Zacc's Mom

 

"My son is 12 and was diagnosed with Autism before his 2nd birthday. Within a few short visits to Dream Therapies I saw changes in my son that years and years of other services could not produce. My son's confidence has exploded and he amazes me everyday by learning or doing something new. Dream Therapies is MY dream come true." 


 


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"When I first walked into Dream Therapies, I thought it would be like the other therapies. But then I realized it was out of the ordinary.  It was AMAZING!!! You have therapists who really care about you and also do everything they can to turn you into a new person.  Then, I got the best part, Horse Therapy! The location, the therapists, the horses, practically everything was amazing."





PARTNER WITH US

 

Therapy is 24/7. Ask our specialists what you can do for your child outside of our clinic. Do not forget to visit our 'FUN' page for games and activities to play with your child at home.

















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WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

OUR Therapists, Specialists, AND STAFF ARE UNITED IN THE BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:

 

  • Have the power to learn

  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed 


We are here to improve the lives of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents with special needs.  Our specialized services go beyond the traditional clinical and educational methods. 


No two people have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan may include aquatic therapy, hippotherapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, and/or therapeutic riding in a way that works best for your loved one.

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THERAPIES

​WHERE  DREAMS TAKE  FLIGHT


OUR STAFF


THERAPISTS


Daria Ryan

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST


Daria graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 2003.  She went on to obtain her Master's degree in Speech/Language Pathology from Boston University in May 2005.  Daria has nearly 10 years experience working with children in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient pediatric clinics, home-based services, and hospitals.  She lived in London for two years where she worked at an ABA school for children with Autism.  As such, she incorporates the teaching strategies of ABA into her practice today.  Daria has been trained in using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to help children who are non-verbal to communicate and has experience helping children to utilize other AAC strategies.  In addition, she has taken Introduction to Prompts for Restructuring Oral Musculature Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), and utilizes these techniques to help children with Apraxia and other speech delays.  When she's not at work Daria enjoys hiking in Red Rock, yoga, and watching movies.



Kimberley Glise

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST


Kim received Bachelors degree 'cum laude' in Linguistics from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY in May 1995.  She finished her Masters of Science in Speech/Language Pathology in December 1997.  Kim has worked in the school setting, early intervention, and private practice for over 17 years. She moved to Las Vegas in 2001. Kim has completed ABA and DTT training for Autism education while working with the Clark County School District and has incorporated the teachings in her therapy.  In addition to Autism and early intervention, Kim has extensive experience with apraxia and feeding therapies.  She has helped a number of clients prepare for and receive AAC devices to communicate and acted as a liaison between the family and the technology companies.  Her favorite part of the job is the "firsts" she gets to share with the kids, from first words to first phrases to first bites of foods. In Kim's spare time she loves to spoil her daughter and is a certified scuba diver.  Pair that with speedy water crafts and she is in weekend heaven!!!

 


Karen Siran-Loughery

OTR/L PATH REG INSTRUCTOR, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, OWNER


Karen earned her Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1995.  She has worked in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), acute hospital practice, school districts, early intervention, hand therapy, and child/adolescent psychiatry. Karen is one of few Occupational Therapists in the country who are also certified instructors in therapeutic riding through PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). Her specializations include hippotherapy and treatment of infants and toddlers.



Ellina Shtaif
OTR/L, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Ellina received a Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College in NYC in History, with a Minor in Art History and Classics.  She went on to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy Cum Laudi in September 2013 from Long Island University.  She has recently reloacted to Las Vegas, NV from Brooklyn NY.


Jodi Eaton
OTR/L, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Jodi received her Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University in 2003.  She has provided services in schools, hospitals, home health, and outpatient settings for both pediatric and adult populations.  Jodi moved to Las Vegas in May 2015 and has been working with children since.  In her free time Jodi enjoys painting.



Jaime Bringhurst

PT, PHYSICAL THERAPIST


Jaime Bringhurst was a student athlete in high school and earned a scholarship to college. She graduated from Brigham Young University with honors with a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy. She then attended the University of Utah where she received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. While in college, she worked every summer as a Sports Camp counselor for kids. She worked for several years as a physical therapist in Oregon in both out patient orthopedic and school settings. After having four children in five years and moving to Las Vegas, she took 10 years off to be home with her children until they were all in full time school. During this time she got her Personal training certification as well as her Advanced Body Pump and Body step certifications. She taught at LVAC and EOS fitness as a group fitness instructor, as well as designed and ran a Bootcamp class for children. She has coached several soccer teams, was a CPR instructor, has run full marathons and loves to water-ski and snow board. She was a substitute teacher at her children’s schools while she was getting approval from the Board to return to Physical Therapy and thoroughly enjoyed being in the classroom. Jaime has a lot of experience working with children in a variety of different settings and honestly loves children while not being a push-over. She found her dream job at Dream Therapies because it allows her to combine all her experience teaching group fitness with her love of children. You will find her outside playing soccer, swimming in the pool, and doing all the activities that she has the children do. Her own children are also good student athletes and her time away from work is spent driving them to their various club sports.



