Atlanta Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. is a private therapist owned and operated practice. Founded in 1998 by Cynthia and Bill Burroway our mission is to provide professional in home pediatric therapy services with a personal touch for children and their families.
Cynthia A. Burroway, MSPT
Cynthia has practiced physical therapy for 30 years. She graduated from University of Delaware in 1983 with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. She went on to study at Columbia University College of Physicans and Surgeons and earned a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1985. She has taken many of post graduate classes over the years in the field of Pediatrics. She is passionate about improving the lives of children with special needs and helping their families along the journey. Cynthia has worked in many settings of physical therapy prior to founding this practice Atlanta Physical Therapy Associates,Inc. in 1998, now known as Atlanta Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. She has lobbied our state government to help bring about the passage of SB10 Special Needs Voucher legislation in Georgia. She enjoys reading, traveling, and the outdoors. She is married to her business partner and fellow physical therapist Bill Burroway and together they have 3 sons.
Bill Burroway, PT
Bill has been practicing physical therapy since 1986. He has a Biology degree from San Diego State University and received his physical therapy degree from Pacific University in Oregon. He has worked in a variety of specialty areas, but since 1998 he has been dedicated to pediatric physical therapy. He along with his wife Cindy founded Atlanta Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. in 1998 and they have now developed into a complete rehabilitation company that includes physical, occupational and speech therapy. Because of their company’s growth into other areas of pediatric care, Cindy and Bill are now doing business as Atlanta Children’s Therapy Associates, Inc. Bill enjoys working with the children and their families to achieve the maximum results that therapy can offer. He also feels very honored to work with such a professional and caring group of therapists and office personnel that have allowed us to serve so many children throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Bill and Cindy have 3 sons. In his free time he enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and traveling whenever possible.
Amanda Cantrell Edrington, PT
Amanda attended UGA and Georgia State University graduating with a bachelor of science with a physical therapy major from Georgia State University in 1983. Work experience includes staff physical therapist in orthopaedic out patient clinic (POST of Dekalb, North Fulton Medical Center) contract physical therapist working for PT Providers serving various in/out patient rehabilitation facilities, outpatient orthopaedic clinics and acute care hospitals, staff physical therapist for Fulton County Schools, physical therapist consultant for Atlanta Physical Therapy Associates, Inc.
Ilana Danneman, PT
Ilana, aka, the Idea Therapist, has been a physical therapist since 1986. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1986 with a BS in Physical Therapy. During her early career years, she worked in a variety of facilities including Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory Hospital) and Shepherd Spinal Center (now Shepherd Center). While raising children she expanded her career and worked as a writer, catalog director, and product developer for two special needs product companies while educating parents, teachers and other therapists from home. Ilana has a passion for combining play, movement, and education into her practice. She enjoys biomechanics and teaching children (and their parents:) how to move. She brings fun and play into her practice using unique toys and sensory-motor tools. And, you might just find her on a swing herself. She loves to hike, write (is a published author and blogger) and spend time with her family. She is grateful to Atlanta Children’s Therapy Associates and all that they do for the community. “Every Individual Has the Right To Function at Their Highest Potential.”
Lisa Rosenfield, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Lisa is a Speech therapist with 5 years of experience in the clinical and school setting. Lisa graduated from Valdosta State University with a Masters of Education in Speech Language Pathology in 2009. She has experience working with children who have a variety of articulation and language needs, including students with apraxia, autism, language delays, phonological/articulation disorders, mild intellectually delayed, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. Her personal interests include spending time with family and friends, running, going to exercise classes, and going to the movies.
Virginia J Walker M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Virginia, “Ginny,” began practicing speech language pathology in 2003 after receiving both her Bachelor of Science in Education (Communication Sciences and Disorders-2001) and Masters in Education (Speech Language Pathology-2003) from the University of Georgia. She has worked with a variety of pediatric populations, from early intervention to adolescent, in both the school and home-health care settings. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed in the State of Georgia. Helping children communicate to the best of their abilities is Ginny’s passion. She strives to make therapy fun and meaningful for her clients to help ensure carryover into their everyday lives. Her personal interests include spending time with family, traveling, attending live music concerts, reading, and watching movies.
Adrienne King, MS, OTR/L
Adrienne has been practicing occupational therapy since 2009. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 200. She presented her graduate thesis poster titled “The Occupational Therapists’ Perspective on Choosing a School Assessment” at both the 2009 AOTA Conference & 2009 GOTA Conference. She started her career working with medically fragile children from 0-5 years of age at a PPEC (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) Center. She has spent the last eight years working in an outpatient hospital based setting as well as an in home community based setting for two years helping children with sensory processing difficulties, fine motor/handwriting difficulties, neurological disorders, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders. She is certified in Therapeutic Listening and has also attended trainings on Sensory Processing, Dyspraxia, NDT, and Behavior topics. She has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as medically fragile children. Adrienne loves watching every gain her patients make whether big or small. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and furbaby. Adrienne is a huge Atlanta sports fan, with the Atlanta Falcons being her all time favorite! She also enjoys traveling, and running.
