Rebecca Berry, MS, PT, Clinic Director
Becky has been an active pediatric physical therapist on the mid-peninsula since 1985, most recently as cofounder of Developmental Pathways for Kids in 1997. She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. For over twenty-five years, she has provided physical therapy evaluation and treatment for infants and children with mild to severe developmental delays. In addition to direct patient services, Becky has served as coordinator of a multidisciplinary pediatric team at Mills-Peninsula Hospitals and provided consultative services to schools throughout the Bay Area. Her expertise and areas of interest include Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders as they relate to peer socialization and play. She has completed research on the DPK Model Combining Sensory Integration and Integrated Playgroups and is a conference presenter throughout the United States.
In her practice she combines advanced training in NDT and Sensory Integration Theory and Practice as well as expertise in Integrated Playgroups, the ALERT Program, DIR/Floortime and Therapeutic Listening. She has co-authored the book, Pathways to Play! Combining Sensory Integration and Integrated Playgroups and is the author of Hearts and Hands Together a story of inclusion.
Diana A. Smith, M.A.-CCC-SLP
Diana graduated with a Masters in Communicative Disorders from the University of the Pacific in 1989. She has been working in pediatrics/early intervention since 1990. Diana holds a California state license, American Speech and Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence and a Rehabilitative Services Credential. She has been and Infant Developmental Specialist for the Regional Center and was an integral part in changing coding and policy to increase services for the 0-3 population. Diana is the recipient of 2 ACE awards from the American Speech and Hearing Association’s Continuing Education Board. A large part of her continuing education has focused on courses increasing her understanding of the whole child (sensory-motors disorders, oral motor, feeding and nutrition). She is NDT, PROMPT and SCERTS trained and has also received training in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Program and DIR/Floortime. Over the past two decades, Diana has worked with a wide variety of children and her areas of specialty are Autism Spectrum Disorders, oral motor speech disorders, auditory processing disorder and social pragmatic language disorders.
Katie Rabaut, OTD, OTR/L
Katie received her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in pediatrics. Her Doctoral Project focused on addressing oral sensitivities to promote oral health in children with disabilities. Katie has practiced Occupational Therapy in a variety of settings, including school-based, multi-disciplinary private pediatric clinic, and out-patient hospital clinic pediatric settings. She has worked with children birth to 12 years of age with a variety of diagnoses, with an emphasis on fine motor, gross motor, and visual motor skill development, self-care skills, feeding skills, sensory processing skills and selfregulation strategies.
Katie has additional post-professional training in Therapeutic Listening, The SOS Approach to Feeding, Sensory Integrations Theory and Practice and Visual/Vestibular Assessment and Treatment. Katie values a collaborative, childcentered approach to assist children in developing the skills needed to participate in their daily lives to the fullest extent possible.
Shannon White, M.S., OTR/L
Shannon received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She brings with her experience from a variety of settings, which helps her to incorporate multiple perspectives into her practice. Shannon has provided comprehensive therapy to infants, children and adolescents with mild to severe developmental delays due to wide variety of diagnoses. She has experience with providing occupational therapy services in out patient hospital rehabilitation, out patient mental health and most recently a private clinic setting. Shannon’s background consists of providing unique and specialized community-based mental health services to at-risk youth in San Francisco through the Occupational Therapy Training Program. Additionally, Shannon continues to expand her knowledge as an occupational therapist through her work in transitional care for older adults.
Shannon has received post-professional, advanced training in Sensory Integration Theory and Intervention through the USC/WPS professional program. Additionally she utilizes numerous therapy approaches including: Handwriting Without Tears, the Alert Program for Self Regulation, Zones of Regulation and Therapeutic Listening. Shannon recently completed an advanced internship training program in the Integrated Play Groups model at DPK. She also has experience with development of gross motor and fine motor skills, visual motor and perceptual skill development, and facilitating self-care skills in children. Shannon is passionate about making each relationship unique and creating a safe and intrinsically motivating environment in which children can develop the necessary skills to be active and fulfilled members of their own lives.
Jennifer Berry Wang M.A., LMFT
Jennifer has been providing therapeutic services to children, teens, adults, and families since 2009. Currently, she is working in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #98916) at Developmental Pathways for Kids.
Jennifer specializes in providing therapeutic services to children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders, especially those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Additionally, she provides individual and family counseling to children, teens, and adults experiencing a range of clinical and non-clinical issues. These include: Anxiety Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-control and Conduct Disorders, and Trauma and Stressor related Disorders. She relies on attachment theory and family systems theory as foundational orientations to psychotherapy. Within her sessions, she uses systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness-based treatments, sensory-based strategies, and Social Thinking® framework to enhance the healing process.
Jennifer received her master’s in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California after she completed her bachelor”s degree in Psychology at the University of Southern California as a Dean’s Scholar. She completed two clinical internships in private practice before she became licensed where she worked with children, adolescents, adults and families treating a range of psychiatric issues. She completed her traineeship at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (2013-2014) where she provided trauma-based counseling services to children and families in clinic and school- based settings. Before graduate school, she worked as a behavioral therapist and behavioral consultant to children with ASD within clinic, home, and school-based settings at Lovaas Institute, Los Angeles, and Steps Therapy, San Francisco, CA.
Abby Pucillo, M.A. OTR/L
Abby received her Master’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University. She has had experience working in a variety of different pediatric settings providing treatment to children with a variety of ages and diagnoses. Prior to graduating with her OT degree, Abby had a background working in an integrated preschool classroom environment, special needs classrooms for preschool to high school aged children, and working as a counselor at an adaptive sports camp for children with a variety of physical disabilities. Additionally, she has provided OT services in the acute care unit at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, led occupational therapy groups in the juvenile detention center through the OTTP program in San Francisco, and provided outpatient mental health rehabilitation services with the R.E.A.C.H. program at Momentum for Mental Health.
Abby utilizes a variety of therapy approaches including: Handwriting Without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, the Social Thinking curriculum, and Zones of Regulation. Abby recently completed an advanced internship for Sensory Integration and Practice and in the Integrated Play Group Model at DPK. Abby helps to motivate each child by integrating the skill development into a fun, exciting, and child specific activities. Abby believes it is very important to include the child as well as their family in the therapeutic process in order to provide holistic OT services that are beneficial in every aspect of the client’s life.
Clarice Lai, M.A. OTR/L
Clarice received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to attending graduate school, she gained experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children with ADHD in a school setting as a behavior interventionist. She also worked as an instructional aide at a boarding school for children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Clarice has provided OT services in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, elementary school through high school, a group home, and a rehabilitation hospital. She specializes in assessment and intervention for children with developmental disorders including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, and developmental delay.
Clarice has received advanced training and mentorship in Sensory Integration Theory and Intervention from occupational therapists who studied with A. Jean Ayres. Within her sessions, she utilizes strategies from the Social Thinking curriculum, Zones of Regulation, Handwriting Without Tears, and DIR/Floortime, Therapeutic Listening and Quickshifts. Clarice is passionate about collaborating with families and providing their children with tools to succeed in all aspects of their lives.