Mission Statement

Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. (CTA) was created to offer therapy services to the greater Tampa Bay Area. Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. views itself as partners with our clients and community. CTA’s goals include being a respected and utilized resource in this community by providing consistent and quality occupational, physical and speech therapy intervention. In addition, CTA will provide consultation, educational programming, participate in research, and participate in professional and program development. As a result of our commitment to be on the leading edge of effective treatment interventions and our commitment to professional satisfaction, we strive to offer our practitioners the opportunity to follow their areas of interest. This serves to enhance our organization professionally, allowing CTA to offer a broad range of interventions and modalities to best meet the challenges of our clients. We hope as a result of CTA’s programming, children and families may experience success at home, school and in the community.

Why Work With CTA

CTA is an established and sought after resource in our community. We are known to provide the highest quality therapy services for pediatrics. Because we focus only on pediatrics, we can continue to stay current with, and integrate the most up to date practice standards. CTA can be described as a group of therapists who remain curious. We continue to challenge ourselves and each other with new ideas for improving our intervention standards.

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to develop professionall
  • Staff collaboration
  • Support
  • Mentorship
  • Provision of equipment, materials and supplies to best met the needs our caseloads
  • Competitive salaries
  • Unique Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Malpractice/Liability Insurance
  • Flexibility

We love helping therapists grow!

Our experienced staff can problem solve the most difficult cases in any environment. Whether you are new to pediatrics or an experienced clinician we can support your growth. We can help new graduates lay a strong foundation for learning and help experienced therapists continue to challenge themselves. Over the 25 years in operation our dedication to our staff and our dedication to job satisfaction has not changed. We have staff who have been with us for over 25 years and love to help young therapists get a great foundation started. *For SLP’s and soon to be SLP’s we offer supervision and mentorship for Clinical Fellowship’s and have a proven method to be able to meet/exceed requirements for this certification.

CTA offer fieldwork opportunities for OT’s, PT’s, OTA’s and PTA’s

Meet Our Team

<strong>Sue Taylor</strong>
Sue TaylorOccupational Therapist
Sue Taylor is one of the Founders and Co-Owner of Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 – Go Gators!!
Sue has been pursuing her passion for pediatric occupational therapy for the past 26 years.

She loves kids and loves to play!  Sue is mom to a “crazy wonderful” son, Diego. It is her strong belief that children learn best through play and that they are most successful when they feel good about themselves. Sue feels it is essential to “be in the moment” with her clients. Sue has provided services to children, families and other professionals in a variety of settings including clinic based, home and community based intervention, as well as, service to public, private and charter schools. Sue enjoys working with children of all ages from birth through adolescence with a variety of diagnosis including ASD, SPD, Physical Disabilities, Cognitive Difficulties, Motor Incoordination, Dysgraphia, Developmental Delays/Disabilities, and Social Emotional Difficulties. Her bag of tricks, also know as, frame of reference and specialty training involves an integrated approach including; Sensory Integration/Processing, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Mindfulness Training, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Oral Motor and Feeding, Self-Help Development, Social/Emotional, Writing Interventions, and Compensatory Strategies including Assistive Technology. Sue enjoys a team approach to intervention, as well as, opportunities to develop new programing. Sue enjoys working with children and families on an individual basis but also enjoys group-based intervention.  It is her desire to continue developing her skills and to be a life long learner. She aims to work as a team with families to help children to reach their fullest potential.

Donald Boulanger
Donald BoulangerOccupational Therapist
Don Boulanger is an Occupational Therapist and Co-Owner of Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc.. He graduated from Elizabethtown College in PA in 1993

and had worked in a variety of settings early in his career as a traveling Occupational Therapist.

Traveling as a therapist afforded Don opportunities to see many places across the U.S. gaining experiences in variety of clinical settings including: hand therapy, home health, home and environmental modifications, wheelchair positioning, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic/stroke rehabilitation and geriatric settings. He began working with children and families in South Florida in an inpatient pediatric brain injury facility in 1996. Since then he has continued to have a passion for working with children and families as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Don sees children from birth to adolescence in schools, homes, out in the community, and in CTA’s clinic. He works with children with a variety of diagnoses including: sensory processing disorders, social- emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and motor -based delays. Don has a particular interest in working with children presenting with challenging behaviors using a holistic approach including sensory, behavioral, and cognitive strategies.

He has training with CranioSacral Therapy, Floor-time, Therapeutic Listening, and is a certified Interactive Metronome trainer (since 2000).  Don feels it is essential to connect with kids and that kids, like adults, sense how we feel about them. He believes helping kids develop self-confidence and esteem is pre-requisite to gaining skills. He enjoys developing new program ideas and finding alternative and sometimes unconventional ways to help kids reach their goals and potential. Don has consulted with teachers and schools and has lectured on topics including how Sensory Processing Delays impact academic, social, and motor skills development.

Away from work, Don enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and family, Alejandra, Olivia, and Nicolas.

Margaret Byrne
Margaret ByrnePhysical Therapist
Margaret has been a member of CTA’s team since 2001, working in both school and clinic settings. Margaret earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipac College and a Master of Arts Degree in Motor Learning/Movement Science from Columbia Teachers College.