Megan Czerniak

PT, DPT, Physical Therapy


Megan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2010 and she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree in 2014. Upon graduating with her undergraduate degree, Megan worked as a substitute teacher, primarily in special education classrooms, and with adults with disabilities in the group home setting while applying to physical therapy schools. She also worked as the assistant director and choreographer for a children’s theater program, which was a great fit given her love of the arts. During physical therapy school, Megan completed clinical rotations in pediatrics at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT, and with Austill’s Rehabilitation Services in Exton, PA where she gained experience in outpatient, school-based, and early intervention pediatric settings. Upon graduating, Megan worked in both public and private schools in NYC and at an outpatient pediatric clinic in Brooklyn, NY.  She truly loves working with children and she wants to spend the rest of her career helping to make a difference in children’s lives. Megan lives in Henderson with her husband, Mark, and her rescue puppy, Dante. 




THERAPY ASSISTANTS


Joshua Ringer
COTA/L, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT


Josh obtained his Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Bethany College (West Virginia) in 2003 prior to earning his certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from Keiser University (Florida) in 2011.  He chose the field of pediatrics because it was a natural fit for his personality, skill set, and expertise. His specialties are OT community activities that incorporate vocational training and life skills.  Josh's hobbies include playing basketball as well as collecting vintage toys and Air Jordans.


Sarah Fields
PTA, PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Sarah graduated from Pima Medical Institute with her Associates Degree In Physical Therapy Assistant in December 2014.  She was inspired to go into this field and work with kids by her youngest brother Matthew, who has Cerebral Palsy and one of his beloved PTA's. Sarah earned her license in January 2015 and has enjoyed working with children and gaining experience.  She hopes to gain many more years of pediatric experience.  Sarah is a Disney and Pokemon fanatic and enjoys cross stitching, crocheting, and reading in her free time.


MANAGERS

Teri Lawrence

AQUATIC SPECIALIST, MANAGER


Teri earned her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro University, Nevada in 2008. She has vast experience working in the foster care system and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for four years before becoming a foster parent herself. She and her husband are proud parents of 8 adopted children with special needs. Teri worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor ( ages 6 months and up) for over 10 years. Her OT specialty areas include aquatic based pediatric therapies. 


Rolland Gossman
OFFICE MANAGER, IT

Rolland earned his Bachelors degree in Networking Technology from Kaplan University in 2012. Rolland has also studied psychology and criminal justice at the University of Akron. He moved to the Vegas area in August 2014 and started at Dream Therapies in September.


OWNER


Karen Siran-Loughery

OTR/L PATH REG INSTRUCTOR, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, OWNER


Karen earned her Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1995.  She has worked in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), acute hospital practice, school districts, early intervention, hand therapy, and child/adolescent psychiatry. Karen is one of few Occupational Therapist in the country who are also certified instructors in therapeutic riding through PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). Her specializations include hippotherapy and treatment of infants and toddlers.




OUR HORSES



Apawnee


Apawnee is a nine year old pinto mare with the curiosity and spunk of a much younger horse. Though small in stature, she makes up for it with her big personality! She joined our team at a young age and has learned a lot in her time with us. She is always full of energy and ready to go!


Hank


Hank "The Tank" is an eleven year old AQHA red roan gelding. He is the gentle giant of the herd. Hank enjoys long, very slow walks around the arena. His unhurried pace makes him the perfect match for first time riders, and his gentle demeanor makes him a great match for those who are learning to ride independently.


Molly


Molly is an eight year old pinto mare. Molly is very interactive and loves to play with toys- especially those that are not meant for her! Though our resident diva has no interest in being friends with the other horses in the barn, she adores human interaction and is always quick to say hello to anyone who walks through the gate. Molly spent her early years on a cattle ranch in Arizona, and now enjoys the slower pace of life here at Dream Therapies.


Natasha


Natasha, a nine year old bay mustang mare, is the newest addition to the Dream herd. Natasha spent the first two years of her life as a wild mustang, galavanting across the deserts of Central Nevada. She was initially trained as part of the "Extreme Mustang Makeover" and then spent several years in Logandale as a trail horse. Natasha is very social with humans and her herd-mates alike, and loves to be groomed!