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Tanya Smith MS, OTR / L

Clinical Supervisor | Certified in Sensory Integration (SIPT)

Tanya Smith MS, OTR / L

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.

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!!!!
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