MEET THE TEAM

LESLIE A. JURADO, MS, OTR/L

Leslie graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000 with a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences in Occupational Therapy. She has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy for 19 years and has experience in the school system, private clinic, and in-home settings. Leslie has passion for serving children and their families.

Specialties areas of practice:

Handwriting

Neurobehavioral Approach

Trauma-Informed Care

Yoga as a therapeutic modality

The ALERT program for self-regulation

KIRSTEN R. SIMPSON, MS, OTR/L

Kirsten graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000 with a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences in Occupational Therapy. She has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy in a range of settings including private clinics, hospital setting, school system, in-home settings, and therapeutic riding over the last 20 years. Kirsten has always loved working with children and gets great joy from helping them progress through play.

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AMANDA SOMANI, COTA/L

Amanda​ graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 2017 with an Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. She currently lives in Fort Mill with her husband and teenage daughter. The last few years she has worked in Early Intervention and has absolutely loved the relationships she's been able to build with her families and other team members. She has received specialized training in handwriting, feeding therapy and Autism, and is always on the look out for new evidence-based treatment ideas to use with her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys baking with her daughter and browsing Pinterest for home improvement projects.

ANGELA H. PRICE, COTA/L

Angie graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 2017. She has worked with children through her church over 20 years, and has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy over the past 3 years where she has found her calling'. Her experience has been in early intervention in-home settings. She loves building relationships with each child and their families, honing into each individual's needs & desires through creativity.

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LESLIE CORDERO, DPT

Leslie graduated from North Carolina State University in 2003 with a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Chemistry.  She graduated from East Carolina University in 2006 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been working in the Charlotte area in the field of pediatric physical therapy since 2006 in a range of environments including private clinics, home health (including early intervention) and school settings.  She enjoys working with children with all types of diagnoses and helping them meet their highest gross motor potential.  Her specialty areas include working with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, rare disorders and developmental delay. 

ERIN S. ROSEMAN, MS, OTR/L

Erin graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2006 with a masters of science degree in Occupational Therapy.  She has worked in pediatrics from the beginning including private clinics, home health care (including early intervention), state (autism charter school and school for deaf) and public schools.  Erin has received specialized training in handwriting without tears, keyboarding without tears, and brain gym.  Erin loves to work with all different ages.  She loves to help kids realize their potential and independence.

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JODI KERLEY, OTR/L

Jodi graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology in 2019. She graduated from Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Jodi brings multiple years of experience working with children through various shadowing, volunteer, and fieldwork hours as part of her education. She completed a three-month fieldwork rotation at Connected Kidz and is eager to bring her passion of working with pediatrics and become a full-time member with Connected Kidz. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, spending quality time with friends and family, and enjoying nature.