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THE TEAM

FLORIE GLUSMAN

OWNER

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 

A graduate of Boston University, Florie Glusman is both a mommy and a pediatric occupational therapist who has been practicing in the field of pediatrics in Atlanta since 1997. She has had the opportunity to work and mentor under well renowned therapists in the United States. When Florie moved to Atlanta in 1997 for her training, she decided this would be the place for her to stay. Florie has worked part time at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and many years at a local private practice, ITT’S For Children. Florie begun her private practice in 2003, where she continues to expand and share her knowledge.

 

Among some of Florie’s passions are lecturing, educating parents and teachers, consulting with schools, and just playing. Florie often lectures on the subject of Sensory Integration to both parents and teachers. Some of those topics include incorporating Sensory Diet into everyday play for both typically developing and special needs children, Sensorimotor development, What is Sensory Integration, and bringing the world of sensory integration into the classroom.

 

Florie’s areas of specialty include: Sensory Integration, SIPT (Sensory Integration Praxis Test), SAMONAS sound therapy, therapeutic listening, and handwriting. All of her work is done through a play model where she focuses on a child’s social emotional growth. When working with a child she takes a pyramid type approach looking first at one’s nervous system, sensory systems, and muscle strength/tone and seeing how these areas may be impacting the child’s social-emotional development, motor function, and regulation both at home and in the classroom.

 

During her free time Florie enjoys goofing off with her children, dancing and traveling.  She also sits on the National Board for the American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled where she has been actively involved for over 30 years.

Erica Ogawa is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who joined the We Play team in 2017. It was her mother, a pediatric Speech Pathologist, who first foretold her future in Occupational Therapy at a very young age. Despite this prediction, this did not sway Erica from pursuing an education in fine arts. She completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design providing her with a solid background in various fine art techniques. After graduating with honors, Erica reignited her interest working with children, first as the textiles teacher at Color Wheel After School Art Studio in Decatur and then as a caregiver to a family with special needs children for more than 5 years.

 

Erica currently is a DIR Floortime Basic Practitioner and is certified in Therapeutic Listening and Foundations of Neuroplasticity. Her creative background combined with her experience working closely with families allows her to recreate unique one-of-kind activities and strategies that are individualized for her clients and their families needs. When Erica is not at work, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

ERICA OGAWA

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

JEN HELLER

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 

Jen began her educational career at Washington University in St. Louis where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1996. She went on to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in 1998. Jen has been fortunate to work in pediatrics with extensive training in the DIR®Floortime model under the supervision of Rosemary White, Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, and Handwriting Without Tears.  

After a decade of gaining work experience in Seattle with a wide range of children, coaching their parents, and optimizing their potential she moved to Atlanta in 2009 when she decided to join WE Play, formerly known as Sensawee Play.  She has since been able to grow on her previous experiences and add to her training.  She is dedicated beyond words to what she does and becomes "part of the family" when working with her clients.  She not only is an amazing player but she also is an amazing parent coach.  

 

When she is not at work, Jen embraces spending time with her husband and three children travelling, cooking, rollerblading, playing soccer, dancing, and hiking.     

Kathy Jeffries-Smith is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant who began working at Sensawee Play/WE Play since graduating in 2009.  Her passion was pediatrics so she came to us for her Level II Fieldwork experience.  Occupational Therapy she found was the perfect way to combine her passion of working with children and having fun.

 

Prior to coming to our office in the afternoons she has the opportunity to bring her passion for play into the world of geriatrics.  Kathy has completed additional trainings in Floortime, Therapeutic Listening, Quickshifts, Sensory Integration and Interactive Metronome.

 

Kathy loves the atmosphere of play and utilizing her play skills as a means of achieving each child's individual goals. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, extended family and traveling. 

KATHY JEFFRIES-SMITH

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

KINSEY SMITH

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 

Kinsey Smith began her career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2013 in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. Since graduating she has focused her efforts on assisting a wide variety of pediatric populations and has had the opportunity to practice in the states of Connecticut and Georgia.

 

Thus far she has implemented skilled occupational therapy services within sensory regulation clinics, schools, specialized care centers, and some individual homes. In addition to her wide range of clinical experiences, she has acquired additional training in Floortime, Therapeutic Listening, Sensory Integration and Interactive Metronome.

 

Outside of the workplace she is passionate about regularly participating in volunteer work, with the goal of strengthening and encouraging communities and families. While helping others is a hallmark of her daily activities, she also enjoys time spending quality time having fun with family and friends.

Megan Roy is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant that has been with our practice since late 2015. Prior to becoming a COTA Megan was a hair colorist for 9 years.  She decided to pursue becoming a COTA because of her passion of connecting with others. She fell in love with the area of pediatrics during her training and has been fortunate enough to continue to grow her knowledge and skills in this area.

 

She is currently certified in Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome and Clinical Neuroplasticity.  She has also taken numerous courses on topics such as Sensory Integration, DIR Floortime, and Foundations of Neuroplasticity. Megan’s passion of working with children comes out during her play.

 

Away from the office Megan loves to read, watch Netflix, bike, longboard, play volleyball and hang out with her husband.

MEGAN ROY

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Tinsley is an Atlanta native and a licensed occupational therapist who knew from a young age that she wanted to work with children. She completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University.  

 

She believes that the foundation of childhood development is through a strong relationship with the child focusing on their individual differences and development capacities, all of which can be achieved through play. She has completed training in DIR Floortime, Therapeutic Listening, and sensory integration. Tinsley views individuals holistically to encompass an approach that looks at the whole child to promote independence in their daily activities. Through play, Tinsley works to support the children’s needs from a bottom up approach. Tinsley has had valuable experience at leading occupational therapy programs such as ITTS for Children and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

 

In addition to devoting her time to the WePlay community, Tinsley enjoys traveling, running, yoga, and exploring the restaurant scene in Atlanta.

TINSLEY MARTIN

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 

Ruhi is the face of WE Play.  Serving as our Office Manager for over three years she has the opportunity to virtually meet our clients before we do.  She is the one who will guide you through the process, help you with billing as well as with insurance.  She is the glue to this office.  The one who helps keep us in order making sure the practice runs smoothly on a day to day basis.

 

Prior to her most challenging and rewarding job as a mommy and raising two beautiful and sweet young adults she worked in Dubai, UAE in the corporate office of an international company.  Alongside her husband she continues to stay actively involved in her kids schools and community.

 

Ruhi works in the office from 8-1 daily should you want to ask her any questions.  In her free time she likes to read, travel, cook and most importantly spend time with her family.

RUHI KHAN

OFFICE MANAGER