Dr. Tina Casoglos-Adamopoulos, OTD
Dr. Tina, our Director, has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy. She obtained her Doctorate Degree in Occupation Therapy at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences, where she developed a program for the Early Recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Delays in Preschool children. She also holds an Advanced Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities from New York University.
Dr. Tina is a specialist in Sensory Integration and Processing, Auditory Processing Skills, Executive Functioning Skills and Working Memory. She has worked to make Ability & Beyond a cutting-edge center where the focus is on using evidence-based methods to help children reach their fullest potential in the areas of cognition, working memory, motor planning, auditory processing, visual processing, and attention. She has developed expertise at evaluating and determining appropriate intervention plans using highly specialized state of the art programs, which focus on enhancing motor, cognitive, and social skills, leading to improved performance and increased self-esteem.
Dr. Tina has taught Occupational Therapy undergraduate and graduate level coursework at New York University; Touro College in New York; the Technological Education Institute of Athens, Greece; and most recently a course in Sensory Integration at A.T. Still School of Health Science.
Dr. Tina has presented numerous workshops for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association's Mountain Central Conferences, including workshops entitled: "Improving Executive Functioning Skills in Children" at the 2017 Conference in Austin, "Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders" at the 2015 Conference in Dallas, "Facilitating Neuroplasticity with Technological Programs" at the 2013 Conference in Sugarland, and "Neurotechnology: Cognitive, Physical and Sensory Implications," at the 2012 Conference in Austin.
Dr. Tina is a member of the American Association of Occupational Therapists (AOTA) and is licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE). She is a certified provider of Cogmed®, the Interactive Metronome®, IM Home®, The Listening Program (TLP)®, Fast ForWord®, and Reading Assistant®. She has been educated in Ayres Sensory Integration®, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Quantum Reflex Integration and other progressive treatment approaches.
Cathy Sanchez, M.S., OTR
Cathy Sanchez completed her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in December of 2018. She has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since 2008 and has worked for the past 10 years in various geriatric rehabilitation settings, where she reached the professional development level of Clinician Specialist with an Emphasis in Neuro-Rehabilitation. Cathy has been with Ability and Beyond since September of 2018, first gaining fieldwork experience towards her OT degree, during which time she found a passion for helping young minds and hearts. She brings a sense of enthusiasm, humor, joy, and creativity to our team that spreads throughout the clinic. Cathy is excited to grow in her new position as a pediatric therapist at Ability and Beyond and help as many children as she can to be the best they can be. She has had specialty training in NeuroVision screening and treatment as well as Hemi-Move techniques. She has received formal training in Quantum Reflex Integration low level laser and is skilled in using it for reflex integration and healing.
Cathy grew up in Spring, Texas where her life revolved around playing soccer in competitive leagues, high school, and college. Cathy enjoys attending sporting events, going to the movies, spending time with family and friends, crafting, doing puzzles, and decorating for party events and holidays.
Ashtyn Barrett, COTA
Ashtyn Barrett is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who graduated from The Universtiy of Louisiana at Monroe in 2014. Ashtyn specializes in working with children with Sensory Integration Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities. Ashtyn has training in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Interactive Metronome, InTime, SOS feeding, and Kinesiotaping Levels 1 and 2. She has also been trained in Quantum Reflex Integration using low level lasers for reflex integration and healing. Ashtyn plans on going back to school in order to bridge for a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy.
Ashtyn has a passion for helping children achieve their highest level of independence and all children enjoy working with her. Ashtyn recently became a mother to a son who was born in 2018.
Rachal Lee, Office Manager
Rachal has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration from Sam Houston State University. Rachal has been with Ability and Beyond since January 2018, when she started as an intern. She joined the Ability and Beyond team in April 2018. Her background includes experience in accounting and billing in health care industries.
Rachal is responsible for billing, insurance authorizations, and scheduling for your child. Insurance and eligibility of benefits are often complicated and the least favorite part of having your child in therapy. Rachal prides herself in simplifying this process and finding a way for therapy to be flexible for all of our families. Rachal has 3 children of her own and enjoys interacting with the patients and their families.
Selene Ramos, COTA
Rosemary Slade, M.S., OTR, Consultant
Susie Randall, M.S., OTR, Consultant
Luke, Therapy Dog