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NAPA Center Denver
Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Impactful Pediatric Occupational Therapy,
Tailored to Your Child's Unique Needs.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Near Denver, CO

 

If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals. Our pediatric occupational therapy services are offered both on an hourly basis to local families and within our three-week intensive therapy programs which attract families from around the world. Submit a form on the bottom of this page and we will be in touch to schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists and a tour of our clinic near Denver.

Address: 11211 East Arapahoe Road, Unit 118, Centennial, CO 80112   |   Phone Number: (720) 791-2881

 

An Extraordinary Experience

 

At NAPA Center, we offer individualized pediatric therapy programs with unique combinations of our wide range of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and feeding therapy.

 

 

 

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Meet Your NAPA Denver Occupational Therapy Team

Lisa Murphy
Dana Thomsen

Global Director: Rehab Services
and Occupational Therapist

OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Lisa is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and the Director of Rehabilitation at NAPA Center. She received her Occupational Therapy Doctorate and Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy degrees from the University of Southern California in 2007 and 2008 and has been practicing in pediatrics in a variety of settings since then. Lisa's dedicated work in occupational therapy has enabled her to travel worldwide from Ghana to Singapore to Australia aiding children with disabilities. Lisa has a strong passion for working with children and enjoys the help and support the NAPA Center Kids Foundation offers.

Lisa is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and the Director of Rehabilitation at NAPA Center. Lisa's dedicated work in occupational therapy has enabled her to travel worldwide from Ghana to Singapore to Australia aiding children with disabilities. Lisa has a strong passion for working with children and enjoys the help and support the NAPA Center Kids Foundation offers.

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy
Audrey Dwinnell
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Audrey received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University (TCU) and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. She is a Denver native and has been anxious to get back to the Colorado sunshine! Audrey knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the medical field, specifically with kids with developmental disabilities. While at TCU, she spent a lot of her free time volunteering at the on-campus preschool for children with Down syndrome called Kinderfrogs. It was at Kinderfrogs that Audrey was introduced to occupational therapy, and she instantly fell in love! She also has experience in early intervention and adult neuro. Audrey is passionate about empowering kiddos to reach their fullest potential! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family/friends, traveling, attending football games, trying new restaurants or coffee shops, and walking her pup, Ellis!

Audrey knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the medical field, specifically with kids with developmental disabilities. While at TCU, she spent a lot of her free time volunteering at the on-campus preschool for children with Down syndrome called Kinderfrogs. Audrey is passionate about empowering kiddos to reach their fullest potential!

Audrey Dwinnell

Audrey Dwinnell

Audrey Dwinnell
Kristen Ballhorn
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Kristen graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan followed by a Master’s in Occupational Therapy where her desire for helping others continued to flourish. Following graduation with fieldwork placements at the University of Michigan pediatric facility and a brain injury rehabilitation clinic, she continued her passion for providing learning and movement opportunities for children with neurological conditions and developmental delays at a pediatric clinic within the Las Vegas area. Kristen takes pride in promoting positive and fun therapeutic environments for patients and their families so each child can achieve their highest potential across a variety of environments. While Kristen is ecstatic to be a part of the NAPA team, she looks forward to seeing each child become stronger, empowered, and confident through play based activities inside and outside of the clinic. When Kristen is not occupied at the NAPA center, she enjoys learning new hobbies, such as surfing and snowboarding, traveling, spending time with her dog Diego, and meeting new people!

Kristen takes pride in promoting positive and fun therapeutic environments for patients and their families so each child can achieve their highest potential across a variety of environments. Kristen looks forward to seeing each child become stronger, empowered, and confident through play based activities inside and outside of the clinic.

Kristen Ballhorn

Kristen Ballhorn

Kristen Ballhorn
Georgia Berbert
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Georgia received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She, like most other pediatric therapists, has had a lifelong desire to work with children which began in first grade and continues to this day! Prior to NAPA, Georgia worked in early intervention, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She loves nothing more than helping a kiddo achieve something awesome. Hiking, climbing, skiing, boardgames, consuming large amounts of coffee, what doesn't Georgia do? Spot her easily in her bright colors!

Georgia has had a lifelong desire to work with children which began in first grade and continues to this day! Prior to NAPA, Georgia worked in early intervention, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She loves nothing more than helping a kiddo achieve something awesome. Spot her easily in her bright colors!

Georgia Berbert

Georgia Berbert

Georgia Berbert

Georgia Berbert
Sydney Borys
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Sydney has always been intrigued by seeking out the answers to the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of life. This is especially true of her passion for the human body and the people that live in them. After earning her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Psychology from Iowa State, she decided a doctorate in occupational therapy was the perfect next step for her to expand her knowledge and love for helping people feel happy, comfortable, and independent in their bodies while doing their favorite things. She has had the opportunity to work with kids and adults at an acute hospital in Montana, spent time at a pediatric clinic in Alaska, and also compiled research and education on trauma-informed care within the pediatric population while in Denver. Through all of this, Sydney knew that working with kids and helping facilitate function and fun was exactly what she wanted to do every day! When she is not working at NAPA Center, you can likely find her listening to music and creating a playlist for any occasion, playing board or card games, spending time outside either by a mountain or a lake, and doing all of these things with the ones she loves most: her family, friends and her dog, Sunny!

