Leaps and Bounds, LLC, was founded in 2002. We currently have six occupational therapists on staff. Staff regularly attend continuing education and professional training opportunities to provide state of the art treatment to the children they serve. Upon request, we may provide clinical instruction to occupational therapy students as a component of their final graduate level training.
Allison Mistrett, MS, OTR/L
Allison is the founder and director of Leaps and Bounds, LLC. She received her bachelor of science in occupational therapy from the University of Buffalo and completed her master of science in occupational therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been working as a pediatric therapist since 1996 and has several years experience leading groups at therapeutic sensory-motor camps. Allison is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment. She is a SIPT instructor and is also certified to administer the Listening Program and the Therapeutic Listening program. Allison is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and lives in Maryland with her husband.
Lisa George, MS, OTR/L
Lisa graduated from Towson University. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000, working primarily in private practice. She has also worked at a school for children with learning disabilities in Washington, DC and has many years experience leading summer groups at therapeutic sensory-motor camps. She is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment, in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), and is certified to administer The Listening Program. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son.
Shiraz Kashani, MS, OTR/L
Shiraz earned her master of science in occupational therapy from Boston University. She is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Shiraz has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000, primarily in private practice settings. Shiraz has also provided therapy in a private school for children with learning disabilities and has worked many summers leading groups at therapeutic sensory-motor camps. Her treatment experience has included individual and group therapy, as well as classroom treatment and consultations.
Lynn Grasso, MS, OTR/L
Lynn received her master of science in occupational therapy from Columbia University. She has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1998. Lynn is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She is also certified in myofascial release, and has completed advance work in craniosacral therapy and neurodevelopmental treatment. In addition to her experience in private practice, Lynn’s work experience includes school system, homecare agencies (infants and toddlers), and hospital-based occupational therapy. Lynn designed and facilitates an 8-week program for 4th and 5th grade girls called the S.T.R.O.N.G. program—Self Awareness and Assertiveness Training for Responding to the Ongoing Needs of our Girls—which she runs through her home practice. Lynn is the mother of two daughters and is a member of AOTA, the American Association of University Women, the International Mountain Biking Association, and Triathlon USA.
Deborah Victor, OTR/L
Deborah holds a bachelor of science in occupational therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000 in the public school system, in home health agencies (infants), and in sensory integration pediatric clinics. Deborah also works as an occupational therapy consultant to a bilingual Montessori school in Washington, DC. She is a certified infant massage instructor, an Interactive Metronome provider, and a certified administrator of the Therapeutic Listening program.
Kasey Farrell, MS, OTR/L
Kasey is a native of the DC area and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland. In 2000, she received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Towson University with a specialty in pediatrics. Prior to joining Leaps and Bounds, she worked at private practices in Annandale, Virginia and Kensington, Maryland. Kasey has specialized in treating children with sensory processing disorders and is currently working to complete her certification in sensory integration. Kasey also has experience in public health policy in the areas of maternal and child health. She currently resides in Gaithersburg with her husband and their three children.