Laura Goltz OTR/L is the owner of Timber Ridge Pediatric Therapy, LLC. She has been practicing OT for 20+ years and has experience with all stages of life including: preemies in the neonatal intensive care unit, in-patient and outpatient pediatrics, pregnant mothers on bedrest, and with adults in in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation. Her areas of training include NDT certification, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, Kinesio Taping, sensory integration, vision therapy, and the cardio-pulmonary system.
Maria Koumantos M.S., OTR/L is the clinic manager. Maria has experience working with children from birth to 18 years of age in various setting including outpatient, home, and school based services. She is an Early Intervention provider and certified in the Therapeutic Listening program. Her areas of special interest include sensory integration, visual motor coordination, core strengthening, and vision therapy. She loves collaborating with families, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals as an integral part of a child’s success.
Rachel Morris OTR/L grew up working with children who had autism, hearing impairment, and other developmental disorders. She has experience working with kids who have autistic spectrum disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, traumatic brain injuries, brachial plexus injuries, burns, cancer, and premature infants. She is trained in Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) administration, Therapeutic Listening™, and Interactive Metronome™.
Jodie Schneider, M.S, OTR/L has many years of experience working in different pediatric settings with a wide variety of diagnoses. She spent her first years as an OT working in the school system, and has been with Timber Ridge ever since. Jodie is a certified Yoga instructor and brings boundless of energy to our team.
Beth Kern, M.S. OTR/L is our volunteer supervisor. Beth has experience working in the Illinois school systems and in pediatric outpatient settings. She is trained in Handwriting without Tears and Therapeutic Listening. Beth hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling and watching football.
Stephanie Kelderhouse, M.S. OTR/L grew up working with individuals with autism and other special needs which lead her to her journey of becoming an occupational therapist. She has experience in the specialties of mental health and pediatrics. Her interests as an occupational therapist include: sensory integration, feeding disorders, self-regulation, and trauma-informed care. She is passionate about her career, and always eager to help improve her clients’ quality of life!
Emily Lawrence, MS, OTR/L had the privilege of being a member of the Universit
y of Illinois at Chicago’s division 1 gymnastics team during her undergraduate studies. She brings this passion to Timber Ridge therapy! She has certification in Handwriting and Early Intervention and has experience working in home-based, clinic-based, and hospital-based pediatric environments.
Abigail Swidergal, COTA/L, CKTP graduated from South Suburban College in 2013. She has maintained her passion for working with the pediatric population through Early Intervention, in school-based settings and outpatient clinics. She has served on the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association board as the Pediatric and OTA Special Interest Section Chairperson. Abigail spent the last year on American Occupational Therapy Association’s Emerging Leaders Development Program, working on OTA advocacy and engagement, as well as leadership training, with a cohort of 16 members. She is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner and has certifications in Myofascial Release and Reflex Integration. Abigail also is an adjunct faculty member for the OTA program at McHenry County College.