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.
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.
Emily Smith, MS, CCC-SLP
Emily has been a speech therapist for over 10 years with experience with both pediatrics and adults. After spending several years in skilled nursing facilities and being the primary SLP at long term acute care hospital, she returned to pediatrics where her passion for social skill development and interest in emerging emotional regulation research was ignited through her journey advocating for her son who “didn’t fit the mold.” This also, coincidentally, led her to Sense ABLE Brain Pediatric Therapy.
Emily was born and raised in south Louisiana and is an alumnae of Louisiana State University (GEAUX TIGERS!). She moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for graduate school at Texas Women’s University where she received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She fell in love with Texas enough to stay for 10 years. She, her husband, and son have been Florida residents for 3 years now. She loves all things related to college football, music with a good dance beat, outdoor adventures, and is a bit of a foodie.
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.