Our Team

Kim L. Hazelton, OTR/L

I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years.  It is my pleasure and joy to work with children to enABLE them to overcome their challenges, and it is my MISSION to help Moms find hope for their child’s future.  I know how we Moms worry and fret and Google our child’s challenges at all hours of the night, and how difficult it is to get others to see what we see.  I have two beautifully uniquely weird young adult children now, but I remember the days of worry and doubt and diagnoses.   I founded Sense ABLE Brain to enABLE children, give hope to Moms, and foster harmony in your homes.

In addition to being blessed to be an Occupational Therapist, I am a Christian, a wife to my retired military husband (and high school boyfriend!) of over 30 years, a “graduated” homeschool Mom, and a recent empty-nester. 

Email: Kim.Hazelton@SenseAbleBrain.com

Marla Scaglione, MS, OTR/L

Marla brings over 25 years experience working as an occupational therapist.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.  Her career includes positions in skilled nursing rehabilitation, home health care, acute care trauma center rehab, school-based therapy needs in the homeschool community, and at a pediatric sensory integration clinic. She has advanced training in modalities to help children calm & regulate themselves for improved self-control, focus, and sensory processing. She is a certified iLS Practitioner for the iLS Focus program and the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).   

She was drawn to the world of pediatric OT and sensory processing 18 years ago when her first child was born.  Marla has homeschooled her three children for the past 11 years while also leading a local homeschool support group, JMJ Tampa Bay.  Marla is passionate about helping kids discover their unique God-given talents while growing their self-confidence and ability to be successful in the sensory world we live in.  

Marla enjoys biking, camping, cooking, beaching, and volunteering in church and theatre production activities.

Email: Marla.Scaglione@SenseAbleBrain.com

Catherine Somers, COTA/L

Catherine (“Miss Cat” as the kids call her!) has been providing Occupational Therapy for the Pasco County Schools for the past year.  In addition to her degree in Occupational Therapy, she has a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Exercise Science from Elon University, where she played four years of division one soccer.  She is passionate about working with children and aspires to have an expertise in pediatrics including sensory dysfunction, reflex integration, and handwriting skills.  She combines energy and knowledge to make every therapy session fun and functional!   Catherine is originally from Clearwater, but now lives in the Lutz area.  In her spare time, she enjoys trips to the beach, spending time with her family, and staying active.

Email: Catherine.Somers@SenseAbleBrain.com

Terri Williams, OTR/L

Terri has been an Occupational Therapist working exclusively with pediatric clients for over 20 years. She has completed advanced training in various sensory integrative techniques that she utilizes to help children facing challenges. Her focus is to promote a child’s physical, emotional, and social development through “playful” activities and family participation. 
Terri is a Tampa native where she continues to live with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys participating in her church’s youth ministry, cheering for her children at various sporting events, boating, exercising, and relaxing in the backyard hammock with a good book. 

Email: Terri.Williams@SenseAbleBrain.com

Deana James – Office Assistant

Deana is a Florida native. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, and exploring Florida.

She is instrumental in welcoming our families to the office and making them feel comfortable when they walk in.  She manages scheduling, appointments and reminders, and assisting with invoicing and billing issues.

Email: Office@SenseAbleBrain.com