Who We Are
Kristin Haudek, MO, OTR/L
Kristin completed her undergraduate work and received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University. During her graduate program, she worked at the Autism Collaborative Center where she was part of a study team looking at the effectiveness of play groups involving children on the autism spectrum and their peers. She has worked in the Ann Arbor Public School system as an occupational therapist in both the preschool and elementary setting. Kristin has attended additional courses pertaining to the How Does Your Engine Run program and Integrated Listening Systems. She has additional training through the Handwriting Without Tears program as a certificated handwriting instructor.
Kristin has received certification through the University of Southern California in the Chan Sensory Integration Certificate program. This extensive coursefocused on sensory integration theory and practice. An additional special topic course of sensory integration for children on the autism spectrum was completed. She has a special interest in picky eating/problem feeders. Kristin has continuing education in both the Beckman Oral Motor protocol and SOS feeding approaches.
Jen Leichtman, MS, OTR/L
Jen holds a B.S. in Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science and a M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. She completed her Master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of Washington. Jen is passionate about promoting inclusion of children with disabilities in school and community settings. Prior to joining the Spectrum Therapy Center team, she worked as an occupational therapist in the Seattle Public Schools and at the University of Washington’s, Experimental Education Unit. Jen has consulted with the Seattle Children’s Theatre and the Pacific Science Center, in Seattle WA, to support inclusion of families with children with autism and sensory processing differences.
She has experience evaluating and treating children ages 0-15 years old in home, school, clinical and community settings. Jen enjoys working on interdisciplinary teams and collaborating with parents to support development of a wide range of skills, including: feeding, play, executive function, fine motor skills, visual motor skills and gross motor skills. Jen has completed continuing education in handwriting (Handwriting without Tears), feeding (Oral Motor Feeding and SOS Approach to Feeding), and completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program at the University of Washington.
Cathy Schuh, OTR
Cathy received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University and her Advanced Masters in Occupational Therapy at Temple University. Cathy has over 20 years of experience servicing children in early intervention, preschool and elementary school. In addition to working with children on their fine and visual motor skills, Cathy has had extensive training and experience in Autism, sensory processing and regulation, behavior, picky eaters (S.O.S. approach and Mealtime Miseries), toilet training, and Handwriting without Tears.
She completed a mentorship at the STAR Center in Colorado in 2014. She has provided workshops to parents and staff on self care skills, making sense of sensory, potty training, picky eaters/problem feeders, engagement and fine motor development. Cathy is a certified ILS (Integrated Listening System) associate and able to supervise ILS home programs.
Speech Language Pathlogists
Sophie Miles, MA, CCC-SLP
Sophie has worked as a clinic-based speech and language pathologist since 2012 after graduating from Wayne State University’s intensive graduate program. She has previously worked in a pediatric multidisciplinary clinic treating children with a wide variety of diagnoses, and joined Spectrum in 2017 to focus exclusively on working with children with Autism. Her passion is using a play-based, DIR therapy approach to help children to engage with others and improve their communication. She also has extensive experience with treating language disorders, apraxia of speech, and speech sound disorders. She has training in PROMPT, the PLAY Project approach and PECS.
Carly Roell, MA, CCC-SLP
Carly is a speech-language pathologist. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also a member of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan before going on to earn her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University. While attending graduate school, Carly was a student assistant on projects related to cultural competence and the effects of trauma on child development. Carly also worked closely with the Western Evaluation Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. As a member of the interprofessional team, she participated in conducting ASD evaluations, assisted in developing a student intern position, and later volunteered as a mentor to other graduate students. Carly is a PROMPT-trained therapist and has received introductory training in play-based intervention. She enjoys providing therapy that is functional and enjoyable for optimal learning.
Samantha Kasperski, MT-BC
Samantha is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology from Western Michigan University. Samantha has over five years of experience as a Board-Certified Music Therapist with extensive training in Neurological Music Therapy. She has provided music therapy services to treat a wide variety of social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of children, adolescents, and their families. Samantha also provides traditional and modified instrumental music lessons on a variety of instruments.