My son started seeing Sasha in Kindergarten after his teacher expressed concern with his writing and other fine motor skills. He lacked confidence and was becoming frustrated in class.From the very first session he enjoyed the work she did with him , every activity was a fun game for him. Along the way, Sasha taught our family about the many components of fine motor skills, and learning to write, including core strength, learning to cross midline, sequencing and so much more. We learned fun ways as a family to continue to work on those skills during the week. She was very creative and was able to use subject matter that interested him, even starting a ‘science club’ to captivate his interest in practicing the skills he needed to work on. Within month of working with Sasha his teacher noticed huge gains in fine motor and writing skills. Today my son is a confident straight A student in the 11th grade. Much of this confidence stems from the early work he did with Sasha.
~ Tamar B.
When my son was first diagnosed with Autism, we went to many different therapists. We connected with Sasha through our public school and she has done an amazing job with helping our son gain important skills to function as a child in the community, home and school. Without any sensory aversions, he now brushes his teeth, bathes himself, enjoys swimming and even follows a visual schedule to cook really nutritious meals. Sasha has listened to our families needs as a whole and helped our son gain the necessary skills to communicate effectively in our family unit. Unlike other therapists who have been quick to dismiss our son due to his severe behavioral issues, Sasha has always been there to help him through!
~ S. M.
Back in 2004, our daughter started seeing Sasha for OT when she was two years old. Our daughter was diagnosed at 6 months old with strabismus and had corrective eye muscle surgery before she was a year old. After the surgery, we began patching and seeing Sasha for OT. Sasha educated us about the importance of body-centered senses that are equally as important as the visual system. Soon our whole family began incorporating the recommended proprioceptive, vestibular and core-based activities into our daughter’s everyday fun play. It was amazing to watch our daughter use a swing and we learned how to look at how our daughter could thrive and work through these issues. Our daughter is now 13 years-old and is flourishing, as she aspires to be an astrophysicist. We recently saw the eye specialists at the University of Washington, and they were all surprised she did not ever have an amblyopia. We are confident that all that Sensory Integration and OT education in early intervention paid off! Sasha helped bring us into the mindset that having simple and fun techniques integrated into our daughter’s everyday life will not only benefit our daughter, but our entire familial experience as we moved forward. Thank you Sasha!
~ Karen H
My child loves Sasha. She is always so passionate and helpful. She has so many ideas which involve the treatment into daily life. Unlike other therapists, she makes me feel my child is being treated in a special way just designed for him.
~ Jing Z.
Sasha is a fun and friendly person who is an experienced and knowledgeable Occupational Therapist. She brings her passion for therapy and enthusiasm to her practice, benefitting the children she works with and their parents. She has a special expertise for consulting with schools to benefit her client’s participation in their educational program. Sasha is a devoted mother to two girls, making it easy for to relate to all children, and expanding her repertoire of age appropriate treatment activities.
-Mary Fuhr, OTRL founder/ owner Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy
As a speech therapist, I have had the privilege of working with Sasha since 2002. Whether we were co-treating or I was picking her brain for my own education, she was always able to offer a wealth of information in the areas of gross/fine motor development and sensory integration/sensory processing that allowed me to be a more effective and well-rounded clinician. Sasha has a passion for what she does and is an excellent occupational therapist. I have referred her to many of my clients and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for pediatric occupational therapy services.
-Megan Campbell, M.S., CCC-SLP
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Sasha is a wonderful therapist and person. She has excellent clinical skills, quick and creative thinking and is dedicated not only to the field of OT, but also to helping her clients. Sasha is a kind and energetic therapist who knows how to motivate and encourage kids to reach their potential!
-Jessica McMurdie OTR/L
Owner/Consultant: Stepping Stones Occupational Therapy