Kathy Bernath, MS, Ed
Kathy earned her Masters Degree in Special Education in 1987, and has provided developmental therapy for many years. She has worked with children with cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and many rare and unusual syndromes. She has collaborated with many professionals in the different therapy fields and has gained a lot of knowledge from them. She feels comfortable addressing some positioning issues facing physically involved children. Kathy is CPR certified. She knows enough sign language to provide a child and their family with the basics needed to begin a sign program. She also feel comfortable dealing with behavioral issues presented by some children. Kathy enjoys working closely with the children and their families. Her philosophy is”The more you expect from a child, the more you are going to get!”
Staci Reyna, BA
Staci earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies with Early Childhood Specialization in 2007 from Purdue University Calumet. She is CPR certified. She gained a great deal of experience over the years working with children and their families. Staci is also a parent of a child who benefited from the First Steps program, and as such brings true empathy to her sessions. She believes that a child’s most important teacher is his or her family, and will work with your child and family to develop activities that you can use on a daily basis. She strives to keep up with the latest strategies when working with your child by attending ongoing continuing education. She has attended workshops related to sensory processing, and incorporates sensory-based intervention strategies into her sessions. Staci looks forward to helping your child reach his or her fullest potential. She makes learning fun!
Andrea Seeley, BA
Andrea earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood in 2009 from Purdue University Calumet with a Minor in psychology, and is CPR certified. Since 2001, her experience includes working with children of all abilities at daycare and school. In her spare time, she also volunteers at her church nursery. Andrea will work with you and your child to develop activities that you can use on a daily basis, during your natural routines, thus optimizing carryover of treatment. She attends on-going continuing education to further develop her skills. She incorporates sensory-based intervention strategies into her sessions. Andrea brings a ray of encouraging sunshine along with her bag of therapy tricks to help your child reach his or her fullest potential. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!