Occupational Therapy

  • Upgrading Fine Motor Coordination
  • Treating Sensory Processing/Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Improving Self-Regulation Skills/Addressing Behavioral Concerns
  • Facilitating Muscle Tone and Improved Movement Patterns
  • Improving Feeding Skills and Sensory (Texture and Taste) Tolerances within the Mouth
  • Improving Visual-Perceptual-Motor Function
  • Improving Visual Processing and Visual Tracking Skills
  • Upgrading Play and Self Care Skills for Age Appropriate Interactions
  • Improving Attention and Focus on Tasks (using the Integrated Listening System, when appropriate)

Meet Our Occupational Therapists

SEE MEET THE FOUNDER/DIRECTOR SECTION

Sarah Meinhardt, OTR/L

Sarah is the founder and director of Great Kids Therapy clinic. She has 34 years of experience as an occupational therapist with a specialization in pediatrics for over 27 years, including six advanced certifications and close to 2,000 hours of continuing education. Sarah has clinical experience in a variety of pediatric settings, including neonatal intensive care, private practice early intervention, mainstream preschool and elementary education, developmental centers (non-inclusion charter schools for disabled children), and outpatient hospital treatment. Sarah is a cancer survivor, an exercise and healthy eating enthusiast, as well as, a wife, and mother of three children.

Tasha Turner, COTA/L

Tasha grew up in Gardner, ND. She found her interest in therapy after quitting nursing school while in search of another medical related field. Tasha attended North Dakota State College of Science where she earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistance Program as well as a Liberal Arts Degree. She loves to connect with clients, have fun, and bring her creative energy to sessions. When she’s not practicing therapy, she is keeps up with the joys of raising a very happy little boy with another on the way and spending time with family and friends in town or back at the farm. She also enjoys completing home projects, reading, traveling, crafts, and watching Netflix/Hulu.

Shea Brogren, OTR/L

Shea graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2014 with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She has over three years of experience working primarily in pediatrics and child/adolescent mental health settings and has also worked as an adjunct lecturer at UND. Shea has a special interest in program development and developed the occupational therapy program at a local residential treatment center for children. Her primary passion involves working with children who have experienced developmental trauma. Shea has advanced training in: SMART treatment (Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment), the Zones of Regulation, using sensory-based interventions to address trauma, infant mental health, attachment, and arousal regulation related to trauma disorders.

 

Anna has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She has worked in a variety of pediatric outpatient clinics and has experience in the early intervention setting. She enjoys problem solving to find the “just right challenge” for each child, and specifically enjoys working with children with gross and fine motor difficulties as well as sensory processing and modulation concerns. When not working, Anna enjoys being outside and spending time with friends and family. Anna has additional training in Handwriting Without Tears, Greenspan Floor Time Approach, and Mealtime Success.