Michelle Reed, OTR/L
Mrs. Reed founded Kids Connect Occupational Therapy in June of 2014. She has over 14 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy and is passionate about improving the lives of children and their families. Michelle is originally from West Virginia and moved to Houston 10 years ago, where she started her journey with learning the DIR®/Floortime™ model. She has extensive training in DIR®/Floortime™ and is also SIPT certified, which involves assessing and treating sensory processing disorders. Michelle is dedicated to understanding the whole child and focuses on building a strong foundation for learning through developing regulation, engagement, and sensory processing capacities. Family is the first priority for Michelle, so she understands the importance of providing top quality care in order for each child to reach their fullest potential. When at home, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and 5-year-old twin daughters.
Mrs. Reed joined the KCOT team in December 2015. Leila graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. She has practiced in a variety of settings including private pediatric clinics, school settings, and hospital based acute care. Leila holds an advanced certification in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. She also is certified in the TheraSuit Method®, Integrated Listening Systems, as well as the Astronaut Training Protocol. Leila has received mentoring in the DIR®/Floortime™ Approach, feeding therapy, as well as the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum. Leila is extremely passionate about helping parents, and teachers, as well as the community to understand the diverse challenges faced by our children and their families. It is her goal to educate the community about the multifaceted nature of these children’s development.
Mrs. Enfginer joined our team with over 17 years experience specializing in pediatric occupational therapy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Florida International University, Miami FL and a Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale FL. Prior to moving to Houston, Nicole gained extensive training and experience in neurodevelopment, physical, and cognitive development and sensory processing while with Therapeeds, based in Davie, Florida, which specializes in intensive early interventions. Nicole believes in a family-centered approach, and the focused treatment of each child for success in their home, school and community. Nicole has continuing education training in many fields including reflex assessment and sensory processing, Integrated Listening Systems (iLS), Brain Gym, and the Beckman Oral Motor Program.
Mrs. Werner graduated from Angelo State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and earned an Associate’s of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Lone Star College Tomball in 2012. She is currently pursuing her Master’s In Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University Denton. She began her career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2012 and joined the Kids Connect OT team in April of 2015 with a background in working with children with a variety of diagnoses including Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and training in pediatric behavior management. Leslie strives to gain a thorough understanding of her clients’ needs in addition to the family’s focus for treatment, for improved participation and active engagement in family relationships. Maintaining communication with the family and/or caregiver and keeping them apart of the process is important to her as well as providing top quality care and treatment. Leslie has completed continuing education in the use of the Integrated Listening Systems (iLS) and completes ongoing relevant professional learning courses. Leslie has always had a passion for working with children and strives to help them participate in daily activities that are meaningful and desired.