Kelli Smith, MS OTR\L
Classes: Music Jam
Kelli received her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2008 from The Ohio State University. She has since had the honor of working with children and their families to promote growth, Neurological development and improved over all function within their home, school and natural environments! She encourages movement and increased function through the use of music and therapeutic movement strategies that help to integrate primitive reflex’s from a developmental and rehabilitate perspective. Kelli prides herself in her ability to connect with her “children” and families through incorporating fun and motivating techniques that encourage optimal participation and success.
Kelli has gained extensive training in neurodevelopment treatments that include reflex and sensory integration, feeding, swallowing and auditory vestibular work. After working in the school systems in Los Angeles unified school district for 1.5 years Kelli quickly realized that her skillset was best utilized in the clinical setting. She helped to open NAPA Center’s new facility in 2009. She joined forces in 2011 with Alyssa Parker PT, DPT and Geni King of King sound voice and movement to open One For All – Healing Arts Center. This was one of the most completing experience of her life. Since closing their doors in 2017. Kelli’s focus has been to help educate Occupational therapy students, children and their families in unique ways to fulfill their greatest abilities and function in this world.
Kelli is excited to carry on this tradition of bringing like minded, movement oriented and therapeutic approaches together under one roof as the Director of Therapies for Adrian’s Place, Santa Monica. Adrian’s place will offer multiple opportunities for children and their families to use and grow their gained skills by having fun and engaging in outstanding classes such as dance, music, theatrics, martial arts and much more to choose from in the years to come!