Our Team

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.

P.B. a grateful mom!

On my search to help my son I had good experiences and not so good ones. But finding InterPlay has been a blessing in the skies. Dr. Pilar and her team are truly the best professionals in the area. Their charisma and compassion, professionalism, knowledge, integrity and quality of care are what every parent (who is struggling with their child) needs. They didn't only help my beautiful boy but my family as a whole. Their understanding of sensory integration and their playful approach to treatment engaged my son and they were able to get out the best of him. In every session they gave their heart and he gave them his best. It just took a couple months for all of us to see the benefits of the treatment. Today, I am glad to say that our family is at peace with our situation, knowing that hard work (as we are guided by the experts at InterPlay) will lead us to the right path ...