Margaret enjoys teaching students pursuing degrees in Physical Therapy.  She served as an Associate Professor at State College Of Florida in their Physical Therapist Assistant program.  Currently, she serves as a Clinical Instructor for students involved in internships as part of their PTA and PT degree programs.  Margaret has attained training and/or certification in modalities including Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) for child and baby, Myofascial Release for pediatrics, Craniosacral Therapy, Micropoint Stimulation (MPS), Somato Emotional Release and Kinesiology Taping.  Margaret shares her home with her husband, a music teacher, and their 2 dogs.  They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  Outside of work, Margaret loves exercise including kayaking and cycling.  Margaret enjoys running and has completed Half Marathons.  She loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Brent Cheyne
Brent CheyneOccupational Therapist
Brent joined CTA’s team in 2016 and works in school settings. He earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Brent earned a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

Brent holds certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  Currently, he is President of the Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA), for the term July 2017-July 2019.  He has been a member of FOTA since 2007, and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 2000.  In 2012, Brent received an Award of Service Recognition from FOTA for his roles as Newsletter Editor and Website Manager.  In 2010, he received the Fieldwork Educator Award of Excellence from the Florida OT Educational Consortium, and in 2009, Brent received the Therapist of the Year Award from Life Care Center of Sarasota.  Brent’s Clinical Doctoral work was on developing Social and Emotional Learning Skills in Students from Pre-K to College Performance in Health Professions.  Before beginning work in Pediatrics in 2016, Brent worked in Community College instruction and Adult Rehabilitation including special focus on neurological disorders, cardiopulmonary diseases, and orthopedic rehab.  Brent shares his home with his wife, who is a teacher, 3 cats and a dog.  Photography has become a new hobby.  He is a big fan of spy novels, history books, and the Harry Potter series.

Toni Dehn
Toni DehnOccupational Therapy Assistant
Toni has been a member of CTA’s team since 2007, working in both clinic and school settings. She earned an Associate of Science degree in OTA from Manatee Community College. Toni’s areas of professional training, experience and interest all center on pediatrics.

Toni is a member of the Southbay Forum, a local OT group that comes together for networking and education.  She shares her home with her husband and is the mother of 3 grown children.  Toni is a grandmother to 8 children.  Also, she happens to be an identical twin!  Outside of work, Toni’s favorites include fine arts, music, the beach, hiking, traveling, and playing with her grandchildren.

Marla Entelisano
Marla EntelisanoOccupational Therapy Assistant
Marla has been a member of CTA’s team since 2019, working in both school and clinic settings. Marla is also a certified handwriting specialist. Marla received her Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Keiser University.

Marla shares her home with her teenage daughter. She enjoys running and spending time at the beach.

Barbara Johnston
Barbara JohnstonOccupational Therapist
Barbara has been a member of CTA’s team since 2000 and works in school settings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Witwatersrand in Johnannesburg, South Africa.

Barbara holds certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  She moved to the USA as a traveling therapist in 1994 and has worked in Manatee County schools since she joined CTA in 2000.  In South Africa, she worked in a hospital, a rehabilitation facility and in a school for students with learning disabilities.  Although she enjoys working with all age groups, working with children is, and always has been, her passion.  Barbara volunteers her time with the Manatee High School Marching Band and is very involved.  She shares her home with her husband, who also is an Occupational Therapist, and their 2 daughters.  One daughter currently attends Emory University in Atlanta, while the other is a student at Manatee High School.  Barbara’s favorites include walking, hiking, camping, swimming and traveling anywhere with her family.  She enjoys being creative!  Her favorite movie is the Sound of Music.

Kimberly Magan
Kimberly MaganOccupational Therapist Assistant
Kimberly joined CTA’s team in 2020. She received her Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, from the State College of Florida in Bradenton Florida. She holds certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Prior to her work at CTA, Kimberly worked in a skilled nursing facility. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, especially children.
Kimberly shares her home with her husband.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being on or around water.   She loves kayaking and relaxing at the beach.
Caroline McCoy
Caroline McCoyOccupational Therapist
Caroline joined CTA’s team in 2014 and works in our St. Petersburg and Bradenton clinics. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Culture from the University of Kansas, and earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Barry University.

Caroline is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  She is trained in Therapeutic Listening, and has professional interests in the area of Sensory Integration.  Caroline serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Kind Mouse, an organization which assists food insecure children and families.  She is a proud wife and mother of 3 children.  Caroline’s favorites include cooking with her family, being outside, chocolate chip cookies, dogs, and going to the beach.

Cheryl McCulloch
Cheryl McCullochPhysical Therapy Assistant
Cheryl joined CTA’s team in 2019 upon relocating from the suburbs of Chicago, IL where she worked in the schools system for 19 years. She earned an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy from Morton College in Cicero, IL in 1987.

Cheryl finds great joy working in the schools. Previous experience includes skilled nursing facilities, out patient rehabilitation and home health. Cheryl is the proud mother of 2 adult children.  She shares her home with her husband and their dog. She loves riding her bike, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Tara McLellan
Tara McLellanOccupational Therapist Assistant
Tara joined CTA’s team in 2011 and works in school settings. She earned an Associate of Science degree from State College of Florida.

Tara has professional training in Pediatric Yoga for Special Needs as well as the Handwriting Without Tears program.  She enjoys working with Elementary school aged students.  Tara serves as a volunteer in children’s programs at her church.  She shares her home with her husband, 2 daughters and their bulldog.  Tara enjoys running races and has completed Disney Half Marathons.  She loves camping, traveling, cooking, crafting and spending time with her family.

Stacy Meier
Stacy MeierOccupational Therapy Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Yesenia Rodriguez-Esparza
Yesenia Rodriguez-EsparzaPhysical Therapy Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Jennifer Sheehan
Jennifer SheehanOccupational Therapy Assistant
Bio coming soon!