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Amy Saba Ornelas, OTR

Director/Owner

Amy graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2002.  She has over 14 years of clinical experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Amy is very involved in the pediatric community and  was an Adjutant Professor at the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University.  Amy founded D. O. T. S. for Kids in 2008 and has managed the clinic’s transformation into a multi-disciplinary practice offering occupational, physical and speech therapy services.

 

Kristin Scroggins, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Kristin received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Hartford in 2004. After graduation she spent four years as a pediatric Occupational Therapist in New York, providing both school and clinic based therapy for children with a broad range of physical and developmental disabilities.

 

 

 

Linda Shiffer, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Linda graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Before joining D. O. T. S. for Kids, she worked as a staff therapist for Easter Seals of Dallas and the Highland Park School District. Linda has over 10 years of pediatric therapy experience.

 

 

 

Kelsey Sinclair, MOT, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Kelsey graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science.  In 2013, she graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Occupational Therapy.  She has been working with children in some capacity for over 9 years, coaching ice skating, volunteering, and working as a handwriting tutor with D. O. T. S. 

 

 

 

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Taylor Bank, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Taylor received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition to working part-time at D.O.T.S. for kids, Taylor is a full-time speech-language pathologist at the Shelton School. Taylor specializes in expressive and receptive language disorders, social and pragmatic communication skill and articulation disorders.

 

 

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Kaitlin Hellmann, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kaitlin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Texas Christian University before graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders in 2015. She spent her first year and a half working in Richardson ISD with preschool and elementary aged children, and has worked at D. O. T. S. for Kids since 2017.

 

 

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CJ Laymance, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

CJ graduated from Baylor University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. In 2013, she received her Masters in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. After graduation, she spent three years working as a Speech Language Pathologist with elementary aged students in Plano ISD. CJ joined the D.O.T.S. for Kids team in September 2016.

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Amy Ornelas, OTR - Clinical Director and Owner of D. O. T. S. for Kids was selected by the readers of Dallas Child Magazine as a...

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Dallas Outpatient Therapy Services for Kids provides Pediatric Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy services.

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