When we evaluate a child, we look at the whole child’s system from their nervous system maturation, life style, diet to family dynamic. The child’s neurological foundation and development is the cornerstone of our approach. Our therapists are trained in multiple therapy techniques and we offer a blended treatment approach in order to meet the individual needs of the child. We work in a collaborative manner, with weekly team meetings on client treatment plans, so that each child receives the benefit of everyone’s training and experience. This is also to ensure that the child receives a continuous treatment plan, no matter which therapist he/she sees.
We have a strong focus on professional development. We regularly invite Level II students of occupational therapy to complete their clinical fieldwork placement at our clinic. We also coordinate professional development courses, such as the Yoga for the Special Child Basic Certification Course.
We apply the keys of love, patience, connection, trust and fearlessness in our approach. Our aim is to cultivate an environment of peace, joy and love: where families will reach their optimal potential and be confident about their future. We view the whole family as an inseparable dynamic system. When parents are calm, happy and hopeful, they can influence their children’s behaviors profoundly.
Yulene has 20 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. She received her master’s degree in pediatric occupational therapy from the Ohio State University. After graduate school, Yulene worked at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked with children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral … Continue reading Yulene Broussard, OTR/L, Owner
Bonnie has over 25 years of physical therapy experience. She has worked in schools, home health and in early intervention, but most of her experience has been in pediatric clinics. Bonnie’s practice is informed by her strong interest in hearing and visual development and how the development of motor patterns and the development of vision … Continue reading Bonnie Poli, PT
Makayla Hegel is our full time Occupational Therapy Assistant. She graduated in 2017 with her Associates in Occupational Therapy from Pima Medical Institute in Arizona. Her heart has always been in pediatrics and she has been working with special needs kids since she was a teenager. Makayla has experience working with children with a wide … Continue reading Makayla Hegel, COTA
Tracy has 11 years of experience working with special needs children. In her first career, she was an education assistant who worked with special needs children from Kindergarten through 5th grade in the public school setting. After having the opportunity to observe many different types of therapists over the years, Tracy felt a calling to … Continue reading Tracy Doss, COTA
Annette is our certified Yoga for the Special Child instructor. She has practiced yoga since 1996, and has taught yoga since 1998. She is also a certified Iyengar instructor and runs her Iyengar yoga studio in Houston, Yoga Bhavana. Annette has an MA in clinical psychology and formerly worked as a school psychology specialist. Aside from … Continue reading Annette Raj, Yoga for the Special Child instructor
Caitlyn is our full time Administrative Assistant. She is from Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She plans to eventually become a pediatric therapy assistant either in occupational or physical. Caitlyn moved to Houston with her fiance and in her spare time she looks after their … Continue reading Caitlyn Yerby, Admin Assistant
Allyson, our office manager, has been with Solaris for 4 years. She enjoys working in the collaborative, caring environment that Solaris fosters and learning more about child development and the connection between the brain and body. Allyson has three kids, who have all benefited from the services at Solaris.