The GTS Team
Casey Grant, Occupational Therapist
“It is truly an honor to be invited into the lives of the families I serve, and each experience I have with a child enriches my life and helps me to grow as a therapist.”
Casey began working with children with special needs in 2005 at an Early Intervention Center in New York. It was there that she developed her love of helping children and supporting families, while seeing children thrive in their natural environments. Casey went on to earn a post-baccalaureate degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, Casey became a traveling therapist working at schools, Autism Centers, and hospitals in California and Washington.
During her travels, she honed her skills and experience in Neuro Therapy and Sensory Integration. These skills have helped countless children to improve in the areas of social skills, feeding skills and language development, and aided families in understanding the needs of their children.
Casey has always viewed her role as an Occupational Therapist to be a calling and not just a job. Her dream is to empower parents who feel lost and out of control. Casey believes there is nothing more rewarding than watching a parent feel more connected to their child, and for a parent to discover that they do have the tools to support their child. Therapy is a team effort, and a collaboration. Believing that no two children are exactly alike, Casey works with families to provide customized support to fit their unique needs.
Rachel Dalrymple, Occupational Therapist
“My goal as an Occupational Therapist is to help parents expand their parenting toolkit and feel more confident in their skills. When parents have the support and tools they need, they are able to find more joy, acceptance, and confidence in their child’s progress. This peace of mind is the most gratifying and meaningful aspect of my job.”
Rachel’s first experience working with children and their families was in 2010, providing in-home Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She followed the same children for multiple years and witnessed dramatic progress. Most memorable was the opportunity to teach a non-verbal child how to use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device to communicate his needs and preferences. Observing the positive impact of this new skill on the child and entire family unit, solidified Rachel’s desire to expand her skills and help more families.
Yhali Gat, Occupational Therapist
Yhali believes OT is a superpower! In her work she sees huge potential for change and improvement in the smallest things, and seeks to help her clients facilitate this in a fun and motivating way. She received her Master of Science in OT in Israel, where she worked both in schools and families’ homes, delivering a wide range of interventions including sensory and play-based therapy. In her opinion, function improves by creating opportunities in day-to-day situations, so her approach prioritizes working in kids’ natural environment and staying family-focused. Yhali loves working with kids as they are genuine, authentic and give her lots of opportunities for play.
Holly Vitale, Occupational Therapist
Holly loves the energy and fun of pediatric OT, and as a mom of neurodiverse kids herself, has genuine insight into the many joys and challenges of parenting kids with special needs. She received her Master of OT in Melbourne Australia in 2018, where she lived for 16 years. She also has a professional background in counseling and journalism, both of which gave her skills she feels she uses daily in her OT practice. Her philosophy is that play and humor are incredibly powerful tools in teaching and facilitating growth, and that all families can achieve meaningful goals, given the right support and understanding.
Alicia Endresen, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
“Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”
Alicia is a native of the Greater Seattle area. She is a graduate of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She is nationally board certified and licensed to practice in the state of Washington. Alicia is passionately committed to supporting the growth and development of children as they embrace the joys and opportunities in their occupation of play.
Prior to joining the team at Grant Therapy Services, Alicia had the pleasure of working with children in a clinic setting. She is dedicated to discovering and implementing creative ways to empower children through individualized plans of care, often through a lens of sensory integration. She believes in the power of partnering with families to support their specific needs and helping children maximize their independence through modeling, teaching, and innovation.
“Therapists and families can accomplish incredible things when empowered, and I am honored to play a part in making that possible.”
Alex manages operations support for the therapy staff. He co-founded GTS on the belief that pediatric therapy can have a profound impact on a child’s (and parent’s) life when it is done the right way. Alex is an Army veteran and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is originally from Indianapolis and now works full-time in the tech industry.
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