Bloom Pediatrics
Nature. Nurture. Bloom.
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Our team

 

Our team

We are passionate, dedicated and experienced therapists. We approach children with respect and understanding while encouraging them to stretch outside of their comfort zones in a natural, safe and supportive environment.

 
 
 

Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC
Owner/Director
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Adriane is the owner and director at Bloom Pediatrics. She is an occupational therapist with expertise in working with children ages birth through 12 years old. Adriane received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (1997) and her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (2000). Her specialty areas include Autism Spectrum Disorders, executive functioning, feeding challenges, gifted and twice exceptional children, gross motor skills and coordination, handwriting and fine motor skills, Sensory Processing Disorders, self-regulation and social skills support. Adriane has advanced training in Sensory Integration Theory and Practice and holds an Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention (SWC). She is trained in DIR/Floortime, SENG-Model Parent Groups, and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. To further support the families she works with, Adriane is completing her Special Education Advocate Training through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She uses a multifaceted approach that incorporates this extensive background and experience in working with children and their families. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four children.

As a SENG-Model Parent Group Master Facilitator, Adriane offers support to parents raising gifted children. Her efforts in this area were recognized as she was presented with the 2018 SMPG Facilitator of the Year award. In 2015 she co-founded the Westside of Los Angeles Gifted Group, an in-person and online community of friendship and support for families with gifted children. In 2017 she co-founded Square Pegs, a service for families seeking alternative paths in education and offering community education about the social-emotional implications of giftedness.

Sandra Harouni, MOT, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Sandra completed a Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient pediatric clinics, and early intervention home health. Sandra undertook her residency in Honduras, Mexico where she had the chance to work closely with children with autism, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. She believes it is important to work closely with parents, caregivers, and teachers to ensure maximum follow-through and optimal results for all of her clients. Sandra’s life work is to empower children to celebrate their differences through play, and she believes it is necessary to customize each child’s treatment to his or her needs.

 

Zane Klassett, MS, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Zane is an occupational therapist with over 10 years of experience working in pediatrics. Prior to becoming an OT, he was a competitive gymnast and a gymnastics coach for eight years. He graduated summa cum laude from Lenoir Rhyne University, and also completed his Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Lenoir Rhyne University. He has since completed his certification in Sensory Integration, and is trained in Handwriting Without Tears®, Keyboarding Without Tears®, Masgutova Tactile Technique, and Wilbarger Protocol. He has worked with children ages 2-21 across various settings, including schools, clinic, homes, community, and gymnastics facilities. Zane strives to work closely with parents, caregivers, and teachers to ensure maximum follow-through and optimal results for all of his clients. He worked in West Los Angeles for four years before moving east. He recently returned to Beverly Hills after living and working in Boca Raton for six years. He enjoys traveling, yoga, and spoiling his Shiba Inu!

Kara Mihelich, MS, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Kara received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. After graduating in 2009 she moved to Tampa, Florida, where she gained most of her sensory integration experience in clinic, school and home settings. She then spent a year back in her home state of Michigan working in outpatient pediatric rehabilitation where she increased her experience in oral motor intervention as well as sensory integration. She enjoyed the vibrant seasons while spending quality time with her immediate family before deciding to move out west. As a new resident of Los Angeles, she is excited to dive deep into the culinary scene, practice more yoga, and explore the lush landscape of California with her boyfriend and her dog Susie Q. Kara says her favorite part of her work is helping the parents and families gain a greater understanding of their children and how to best support them during their formative years.

Niki Peterson, MA, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Doctoral Resident
University of Southern California

Niki received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at USC while completing her residency at Bloom Pediatrics. Niki received two Bachelors degrees, one in Human Biology and one in Health and Humanity, from USC. There she developed a passion for pediatrics as she volunteered in elementary school classrooms and taught children about health and nutrition. Through her clinical fieldworks and pediatric classes in the program, she has gained valuable experiences and knowledge about working with children and their families.

 

Amanda Prine, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Amanda received her degree in occupational therapy in 2000 from the University of Missouri and has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including clinic, home, and school based models. She is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) in both pediatrics and infants, and has advanced training in Sensory Integration and feeding therapy. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2012 with an emphasis on viniyoga and enjoys bringing these elements into her practice. Amanda is on the board of a small non-profit with programs in Vietnam, and has a passion for helping all children to reach their potential. She believes that therapy should always feel safe, playful, and collaborative. She lives at the beach with her dog and loves baseball and travel.

Maya Sinai, MA, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Maya completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. She has experience working as an occupational therapist in the school district with students with a variety of conditions and disabilities. She specializes in pediatric occupational therapy and has worked closely with children ages birth-21 years old. She has advanced training in Sensory Integration and Handwriting Without Tears. Maya has always possessed a love for play and children, and truly enjoys seeing her clients evolve and reach their maximum potential through play and meaningful activities. Maya lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Tracy Wind, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Tracy is a pediatric occupational therapist with specialty areas in developmental delay, early intervention, sensory processing disorders, feeding challenges, handwriting difficulties, and other developmental delays associated with various genetic, neurologic, and orthopedic diagnoses. She has received advanced training and certification in Sensory Integration and has extensive experience in feeding challenges. Tracy believes that good nutrition is essential to support children's growth and development and during feeding therapy aims to improve her clients acceptance of food textures, tastes, and a variety of nutritious foods. Tracy received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Missouri - Columbia (2000). She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient pediatric clinics, early intervention home health, and preschools. Tracy believes in working in collaboratively with parents to determine how she can best support their child's development. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children and is an active volunteer in her children's school and sporting activities.

Molly Gager, OTS
Level 2 Fieldwork Student
University of Southern California

Molly is a Level 2 Fieldwork student pursuing a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her previous internships included Bloom Pediatrics, as well as a skilled nursing facility and permanent supportive housing. Molly earned her Bachelors degree in Applied Human Biology from Seattle Pacific University in 2016, where she also played for their basketball team. She spent one year working in DIR/Floortime social skills groups, and as a one-on-one classroom aide. She spent time traveling before moving to Los Angeles to study occupational therapy.

Anh Moriarty, OTAS
Level 2 Fieldwork Student
Community Based Education and Development College

Anh is a Level 2 Fieldwork student pursuing an Associates of Applied Science degree for Occupational Therapy Assistant from Community Based Education and Development College. Anh completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles in 2010. She volunteered at Richland Elementary School in a special education classroom and helped children develop a range of skills. She enjoys the pediatric setting and is passionate to learn how to support children’s needs. Anh lives in Santa Monica with her husband and their two pets.

 

Kasi Peters, BC-MT
Pediatric Music Therapist

Kasi is a board-certified music therapist with 20 years of experience working in pediatric music therapy. She has co-authored the Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Protocol, and is co-author of a number of chapters in different music therapy books. Music therapy is the individualized and clinical use of music in order to support children in the development of non-musical goals. It is a fun, engaging, relationship-based and success-oriented application of music. Our goals include sustained attention, communication, following directions, fine and gross motor skills, emotional expression, social skills and academic skills, and sensory processing support. Kasi also serves on the Board of Directors for SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted). She is a SENG Model Parent Group Master Facilitator and received the 2017 Facilitator of the Year award. Kasi holds a certificate in Gifted and Talented Education through UC Irvine. She lives in Culver City with her husband and two children.