Amanda Kaiz, COTA


Amanda has always had a passion  for working with kids of all ages and diagnoses.   She has been a pediatric therapist for the past 10 years.  Amanda earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Illinois University with a major in communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Psychology.   She was a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant within the school systems and pediatric  outpatient  clinics  for  5  years before she furthered  her education  in occupational therapy. She spent  the  initial part of her career in Arizona before moving back home to Illinois. 


Amanda is dedicated to pursue additional training and keeping current on the latest therapy practices and techniques.  She has been trained in Learning Without Tears, Zones of Regulation, Social thinking, DIR/ Floortime, Integration Listening System (ILS),  and Astronaut Training  Program.  Her  expertise and experience in the area of Sensory Processing  Disorder allows  her  to  identify  sensory  processing and  motor  weaknesses.  She is passionate  about improving foundational skills and independence so that children  can participate in  daily  life activities at home, school, and in the community. 


When  Amanda  is  not at work-  you can find her traveling,  eating hibachi, or catching  up  on  the latest celebrity news!