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.

 
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Adriane ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC
Pediatric occupational therapist
Owner/Director

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 undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (1997) and her graduate 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. 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, four children, two dogs, and one cat.

As a SENG-Model Parent Group Master Facilitator, Adriane offers support to parents of gifted children. In 2015 she helped to co-found 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.

 
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Tamara Delaney, MA, OTR/L
PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Tami is an occupational therapist practicing in pediatrics since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2000. She has worked extensively with children with special needs from birth to age 21 in medical, academic, and community-based settings. She enjoys working with families, educators, and practioners to incorporate sensory integration strategies and design in mainstream and special needs settings. She provides treatment to children with motor, cognitive, and sensory delays. She currently sits on the board of the USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association as Co-Vice President. Tami lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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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.

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Leah hiller, Ma, OTR/L
PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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 there, 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 practice. Leah lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughers.

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sabrina setareh, Ms, OTr/L
PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Prior to graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills, Sabrina has had a passion for working with and advocating for children and their families to live more fulfilling lives. Culturally sensitive and adept, she undertook her residency in Mazatlan, Mexico and New York, where she honed in to sensory integration, emotional regulation and frustration tolerance to children with autism, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. Through her background in behavioral therapy, she has been able to help children with special needs in home-based settings, in addition to experience working in school-based, community-based and private clinics. In addition, she is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears® program which provides multi-sensory and developmental instructions that are simple and highly-effective for all children and age groups, hence building confidence and social skills to help them excel in their primary role as a student. When not making a difference in children’s lives, Sabrina loves being a foodie, jet-setting to a new travel adventure, and spending quality time with her baby nephew and family.

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Anusha Hossain, Occupational therapy fieldwork student

Anusha attained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of California San Diego and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. Prior to attending graduate school, Anusha spent two years working at a nonpublic school for children with special needs. As a result of this experience, and her own personal journey with her younger brother, Anusha has developed a strong passion for working with children with disabilities. After falling in love with occupational therapy, she has committed herself to become an advocate for all children and to help each child reach their full potential.

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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.

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Niki Peterson

Niki will be pursuing her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California and completing her residency at Bloom Pediatrics. Niki received two bachelor degrees, one in Human Biology and one in Health and Humanity, from USC (2016). There she developed a passion for pediatrics as she volunteered in elementary school classrooms and taught children about health and nutrition. This summer (2018), she will be completing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at USC. Through her clinical fieldworks and pediatric classes in the program, she has gained valuable experiences and knowledge about working with children and their families.