Tracy was the clinical specialist in sensory integration at The Children’s Hospital in Denver as well as the OT for the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center. Tracy continued her clinical and research work with Dr. Randi Hagerman at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute during its start-up year. Tracy has written several book chapters on sensory integration and neurodevelopmental disorders and teaches nationally and internationally on sensory integration, autism, Fragile X, and related topics. Tracy enjoys mentoring and spends many hours a month mentoring clinicians from around the world to improve their clinical reasoning skills. Tracy is the originator of the SpIRiT Model, an extension of the STEPSI that was the original fidelity model for sensory modulation written with colleagues Julia Wilbarger and Sharen Trunnell at Children’s Hospital Colorado. These models are utilized in OT practices around the globe and included in the model at Camp Jabiru in Australia. The tools are shared through the ‘Spirited Conversations’ Podcast as well as through DFX’s training platform, Learning Journeys. Tracy has ongoing courses offered through Medbridge and iLS/Untyte (remote training use of the Safe and Sound Protocol). Tracy is a member of the National Fragile X Foundation Clinical Research Consortium, the Scientific And Clinical Advisory Committee, and the NFXF Advisory Council, and an expert advisor to the CDC and RTI Fragile X Priorities Panel.
Prior to joining the DFX team, Lindsay has worked as a member of several multidisciplinary teams specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder, emotional/behavioral disorders and feeding problems. She also worked in a private clinic under Dr. Kay Toomey and specialized in feeding difficulties in neurodiverse learners of all ages. Lindsay continues to travel and present The SOS Approach to Feeding course several times a year.
Lindsay has completed an Intensive Mentorship Program in Sensory Processing and Integration and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider. When not working, Lindsay enjoys practicing yoga and hiking with her son Sam.
Kaitlyn’s treatment prioritizes building relationships with families through trust, respectful interaction, and communication. She has completed an Intensive Mentorship Program in Sensory Processing and Integration and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider. She hopes to make a lasting impact on the lives of those she works with and is honored to be a part of their journey. Kaitlyn is committed to foster and provide inclusive, neurodiversity affirming, and equitable therapy across the lifespan. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her sweet dog Lola.
When not providing therapy at DFX, Diane is working to help business professionals communicate effectively through her business, CoCreative Coaching, LLC. She coaches professional clients on messaging, voice, and leadership presence – working with them on confidence, authority, showing authentic energy, and connecting with their audiences. Whether at DFX or CoCreative Coaching, effective communication is Diane’s goal for all of her clients.
Diane attended the University of Tulsa for her Bachelor’s degree and headed to Texas for a graduate degree. She enjoys traveling, cooking, skiing and hiking in the Colorado mountains.
Meade grew up in Centennial, Colorado and she completed her graduate training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Meade was part of their innovative child and adolescent treatment program. She completed her clinical internship at the Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis, MN. Meade has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public and private schools, outpatient community mental health clinics, and in private practice. When Meade is not working, she and her husband are busy keeping up with their two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking the dog, cooking, practicing yoga, and exploring the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Juliana has advanced mentorship and training in the diagnosis and treatment of Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism education, TEACCH Autism Training, SCERTS Model, Social and Emotional Curriculums, Samonas, iLs Listening Therapy, and is highly trained in the implementation of the DIR/Floortime model. She takes pride in servicing families under a holistic model where the whole family is at the center of intervention. She is grateful to be a team at DFX that contributes so much to individual families and the community. Juliana has recently taken a special interest in adapting her knowledge via the occupational therapy profession into social programs and equity programs in the community. Juliana has a passion for experiences and nurturing the important relationships in her life via travel, family celebrations, crafting, reading, eating out, hiking, snowboarding, and exploring the globe with friends and family. Juliana believes all children deserve a life that allows for them to explore their passions and create meaningful relationships in the process.
Emily is passionate about working in pediatrics and considers herself a lifelong learner. She has been practicing for three years and has experience in early intervention, inpatient rehabilitation (geriatric), and outpatient settings. Emily enjoys working with people with a variety of disabilities. She is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding and enjoys taking continuing education courses in order to promote her knowledge base and apply evidence-based interventions during treatment sessions. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, cooking, baking, family and friend time, and finding a local coffee shop to enjoy.
Learning is a passion of hers and she has taken many continuing education classes throughout the years including topics in sensory integration, neurodevelopmental treatment, assistive technology, cranial sacral, myofascial release, social skills, executive functioning and kids yoga. In her spare time Angela enjoys going to yoga, hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, reading, traveling and doing anything with her family and her wonderful dog Shanti.
Before moving to Denver in 2020 and starting graduate school, Rachel was a behavioral and habilitative interventionist for children on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities. She thoroughly enjoyed working with children, families, and educators to provide effective interventions within the home, school, and community settings. After graduation, Rachel hopes to work in private practice while consulting with schools. In her free time, she loves hiking with her border collie Olive and shopping for vinyl records with her fiancé.
Sam is a Gestalt Language Processing-Trained Clinician from Meaningful Speech. In addition, she has interests and advanced training in Autism, language development, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), play-based and child-led therapy, complex communication systems, and the total communication approach.
In her free time, Sam enjoys practicing yoga, hiking in the mountains, and reading, as well as spending time with her partner and their cat, Stevie.
Hannah (she/her) most recently served as a speech-language pathology instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she provided assessment and early intervention services for families in the community, and participated on an interdisciplinary autism diagnostic team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Prior to joining faculty at Anschutz, Hannah was a fellow in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program at JFK Partners. Her research and educational interests include language development, autism, and naturalistic and community-based intervention.
Hannah is a certified Hanen More Than Words and It Takes Two to Talk instructor, and is trained in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT). She received her master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Colorado, and her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.
In her spare time, Hannah can be found playing ultimate frisbee, attending live music events, enjoying the mountains, or spending time with her husband and two dogs.