About

FullSizeRender (11)Ana C. Leguisamo, M.S., OTR/L is the founder of Ready Set Grow Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She received her Master’s Degree from Columbia University; College of Physicians and Surgeons in October 2002. Since then, Ana has dedicated herself fully to the field of pediatrics and has gained extensive experience by immersing herself to a diversity of settings including:

  • Special Education Programs for both Preschoolers and School Aged Children
  • Sensory Integration Private Clinics
  • Private Schools in Manhattan

Ana has also serviced children in their home settings and has also functioned as an Evaluator for both Early Intervention and Preschool Aged Children for various agencies in New York City.

Ana is fluent in both English and Spanish and specializes in a multitude of modalities including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Graphomotor or Grasp/Fine Motor Delays
  • Handwriting Without Tears (Preschool through 5th Grade)
  • Visual Perceptual/Ocular-Motor Disorders
  • Advanced Integrated Listening System (iLs) Sound Based Therapy Programs
  • Therapeutic Listening Programs
  • Sensory Integration Processing Disorders
  • Pediatric Vestibular Processing Disorders
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Yoga for Children

Ana’s dynamic and individualized treatment sessions incorporate movement, music, pretend play, and neuromuscular strengthening techniques. She strongly encourages parental involvement and believes that establishing a good relationship with “her kids” families is crucial in making a collaborative team approach in each of her client’s progress.

Ana’s love for children and passion for what she does “day in and day out” is what drove her to establishing Ready Set Grow Occupational Therapy. She always goes above and beyond for the children and families that she works with. So, “if you are serious about getting help for your child and want to see your child grow and flourish, you have come to the right place!”.

 

photo-138x300 laurenLauren Verstandig, M.S., OTR/L  has been a part of the Ready Set Grow OT (RSGOT) family for the past three years. Lauren received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Lauren is a dedicated, professional, and fun loving occupational therapist that genuinely cares about the children and families with whom she works. Lauren currently works as a full-time Pediatric Occupational Therapist at a Special Education Pre-School program in Queens and twice per week at RSGOT.  Lauren encourages children to see themselves as capable writers and readers and develop a love for literacy through retelling and creating their own stories.  Lauren loves being part of the RSGOT family and is committed to help children reach their highest potential.