Teri Jetter, MS, OTR/L
Director of Sensory Solutions
Teri graduated from San Jose State University’s Occupational Therapy Masters of Science Program in 1995. She has completed extensive continuing education and training in the areas of integration of sensory and motor systems, sensory regulation, oral motor development, visual processing, ocular motor development, fine motor, gross motor development, feeding challenges, and handwriting techniques. Professionally, Teri has nearly 20 years of pediatric experience providing intervention and consultation in private clinic settings, school-based settings and in-home settings. Teri has a special interest in building relationships with kids and their families and providing much needed support, resources and education to families.
Nancy McGhee, OTR/L
Nancy grew up on Long Island and attended the occupational therapy program at New York University in NYC. She has been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 30 years. In addition to working at Sensory Solutions, Nancy also has a small private practice in Pleasanton where she lives. Nancy is trained in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), Perceptual Enrichment Program (PEP), multiple therapeutic listening programs, the Alert Program for Self Regulation, and various handwriting programs. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, dancing, and playing bass and cello in an Old Time/ Irish band. Nancy worked with Teri in the past and is very excited about joining her team.
Kirsi Niva, MS, OTR/L
Kirsi received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in Finland in 1999. She has lived in the Bay Area since 2006, and graduated from San Jose State University’s Occupational Therapy Masters of Science Program in 2011.Kirsi has work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and sensory processing difficulties. She has continuing education and training in the areas of sensory integration, therapeutic listening, feeding therapy, and pediatric yoga. Kirsi is very passionate about working with children and their families. She strongly believes in play-based occupational therapy, teamwork, and collaboration with families.In her spare time, Kirsi enjoys hiking with her husband and their chocolate Labrador retriever. Also, she likes traveling and spending time with their daughters when they come home from college.
Elaine Tsang, MS, OTR/L
Elaine has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000. She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Her previous experience includes evaluation and treatment for children with a variety of motor and sensory challenges across many settings. She is experienced in working with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and feeding difficulties. Elaine has practiced occupational therapy in hospitals, schools, California Children’s Services, and private practice. Through continuing education courses, Elaine has become trained in multiple areas including, Rhythmic Movement, Brain Gym, The Listening Program, Handwriting Without Tears, Interactive Metronome, and the Zones of Regulation. Elaine spent 10 years as an expat in Beijing where she worked in international schools and international hospitals. When she finds spare time she enjoys planning trips, running, reading, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids. Elaine especially enjoys her role making a difference in the lives of those children and families she works with.
Kelly Northness, MS, OTR/L
Kelly is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist, earning her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. Kelly has experience working with children and adults with a broad range of diagnoses and abilities. She is a certified provider for Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and has training in self-regulation approaches (ZONES and ALERT), visual-vestibular integration, handwriting programs, and the Therapressure Program for sensory defensiveness. Kelly attended the SOS Approach to feeding and SMILE courses which have expanded her knowledge of oral motor skills and feeding with children. She enjoys building trusting, collaborative relationships with her clients and their families, and tailoring therapy to meet their individual needs. She has a special interest in sensory integration for the pediatric population and strives to help all of her clients participate more fully in their daily lives. A compassionate and energetic approach helps Kelly draw the most from her kids and encourage independence and growth.
Jessica Macey, MS, OTR/L
Jessica is a licensed and certified occupational therapist who received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She was born and raised in the Bay area and has experience working with kids with special needs at a local non-public school. She has been a part of the Sensory Solutions team for over 3 years, working as Teri’s office manager and then completing her level II fieldwork at the clinic. She is very excited to begin this new chapter of her career at Sensory Solutions. In her spare time Jessica enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to connecting with families and offering support and education to improve engagement and enjoyment in life’s meaningful occupations.
Dana Wagner, MS RD IBCLC
Dana received her bachelor’s in dietetics from the University of Maryland and her dietetics training at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. She has a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland. Dana has worked as a dietitian in long term care and adult day care, but has spent the majority of her career working with families and young children with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). In 2005, Dana became an internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). At WIC, Dana has worked as a clinical dietitian, lactation consultant and supervisor. For the last 8 years, she has been the Assistant Director for the Community Bridges WIC Program where she has overseen the nutrition education and breastfeeding curricula and supervised a staff of 20. Dana has expertise in counseling techniques that lead to behavior change and working with parents of children with picky eating habits. Her goal is to help families understand the dynamics and challenges that disrupt healthy eating behavior and to guide parents in developing a supportive mealtime environment that fosters optimal nutritional status and development in the child.
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