ABOUT KIDS SPOT
With a significant presence in the South Florida area including three clinics, Kids SPOT is a provider of comprehensive pediatric therapies including Speech Therapy, in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational therapy, and Physical Therapy to children from ages birth to 21 years old who are affected by physical, learning, injury, developmental, or congenital causes. Our care focuses on enhancing the health, behavior and functional performance of our patients through a unique, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach to our services.
Annie Bouchereau-Fischer, MPT
Annie is one of the founders and president of Kids SPOT She founded the clinic after working in the pediatric field for 7 years. She has received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University in 1997 and her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1999.
She is highly trained and qualified to administer the Sensory Learning Program. Her expertise and areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorders, early intervention, Down Syndrome, and Orthopedics and she has attended other continuing education courses in areas such as Sensory Integration, NDT, Treadmill Training, and Treatment of the Baby.
Kristina Altieri, OTR/L
Kristina is one of the founders and Vice President of Kids SPOT She received her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida in December 2002.
Kristina has experience in school, outpatient, and home health settings. She is certified in Handwriting Without Tears and is trained to administer the Sensory Learning Program. Her particular area of interest is Sensory Integration treatment.
“Both Annie and I have worked hard to build a team who shares our commitment and vision. I couldn’t be more pleased with the therapists working with us. They are some of the kindest, most caring people I’ve had the pleasure to know. I have complete confidence in each of them, as they all possess excellent credentials and experience.”
Our Mission Statement
Kids SPOT’s mission is to provide high-quality comprehensive therapy to children with learning delays, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities to help them achieve a greater quality of life while benefitting the entire family.
Dedicated to patient care, we take time in recognizing the unique needs of pediatric patients and their families. That is why it is our ultimate goal to personalize our care to meet their health requirements and personal demands.
We believe that a family plays a big part in a child’s well-being. That is why we encourage the family members of our patients to partake fully during the treatment process. We educate them so interventions can be integrated into the child’s daily routine, thus, helping our patients reach their fullest developmental potential.
Our clinic creates an atmosphere that encourages children to grow, learn, explore, and develop a positive self-esteem. We offer treatment rooms which can provide utmost comfort and privacy to patients during their therapy sessions. We also speak English, Creole, French, Russian, Hebrew, and Spanish!
Kids SPOT is the winner of the 2013 Broward Family Life Magazine Award for the category of “Favorite Provider for OT, PT & Speech Therapy” – voted by the readers of Broward Family Life Magazine. Thank you once again to all of our therapists and staff for always striving to provide quality service in a fun and exciting environment for our children and families.
Kids SPOT is the winner of the 2012 Kids’ Crown Award for the category of Best Special Needs for Broward County – voted by the readers of South Florida Parenting Magazine. Thank you to all of our therapists and staff for providing professional quality service in a caring manner to our pediatric patients and families.
Our efforts are made possible by our network of therapists and staff members who are dedicated to work with and serve our patients and their families. Each one of them is highly trained, skilled, and experience in the healthcare industry. As such, our therapists have obtained advanced certifications in these areas:
- Sensory Integration
- Interactive Metronome
- Infant Massage
- Handwriting Workshop
- Myofascial Release
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Augmentative Communication
- Oral Motor and Feeding Techniques
- Adaptive Equipment
- Applied Behavior Analysis therapy