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Nicole Fluth, OTR/L

Owner & Occupational Therapist

Nicole received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2018. With a passion for pediatrics, Nicole has worked in outpatient pediatrics specializing in feeding, the Early Start Denver Model for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and in sensory processing. She also worked within the school setting to provide services within the preschool classroom as well as in the elementary and middle schools. Nicole has completed continuing education in primitive reflex integration, strategies for picky eaters and problem feeders, parent-child interaction therapy, sensory integration, interoceptive awareness, and attachment theory.

Sarah Dickes, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Sarah received her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2013. Sarah has 11 years of experience working with the pediatric population, recently specializing in the treatment of children with feeding difficulties as a part of an multidisciplinary team intensive feeding program. She has received training in the Early Start Denver Model curriculum for young children with Autism and has been using this approach for over 3 years to serve families in our community. Sarah is passionate about helping families identify and implement strategies that will make day to day life more FUNctional. We're thrilled to have Sarah on our team!

Katherine Christensen, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Katherine graduated from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Lake Area Technical Institute May of 2020 and received her AAS in OTA. Katherine has four years of experience working and serving the pediatric population, including children with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, ODD, OCD, and feeding. Katherine has completed continuing education courses on trauma and its effects on developing children, sleep disturbance and disorders, working memory, feeding, toileting, and reflex integration.

Ashley Haselhoff, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Ashley attended the University of South Dakota for graduate school and obtained her doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2019. Since graduating, Ashley has moved across the country 3 times and gained valuable experience working with children in the NICU and outpatient settings, as well as providing school-based occupational therapy services. Ashley has completed additional training in Mosgutova Neurosensorimotor Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration, the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding, and Ayres Sensory Integration. Ashley is passionate about helping children thrive and we are thrilled to have her on our team!

Kenna Wieczorek, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Kenna received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2019. Kenna worked as a generalist with patients across the lifespan for nearly 4 years before transitioning to FUNctional Kids last year. Through her past experience in home health, Kenna developed a passion for working with people in their natural environments in order to provide more meaningful & authentic care. Kenna has experience working with children in the school and clinic settings and the focus of her doctoral capstone experience was to explore the role of OT in adaptive gymnastics. Kenna has always had a strong pull to work with the pediatric population and has been a great addition to our team!

Kimberly Trainor, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Kimberly received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE in 2021. She has 3 years of experience working within the pediatric population working with a variety of diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, and feeding difficulties. Kimberly has a passion and love for working within the pediatric population, allowing children to live a fulfilling and meaningful life by maximizing capabilities.

Shauna Fox-Hamilton, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Shauna received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE in 2010. Shauna has nearly 14 years of experience working with the pediatric population with a variety of diagnoses and within a variety of settings. She has worked with babies, children, and adolescents in preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, outpatient rehab, inpatient rehab, and birth to three services. In addition to working directly with pediatric clients, Shauna has also provided numerous professional development and learning opportunities for others by presenting to school staff and caregivers working with children on topics including sensory processing, regulation, behavioral strategies, fine motor skills and handwriting. She also served as a member of a multidisciplinary autism evaluation team, working with a team of psychologists, speech therapists, and specialized teachers to diagnose children with Autism. Through her years of clinical experience and continuing education, Shauna has developed a passion for using a holistic approach to therapy and supporting and educating caregivers along with the children she works with. She is looking forward to helping children and families succeed in our community!

Laura Wong, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Laura received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of South Dakota. She has been providing occupational therapy in a variety of settings for over 17 years. Starting out, Laura worked in birth to three, school-based services, rural nursing homes and rural hospital rehabilitation (inpatient, outpatient and home health). Over time, she developed a passion for working with the pediatric population especially children and their families affected by sensory processing challenges. Laura has completed continuing education in ADHD & Calming the Overactive Brain, Sensory Impairments Across the Lifespan, primitive reflex integration, visual processing therapy, Autism Meltdowns in Children and many other courses throughout the years. She is excited to bring her experience and knowledge to the FUNctional Kids team!

Sara Bernard

Patient Care Coordinator
Sara Bernard serves as the Administrative Coordinator at Functional Kids Pediatric Therapy, where she plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless operations and exceptional client experiences. With a passion for organization and a dedication to supporting the mission of enhancing lives through occupational therapy, she brings many years of experience in working with kids who have many complex issues.Sara is committed to providing exceptional support to both clients and colleagues alike. She believes in the transformative power of occupational therapy and is dedicated to facilitating access to these life- changing services through efficient and compassionate administrative practices. When not at the office, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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