About Us

Meet the Team

 Andrea Howard - COTA/L 

Andrea has an Associate Degree from Anoka Technical College and has been a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since spring of 2008. Andrea has worked with children and young adults with disabilities for 15+ years. She has been a nanny for children with special needs and has also worked as a personal car attendant before attending school as a COTA. She has particular experience working with diagnoses of Down Syndrome, Autism and developmental delays. Andrea has been trained in the SCERTS Model, ILS and Handwriting Without Tears. She has a strong focus working on handwriting skills, gross motor strength and coordination, activities of daily living and executive functioning skills. Andrea strives to develop a relationship with each child that will help build independence, confidence and success.

Andrea lives in Inver Grove Heights, MN, with her husband, Brian, and son, Landon. She enjoys exploring life as a new mom, baking, crafting, and spending time with family and friends. Andrea can usually be found with a good cup of coffee nearby.

Rachael LeVahn - COTA/L 

Rachael graduated from Anoka Technical College in May of 2013 with an  Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  From her early years, Rachael has always enjoyed interacting with children.  She previously worked as a personal care attendant providing services to a variety of children with special needs and collaborated with families to best meet the needs of the children. 

As a student, Rachael gained experience in both pediatric and adult out patient settings.  Working in the pediatric occupational therapy field fulfills her passion of utilizing playful engagement to help children meet the demands of their daily life with success. 

In her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time outdoors, photography, games, drinking coffee and engulfing herself in a good book, and being with friends and family.

Jenna Elliott - MOTR/L

Jenna received both her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She has gained clinical experience at an inpatient rehabilitative setting as well as at a pediatric outpatient setting that provides services to a high population of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jenna always had a passion for helping children learn, grow, and reach their full potential. Prior to obtaining her occupational therapy degree, Jenna worked as a toddler, preschool, and school age teacher at a childcare center and nannied for a family of three children. 

In her free time, Jenna enjoys traveling, being on the lake and outdoors, fishing, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

Christine Van Jaeckel - MA, CCC-SLP

Christine received her master’s degree in 2009 from Montclair State University and her bachelor’s degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2006. She moved to the Twin Cities in 2018, after working in Philadelphia for the majority of her career. Christine loves working with children using naturalistic play-based therapy. She places strong emphasis on teaching functional communication skills that will have immediate and meaningful impact on the lives of the children she works with. Christine specializes in feeding treatment including motor, sensory and infant feeding therapy. Christine is trained in PROMPT, SOS approach to feeding and PECS.

Aspen Carter - MOTR/L
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Cailey Grupe - MS, CCC-SLP
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Laura Gaudian - MS, CCC-SLP
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"Thanks for all the work with Maddison. Her progress since coming to your clinic is impressive. Under your guidance she has made great strides and Bruce and I really appreciate you and your staff."




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