Leaps and Bounds, LLC, was founded in 2002. We currently have four occupational therapists on staff. Staff regularly attend continuing education and professional training opportunities to provide state of the art treatment to the children they serve. Upon request, we may provide clinical instruction to occupational therapy students as a component of their final graduate level training.
Allison Mistrett, MS, OTR/L
Allison is the founder and director of Leaps and Bounds, LLC. She received her bachelor of science in occupational therapy from the University of Buffalo and completed her master of science in occupational therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been working as a pediatric therapist since 1996 and has several years experience leading groups at therapeutic sensory-motor camps. Allison is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment. She is certified to administer The Listening Program, therapeutic listening, and integrated Listening Systems. Allison is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Sharon Goodwin, MS, OTR/L
Sharon received her bachelor of arts in sociology and anthropology from Carleton College in Minnesota and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Sharon has 10 years experience working with children with special needs in both school and hospital settings. She completed her occupational therapy internship at Children's National Medical Center where she worked with children with sensory processing disorders in the outpatient setting. Sharon is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She is also certified to administer Integrated Listening Systems.
Candice Castaneira, MS, OTR/L
Candice completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 at New York University, majoring in Psychology with minors in Spanish and studio art. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Her graduate research focused on trauma-informed care in an urban preschool. Candice’s clinical experience includes work with children with special needs in the school system and in pediatric outpatient settings, in addition to work with adults with acquired brain injury. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.