OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

Sharibeth Cooper, MS OTR/L OT/PT Supervisor

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 Beth received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the  University of Illinois-Chicago in 2004. She has experience working in various settings including home-based early intervention, tele-therapy,  school systems, outpatient clinics and as part of a diagnostic team for a center for autism.  She is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears®  program, M.O.V.E® program, and Therapeutic Listening®.  She has  completed advanced continuing education in MORE, Floortime/DIR,  Kinesiotaping, The Ready Approach for Self Regulation®, The Alert  Program®, TEACCH®, TalkTools, neurodevelopmental techniques, and  assistive technology.  She has been a presenter at state conferences,  parent workshops, universities, day cares and school programs.  
Beth is the lead therapist for our OT and PT program.
In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and four children.

Jennifer Edmunds, MS OTR/L

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 Jen graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy  in 1994.  She has been fortunate to work in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, hand therapy and outpatient clinics.  She has experience working with children diagnosed with a variety of medical conditions such as neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, sensory processing disorder, autism, cerebral palsy, and orthopedic injuries such as upper extremity tendon injuries, fractures and amputations.

Jen is certified in Therapeutic Listening and Handwriting without Tears.  She has attended advanced training specific to Neuromuscular Development Techniques, cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation, myofascial trigger point release, splinting techniques, treating autism, pediatric feeding issues, sensory dysfunction, brain gym, primitive reflexes, and sensory diets.  

Jen is married with two children.  She loves baking, crafts and kayaking.

Jen provides Occupational Therapy Services in the Woodbridge/Dumfries/Stafford area. 

Maxim Valiente, MS OTR/L

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  Maxi has a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from James Madison University.  She has experience working in both the home and clinical setting, and is fluent in Spanish, allowing her to expand her therapy services to include Spanish speaking families.  Maxi has experience working with children who have diagnoses such as: autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, and developmental delays. She has attended the M.O.R.E course, which targets integrating the mouth with sensory and postural functions.  She has provided seminars for parents, colleagues, and other health professionals regarding feeding and food aversions in children, specifically following the ‘Just Take a Bite’ protocol as used in her treatment sessions with children ages 1-16. Additionally, she is certified in Therapeutic Listening ®.  

In her spare time, Maxi enjoys playing games, reading, yoga, and traveling with her friends and family. 

Dana Gentile, MS OTR/L

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Dana received her Bachelor’s of Science degree and her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York in 2001. She has 18 years of pediatric experience working in a variety of settings, which include, Early Intervention, private practice and the school system. She is skilled in treating a diverse patient population with developmental delays, feeding difficulties and autism spectrum disorders. Dana is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She is also certified in Beckman Oral Motor

Assessment and Intervention, Therapeutic Listening and Interactive Metronome.

Dana is dedicated to the children and families she works with and strives to make

a positive impact on their lives. She currently lives in Haymarket and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Wendy Monroe, COTA

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 Wendy graduated from the College of Saint Catherine in St. Paul, MN with her Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting. Since leaving MN she has worked in CA, NC, RI before finally settling in Stafford, VA.

Wendy has worked in a variety of settings including a private practice, inpatient pediatric psychiatric, in- home and community care.  She has experience with autism, sensory diets, astronaut training (a vestibular habilitation program), reflex integration, brushing program, social thinking and has attended the M.O.R.E. (oral motor) conference.  She currently holds certifications in Learning Without Tears (handwriting program) and Therapeutic Listening, and is a member of the AOTA.

Wendy joined the Tots to Teens team in June 2017 and looks forward to using her OT skills to help families in the environment where they are most comfortable.

Wendy loves spending time with her husband and their five boys. She enjoys reading, hiking, yoga and traveling.