Meet Our Staff
Neneitte Tabani, OTR, SIPT Cert.
Founder/Director, is a licensed Occupational Therapist and has been in practice since 2001. Raised in the San Francisco bay area, Neneitte moved to Texas to advance her education and training in working with developmentally delayed children. Since graduating with honors from the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in 2000, she has worked with children in various settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, early childhood intervention, mental health facilities, and private practice. She has also achieved specialized certification in sensory integration.
Christy Pavillard, MOTR, SIPT Cert.
A Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certified occupational therapist who has specialized in the pediatric population for 6 years. She has experience with a variety of disorders including, but not limited to Autism Spectrum, Sensory Integration, Cerebral Palsy, ADD/ADHD, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, and Developmental Delay. She also has certifications in Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, and the Alert Program. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, read, or enjoy walks outdoors.
Crystal Sanders, MOTR, SIPT Cert.
Crystal graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in psychology and a minor in child learning and development. In 2008 she worked as an ABA therapist in the home and clinical setting. In 2011, she graduated from Texas Women's University with a masters in occupational therapy. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism/PDD/Asperger's, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other neurological disorders. She has certifications in Interactive Metronome, Handwriting Without Tears, the Alert Program, and listening programs. She has also achieved specialized certification in sensory integration.
Joanne Sanford-Duke, C.O.T.A./L, CST
Joanne graduated from Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, California, in 1993 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Her experience in pediatrics began in 1993 with a practicum where she was trained by a Certified Hand Therapists in the delivery of skilled occupational therapy care following hand injuries and surgeries. Over the years she has worked as a clinician in facilities and has worked with children with disabilities with a myriad of diagnoses. Though the bulk of her experience is in using the medical model; she has also spent time in an educational setting. As an adjunct to occupational therapy in a medical setting she has been trained by the Upledger Institute in Craniosacral Therapy. She is also certified in the use of Interactive Metronome and Integrated Listening Systems for adults and children.
Justine Faghihifar, MS, OTR, CLFE
Justine graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2001 with a B.S in Occupational Therapy and a minor in child psychology. In 2012 she obtained her Master of Science Degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Charge Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Sensory Processing disorders, and other neurological disorders. She is a certified as a Family Life Educator(CFLE). Her clinical treatments include a psychosocial/whole child approach, a therapeutic relationship, eliminating/shaping challenging behaviors, child diet/ nutrition, functional teen life skills, issues of sexuality with people who have intellectual disabilities, and community accessibility. Justine presents at professional conferences and enjoys teaching. She also enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her three dogs, cooking, gardening, biking, and traveling.
Elsa Ruiz Parks, OTR
Elsa graduated from the school of Occupational therapy of TWU in 1995. Since then she has worked with children from birth to school age in various settings including Early Childhood Intervention, Outpatient clinics, Home Health, and Schools. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Sensory processing disorders, strokes, Cerebral Palsy, feeding Problems, Motor/ Neurological disorders. In addition, she has worked with adults in rehabilitation and nursing home facilities. She has training in feeding with children and has attended workshops in sensory integration, auditory and visual processing. Her hobbies are working out and camping.
Maria Cecilia P. Hocson, OTR, SIPT Cert.
Ces graduated from the University of Philippines in 1995 with a B.S. in Occupation Therapy. She has worked with individuals from birth to 21 years of age in various settings including Early intervention programs, pre-school, and primary and secondary schools. She has training in Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NOT), Therapeutic Listening Program, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Interactive Metronomic, and visual processing deficits. She has helped children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Learning Difficulties, Neurological/developmental disabilities. She has also achieved specialized certification in sensory integration.