical and school settings. Sami has sought extensive mentoring with seasoned clinicians to supplement her skills with a rich foundation in clinical observation and reasoning skills and use of creative, child-driven treatment approaches unique to each child’s needs. Sami is a firm believer and advocate for an integrated therapy model that seeks to meet the needs of the whole child—sensorimotor, social, emotional and cognitive functioning. She works closely with the parents/caregivers, teachers and other clinicians in order to maximize the child’s potential for functional independence, meaningful improvements, and an enriched life experience. Sami has completed courses in self-regulation strategies for children with ADHD, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) approaches for children and the Social Thinking Curriculum. Sami is trained in Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), the SOS Feeding Approach, and the Astronaut Training Program. Sami has experience treating a range of developmental problems or delays, including those with Sensory Processing Disorder (modulation, discrimination, and praxis) Autism Spectrum Disorder, Genetic Syndromes, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Fine Motor and Gross Motor Delays, Visual-Perceptual Delays and Handwriting Deficits.


Sami graduated with honors from University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Occupational Therapy program.

 

 

Julie Mishkin

Julie Mishkin, OTR/L earned her occupational therapy degree from the University of Florida in 1997. She initially began her career providing individual and group therapy as a mental health OT. Her passion and aptitude for working in pediatrics led her to specializing exclusively in that field by 1999 where she has remained ever since. Her early pediatric OT experience, conducted within clinic and school-based settings, included implementing individual therapy, group therapy and classroom consultations for children with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, fine and gross motor coordination difficulties and sensory processing disorders. From there, Julie served as a Clinical Specialist Pediatric OT for 7 years at Georgetown University Hospital. She provided both in and outpatient occupational therapy evaluations and treatment for infants through adolescents with a wide variety of genetic, neuromuscular and developmental delays. She also served as a clinical instructor for occupational therapy students during their fieldwork, conducted staff in-services and implemented OT screening at Georgetown University's on-site daycare facility, Hoya Kids. Her additional certifications include Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment to Administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), The Listening Program (TLP), Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), and the SOS Feeding Model. Julie is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Julie joined the ITS staff in 2006 and administers evaluations and conducts school consultations in addition to individual and group OT for toddlers through school-aged children. Julie has a special interest in incorporating Social Thinking into her individual and group therapy sessions and is actively involved in the developmental and implementation of the practice's newly developed feeding program using the SOS model.

 

 

Colette Yglesias-Silver

Colette Yglesias Silver, MS, OTR/L received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 1975 and her Occupational Therapy Degree from Shenandoah University In 2001. She has worked for the public school system in both the elementary and preschool program (PEP) and began working at ITS in 2006. Colette is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SPIT). She is also certified in The Integrated Listening Systems (iLS), Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program (TLP) and has taken extensive training in the Masgutova Neurosensory Motor Reflex Integration (MNRI). Additional advanced training includes Social Thinking and Zone of Regulation for school age and pre-school children, the Wilbarger Protocol, the SOS Approach to Feeding, Managing Visual Deficits, Astronaut Training as well as Brain Gym and many fine motor courses. Colette has lectured internationally on Sensory Integration theory and practice, has consulted on setting up SI clinics, and helped develop programs for Center 21, an organization that serves young adults with disabilities in Kuwait. In addition to her work as an OT, Colette has taught acting, dance and movement to children and adults for 35 years and uses her unique understanding of movement and creativity in her work. Colette focuses on the assessment and treatment of preschool and school age children with a variety of developmental issues including global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, sensory regulation and processing disorders, visual and fine/gross motor difficulties. She also provides consultation services including developing sensory diets, home programs and classroom/teacher collaboration.

 

 

Deborah Victor

Claire Lerner, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist. For over 30 years she has provided parenting and child development guidance, focusing on partnering with parents to understand the behavior and development of their young children. She has helped hundreds of families successfully address challenges around sleep, feeding, sibling rivalry, aggression, defiance, emotional reactivity, and other issues that naturally arise in young children. Claire also provides consultation and training to local preschools and pediatric residents. In addition to her direct work with families, she serves as a Senior Parenting Advisor for ZERO TO THREE. Claire has also authored numerous parenting publications and articles – including a running column for PBSparents.org and articles for American Baby Magazine and Parenting: The Early Years. She is frequently quoted in other Parenting publications and has been a source on early childhood development for NPR and numerous newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and the London Times. In addition, she has hosted podcast and video series’ for parents and professionals. Claire participates on numerous national advisory panels and task forces related to early child development, including the National Parenting Education Network and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Early Childhood Development. Her greatest achievement and challenge has been raising her own, now adult, children: Sam and Jess.

 

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