Kim L. Hazelton, OTR/L
I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 23 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.
Marla Scaglione, MS, OTR/L
Marla has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist. Her career has included positions in skilled nursing rehabilitation, home health care, acute care trauma center rehab, and serving school-based therapy needs in the homeschool community. She has been instrumental in helping many children improve their handwriting, learning abilities, and skills for life.
Marla is a homeschool mother to her three beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her backyard chickens, gardening, fitness, and camping.
Stephanie Kolanko, MS, OTR/L
Stephanie has over 16 years experience working in outpatient and school-based settings. She specializes in the identification and treatment of sensory processing difficulties that impact physical development, learning, and/or social- emotional behavior.
Stephanie moved to the Tampa Bay area over 7 years ago to escape the cold winters of W. Virginia. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters and a grandson who is the light of her life. She treasures spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach, and refinishing furniture.
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.
Stephanie Elmhurst, COTA/L
Stephanie has been an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings for 6 years. She has experienced Occupational Therapy as a parent and as a Montessori school teacher’s assistant prior to becoming an OT herself. Her goal in therapy is to meet a child’s needs in fun and compassionate ways, while providing support and education to their parents and teachers. She is especially sensitive to children with anxiety and sensory processing challenges.
Stephanie is a Christian and a Mom to her 16 year old twins who are the light of her life! She enjoys time with friends, art, yoga, the beach, gardening, and visiting family out west. Three cats and a bearded dragon complete her family!
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.