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.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Her internship in a mental health setting at Harborview Medical Center was a pivotal turning point, where she realized that social-emotional skills are the foundation for all others. From that point on, Rachel began incorporating social-emotional learning into every therapy session.
Rachel provided school-based Occupational Therapy services for several years. She successfully advocated for schools to incorporate social-emotional learning and designed weekly therapy groups. The groups focused on social skills, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and mental health education. Rachel enjoyed the school setting and the opportunity to help individual students as well as make positive, school-wide changes.
Rachel is overjoyed to be back in her favorite setting – working with families in their homes. This time, she brings an entirely new perspective. As a Mother to a spirited 2-year-old boy and with over ten years of experience – Rachel’s mission is to share everything she’s learned to help children and families in her community.
Malori Jones, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
“I love being a part of a collaborative team to help support the ever changing needs of a child. Because every child is so different, every single family member is a part of solving that puzzle. Once those pieces come together, we can accomplish great things!”
Malori graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2017 with an Associates of Occupational Science Degree. After obtaining her license to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, she focused her continuing education hours on Sensory Integration to develop her skill set and approach to therapy. She believes in offering services that are truly client centered, focusing on the unique needs of every child.
Malori comes to Grant Therapy Services with experience working in a private out-patient pediatric clinic, supporting children ages 2-12. She used sensory-based approaches while working with children with ASD, ODD, and ADHD. Malori gravitated towards helping children with self regulation, and she particularly focused on coping skills as well as sensory diets and tools.
Malori is very excited to provide services within a child’s home environment, where she can support higher levels of participation in meaningful activities. She agrees with GTS that this individualized approach is very important to the child and their family, to ensure success in their everyday life. Malori provides the GTS team with a strong sense of enthusiasm and wit.
Katie Chapman, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
“Helping people and their families achieve something they never believed they could is my passion and I am very excited to be working with more children as an occupational therapy assistant.”
Katie is a recent graduate of Pima Medical Institute in Renton, WA. She exhibited her passion for this field and received the Spirit of Occupational Therapy Award. Katie excelled in her clinical experience, working at an outpatient facility for children in Longview Washington.
Katie has worked with children with special needs for over 10 years. She was initially introduced to occupational therapy while working as a teacher’s assistant in a classroom for children with special needs. She also worked as a one-on-one aide for a child with cerebral palsy, adapting environments and materials for successful inclusion with all students in the classroom.
Katie has also worked as a caregiver for medically fragile children and children with severe ASD. Families welcomed Katie into their homes, and Katie utilized her knowledge in occupational therapy to improve quality of life for the children as well as their respective households. She used a positive attitude and determination to create and implement successful goals and plans. Katie brings incredible focus and dedication to the team at Grant Therapy.
“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.