Leelia McKinley, OTR/L
Lee received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Davidson College and Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 10 years of experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehab and acute care with a variety of adult and pediatric populations in Louisville, KY as well as a pediatric private practice in Atlanta, GA.
Lee is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears® program as well as Self-Regulation Strategies for Children.
In her free time, Lee enjoys spending time with her children, walking with her dog and friends, and smocking children’s clothes.
Jennifer Faherty, MOT, OTR/L
Jennifer Faherty is a graduate of James Madison University with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She completed an internship with Pediatric Achievements and upon graduation returned for a full time position. She has experience working in outpatient pediatrics, mental health, and the school system, including leading and running small treatment groups as well as supervising students. Jen is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears(R) program. Her primary area of interest is sensory processing disorders.
Jen grew up in the Northern Virginia area and finds it exciting to work with local families. Her favorite treatment activity includes playing games on all of the different swings. She is a member of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
In her free time she enjoys baking, cooking, photography, and knitting.
Teresa Herdegen, MS, OTR/L
Teresa has earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, a bachelor of fine arts degree from East Carolina University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She has experience working in early intervention services, skilled nursing facilities, and the school system. Teresa began working at Pediatric Achievements in June 2016 and has enjoyed working with children and their families in a private practice setting. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Teresa has completed two Handwriting Without Tears® workshops and pursues continuing education in a variety of practice areas including sensory integration, visual-motor skills, and health and wellness. She is a native of Minnesota but has also lived in five other states as well as overseas in South Korea and Southern France. Teresa enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. Her hobbies include running, yoga, cooking, reading, travel, and art.
Michelle Tiemann, MS, OTR/L
Michelle Tiemann is a graduate of the University of Southern California with her Master's in Occupational Therapy. Upon graduating she first worked at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C., where she specialized in neurological cases. After working there for a year and a half she decided that something was missing in her life, which was working with children. Michelle soon applied to several school based positions in the area. She accepted a position a private school in Springfield, VA that specializes in children with Emotional Disturbance or Learning Disabilities. After working at the school for a year, she assumed the role of Director of the Occupational Therapy Department, over seeing the interns and the other therapists also working at the school. Now she has been working there for over 3 years!
Recently, Michelle moved to Lake Ridge, VA, and began working part time at Pediatric Achievements, in addition to her full time job. She's so excited to be working at another Occupational Therapy Position, where she can grow as a therapist and learn about new techniques and treatments! Some of the continuing education classes that she has taken are as follows: Pediatric Self- Regulation Techniques, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders and Educational, Behavioral and Sensory- Based Methodologies to Help ALL Children Excel.
In her spare time you can find Michelle cheering on her Virginia Tech Hokies (her undergraduate university), running in local races, hanging out with her two puppies or spending time with friends!