After earning her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Psychology from Iowa State, Sydney decided a doctorate in occupational therapy was the perfect next step for her to expand her knowledge and love for helping people feel happy, comfortable, and independent in their bodies while doing their favorite things. Sydney knew that working with kids and helping facilitate function and fun was exactly what she wanted to do every day!

Sydney Borys

Sydney Borys

Sydney Borys
Kelsey Bocklund
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Kelsey chose the field of occupational therapy due to her strong passion for helping others, specifically children. Kelsey has always found great enjoyment in spending time with kids due to their positive outlook on life and continued reminders of the importance of "playing" every day. Originally from Minnesota, Kelsey received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica. Prior to working at NAPA, Kelsey started working as a travel therapist, which then turned into working in the skilled nursing setting for five years. While enjoying her time there, she frequently found herself missing working with children, ultimately landing her dream job here at NAPA! When not at NAPA, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her two golden retrievers, hiking, skiing, cooking, traveling to visit friends and family throughout the country, and spending as much time as possible up in the mountains.

Originally from Minnesota, Kelsey received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica. Prior to working at NAPA, Kelsey started working as a travel therapist, which then turned into working in the skilled nursing setting for five years. While enjoying her time there, she frequently found herself missing working with children, ultimately landing her dream job here at NAPA!

Kelsey Bocklund

Kelsey Bocklund

Kelsey Bocklund
Anna Gerze
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University

Anna first knew she wanted to work with kids with developmental disabilities after working 2 summers at a camp for individuals with disabilities, Camp Barnabas. She absolutely fell in love! After receiving both her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University, Anna is happy to be back in her home state of Colorado! Prior to NAPA, Anna worked in school, outpatient and inpatient settings. She loves that NAPA is also passionate about telling kids and their families “Yes, you can!” after continuously hearing “No, you can’t!” Catch her outside of NAPA spending time with family/friends, cheering on the Broncos, reading, hiking, cooking, and puzzling!

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University

After receiving both her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University, Anna is happy to be back in her home state of Colorado! Prior to NAPA, Anna worked in school, outpatient and inpatient settings. She loves that NAPA is also passionate about telling kids and their families “Yes, you can!” after continuously hearing “No, you can’t!”

Anna Gerze

Anna Gerze

Anna Gerze
Allison Travetto
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, NAPA Denver

Allison has always felt that she should do something she loves as her job every day- she found that in occupational therapy. She obtained her BA in Recreational Therapy from California State University, Long Beach, and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Prior to becoming an OT, Allison was a recreational therapist in various settings including adaptive sports, psych, and neuro rehab. As she was leaving the Los Angeles area she was introduced to NAPA and admired their innovative research-based practices. Allison was able to volunteer at NAPA Denver a few years later and fell in love with their community. As a former water polo player and recreational therapist, Allison believes in play-based, client-centered practice. She is passionate about neuro-rehab and loves to bring silliness, smiles, and fun to every session. When Allison’s not at NAPA, you may find her hiking, playing sports, traveling, or cooking/baking yummy foods!

Allison received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Prior to becoming an OT, Allison was a recreational therapist in various settings including adaptive sports, psych, and neuro rehab. As a former water polo player and recreational therapist, Allison believes in play-based, client-centered practice. She is passionate about neuro-rehab and loves to bring silliness, smiles, and fun to every session.

Allison Travetto

Allison Travetto

Allison Travetto
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Denver occupational therapy services provided by NAPA offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • » Improving sensory management (sensory integration, processing, and modulation)
  • » Engaging in play activities
  • » Learning to navigate environment
  • » Removing barriers to learning to help child become more focused
  • » Practice appropriate social interactions and communication
  • » Establishing autonomy and accomplishment in daily routine, such as brushing hair or teeth
  • » Improving physical ability (fine motor skills and gross motor skills), handwriting skills, visual motor skills, and self-help skills.

 

For additional resources, visit the NAPA Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program Page and browse the NAPA Occupational Therapy Blog

Therapies Offered

Weekly Occupational Therapy

Our experienced and dedicated pediatric occupational therapists take a developmental approach to address areas of physical ability (fine and gross motor skills), sensory processing and modulation, handwriting skills, visual motor skills, and self-help skills. We use a wide range of therapeutic equipment and techniques to best help your child achieve his or her goals.

Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory integration therapy can benefit children who are overly sensitive to sensory input, under-responsive to sensory input, are constantly seeking sensory input (touching people or objects), or crashing into people or objects. Submit a contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule a free phone screening to discuss your child's specific sensory needs.

Intensive Occupational Therapy

NAPA Center also specializes in intensive pediatric therapy programs which attract families from around the world. We use the Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT) when treating children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. Children often advance to the next developmental skill or higher during the three-week program.

Not sure what therapies are best suited for your child?

Schedule a free 30-minute screening with one of our therapists today!

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