Our Team

Marie Philbin-Portfolio, COTA / L


Marie Philbin-Portfolio joined Interplay as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in October 2019. She graduated from South University with a degree of Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2016, and brings with her over 2 years of experience in private pediatric therapy practice. Marie previously worked at Thera-Peds in Deerfield Beach, FL, where she gained experience treating children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Hypotonia and Hypertonicity.

Marie was initially inspired to pursue an education that helps treat children on the Spectrum as she has two cousins with Autism. Witnessing first-hand the role that therapy played in better enrich her cousins’ lives made a large impact on her journey for higher education in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During her level two clinical at South University, she worked at the Palm Beach School for Autism. There she was able to plan and treat students in vocational and classroom settings, growing her passion and focus for pediatric therapy. Over the course of completing her clinicals, obtaining her degree, and working in private practice, Marie also managed to get married and have two beautiful daughters. Marie is devoted to helping children and plans to continue gaining knowledge in Ayres Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental approaches.

Testimonials

MB & BB
Words cannot even begin to describe how very grateful and pleased we were with Dr. Pilar Saa and her professional staff of Occupational Therapists. We had an appointment for an initial evaluation with Dr. Saa scheduled a few weeks in the future for when she returned from being out of the country, but we called her office as our 3 year-old son was in some immediate distress and she squeezed us in before she left. We have never forgotten that!! Our son was able to start his OT immediately with the most wonderful, warm, kind, compassionate therapist that we all grew to love. He actually looked forward to his appointments at the play-gym. We are happy to report that our son is thriving and doing wonderfully. We cannot thank Dr. Saa and her staff enough for being such a special part of our "village". They held our hands through every step of the way, educated us and guided us as we navigated this scary thing called "Sensory Processing Disorder". We highly recommend Dr. Pilar Saa and her staff at InterPlay!!!!