Compassionate Occupational Therapists

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Here at Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center in Pueblo, CO, we make it our mission to help your child grow and develop. We utilize various therapeutic methods, including, developmental, sensory integration, motor, activities of daily living, self-care, socialization, and much more.

As children’s therapists, we recognize the nurturing and sensitivity a child needs when learning to develop and form new skills. Therefore, we work with children of all ages and their families to ensure that children are successful in all settings, not just at the clinic.

Meet Our Team

Kathy Kyffin Schleifer, MHS, OTR/L

Staff - Kathy SchleiferKathy has been an occupational therapist since 1976, specializing in pediatrics since 1977. A Pueblo native, Kathy attended Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1975. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy with a pediatric specialty. Kathy was very fortunate to have mentorship and training with several leading pediatric occupational therapists early in her career, which helped develop her love for pediatric therapy. She feels lucky to have been in such an incredible, fun career.

Kathy has been involved in the treatment of Autism since 1978, when she was part of a team of 3 that created the first Autism Program separate from a segregated school for children with disabilities in Mesa, Arizona. She is a former director of the Occupational Therapy Department at National Jewish Hospital in Denver. She spent many years working in public schools, Early Intervention, pediatric home care, and private practice in Denver and Pueblo before opening the Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center. Kathy, a former member of the Autism Society of Colorado Board of Directors and the Pueblo Autism Evaluation Team (17 years), has presented workshops on Sensory Integration, Feeding, and Autism in Arizona, Colorado, and Canada. She has provided on-site consulting with families in Qatar, and was a 2011 finalist for the Autism Society of Colorado Professional of the Year. Kathy was awarded the 2010 Leading Edge Small Business Graduate of the Year; was a Finalist for YWCA Of Pueblo Tribute to Women Community Service Award; and recipient of Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado Volunteer of the Year.

Kathy, who is married, has two adult children and two grandchildren; she enjoys local, national, and international travel, spending time at her cabin, gardening, walking, and cooking.

Allison Day, MOT, OTR/L

Staff - Allison DayAllie is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist at Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center. She started working at PPTC in 2017, after graduating and completing her fieldwork at this clinic. Allie received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Tennessee State University in 2016. Before earning her Master’s degree, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Services, and holds a Minor in American Ethnic Studies from Kansas State University in 2013. Allie chose to become an occupational therapist because of her passion for children and the positive impact an OT had on her family. Allie is certified in Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) and is a certified Fieldwork Educator. When she’s not working with kids, Allie enjoys spending time outside with her husband and dog, cooking, hosting friends and family, going to concerts, and being out in the beautiful Colorado mountains.

Lynn Mondragon, COTA/L

Staff - Lynn MondragonLynn is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) who received her Associate Degree in Applied Science from National American University in 2017. Before becoming a COTA/L, she completed her fieldwork at Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center and fell in love with working with children of all ages. Lynn received a degree in General Studies from Pueblo Community College in 2015. Lynn has experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Activities Assistant, and Social Service Assistant at a local nursing home in Pueblo. Lynn is certified in Handwriting Without Tears and is also a certified fieldwork educator. She recently participated in certification training on treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Lynn enjoys spending time with her three children, who keep her very busy with multiple activities.

Ryan Sumsion, COTA/L

Staff - Ryan SumsionRyan is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) who received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and associate  degree in Occupational Therapy from Pueblo Community College. Before becoming a COTA/L, he completed his fieldwork at Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center. His past experiences include working as an Assistant Activities Director, therapy technician, and working in Accounts Payable. Outside of the clinic, Ryan enjoys spending time hiking, running, and spending time with his wife and two sons, James and Sammy.

Laci Tecklenburg, COTA/L

Laci is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) who received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Pueblo Community College in 2022. As a student, she completed
a rotation at Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center where she found that her passion was working
with children. Growing up, she always knew she wanted to be in the medical field, as she finds true joy from helping others. Upon discovering Occupational Therapy, she immediately felt drawn to the profession and hasn’t stopped pursuing it since. Although new to the amazing field
of OT, she has experience working in a Skilled Nursing Facility as well as with pediatrics. She is excited to continue learning and growing as a therapist and an individual. In her free time, she loves to paint, travel, and spend time with her family and her dog.

Laurie Daughtery, Office Manager

Staff - Laurie DaughertyLaurie received her Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Cottey College, Nevada, MO, and pursued her bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Kansas. Laurie has over 30 years of experience in managerial and leadership occupations. She has been with PPTC since 2013 and is the clinic’s Office Manager. Laurie is responsible for all the therapist and client schedules and is very knowledgeable in working with various insurance companies. Her strong interpersonal and leadership skills have contributed significantly to our office’s efficiency and excellent client rapport. She is married with five children and three grandchildren. Laurie is a genealogist and enjoys fishing and camping with her family.

Emma Hildreth, Occupational Therapy Aide

Staff - Emma HildrethEmma graduated high school in May 2021 and will graduate from Pueblo Community College with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Occupational Therapy in May of 2022. Emma is working at PPTC as an OT aide. She assists with clinic maintenance and cleaning, filing and other miscellaneous office tasks. Emma loves seeing the therapists at work and also loves interacting with the kids. In addition to school and work, she is very involved in volunteer work with her church and loves teaching. Born and raised in Colorado, she loves doing anything outdoors, especially with friends and family.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our occupational therapists, please contact us at 719-253-7727 today!