Occupational Therapy Team

Creating the best results for every family!

Shana Speer

Shana Speer

OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Lead

“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because they inspire me. They inspire me to value each and every little accomplishment. They inspire me to view the world through a child’s open mindedness and enthusiastic view point. They inspire me to challenge myself. Most importantly they inspire me to have fun!”

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  • Colleges: University of Wisconsin – Madison; Washington University in St. Louis
  • Degrees: BS in Occupational Therapy; Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
  • Memberships: American Occupational Therapy Association

Shana is so excited to be back out west and working with so many great kids! After completing her undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin—Madison, in OT, she came out to Seattle for a couple of amazing years! But, she felt the pull to go back to school and ended up back in the midwest to complete her Doctorate in OT, at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, she focused her education and research on children with developmental disabilities, specifically autism. She has worked in both public and private schools, has done in-home intervention as an early intervention therapist, but by far has enjoyed providing Occupational Therapy in private clinics the most. She has extensive training in Autism Spectrum Disorders and completed an intensive mentoring program in Sensory Processing Disorder. She has also received training in various intervention approaches including Integrated Listening Systems, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Kawar Protocol. Shana truly believes in the importance of research in expanding and improving the services for the children she works with. She hopes to continue her involvement in various research areas, including the efficacy of sensory based treatment for children with autism, and the benefit of increasing core strength and praxis in children with autism. Shana has been working at ICAN Center for Autism since October of 2009. In addition to seeing children for individual therapy, she helps to incorporate handwriting and fine motor into the preschool curriculum and helps to identify the individual sensory needs of each preschooler.

Shana loves spending her free time outdoors hiking and exploring with her friends and family. And while most of her family lives a plane ride away, she tries to see them as often as possible. She is so excited to be at the ICAN Center for Autism and working with such amazing therapists and families.

 

Stephanie Lee

Stephanie Lee

MS, Occupational Therapist/ Social Group Therapist

“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because each child is unique in their thought process and personality. It’s rewarding to work with children with autism because the accomplishments and milestones they achieve are exciting and so worth it. Working with kids with autism is fun, they are full of energy, and they always put a smile on my face.”

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Colleges: University of Washington

Degrees: B.A. in Psychology, Diversity Minor, Masters of Occupational Therapy

Memberships: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Stephanie was born and raised in Seattle and loves living in the Pacific Northwest.  She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor degree in Psychology in 2010 and received her Masters in Occupational Therapy in December 2012. Stephanie became an OT because she wanted to work with children with special needs.  Stephanie completed a three month internship at ICAN Center for Autism and found a passion for working with children with Autism; she is very excited to return to LCA. In her free time Stephanie is a volunteer basketball coach for youth girls through Seattle Parks and Recreation.  She enjoys playing basketball, coaching, reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Jessica Shepherd

Jessica Shepherd

COTA

“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because they are truly remarkable and every person is amazingly unique. Every day is a surprise in its own, through being able to be creative with treatment ideas for therapy and outside of therapy. I enjoy being able to work with kiddos and their families to provided best plan of care to assist the individual to be as functionally independent as possible in their areas of occupations.”

 

Jill Mizokawa

Jill Mizokawa

MOTR/L, Occupational Therapist

“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because they constantly surprise me. Every day I see an amazing skill I didn’t know they had or they make me laugh with their unique personalities. I have so much to learn from them and I’m very lucky to have this opportunity. I always leave work smiling, and it’s because of how special these children are and how brightly their hearts shine.”

 

Amy Davenport

Amy Davenport

MORT/L, Occupational Therapist

“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because they motivate me to look at the world with a new perspective. They encourage me to do my best to help them become as independent as possible. I love having the opportunity to be a part of their unique, creative world. Seeing them achieve new skills and build confidence in their abilities is incredibly rewarding.”