Our Team

ABOUT US



Our Offerings 

Ability & Beyond Occupational Therapy provides a therapeutic environment which facilitates development of functional and social skills and improved self-esteem through participation in purposeful activity,  leading to optimal independence.

 

Our Mission 

The mission of Ability & Beyond is to promote family centered care by providing the most reliable, efficient, professional and individualized occupational therapy available, including nurturing medical, social and emotional needs. We strive to provide innovative services that create value for our clients and our therapists. We put the needs of our clients first. We serve our families and provide education, support and encouragement. We believe that empowerment and mastery lead to improved quality of life.


​​​​​​​​​​​​Dr. Tina Casoglos-Adamopoulos, OTD

Director

 

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®, M 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. 





Monica Newsom, COTA



Monica received her training and degree from Lone Star College in Kingwood. She is certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant by the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. ​ Monica did her Level II affiliations at Ability & Beyond and came back to work with us after she obtained her degree and certification. 

Monica has been trained in the use of The Interactive Metronome® as well as many other of our Sensory Motor and Integration Programs, including the Astronaut Vestibular Program. Monica is also trained in Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) using low level laser therapy and harmonic frequencies to integrate primitive reflexes.




Renee Shepherd, B.A., COTA



Renee has over 20 years of experience in Occupational Therapy. She is certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant by the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. Renee holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration.



Renee has taught as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor/Fieldwork Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Lone Star College-Kingwood. She has a wide range of experiences, which include working with those who have head and brain injuries, developmental delays including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.

Renee is trained in iLs® (Interactive Listening System) and is a certified iLs® Practioner, and has completed training to be a provider of the Interactive Metronome®. She recently was trained in Quantum Reflex Inegration (QRI) using low level lasers to integrate primitive reflexes.