About

Ana C. Leguisamo, M.S., OTR/L is the founder of Ready Set Grow Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Ana has been practicing as a NYC Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over one decade. 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 (EI) and Preschool Aged Children (CPSE) 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
  • TeleHealth or TeleMedicine/Virtual Occupational Therapy

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 patient’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 in 2011.  Ana and her team of dedicated clinicians, interns, and volunteers will always go above and beyond for the children and families that they service. So, “if you are serious about getting the “right” intervention for your child and want to see your child grow and make progress, you have come to the right place!”.

 

 

Tara Brennan, OTR/L, MA, MPH is a United Kingdom trained Occupational Therapist with a Master’s in Public Health. Since moving to the US in 2011, Tara has completed a post-professional Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy at New York University. Tara loves working with the pediatric population. Prior to clinical practice, Tara spent several years working in clinical research. In her most recent research role at The Center for Cerebral Research, Columbia University; she oversees the motor-learning programs for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.  Tara’s treatment approach includes sensory integration techniques, pre-writing skills, fine motor and grasping skills, visual-perceptual skills, strengthening, motor planning, motor learning and body awareness in addition to

 

 cognitive skills. Tara is passionate about utilizing a strengths-based approach with families and collaborating with other disciplines to ensure an accessible and inclusive environment for all children. Tara is eager to further her knowledge and skills in sensory integration and pediatric mental health. She currently volunteers with Fast Feet NYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to making running accessible and inclusive for children with disabilities.

 

 

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Lissette M. Delgado, MS, OTR/L is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist who graduated with a Master of Science from SUNY Downstate Medical Center (College of Health Related Professions) in 2013. She currently works full-time with children 0-3 years-old through the NYC Early Intervention Program. Additionally, she works with preschool and school-aged children in sensory gym settings with a variety of diagnosis including learning disorders, developmental delays, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and Physical Disabilities.  Lissette’s treatment sessions includes Sensory Integration Therapy, Activities of Daily Living (including feeding and adaptive skills), and overall fine motor skills necessary for daily participation in daily routines.  Lissette also works closely with caregivers and teachers using embedded coaching to help with carry-over of skills.  Lissette is passionate about building relationships with the children and their caregivers and looks at individual differences and strengths to shape treatment sessions.  Lissette looks forward to furthering her skills including learning more about nutrition and mental health and its importance in our children.

 

 

Ingrid Ferreira, MS, OTR/L earned a Master’s degree from New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island in 2019. Prior to completing her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Ingrid practiced as an Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) since 2008 in various settings including Pre-Schools, Sensory Gyms, Home and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Ingrid’s passion and dedication to the profession is what led her to obtain her Master’s Degree as well as attend Continuing Education Workshops such as Managing Difficult Behaviors in Pediatric Settings, Kinesio-Taping and Wheel Chair Assessment and Positioning. Ingrid’s favorite part about working with children is the ability to use play to facilitate a child’s growth and development. Ingrid values forming relationships with families in order to promote learning and social skills. Ingrid enjoys being creative and thinking outside of the box to address children’s motor, sensory, social and emotional needs. Ingrid looks forward to advance in her OT career by one day receiving her Doctorate Degree and conducting research in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Integration.