Our team of diversely skilled professionals continually push themselves to learn and evolve so that we may help you conquer each new challenge on the road to success. Every person on our staff is committed to providing you with the best possible service. Learn more about our team below.
Read more about Yuan Tao
Yuan received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California, where she received a scholarship as a research assistant in pediatric occupational therapy. She received Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and English Literature at University of Southern California, and received the USC Presidential Scholarship. Yuan has experience in working with children with ASD, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, and other developmental delays from 2-16 years of age. She also has experience working with adults in hospital and other medical settings with neuromuscular, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as a travel occupational therapist.
Outside of work Yuan enjoys hiking, painting and spending time with family and friends. Yuan grew up in Palo Alto, California, in additional to spending a few years in China and Japan.
Languages: English, Mandarin, some Japanese, some Spanish
Occupational Therapist Aide
Read more about Hiral Khatri
Dedicated Occupational Therapist Aide with Doctorate of Occupational therapy degree from the University of St Augustine. Hiral has extravagant abilities to plan, organize, and conduct OT programs in hospital and community settings to help people because of accidental fractures and sudden neurological problems like stroke, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, Mental Health related disorders, and needs related to early intervention.
Passionate Pediatric person with specialized skills on handwriting, neurology and child psychology. Able to give presentations about various neurological treatment plans to junior and fellow therapists. Sound ability to effectively communicate diagnostic test results, diagnose and propose a treatment plan in a manner easily understood by patients. Solid knowledge of latest technological gadgets and smart applications to apply for patient’s recovery and rehabilitate them be independent for routine tasks.
Positive personality with excellent written and oral communication skills enhanced by advanced course in professional communication for health professionals. Apart from clinical skills Hiral is very much active with her leadership roles in professional organizations: Social Media Coordinator at Occupational Therapy Assn of CA (OTAC), Chair-Membership Committee at the Asian Pacific Heritage Occupational Therapy Association (APHOTA) and active volunteer leader in different professional growth committees in these organizations.
Flexible and creative therapist to put new ideas in designing interesting activities for treatment purpose for any age of patient. Pursuing Occupational therapy registration license in the near future to continue the path she has chosen to provide skilled services to the pediatric community. Outside of work Hiral enjoys reading, traveling, playing with her puppy and daughter, visit friends and spending time with her family.
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati
Read more about Ann Nguyen
Ann is an occupational therapy intern in her Masters Degree program for Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University. She received her Bachelors Degree in Recreation Therapy at San Jose State University and has been working at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System for the past 5 years. Ann has experience working with children with ASD, ADHD, and other developmental delays at a nonpublic school during level 1 fieldwork while in the occupational therapy program. She also has experience running therapeutic recreation programs for children with varying developmental delays as a recreation leader for the City of San Jose and the City of Santa Clara.
Ann is enthusiastic about working with children and loves to be active. She is a native San Jose. On her free time, she enjoys hiking or spending time with her family.
Languages: English and Vietnamese
Read more about Sharon Hsu
Sharon Hsu received her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from California State University, East Bay. She treats children with a variety of speech-language disorders that include pragmatic language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), articulation disorder, phonological disorder, fluency disorder, neurogenic disorders, attention deficit disorder, auditory processing disorder, and apraxia.
She has experience in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, and hospitals. She has treated children with mild to severe ASD in the public/private school setting as well as in the clinical setting. She has also worked with articulation disorder, phonological disorder, voice disorder, TBI, attention deficit disorder, auditory processing disorder, apraxia, and medically fragile children (e.g., Cerebral Palsy) in the clinical setting. Aside from working with children, Sharon has enjoyed working with adults at the VA Hospital.
On her free time Sharon enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves practicing yoga as well as being outdoors hiking, biking, and exploring. Sharon is an avid traveler and some of her favorite places that she’s been to are Tibet, India, China, and Greece.
Languages: English, Mandarin (Intermediate)
Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologist
Read more about Devyn Lujan
Devyn received her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northern Arizona University. She has experience working with children across the developmental spectrum from birth-21 years of age. She treats children with a variety of speech-language disorders that include: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), pragmatic language disorders, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, cognitive communication disorders, developmental delays, and feeding difficulties. Devyn has experience in a variety of settings including preschool, elementary, and high school settings, home health settings, and in the pediatric hospital setting.
Outside of work, Devyn enjoys hiking, being outdoors, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family. She particularly enjoys spending time and adventuring with her Goldendoodle, Farley.
Devyn is comfortable using a variety of methods depending on the specific needs of the child she is working with. When working with younger children, sessions tend to be mainly child-directed in order to keep them engaged during the sessions. As the child gets older, they move more towards a clinician-directed session depending on how much structure is needed in the session. She loved getting parents involved in the child’s treatment and giving them strategies and techniques to use at home and to help them generalize outside of the therapy setting.
Some of the training and techniques Devyn is familiar with using include the following:
• Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)
• Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
• Alternative Augmented Communication (AAC)
Speech Language Pathologist
Read more about Shivani Bhakta
Shivani is a dedicated and enthusiastic speech-language pathologist who received
her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of
the Pacific in 2015 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology
with a minor in Disability Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in
2013. Shivani has experience working at a research language lab, an early
intervention program for children with autism, an elementary school, a hospital,
university clinics, a private practice, and two nonprofit clinics. During her program
and time at a pediatric private practice, elementary school, and nonprofit clinics,
Shivani has gained experience serving children and adults with a variety of
communication disorders and diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Down Syndrome, fluency disorders, hearing impairments, expressive and receptive
language deficits, articulation and phonology disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, and
apraxia. She has also gained experience with working with clients who use
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Her experiences have taught
her how to be flexible and the importance of building a foundation with her clients
and their families. Shivani is dedicated to providing quality service to her clients
and families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family,
watching sports, playing board games, and enjoying the outdoors.
Certifications: Introduction to PROMPT
Read more about Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis has a background in Business Management with an emphasis in small business entrepreneurship and recently graduated from San Jose State University. Tyler is looking to explore creative ways to provide occupational therapy practices to a varying degree of children. While providing an organic decentralized work environment where therapist have the creative freedom to explore new treatments while building on the Fundamentals of therapy.
In addition to daily operations Tyler is an American Heart Instructor. He has been providing CPR and First Aid education for parents for the last 2 years. On his free time, Tyler enjoys gardening and playing disc golf with his son Oliver. He also likes taking care of his chickens and brewing beer.
Read more about Shareen Dhillon
Shareen has a Bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University and is currently in the Masters program for Speech and Language Pathology at San Jose State University. She will be graduating in May 2019. Once she receives her masters degree, she hopes to work with preschool and school aged children. She is passionate about working with children and has experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and social pragmatic deficits.
Shareen is from Yuba City, CA, and moved to San Jose for school. Aside from graduate school and working at JLD, she likes to travel, try new foods, and visiting her family back home.
Read more about Jenni Miller
B.S. in Biological Science
Jenni is a Bay Area native, born and raised right here in San Jose. Because of that, she loves to travel the surrounding areas outside of work. She loves exploring new areas by going to the mountains, the beach, and the city. She enjoys staying active by hiking, exercising, and playing field hockey with friends and family. Jenni’s career goal is go into genetic counseling, and working at JLD is helping her learn the ropes of business healthcare.