Damon Simmons, OTR/L
I received a degree in occupational therapy from Winston-State University in North Carolina in 2003. Since then, it’s been my passion to help children lead happier and more functional lives. I’ve worked in private practice and private schools, as well as creating and directing therapy programming at therapeutic day schools. I use a combination of treatment approaches, including The Listening Program, Zones of Regulation, Kawar Vestibular-Ocular Protocol (Astronaut Protocol), DIR Floortime, sensory processing interventions, and techniques to promote self-regulation and desentization. I pride myself on helping to find the “just right challenge” for each child, and to safely and compassionately push their limits to help them reach their potential. I’m excited to be a part of the Missoula community.
Nicole Simmons, MS CCC-SLP
I was born and raised here in beautiful Missoula, MT. After leaving to explore the world and develop my career, I’m overjoyed to be back to raise my family here. I received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana in communication studies, and a master’s degree from Northwestern University in 2014 in communication sciences and disorders. I hold post-graduate certifications in feeding therapy and complex feeding issues, and I am a certified DIR/Floortime provider through ICDL. I have experience helping children with a variety of speech, language, and feeding disorders in public and private schools, client homes, medical facilities, and in private practice.
Cailen Bosch, MS CCC-SLP
Cailen has a graduate degree from the University of Montana, and has experience in a wide variety of settings, including a specialty in NICU and infant/child feeding disorders. More info on Cailen coming soon.
Kelly, Speech-Language Pathologist MS, SLP-CF
As a born and raised Montanan, I love to take advantage of Montana’s outdoor activities by hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing. Prior to entering speech-language pathology, I worked for six years as an elementary special education teacher in Missoula. In 2021, I received my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Montana. I have experience with speech, language, voice, and feeding disorders in children and adults in private practice, hospitals, and medical clinics. Additionally, I have experience identifying the individual needs of children and creating a supportive and effective environment they need to succeed. I believe in taking a wholistic approach to each child.
Kelsey Glynn, BS, SLP-A, MA candidate – August 2022
I began my career by receiving bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Montana and found my way to a job in early intervention. While working with infants and toddlers, I discovered a love of speech-language pathology and was inspired to go back to school where I received a bachelor’s in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in 2019. I am currently completing my master’s in Speech-Language Pathology through Idaho State University and will graduate in August 2022. I have worked with toddler, preschool, and school aged children with a variety of speech and language disorders and believe in the power of play to help children learn and thrive. Born and raised in Missoula, MT, I love Montana summers and traveling with my husband.
Emily, Client Care Specialist
Hello! I’m here to help with new client intakes, scheduling, payments, and answering any general questions about Kidzoola. I love meeting new kids and families and helping them to feel welcome in our space! I live here in Missoula, where I grew up and attended college. Prior to Kidzoola, I worked with kids at SpectrUM as an educator. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and staying involved in the community. When I can, I like to explore Montana, spend time outdoors, play with my cats, and bullet journal.
Murrin Brads, COTA/L
I have been volunteering with individuals with a variety of developmental differences since a young age, and these experiences have fueled my interest in human development. Wanting to learn more, I chose to study occupational therapy. I attended Sinclair Community College in my home state of Ohio, graduating with my Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in 2019. I am continually learning about the power of play to shape a child’s development, and nothing delights me more than seeing a kiddo having fun while they build new skills. On the weekends, I love to take scenic drives, go hiking with my dog and spend time with my church community.
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