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photocharCharlene Kurkjian, OTR/L
Charlene is owner and director of Powerhouse Therapy. Charlene graduated from Indiana University in 1984 and has over 25 years experience working with both children and adults. She has completed CI therapy training in Birmingham Alabama with Dr. Edward Taub and his team. Other specialized training includes Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation, Splinting/Casting, Feeding and Oral Motor Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Sensory Processing, Orthopedics, and Neuromotor disorders. Charlene has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including inpatient and outpatient hospital, private clinics, home health, and school systems. She is owner of Happy Hungry Hippos feeding clinic in Roswell, Ga., offering specialized treatment for children with oral motor and feeding delays. Charlene enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

 
photodishaDisha Mudulodu, MS OTR/L
Assistant Director
Disha Mudulodu earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2010, and Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from the University of Montevallo in 2006. She has over 8 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy in a variety of settings including, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab clinics and public schools. She has experience working with children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, anxiety, dysgraphia, fine motor delays and developmental delays. Disha is trained in hot and cold modalities, sensory processing interventions, manual muscle manipulation, fine motor interventions, and aqua therapy. Additionally, she has been part of the Powerhouse team since 2017. She has completed specialized training in CIMT. Disha is passionate about her role in this program and enjoys building relationships with her clients and families. She believes in partnering with families in a family centered manner in order to help their child achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

 
photosusanSusan Still, OTR/L
Susan graduated from Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health in 1995. She received her NDT certification for “Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy” in 2003, completed the Advanced 1 class for 'Yoga for the Special Child' in 2007, and is trained in therapeutic listening. Susan has worked with children for 15 years in an early intervention daycare, home care settings, and both inpatient and outpatient settings in a Children's hospital. Susan currently does contract work in a public school system as well as doing private therapy. She co-owns YogAbility kids, LLC,a company specializing in providing recreational community based yoga and ball gymnastics classes for all children, including those with special needs. In her spare time Susan loves going to Broadway musicals and live concerts.

 
photoamybAmy Balkin, MS, OTR/L
Amy has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 15 years.  She graduated from Ithaca College with a BS/MS in occupational therapy in 2001/2002.  Amy worked in public schools and a private sensory integration clinic in Fairfield County, Connecticut before moving to Georgia in 2004.  She has worked in several pediatric settings in the Atlanta area including: home based early intervention, private school, gymnastics-based OT, and private clinics.  Amy currently works in Forsyth County Schools doing preschool evaluation and treatment.  She has also worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the outpatient rehabilitation department for the last 11 years; currently as a PRN OT.  Amy has completed continuing education classes in the areas of autism, cerebral palsy, executive functioning, cardiopulmonary and postural control, and therapeutic listening.  Amy is also SIPT certified through USC/WPS.  Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, travelling to the beaches of South Walton, and reading.

 
photojodiJodi Beck, OTR/L
Jodi graduated from The Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professions in 1987 and has extensive experience working with children and adults. She has practiced Occupational Therapy in multiple states including California, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Georgia. She has worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric facilities, developmental centers, acute and long term rehabilitation, and school systems. She has worked for Comprehensive Therapy Consultants for 12 years where she provides therapy in Forsyth County Schools and evaluates and treats preK –high school students with developmental delays, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy and a variety of other special needs. Jodi has received specialized training in CIMT and began working for Powerhouse Therapy in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing tennis, and reading.

 

 
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