Long before Leah thought of pursuing a career as an Occupational Therapist, helping children and their families engage fully in life’s many occupations was her priority. After a wonderful decade as an elementary school teacher, she left the classroom for the Master's program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. While at USC, she engaged in research to answer essential questions about the social phenotype and unique sensory processing profile of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Leah's years of classroom experience, her graduate studies, her work in a school-based Occupational Therapy program, and being a mom to two daughters informs her OT practice. Leah lives in Los Angeles with her family.