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.

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Dr. Tina Casoglos-Adamopoulos

OT, O.T.D.

 

Tina, our Director, has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy.  She holds a Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy. She obtained a Clinical 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 a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities from New York University.  



She 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.  



She has presented numerous workshops for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association's Mountain Central Conferences, including workshops entitled "Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders" at the 2015 Conference in Dallas; "Neurotechnology: Cognitive, Physical and Sensory Implications," at the 2012  Conference in Austin and; "Facilitating Neuroplasticity with Technological Programs" at the 2013 Conference in Sugarland. 



Dr. Tina Casoglos-Adamopoulos is a member of the American Association of Occupational Therapists (AOTA) and is licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE).  She has worked in hospitals, public schools, home care and in private practice.  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 Sensory Integration, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Quantum Reflex Integration and other progressive treatment approaches. 




Renee Shepherd

 COTA, B.A.



Renee has over 15 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 been teaching as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor/Fieldwork Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Lone Star College Kingwood campus. 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.  She also has experience in Hand injuries, Geriatrics, and Mental Health.

Renee Shepherd is trained in iLs® (Interactive Listening System) and is a certified iLs® Practioner. She has also completed training to be a provider of the Interactive Metronome®. 



Monica Newsom

COTA


Monica is the newest addition to our clinic as a full time therapist. 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 Therapist and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.​ Monica was trained during her Level II affiliations at Ability & Beyond.