Taryn Erickson M.S., OTR/L
Taryn Erickson, MS, OTR/L, is an AOTA certified and California licensed Occupational Therapist focusing her practice on clinic-based pediatric treatment and individual child, family, and school consultation services. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Taryn earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she received the Academic Excellence Award upon graduation.
Taryn specializes in the treatment and evaluation of children with various difficulties and delays related to fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, sensory processing, social-emotional, and adaptive skill development. Additionally, Taryn treats and evaluates various diagnoses, including Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, genetic disorders, neurological disorders, sensory processing disorder, feeding problems, and developmental motor and coordination disorders. She also has extensive experience working with Developmental Optometrists and children with ocular motor, visual processing, visual-spatial, and visual-motor difficulties.
Before becoming an occupational therapist, Taryn spent several years working with children and their families in various roles, including a preschool teacher, Parent and Me Program Coordinator, and ABA therapist. Her unique and extensive experience working with children of all ages gives her a comprehensive and holistic perspective on child development. She is passionate and dedicated to supporting her clients in developing the necessary foundations and skills needed to participate and succeed in their everyday activities and environments. Taryn loves getting to “play” with her clients while simultaneously targeting the child’s goals and strives to make each treatment session individualized, motivating, and fun. Taryn strongly believes in an interdisciplinary approach among teammates and other professionals. She builds a collaborative partnership among parents and caregivers to best support progress and carryover of learning and skill acquisition.
Anna Baker M.A., OTR/L BCP SIPT
Anna Baker MA OTR/L BCP SIPT, has Board Certification in Pediatrics from the American Occupational Therapy Association. She graduated from the University of Southern California and has worked in school-based, hospital, and community-based settings.
Anna has certification in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and recently updated her knowledge in sensory integration with completion of the University of Southern California Chan Sensory Integration Certificate.
Specialized areas of practice include sensory integration, sensory-based oral processing difficulties, self-regulation of the child, motor planning difficulties, and motor development delays. Anna has worked extensively with children diagnosed with autism and holds all three levels of the American Occupational Therapy Association Badge for Autism, which requires advanced study in the areas of evaluation, treatment, and consultation for children with an autism diagnosis.
Anna is always continuing to build knowledge in the current, evidence-based treatment for various conditions. She has focused coursework in treatment feeding methods such as Kay Toomey SOS approach and Marsha Dunn Klein Get Permission and is pursuing advanced practice in the area of feeding and swallowing. Anna has also created programming to increase the generalization of skills via use of parent education activities and interdisciplinary collaboration techniques. She is focused on providing services that create growth in areas of concern using the strengths of the child and caregivers.
Vanessa Recinto MOT, OTR/L
Vanessa Recinto, MOT, OTR/L, is certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy and holds her OT license through California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, then received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy at Chicago State University. Currently, Vanessa is earning her certification in feeding and swallowing from the California Board of Occupational Therapy and obtaining her Board of Pediatrics certification through AOTA.
Vanessa has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for ten years at various children’s hospitals, pediatric outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as schools and home-based early intervention. Throughout her career, she has been the lead therapist in several NICU follow-up clinics providing developmental assessments to premature and high-risk infants and toddlers among a specialized medical-based team and following them through school age. Vanessa also evaluates and treats children with feeding and swallowing, neurological, orthopedic, autism, sensory processing, and genetic disorders.
Vanessa wholeheartedly loves working with children and their families to help optimize their independence with fine and visual motor skills, developmental milestones, and activities of daily living. As a new mom, she understands how important it is to find ways to integrate home programming into busy schedules and find the best, evidence-based therapeutic interventions for your child. You can usually find Vanessa crawling through tunnels with the littles in the clinic, teaching infant handling or feeding techniques to caregivers, or collaborating with the LKS team on best practices. She looks forward to working with your family.