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Carol King, OTR/L

Carol has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Her experience working with children includes both school and clinical settings. She enjoys working with children with a variety of needs including sensory processing differences, developmental delays, neurological conditions, and those with behavioral challenges. She has experience working with a wide variety of neurological conditions from ICU to out-patient settings. She is NDT certified.

Email Carol: carolk@eastsideot.com

Dana Fare, OTR/L

Dana has been a pediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years. Her experience includes working with children and collaborating with families and educators in the Issaquah School District and  Eastside Children’s Therapy.  Dana has extensive experience working with children with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, anxiety and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Her treatment specialties include early intervention, fine motor skills, handwriting, and feeding intervention. Dana has helped families navigate and access services in the public school system and advocate for their children’s needs.  Dana has received continuing education addressing listening therapy (iLs); handwriting (Handwriting Without Tears); feeding (SOS); torticollis; sensory processing strategies including implementation of effective sensory diets in the home and classroom.

In her free time, Dana enjoys gardening, knitting, traveling, and spoiling her four-legged furry kids.

Email Dana: danaf@eastsideot.com

Cheryl Ramadan-Jradi, OTR/L

Cheryl has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years, working several years as a neurorehabilitation/rehabilitation and NDT specialist in a variety of settings including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and day programs.  She provided job coaching and assisted adults to develop cognitive and psychosocial skills in a milieu setting to facilitate reintegration into the community.  She has worked with people of all ages throughout their life span development.

 

While working part time in local school districts in pediatrics, Cheryl provided therapy for students with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder and ADD/ADHD.  Her more recent experience involves working at Eastside Occupational Therapy with children with sensory motor-based needs, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder.  She is iLS certified and has completed in-depth sensory processing training. Cheryl strongly believes in a collaborative and team approach to therapy.

Cheryl is a mother of four children and her interests include Pilates and fitness, re-learning French, jazz, cats, and any outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking.

Email Cheryl: cherylr@eastsideot.com

Julie Ring, OTR/L

Julie received a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009.  She has spent the majority of her career in pediatric outpatient and community care, and she has also worked with adults in hospitals, assisted living facilities, and home health. 

Julie enjoys using her compassion and clinical skills to assist people in becoming more independent and functional.  Julie is passionate about empowering people to live life to the fullest.  She finds joy in working with children and is empathetic, silly, creative, curious, organized, and dedicated when working with each family.  Julie is a proponent of lifelong learning and mindfulness, and she incorporates both into her life and work. 

In her free time, Julie enjoys being outdoors in nature, being silly with her family (husband, son, and dog), and finding ways to stay active and healthy.  

Email Julie: julier@eastsideot.com

Jen Tao, COTA/L

Jen graduated from LW Tech in 2018 and started working with Eastside OT shortly after. She first became interested in Occupational Therapy when her son received OT services as a child.  She pursued other interests first and circled back later to become a COTA.

Jen has worked with children for several years, initially as a preschool teacher while going to school herself. She enjoys working with children with a wide variety of needs, and especially enjoys helping kids with vision concerns and issues related to the vestibular system.

In her spare time Jen enjoys putting her culinary training to use, gardening, kayaking, and spending time with her family.

Email Jen: jennifert@eastsideot.com

Lora Ray, COTA/L

Lora received her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Green River College in 2005. Lora owned and operated a swimming school in California for three years, serving over 500 children of all abilities ages 3 months to 18 years. Lora is especially interested in exploring aquatic OT options. She also worked as a preschool teacher in the Activities Lab at Bellevue College, a therapeutic Recreation Director in a skilled nursing facility, and a paraeducator in the Renton School District. Lora has served individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses including ASD, ADD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and developmental delays. 

Email Lora: lorar@eastsideot.com

Carolyn Fisher, Office Manager

Carolyn has been the office manager at Eastside OT since 2014.  She works behind the scenes to answer your calls, help with intakes, and schedule patients.  She is committed to creating a positive experience for patients and their families.

 

In her free time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family, camping, and traveling with her husband and dog. 

Email Carolyn: carolynf@eastsideot.com

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