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About Us

Kara Myers MS, OTR/L

Owner, Director

 

Kara received her Undergraduate and Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Russell Sage College.  She has 17 years of experience working with children of all ages and varying disabilities throughout outpatient rehabilitation, school and early intervention settings.  She utilizes a holistic approach when working with her patients combining sensory integration, cognitive behavioral and play based models in effort to meet her patient's maximum potential.  

 

Kara is certified in administering and interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and has extensive training in Sensory Integration theory. She has advanced certification in Therapeutic Listening and has completed continuing education in treating children on the autism spectrum, childhood anxiety disorders, picky eating and sensory based feeding difficulties. 

 

Contact Kara at Kara.myers@movingkidsforwardtherapy.com

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Kirstyn Gamache MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Fieldwork Coordinator

 

Kirstyn received her Undergraduate and Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of New England in Portland, Maine.  Kirstyn is passionate about working with children to help increase their independence and functional skills in a variety of settings.  She also works in day habilitation programs in Massachusetts and has extensive experience working with children with various needs.  Kirstyn holds OT licensure in both NH and Massachusetts.  She is certified in the Therapeutic Listening Program. 

 

Contact Kirstyn at kirstyn@movingkidsforwardtherapy.com

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Lindsay Arel MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

Lindsay received her undergraduate and Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.  She has experience working with children both in early intervention and in an outpatient setting.  She has training in evaluating and providing individualized treatment to children with neuromotor, sensory motor and sensory based feeding difficulties.  She also has completed continuing education with regards to Handwriting Without Tears and the Astronaut Training Protocol. 

 

Contact Lindsay at Lindsay@movingkidsforwardtherapy.com. 

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Alexa Psareas MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

Alexa received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from MCPHS University. She has experience working with a variety of populations, including children ages 3-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing challenges, ADHD, mental health disorders, challenging behaviors, developmental delays, and neurological conditions. Before pursuing her master’s degree, Alexa worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in clinical, community and home-based settings. In addition, she has received training in behavioral principles and uses a holistic approach to address challenging behaviors and underlying needs limiting participation in daily activities. Alexa is extremely passionate about working with all children and enjoys creating individualized and innovative treatment sessions for each child, driven by their interests, strengths, and areas of need to maximize functional outcomes. She believes a holistic, individualized, and evidence-based approach and with a focus on family-centered services are key to success. 

 

Contact Alexa at Alexa@movingkidsforwardtherapy.com

 

 

Our Facility

Our office is located at 547 Amherst Street, Suite 102 in Nashua, NH.  Our clinic is child friendly and has been specially designed to provide children with individualized, multi-sensory experiences.  It consists of four treatment rooms. One featuring a ball pit, a loft for kids to jump off of into a sea of foam cushions, and other pieces of sensory equipment that offers a wide variety of movement experiences to enhance gross motor and motor planning skills.  Another treament room contains a large suspension system with the capability of using a variety of suspended equipment such as a lycra hammock swing, climbing ladders and hanging "vines".  We also have a fine motor room with child sized tables and chairs for kids to participate in tabletop activies and games.   Large windows throughout the office space offers lots of natural light.