Occupational Therapists

Helping your child succeed

Youthful Horizons’ staff of licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapists and Assistants specialize in improving a child’s physical development, social and emotional development, cognition, and sensory processing skills to help them more fully function in daily life. Our therapists offer services to children up to 18 years of age, including early intervention for children from birth to three years of age and private outpatient services.

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Megan Marney OTR/L

Megan received her Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University in 2011 and her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas El Paso in 2014. She is registered with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy and has completed fieldwork in a variety of settings such as schools, outpatient clinics, and skilled nursing. She spent the initial part of her career in Idaho before joining Youthful Horizons in 2016. She currently treats from birth to 18, with a primary focus on helping children and families be as independent as possible. She has experience working with a multitude of diagnoses and has a primary interest in those related to motor and neurodevelopmental dysfunction such as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and acquired inquiry. Outside of her work, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her EWU and Seattle sports teams!

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Phil Debroux OTR/L

Phil has enjoyed being a pediatric occupational therapist since he graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1998. Extensive training and experience allows Phil to specialize in Sensory Integration, Behavior Interventions, Physical disabilities, and mental health. After the bills are paid, Phil, his wife, and son like to downhill ski, mountain bike, kayak, grow organic food and cook together.
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Abigail Shewchuck, OTR/L

Abigail (Abby) graduated from Eastern Washington University completing her Bachelor's in Exercise Science, and her Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2008. She has worked in pediatrics since graduating. She has experience in here in outpatient pediatric, in schools, early intervention programs, and with adults in inpatient. She has a passion for helping kids and families be able to participate in everyday activities especially in sensory processing and feeding therapy. She has completed multiple continuing education courses in sensory processing, DIR/Floortime, social/behavior techniques, feeding therapy, and an introduction to NDT (NeuroDevelopmental Treatment). She is certified in administering the STAT (Screening Tool for Autism Testing) and in administering RIT (Reciprocal Imitation Training). She is passionate about helping kids and families in feeding therapy using the SOS approach. She loves hanging out with her family, including chasing her two wild boys. Abby enjoys mountain climbing, exploring new places, gardening, playing softball and attending local sports.

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Anna Mueller COTA/L

Anna received her Associate in Applied Science from Spokane Falls Community College, in Spokane WA. Anna’s areas of interest are sensory integration, developmental therapy, Neuro-sensory-motor and rhythmic movement reflex integration, and aquatic therapy for infants and children. She completed her fieldwork at Children’s Developmental Center in Richland. Anna joined the Youthful Horizons team in July 2013.

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Sera Almeida COTA/L

Sera received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in 2016 at Spokane Falls Community College, graduating from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She has been with the Youthful Horizons Team since December of 2011. She first worked as an office/therapy aide before transitioning into her COTA position following graduation in June of 2016. Sera continues to broaden her knowledge on various topics and diagnosis through continuing education classes; sensory integration, implementing play-based therapy, and strategies for various behaviors (ADHS, autism, etc). Sera’s interests are working with kids of all ages on pre-academic and fine motor skills to increase success in school settings, ADL training, and physical disabilities. Additionally, Sera collaborates with speech therapy during an SOS based feeding/social skills group for ages 3-5 years old. Sera enjoys spending time with her family camping and cuddling with her fur babies.

Molly Carvo OTR/L

Molly received her Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Washington University in 2011 followed by her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2014. She began her career working with a variety of populations including pediatrics, adult orthopedics, adult neurology, and occupational medicine but quickly came to find her true passion was pediatric therapy. Molly recently joined the Youthful Horizons Therapy team in 2019 however this was preceded by years of experience with multiple pediatric populations including sensory processing, autism, down syndrome, developmental delay, physical disabilities, cerebral palsy, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She has an interest in research to further the field of OT and is active in implementing evidenced based practice into her treatment approaches. She is active in furthering her skill set via continuing education classes and the obtaining of specialized certifications whenever possible. Outside of her work, Molly enjoys anything outdoors, physical activity and soaking up as much time as she can with her family.

 

Phone: 509-921-9798

Fax: 509-921-9774

325 S. University

Rd. Suite #101

Spokane Valley, WA  99206

Monday -Friday 7AM to 6PM

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