Licensed occupational and craniosacral therapists

We provide compassionate care through a gentle, hands-on approach with our pediatric patients. 

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Our Difference

Your child is the boss! We gauge the pace of our sessions based on what is most comfortable for your child. We pay attention to their needs and follow their lead.

Michigan Pediatric Therapy Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Our Approach

We are heart centered, come from a place of love, empowerment, and compassion, and practice kindness first. We will help you find a path forward.

Michigan Pediatric Therapy Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Our Space

It all starts with the warm and welcoming feel of our facility. Our patients feel like they are at home, rather than a doctor’s office. Our lobby, treatment rooms, and play-based sensory room are colorful and inviting.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer families a warm and supportive environment where they can learn about their child’s developmental needs and how to nurture their child’s capacity to succeed through occupational and craniosacral therapy. Our aim is to help children reach their potential by treating the whole child using techniques learned from experience and directed by evidence-based practices.

Our Values

Our philosophy centers on the idea that children learn about their environment and how to exist within their environment by playing and interacting with their surroundings. We believe it is critical to make therapy as fun and motivating as possible.

We are committed to kindness and compassion to keep a child’s progress moving forward toward the place their family would love them to be.

We honor that each child is a member of a family unit where parents, siblings, and extended family each influence the child’s experiences.

We value honesty and creativity and we respect the patients, therapists, partners, and community we serve.

Meet Our Team

We are committed to helping children struggling with eating, breastfeeding, and sensory issues achieve normal functioning skills

Magda Girao,
OTRL, CST-D, NDT, Founder

Magda has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed occupational therapist. Magda has a Diplomate (advanced) certification in craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute.

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She is certified in neurodevelopmental techniques, is an expert in the treatment of children with breastfeeding and other feeding issues, and is certified in therapeutic listening. Magda has extensive training in feeding issues and is trained in tethered oral tissues, SOS Approach, Beckman Protocol, Talk Tools, Nomas, mealtime misery, AFRID, and Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty (TOTS) Training® 

Magda has lectured and presented on a variety of topics, including craniosacral therapy, oral motor skills, picky eating, and sensory issues. Magda is a member of the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Magda opened the doors of our beautiful, new location in Farmington Hills, Michigan in May 2021. In her free time, Magda visits her son at Michigan State University and spends time with her two golden retrievers, Zoe and Zane. She loves to laugh and enjoys comedy, has a passion for movies, theater, and concerts, and loves the beach and Mexican food. Magda loves angels, so much so that she collects them; look for them in her office and choose your favorite!

Katelyn Slifco,
MOT, OTRL

Katelyn is a licensed occupational therapist who received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University. Katelyn also received her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation.

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Katelyn has experience working with pediatrics in clinical, school, and home-based settings. Her most recent clinical experience has focused on educational goals including fine motor skills, such as writing and cutting, along with life skills, such as dressing.

She has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, developmental delay, cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and musculoskeletal impairments.

Katelyn has a passion for helping her clients meet their functional goals while incorporating leisure and fun into therapy. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys reading, watching movies, exercising, wake surfing on the lake, and playing golf. Katelyn loves spending time with her friends and family, especially her three dogs: Abby, Rudy and Bella!

Amanda Kornelson,
COTA

Amanda is an Occupational Therapy Assistant who received her degree from Macomb Community College. She has worked with individuals of all ages, however, pediatrics is her passion.

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She has experience with kids of various diagnoses, including autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, and gross motor delays.

Amanda’s favorite part about working with children is utilizing a play-based approach while incorporating regulation techniques into her sessions. She loves watching her patients blossom through the use of various sensory-based activities and integrating primitive reflexes. Amanda is trained in sensory integration craniosacral therapy, rhythmic rocking, astronaut training, and sensory processing disorders. Amanda is also certified in infant massage coaching, which includes speciality touch and move strokes & gas and colic strokes. 

In her free time, Amanda loves spending the weekends up north, jet skiing at the lake, traveling to national parks, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Our Vision

We strive to continually improve our state-of-the-art clinic and to create a practice model that both parents and therapists love. We believe the clinic should be an educational resource to provide the community with direct access to the latest research and developments in pediatric habilitative and rehabilitative services.