Tanya Smith MS, OTR / L
Clinical Supervisor | Certified in Sensory Integration (SIPT)
Tanya Smith joined InterPlay Therapy as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in October, 2011. She has experience treating a broad range of pediatric disorders including Sensory Processing Dysfunction, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and congenital limb deformity. She understands that each child is unique and strives to create a fun and goal directed environment to improve upon fine motor, gross motor, modulation, motor planning, and sensory processing skills.
Tanya earned a B.S. in Community Health at Florida Gulf Coast University, and was awarded a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. She graduated with honors, was nominated for membership in the Occupational Therapy Honors Society, and was a member of her Student Occupational Therapy Association. Upon graduation she has taken courses in Kinesio Taping, Sensory Processing, and Play Therapy. She has had intense mentorship in using Sensory Integration based occupational therapy for the past 4 years. Her greatest accomplishment as a pediatric OT thus far was receiving her Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification this past summer. She also takes great pride in teaching up and coming OT students about the SI approach and pediatric disorders.
In addition to working with the pediatric population, Tanya enjoys remaining active in her community through sports and extracurricular activities. She uses her fun loving personality and teamwork attitude to engage each and every child throughout their treatment sessions. Tanya is reputed among all her clients for her family-centered and sensory approaches to therapy. She enjoys her work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and often reflects on the daily life changing experiences a facility like InterPlay offers.