Employee Spotlight: Erin, OTR/L

McRory Pediatrics would like to congratulate Erin on her 5 year anniversary with our company! During Erin's time with us, she has proven to be an integral member of the Occupational Therapy Department, Jump Start team and the company as a whole. Erin has an amazing way to connect with children and push them in a loving way to help them to meet their therapy goals. She is driven, positive, hard working and creative in her approach as well is often seen collaborating with her colleagues and training caregivers. All in all, we are very fortunate and grateful to have her as part of our team!

In honor of her anniversary, we had the opportunity to interview Erin and here is what she had to say:

When asked what peeked her interest in choosing the field of Occupational Therapy for her career, Erin stated "I had been working as a behavior therapist for 6 years, and had been looking into going back to school in a skilled therapy field. I was fortunate to cross paths with some really dynamic OTs in the schools, as well as clinic sessions where I was invited to observe to collaborate on cases. I loved the physicality involved, I loved that kids got excited to go to OT to swing and climb and jump (and clearly didn’t feel like it was “therapy”,) I loved the modifications and adaptations to everyday items I saw innovative therapists coming up with to meet the childrens’ needs, and I loved that the best therapists I witnessed at work were having fun WITH their clients. Who wouldn’t want to be an OT?!?"

As far as her career thus far, Erin shared that she is most proud of "The immense pride I take in my clients and the work they put in everyday, I’m most proud of “the little program that could”- Jump Start. I am truly honored to be supervising and working directly in this unique early intervention program. When I started in Jump Start we had a small handful of clients and were relatively unknown. In the years since I’ve been a part of Jump Start, we’ve doubled our staff, helped dozens of families, and constantly have a waiting list of families excited to begin with us. We have a tremendous team of therapists whose passion, knowledge, creativity, and collaboration make me grateful and proud to work with them, and learn from them, everyday."

Erin additionally shared that what she enjoys most about working at McRory Pediatrics are "The opportunities to collaborate with other disciplines. Aside from being able to brainstorm with other fantastic OTs, I’ve learned so much from the speech therapists, physical therapists, behaviorists, and child development specialists with whom I’ve been lucky enough to team. I’m able to incorporate strategies from these other disciplines into my sessions, and feel I’m a more well-rounded practitioner, and can contribute to more consistency in my clients’ overall treatment."


Registered Behavior Technician Training Graduation

McRory Pediatrics is excited to announce our recent graduates of our companies Registered Behavior Technician training. Candidates that have completed this course are eligible to sit for a RBT exam as needed to become a Registered Behavior Technician as recognized by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
Congratulations to such a great team!


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Congratulations Teresa for being our July Employee of the Month!

Teresa has been a part of the McRory team for over 5 years, providing behavior services within the clinic, family homes and school setting. During her time with us she has proven to be a hard working and skilled therapist that is truly dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients!

Teresa was nominated this month for her consistent flexibility as demonstrated by her willingness to sub on cases anytime that she is asked, as well as is more than willing to provide services on the weekends. Teresa has demonstrated competence in not only working with clients with various skill sets, but also consistently provides effective and compassionate parent training.

We had the opportunity to ask Teresa a few questions, and here is what we learned:

When asked what had brought her to the field of behavior therapy, Teresa shared, "My passion to work in a field where I can help improve the lives of children and families." Teresa further shared that what she enjoys the most about being a part of the McRory team is, "I have many joys being apart of this amazing team, but what I enjoy most has also been working with, and learning from professionals in different fields (i.e., speech, physical, occupational therapy) all under one roof."

Teresa shared that her favorite hobbies are "relaxing anywhere comfortable, and spending time with family and loved ones."

When asked If she could choose to travel to any specific place, where would that be and why, Teresa stated, "This is a trick question for me because I would love to travel around the world and see as many places as possible. I find experiencing different cultures and countries immensely fascinating."

We congratulate you on all of your accomplishments Teresa and thank you immensely for all the work that you have done over the course of the past 5+ years as well as for all that you continue to do! We are lucky to have you on our team!


More Than Words: Parent Training Class Aug. 5th

Does your child have autism? Are you worried about your child's language development or play skills? Do you feel stuck and are not quite sure what to do in order to foster these areas of development? Then join Kerri Wake, MS, CCC-SLP for a free informative class on Friday, August 5th from 9:00-11:30AM at our Tarzana office to learn more about the Hanen Parent Training Workshop "More Than Words".

For more information, contact Kerri at (818) 530-5145

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Employee Spotlight: Katie, Executive Assistant

McRory Pediatrics would like to congratulate Katie on her 5 year anniversary! During her time with us Katie has proven to be an invaluable member of our team. Having started out as an office assistant, Katie quickly proved that she was a hard working, dedicated team member that was willing to do whatever it took to make things run smoothly. Since that time she has grown into the position that she has today.

In honor of her anniversary, we had the opportunity to sit down with Katie to reflect back on her time with us. Having gone to school for Human Resource Management, Katie found that she "really enjoys the administration field and all that it entails, as there is never a boring moment." We can certainly agree with her in that there really never is a boring moment!

Katie shared that she chose to work at McRory Pediatrics largely because she wanted to work for a company that "does so many great things to help kids." Over the course of the past 5 years, she has learned that working in a team environment is "incredibly helpful, necessary and rewarding." Although she does not get to work directly with the children as the therapists do, simply seeing the children smile or briefly interacting with them brightens up her day.

On her free time, Katie loves going to Disneyland, relaxing on the beach, running, reading or simply relaxing at home. She shared that both family and her love for all things Disney are the two most things that define her.

Katie hopes to continue to grow in her current position with the company so that she can take on new responsibilities as she loves the people that she works with on a daily basis who are "amazing and supportive".

We know that we are not alone when we say, thank you Katie! You are an amazing team member and we are truly blessed to have you in our lives! Happy Anniversary!

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