Kids-N-Motion takes tremendous pride in our amazing team. Each therapist brings years of experience, warmth, professionalism and expertise in pediatrics to each child’s session. All of our therapists have 5-25 years of experience helping children grow and develop to their fullest potential. All of our therapists have pursued extensive continuing education to further their knowledge and expertise.

MEET OUR TEAM

DVORA ZIBITT

M.S., OTR/L, MPH

Dvora is the owner and director of therapy at Kids-N-Motion. She received a dual Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Public Health Administration from Columbia University in 1997. Dvora began her career in the New York City Public School System working with children who were diagnosed with Autism and various Learning Disabilities. While in NY, Dvora also worked at UPC - a Special Education Preschool which serves children with various developmental and medical issues such as Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Seizure Disorders. Upon moving  to Atlanta, Dvora fell in love with providing Occupational Therapy in a private practice setting. The intimate setting allows the therapist to treat and assist the entire family system which, in turn, encourages optimal carryover of care into the home.

Dvora began Kids-N-Motion in 2005 and has loved the opportunity to work with a fabulous team of therapists and families. Helping children work through their challenges while celebrating their accomplishments is Dvora’s passion. Dvora’s on-going commitment to creating a pediatric practice which provides excellence of care in a warm and nurturing environment has made KNM a top pediatric therapy clinic in Atlanta. In addition to treatment Dvora enjoys lecturing and teaching and has provided many learning opportunities to schools and programs in the Southeast region.

Continuing Ed in the following areas:

Extensive sensory integration training

Handwriting without tears

Keyboarding without tears

SOS Approach to Feeding

Certified Therapeutic Listening Provider

Interactive Metronome (IM)

Integrated Listening System (iLs)

Alert Program/ How Does Your Engine Run

DIR Floortime Training

Extensive Visual- Vestibular training including Astronaut Program protocol

ALEX MIRANDA

M.S., OTR/L

Alex received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Alex began her career working in pediatrics in the Private practice setting. Since that time she has also joined the therapy team in Fulton County Public Schools. Alex has served as a group leader working for Clay White LLC in his Outdoor Sensory Adventure camp.  Currently Alex splits her time between the school system and working at KNM. Alex’s understanding of creating IEPs and improving our children’s school functioning is a critical resource for KNM. Alex’s warmth, energy, and love for children is apparent in each of her sessions as she encourages tremendous growth in our children. When not at work Alex spends her time as a mentor for teen moms at Cross Keys High School.

 

Continuing Education-

Advanced training in Sensory Integration

Handwriting Without Tears

Keyboarding Without Tears

JENNY RANKIN

LPC

Jenny is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a dual Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and School Counseling from Georgia State University. Jenny has worked in private  and public schools systems as well as in private practice for over 19 years. Her passion is helping children develop and strengthen social skills and emotional regulation using the DIR/Floortime model.  

 

Jenny’s exuberance and dynamic personality permeates the whole office. Children come running through our doors in eager anticipation for their “Jenny time”. Jenny runs individual sessions and small social skills groups.

LAUREN ALLISON

M.S., OTR/L

Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services from Auburn University.  She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lauren has worked with children aged birth to twenty-one years, in both home and clinic settings.  Lauren’s professional experience includes working with children a variety of diagnoses including sensory processing, autism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, chromosomal abnormalities and Downs syndrome.

 

Lauren is passionate about helping children develop confidence in themselves.  She is dedicated to providing a sense of safety in the clinic to assist children reach their highest level of independence. She is interested in and passionate about working with children who may have experienced varying levels of trauma to help promote nervous system regulation. Additionally. Lauren’s skills include:

 

In-depth knowledge of Sensory Integration

Advanced training in Reflex Integration

Neural Connectivity

Rhythmic Movement

 

Lauren has been volunteering for over 15 years with an organization that provides weekend retreats and summer camps for  teenagers and adults with disabilities.

Lauren is a phenomenal member of the Kids-N-Motion team and brings tremendous sensitivity, knowledge, and dedication to each child’s progress. She has great warmth and concern for every child she treats. Lauren’s intuition and insights as a therapist are invaluable to our team.

Lauren enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her two rescue Boston Terriers.

SAMANTHA DARTT

M.S., CCC-SLP

Samantha graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and completed her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Florida State University (FSU).  At FSU, Samantha was selected to participate in the Training in Early Intervention Services (TIES) Grant.  Samantha is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of Georgia.

Samantha’s professional experience has included working with children and adolescents in both the educational (school) and private clinical settings.  Samantha currently is employed by Cobb County Schools as a Speech Language Pathologist with the special needs preschool program and treats patients at Kids-N-Motion in the afternoons.

Samantha greatly values a team approach and partnering with families, teachers, and therapists to help children achieve their goals.  She has worked with children with a variety of disorders/needs including general language delays, autism spectrum disorder, pragmatic language disorder, phonological disorder, and apraxia.  She has extensive training on the Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports (SCERTS) model; a model aimed at building communication skills in children with Autism.  She has a significant interest and experience working with children who use augmentative communication devices.  Samantha is often called upon to help families navigate school services.

 

When not at work Samantha enjoys cooking, running, being outdoors, spending time with her husband, family and friends, and cheering on the Florida Gators.