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

Ingrid Rowland, OTR/L

Over the years, Ingrid has worked with all ages and in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, public schools, private schools, and telehealth. For the past 15 years, she has worked solely in pediatric settings. She enjoys working with children with a variety of needs, such as developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing differences, fine motor and handwriting delays, and behavioral challenges. Ingrid uses a variety of programs and tools in her practice. This includes DIR Floortime certification, therapeutic listening with the iLs and SSP programs, handwriting support using Handwriting without Tears and Size Matters handwriting programs, behavior and regulation support using Zones of Regulation, Superflex, and the Alert Program, and a variety of sensory and motor strategies.

 

Ingrid currently works with children and families at Eastside Occupational Therapy and with a public school district. She truly enjoys consulting and collaborating with parents and educators to support children in their growth and development.

Email Ingrid: ingridr@eastsideot.com

Melissa McDonald, OTR/L

Melissa recently relocated to the PNW from the east coast. A native of Virgina, she lived mostly in North Carolina and without knowing was a stones throw from the home of her Revolutionary War ancestor near Hillsborough, NC. Melissa is an artist, mom of 21 year old twins who both attend UW, and an avid cycling enthusiast.

Professionally, Melissa Miller has been a practicing pediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge as well as specialty certifications in sensory integration, auditory over sensitivity, neurodevelopmental treatment, and craniosacral therapy. Melissa specializes in sensory processing difficulties, trauma-based impairments, and most recently received extensive training in Reflex Integration techniques. Melissa has worked in schools, clinics, and hospital based settings and recently developed a novel handwriting program specifically designed for the pre-school aged population and children in need of visual supports. The Handwriting Tree is visually engaging, easy to use, and evidence based to improve outcomes in pre-school populations. Melissa is a national speaker and has delivered several workshops/blogs on handwriting and why this important skill continues to be relevant today.

Email Melissa: melissam@eastsideot.com

Taylor Daughterty, MOTR/L

Taylor received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Taylor then went on to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University in New York City in 2015.

 

Taylor began her Occupational Therapy career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. It was there that she gained significant neuro-rehabilitation and orthopedic experience. Additionally, that was where Taylor became proficient in wheelchair seating and adaptive equipment. Taylor moved to Seattle in 2018, which is where she began working in pediatrics. She has been working with children with sensory processing disorders, ASD, developmental delays, various genetic syndromes, neurological and medical conditions, anxiety/other mental health concerns, social/emotional regulation, fine motor delays, primitive reflexes, handwriting, feeding, and adaptive equipment. Taylor also has training in the Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP).

 

Taylor is very passionate about working with children and their families. She believes in empowering children and their families to advocate for their needs. The most fulfilling part of pediatrics for Taylor is watching children gain confidence in themselves by overcoming various challenges, learning new skills, and becoming more independent in their homes, schools, and the community.

 

In her free time, Taylor enjoys volunteering, working out, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog.

Email Taylor: taylord@eastsideot.com

Alice Liu, OTR/L

Alice received a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2018.  She has experience working in a skilled nursing facility and outpatient pediatric clinic.  Her clinical interests include sensory integration, fine motor skills, and ASD treatment.  

Alice enjoys working with kids and families from diverse backgrounds, and she is fluent in Chinese and Taiwanese.  

 

In her free time, Alice enjoys the outdoors, yoga, and cooking. 

Email Alice: alicel@eastsideot.com

Jacqueline Wong, OTR/L

Jacqueline has been a licensed OT since 2011. Jacqueline grew up in Toronto, Canada and received an MS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Jacqueline has experience practicing in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient units in hospitals, clinics, and community-based services.  

 

Jacqueline enjoys working with children with various sensory processing differences, developmental delays, and neurological conditions. She is experienced in working with patients with social and emotional regulation issues by incorporating evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

 

In her free time, Jacqueline enjoys running, hiking, and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Email Jacqueline: jacquelinew@eastsideot.com

Nicole Huang, OTR/L

Nicole moved to Seattle after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis at the end of 2019. She has always been passionate about pediatrics and has worked with children since high school. Her other professional interests include trauma-informed care, program development, community engagement, and research, especially in animal-assisted therapy.

 

Outside of work, Nicole can be found eating, sleeping, hiking, crafting, enjoying music, or hanging out with her dog, Obi-Wan.

Email Nicole: nicoleh@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

Lauren Styer, OT Aide

Lauren is a fourth-year student at Seattle Pacific University.  She is currently studying psychology with a focus in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

Lauren is in the process of applying to OT graduate programs and hopes to one day work as a pediatric occupational therapist.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys doing CrossFit, exploring the San Juan Islands, and writing.