Meet The Team
Tala Brinderson - Owner / Occupational Therapist
Advanced Certifications: Ayres Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
Speciality Certifications: Reflex Integration and Rhythmic Movement, Myofacial Release, Yoga and Mindfulness, SOS Approach to Feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Neurodevelopment Treatment of Baby and Child.
I value the development of the whole-child. I am passionate about trying to figure out the underlying factors that inhibit a child’s ability to make progress in their daily life. Becoming a mother of two boys and being surrounded by new parents increased my love for working with children and their families. My ten years of experience has given me invaluable tools to help each unique child reach their full potential. On my free time, I enjoy going to the beach with my family, cooking, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and traveling.
Megan Cauley - OTR/L
Advanced Training: Ayres Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
I am an occupational therapist with a diverse set of skills and deep knowledge in both pediatric and adult occupational therapy, with over 20 years of experience. I spent the first 15 years of my career working with adults in various settings with a focus in neurologic rehabilitation and orthopedics. Seven years and two children later, I transitioned into the world of pediatric occupational therapy. I believe in collaborating with parents to determine how to best support their child’s development. I love to play as much as the children I work with! My family and I are passionate about nature, traveling, and being active. I have been an indoor cycling instructor for over 10 years and truly enjoy being able to facilitate health and wellness for people of all ages.
Amanda Fink - Owner / Occupational Therapist
Advanced Certifications: Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention
Speciality Certifications: Beckman Oral Motor, Handwriting Without Tears, SOS Approach to Feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Neurodevelopmental Treatment of Baby and Child.
I love helping children learn about their environment using their senses. Having two children, and a daughter born with a congenital heart defect, I understand the depth of love and tenacity parents hold for their children. My greatest satisfaction comes from watching the clients I work with achieve their goals using a family-centered approach. Seeing a child and their parents smile together is something that never gets old. Together with my family I love to spend time at the river, camping, beach, and exploring nature whenever possible.
Brittany Glass - Occupational Therapist
Specialty Certifications: Oral Motor and Swallowing, The Greenspan Foodtime Approach
I have a passion for working with children and their families to achieve goals that are of highest importance to them. I believe in the power of working as a team with the child, family and other specialists to develop creative solutions. I have experience working with children with a wide range of diagnoses on improving confidence and skills necessary to navigate various environments and daily routines with greater ease. I enjoy utilizing NDT handling techniques and foundations of yoga during my therapy sessions to facilitate natural movement. I also love working with children on building skills necessary to participate in meal-time both safely and enjoyably. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my son grow and experience the world for the first time. I also like to practice yoga, travel, hike, rock climb and mountain bike.
Speech and Language Therapists
Christian Prietto - Speech and Language Pathologist
I am passionate about making a positive impact in family’s lives. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I love helping children and their families learn to communicate more effectively. I thoroughly enjoy the intricate and creative dance of communication. I take a holistic, collaborative approach to therapy and combine my expertise in the areas of language, cognition, articulation, fluency and voice with parent's wisdom to determine the best treatment plans for children. I love seeing children grow into who they are as they learn to navigate their world through language and the blossoming of family and community relationships. My three sons and spouse keep me humble and laughing, and I am honored to work with Infinity Kids.
Christina Johnson - Speech Therapist
As a Speech and Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience in various clinical settings and private practice, I am dedicated to delivering quality, supportive intervention to pediatric clients and their families. I enjoy a team environment and collaborating with multidisciplinary professionals to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes for my patients, while also providing parent support. As a purpose driven therapist and an accomplished clinician with expertise in developmental disabilities and early language intervention strategies, I am honored to serve as a part of the Infinity Kids staff.
Kathleen Boggan Zierhut - Speech Therapist
I am mid-life career changer who discovered speech and language pathology when my own daughter struggled to communicate. A communication disability affects the whole family, and I enjoy assisting families with strategies they can use in their daily lives. For beginning communicators, I teach total communication: gestures, signs, facial expressions, pictures, and devices as needed. My continuing education has focused on meeting the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder, along with teaching the use of AAC (Assistive and Alternative Communication) as a bridge to verbal communication. When I am not working, I love to do yoga (so I can keep getting down on the floor with the little ones!), go hiking, read novels, and play a variety of board games with family and friends.
Speech and Language Assistants
Anisa Waheeduddin - Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant
I am excited to be working with such a collaborative team at Infinity Kids. I used to teach psychology, but after my child was diagnosed with special needs at a young age I was introduced to the wonderful world of speech therapy, and 13 years later went back to school to become a speech therapy assistant. I have experience working with school-age children whose challenges range from mild to profound. I am committed to helping children be the best that they can be by building up their language skills through play-based speech therapy and intervention. I have lived in Lake Forest for over 19 years with my husband and two children. In my spare time, I love to cook, garden, catch up on my favorite TV shows and spend time with family.
Carrie Pulone - Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant
I have experience providing individualized therapy to young children with needs in receptive and expressive and language, pragmatic/social language, articulation and fluency and find great value in the collaborative benefits of working as part of a multidisciplinary team. I strive to discover and highlight each child’s strengths and abilities an utilizes these strengths to nurture their language development. For early intervention aged children I employ play-based therapy to target their speech and language goals. After being a stay-at-home mom and raising three children, I returned to school and received my degree as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. My unique experience as being a mother to two children with special needs enriches my compassion and patience in the therapeutic process.
Shannon O'Brien - Physical Therapist
Advanced Certifications: Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
I enjoy helping children learn how to move so they can explore their environment safely, improve functional independence, and reach their highest potential through play-based therapy. Becoming a parent has greatly influenced and strengthened my commitment to helping children and their families. The most rewarding part of my job is watching a child reach their movement goals and become more independent. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, running, swimming, hiking, and crocheting.
Anne Magdits - Physical Therapist
I love teaching kids to explore their environment by rolling, crawling, walking, and jumping. I believe that kids can be most successful through fun and play based therapy. My training in Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) allows me to assess movement limitations in children and provide the best approach in order for them to reach their goals. The most rewarding part of my job is being a part of the child’s life as they achieve their milestones for the very first time. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son camping, going to the beach, and traveling.
Belen Guillen - Parent Educator
I have over 15 years of experience as a bilingual (English-Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist working with teens and adults in diverse mental health settings. As a Happiest Baby Certified Educator, my passion is helping families with children of all ages achieve a complete state of wellbeing from a bio/psycho/social and spiritual perspective, through promotion of healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, early intervention, and construction of a strong support network. To me, Family Therapy is the art of discerning the things that really matter, and turning the unbearable into something more tolerable. On my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, reading, and arts and crafts with my two kids.
Angie Divincenzo - Administrative Assistant
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, go Titans! I started my journey as a Physical Therapy Aide in 2014 working with older adults. Coming from a large extended family, I am always around children and enjoy playing and watching them interact with their environment. Improving children’s daily lives is something I strive for and I look forward to taking the skills I have learned to make an impact working with families at Infinity Kids. In my free time you’ll find me participating in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing and playing soccer.