Lani founded Kidspace in 2005 after years at California Pacific Medical Center's Child Development Center. She has post-graduate training in Advanced Therapeutic Listening, Masgutova Neuro Reflex Integration and the Perceptual Enrichment Program, and works with children of all ages and ability levels. Lani received her master's degree in occupational therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 1999.
Megan holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine and a professional license from the California Board of Occupational Therapy. She has a background working with pediatrics and adults at California Pacific Medical Center and working at a clinic which primarily addresses the needs of children on the Autism spectrum. Megan currently works in both the clinic and school settings where she addresses the needs of children of all ages and abilities. Megan has additional post-graduate training in Masgutova Neuroreflex Integration of the auditory and visual systems, Therapeutic Listening, and Handwriting Without Tears.
Katherine received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from The University of New Hampshire in 2013. She has worked in school-based and private clinic practice with a wide variety of diagnoses including: Autism, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, and CVI. After 2 years working in her home state of Maine, Katherine worked as a travel OT in NYC, Hawaii, and California. She also travelled to Costa Rica to study Spanish and educate school staff on sensory integration. Katherine has additional training in Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, ZONEs of Regulation, Perceptual Enrichment Program (PEP), Masgutova Neuroreflex Integration (MNRI). She founded a non-profit in 2016, Miss Sensational, to provide a meaningful platform for girls and women with special needs to grow in confidence, social skills, and life skills. Katherine particularly loves tapping into each child’s unique strengths and interests to maximize their function and potential!
Stephanie graduated from Dominican University of California with her Bachelors in Health Science in 2017, and her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2018. While in school, Stephanie completed her internship at Kidspace, and developed an increased interest in sensory integration and pediatrics. After graduating, Stephanie returned to Kidspace and has enjoyed providing services to support children and families so that they are able to engage in activities that are meaningful to them. She has worked with children of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses and challenges. Stephanie has completed post-graduate education courses in Therapeutic Listening.
Katie Krcal obtained her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2016. During her studies, she developed a passion for evidence-based clinical services, as well as leadership and program development. Clinically, Katie is passionate about serving toddlers, children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, citing previous experience with a diverse range of diagnoses within inpatient and outpatient models of care. She holds broad experience in sensory processing and handwriting development through her STAR Center Level 1 Mentorship, and Handwriting Without Tears Certifications. Alongside her clinical responsibilities, Katie holds leadership roles within the American Occupational Therapy Association, and was an AOTA Emerging Leader in 2019. She plans to use these skills to continue providing excellent patient care, while developing leadership opportunities and program development within the occupational therapy profession.