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About us

Alison Skelton, OTR/L

      As the founder of FUNctional Pediatric Therapy, Alison understands the importance of a client-centered holistically focused approach to occupational therapy. Alison holds a master's degree from Spalding University in Occupational Therapy. She is registered and licensed in the state of Kansas.  Alison has a passion for sensory processing disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic disorders and syndromes. 

      Alison grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where she discovered her love of animals, the outdoors, and ultimately occupational therapy. A proud mother of two children who have special needs, she was able to experience occupational therapy from a parent perspective. After realizing the life-changing benefits that were a direct result of occupational therapy, she decided to go back to school and obtain her degree in occupational therapy.  Alison and her family recently relocated from Kentucky to the Bonner Springs, KS area.  


The Best Team

Tara Hood

Occupational Therapist/Clinical Coordinator

Tara graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Master's in Occupational Therapy and Interdisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate. Although she loves expanding her knowledge in all areas of pediatric OT, Tara's professional interests include sensory processing difficulties, feeding and toileting. She moved to the area from Kentucky with her husband Jon and two Doodles, Howard and Phisher. Tara enjoys spending time with her family, watching The Office, making weighted blankets and cheering on UK!

Hope Baeza

Speech Therapist

Hope graduated from Emerson College in 2021 with a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Her professional interests include apraxia of speech, early intervention, and play based language therapy. She enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy. In her free time, she enjoys going to Disney where she used to work!

Shyann Finley

Speech Therapist

Shyann was born and raised in Leavenworth Kansas and received her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Rockhurst University in 2018. Since graduation she has primarily worked with geriatrics but has become more interested in pediatrics since having her daughter (who just turned 2, and another child on the way!) Shyann loves any and all dogs and has a dream job of owning a dog kennel. When she is not being a working mom and wife, she enjoys trying new exercise classes and going out with friends.

Megan Martinez

Receptionist/Marketing

Megan is our current receptionist and social media coordinator. She grew up in Tonganoxie and currently attends The University of Kansas. She is studying to become a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling as much as possible. She recently went on a study abroad trip to Belize, providing Speech Therapy to children in need!

Cori Harris

Receptionist/Office Manager

You may have recognized Ms. Cori from sitting in the lobby while her two children were receiving therapy from FPT. After hearing that we were looking for additional front desk help, she was more than willing to step in and get started. Ms. Cori enjoys taking her family to explore Kansas City, such as finding a new park for a picnic or a place to enjoy ice cream.   

Anna Huber

Occupational Therapist

Ms. Anna graduated from the University of Kansas with a doctorate in Occupational Therapy in May of 2022. Anna is interested in all things pediatrics, but especially excited to grow in her knowledge of feeding and sensory. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, play board games, read and go ice skating. 

Danica Leonard

Occupational Therapist

Ms. Danica graduated from the University of Kansas with a Doctorates in Occupational Therapy in May of 2022. Her professional interests include emotional regulation, self-care, play skills and all things Autism! In her free time, Danica enjoys spending time with her dog and husband, traveling, and being outdoors!

Jennifer Doerfler

Speech Therapist

Ms. Jenn graduated with a bachelor's from K-State and a master's from KU and has spent the past 17 years working as an SLP in the public schools. Her professional interests include language, literacy, articulation, and apraxia. She enjoys collaborating with parents, teachers and other service providers to ensure that kids are successful in all settings. Ms. Jenn is married to her husband Brian and has two boys, Ben (5) and Jake (3). They enjoy checking out local parks and KC attractions. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time. 

Our Mission

FUNctional Pediatric Therapy, Llc is an outpatient therapy clinic that provides occupational, physical and speech therapy.  Our mission is to provide our patients with the best research-based,  most comprehensive and individualized therapeutic interventions in order to optimize each child's level of function.  Our practice is focused on providing the most appropriate interventions, based upon a child's individual needs, in order to equip children with all the skills necessary  to grow and develop to their highest potential. We strive to provide this through meaningful play so that each child is intrinsically motivated and will ultimately find success in all that they do.

Our Vision

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Our mission

FUNctional Pediatric Therapy is an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic that provides occupational, physical and speech therapy. Our mission is to provide our patients with the best research-based, most comprehensive and individualized therapeutic interventions in order to optimize each child's level of functionality. Our practice is focused on providing the most appropriate interventions and "just right" challenges, based upon a child's individualized needs, to ensure that every child is equipped with the skills necessary to grow and develop to their highest potential.  At FUNctional pediatric therapy we provide interventions through meaningful play so that each child is intrinsically motivated and will ultimately find success in all that they do. In other words at FUNctional Pediatric Therapy we put the FUN in functional!  

"I have had the privilege to observe Alison grow as a practitioner in the field of occupational therapy. For her, it's personal.  As a parent herself, Alison has the unique ability to advocate for and address your child's needs while relating to the ever-changing role of caregiver to positively impact your child and the entire family"

Tyler Wilson, MSOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

"Alison's belief in early intervention and individualized plans for students is unmatched. I've seen first hand her willingness to monitor and adjust interventions according to students' needs and successes. Her strategies are thoughtful and their success is measurable.  Students feel comfortable working with her, and she brings out a confidence in kids that is unparalleled."

Lindsay Smith, BSE, MSE

Adaptive Special Education Teacher

" Alison was an occupational therapy co-worker with me at Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative in Emporia, Kansas.  During my time working with her, I observed that Alison is someone who works incredibly hard to be the best occupational therapist she can be.  She strives to use evidence-based practice, she is  a great communicator, and cares for all of the patient's and their family's needs.  The thing I miss most about Alison is her positive attitude and excellent communication skills.  I recommend taking any child with therapy needs to FUNctional Pediatric Therapy to work with Alison!"

Shelby Turney OTD

Occupational Therapist

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913-728-2065