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Meet the Team





Dedicated, professional, energetic and motivated, our therapy team is focused on delivering unparalleled science-driven, evidence-based occupational therapy.  






Mon. - Thur. 9am-6pm

Friday 9am-5pm 


Join Our Team!


Helping Hands For Kids takes pride in helping families. We value our professional and motivated staff and we are always interested in speaking with talented therapists looking for a rewarding position. Please contact us and tell us about your interest in joining our team

Nicole Hanna 


Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, C-SIPT


A graduate of the Florida International University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nicole holds advanced certifications in Sensory Integration Praxis Test and the Handwriting Without Tears program. Nicole has a variety of clinical experience providing skilled therapy to adults and children. For the last 17 years, Nicole has focused her practice on children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, sensory disorders, and behavioral and coordination concerns. Nicole values the importance of continuing education, staying up to date with the latest advancements in pediatric occupational therapy. Nicole has completed a number of continuing education courses including extensive training in sensory integration theory and practice, oral motor control based on the Beckman Oral Motor Program, the M.O.R.E. program, and auditory based interventions that include Therapeutic Listening.  She also has training in NeuroNet and is certified in Sensory Integration.

Ashlee Casarino


Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L


Ashlee is a state licensed and nationally certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist who has been practicing in the South-Dade area for ten years.  Ashlee graduated from Florida International University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Health Services Administration in 2007 and went onto to receive her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009.  Types of treatment techniques utilized during therapy sessions include: Neurodevelomental Treatment Techniques, Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Use of Self; Constraint Induced Therapy; and Multi-Sensory Environments.  Ashlee has lengthy experience with ordering of durable medical equipment, including wheelchairs, standers, bath chairs, beds, and other adaptive equipment.  Ashlee is currently working on her post-professional degree with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

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