Owner & Occupational Therapist
I have been married for 11 years to my husband Shaun. I have 3 children Wimberlee (8), Beckett (5), and Bo (2). I have been a Prosper resident for 7 years and we have really enjoyed the community. I grew up in The Woodlands, Texas and then went to Texas Tech for my master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
I have been an Occupational Therapist for 12 years. My education has continued through my SIPT (sensory integration) certification, Beckman Oral Motor, reflex training, rhythmic movement training, talk tools training, ocular motor training and some NDT training. I was a Vision Therapist in college and gained extensive experience with ocular motor and visual perceptual deficits. I work hard to incorporate the whole child into their treatment plan. I believe that when we take a holistic approach we reach a child’s highest potential. It is imperative to look at each child’s motivation and strengths in order to build upon their weaknesses.
My goal is to help each of my clients reach their highest level of potential by mentoring and communicating with families. It is not just about the one child but about their family unit, their goals, dreams, and personal passion for growth.
I recently married my now husband, Nicholas, this past January. I grew up in Lubbock, Texas but have lived in the North Texas area for 2 years and we love to call this place home! I received my bachelors in Kinesiology from Texas Tech University then went to Occupational Therapy school at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. I have always had a passion for working with kids but always knew OT was for me since being introduced in high school through my god mother. I had always had a special relationship with her daughter, my god sister, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at a young age.
Prior to OT school I shadowed various occupational therapy settings but fell in love with helping kids reach their full potential. I am especially passionate about sensory integration, feeding therapy/oral motor skills, and ocular motor training. I received vision therapy as a patient when I was in high school and after seeing what a difference it made in my life, I became a vision therapist to help other kids. I worked as a vision therapist through the end of my bachelor’s degree and throughout my occupational therapy program. In this time, I was able to gain unique experience working with a variety of diagnoses – amblyopia, esotropia, exotropia, convergence insufficiency, oculomotor dysfunction, dyslexia, and visual perceptual deficits. Continued education after graduating has helped to further my knowledge and skill set as an OT, I have obtained my CASI (Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration) as well as Beckman Oral Motor.
Office & Marketing Manager
Madi graduated from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. She has always been passionate about marketing and now running the business side of Helping Hands Pediatric Therapy. She loves being able to help the families that we serve everyday.
Madi enjoys reading books, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and also her yorkipoo Winnie. She grew up in a small town in South Texas but has enjoyed being in the North Texas area.
Madi looks forward to meeting and helping those that walk through the doors of our clinic.
Lacee's inspiration for Helping Hands:
I honestly believe the Lord has a well thought out plan for each of us. Reflecting on all my life challenges, I am so appreciative of those Helping Hands that surround me. I humbly realize that without trials and tribulations, I would not be who I am today. We are the Lord’s pottery pieces. He challenges us to change and shapes us with his helping hands. He works through each of us so we can use our strengths to help others in their time of weakness and difficulties. As a therapist I can only be a helping hand trying to mold each child and guide a family to the best of my ability. My belief is that life is better with many helping hands and a team of people empowering and guiding our children. One of my biggest priorities is to maintain a team approach with decision making. I see now more than ever the importance of networking with other therapists and sharing our ideas and accomplishments with our clients using a variety of interventions. I do not want to lose clarity by limiting clients’ potential or falling short of additional opportunities that can come from a team effort. Going into my clients’ homes, ABA centers, schools, and taking them on outings has been a wonderful opportunity. Therefore, I look forward to our togetherness at work.