Sharon S. Mendoza, OTR/L, CAS
Sharon received her OT degree from Cebu Doctors’ University in the Philippines in 1995. She co-founded a pediatric clinic in Bohol, Philippines, had worked as an OT program accreditation coordinator and eventually, an occupational therapy program chairwoman for her alma mater before moving to United States. Sharon has worked with a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, home-health, early intervention, outpatient rehabilitation, community-based programs, public schools and geriatric settings. She is trained in Sensory Integration, Integrated Listening System, Therapeutic Listening, Brain and the Physical Agent Modalities. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a Certified Autism Specialist. Sharon enjoys spending time with her family, exploring authentic restaurants with friends, and travelling.
Lekesiah Mosby, OTR/L
Also know as “Keisha” or “Kay”
Earned Baccalaureate of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tuskegee University in 2001. She has been a licensed Occupational Therapist for 16+ years. Keisha has worked in a variety of practice settings with children, adolescents and adults. Practice settings include private practice, outpatient, inpatient, EI/home care, school based, SNF, and ALF. Since 2003, Keisha has worked with the pediatric population servicing patients with diagnosis of Autism, Down’s Syndrome, SPD (sensory processing disorders), and developmental delays to name a few. She has extensive training in Sensory Integration and some behavioral feeding in pediatrics. Keisha loves volunteering with her congregation, cooking, and traveling while making awesome memories with her husband, family and friends.
Dana Oh, OTR/L
Dana Oh is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Georgia State University and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern
California. Dana has experience working with a variety of children in the outpatient and home health setting with developmental, sensory, behavioral, visual, and feeding related needs. She is passionate about working with children with diagnoses such as Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder and enjoys utilizing the sensory integration, cognitive behavioral, and DIR Floortime model to provide client and family centered treatment. In addition, she is certified in Integrated Listening Systems and Interactive Metronome. Dana enjoys traveling, painting, and hiking in her spare time.
Nafees Rahman, OT
I have been practicing occupational therapy for the past 15 years. My main area of practice has been pediatrics. Prior to working in pediatrics, I have worked with adults in areas such as skilled nursing and home health. I graduated with a master’s degree in OT from Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. After my graduation I moved with my family to South Florida. After enjoying sunny South Florida for 15 years my husband’s job brought us to Atlanta. I have 2 girls, both away in college pursuing their passions. I enjoy the outdoors, running, tennis and cooking.
Allison Rosenfield, OT
Allison is an Occupational therapist with experience in the clinical setting and in the home setting. Allison graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Master of Occupational therapy degree in 2013. Allison is a member of the Georgia Occupational Therapy association and enjoys working with children with varying abilities, ranging from babies to adolescents. Allison has a passion for working with children to help them find the “just right” challenge to allow them to be able to participate in their everyday activities. Allison is certified in astronaut training and looks forward to becoming certified in therapeutic listening in the upcoming year.
Her personal interests include spending time with family and friends, going to exercise classes, and going to the movies. Her professional interests include making sure every child gets the best possible care, to ensure the best possible future for them.
Teresa Shartar MS, OTR/L
Teresa received her OT certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and studied Art as Therapy at Oberlin College. As an OT in the U.S. Peace Corps, Teresa helped set up a pediatric program in the Seychelle Islands. Upon returning to Washington D.C., she established an OT program at The Washington Home and earned her M.S. in the Education of the Severe and Profound from Johns Hopkins University. She later joined the U.S. Public Health Service as an OT at the Clinical Center of National Institutes of Health and, after moving to Boston, worked as an OT at Tufts Medical Center. Most recently, Teresa was an OT with Gwinnett County Public Schools. Teresa and Edward have four sons and were parents of a special needs child. Teresa also has taught pre-school for 18 months to two year olds and worked as an OT at PlayWorks Pediatric Clinic. She has been a mentor for Parent to Parent and a parent participant, volunteer and member of the advisory board for Lekotek of Georgia.
Alicia Westley-Smith MS OTR/L
Alicia received her Occupational Therapy degree from Brenau University in August 2016. Alicia began working with children in the Atlanta area in residential settings prior to assisting with children’s programs in McMinnville, Oregon. Alicia received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Linfield College and assisted with elementary aged children while completing a strong basketball career. Returning to Atlanta and seeing many issues within the community, Alicia chose to join the Atlanta Police Department. Alicia worked diligently to integrate the principles of social justice within the confines of the law, but realized she needed to focus on areas where she could make a different impact. After having the opportunity to personally experience the dynamic challenges in everyday life as a new mom, Alicia soon developed a passion for understanding Sensory Processing Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and developmental/social challenges. Motivated to provide support for other families, Alicia pursued her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy while working and raising her two children. Alicia continued to build her interest in pediatrics as a finishing student at Floortime Atlanta, North Georgia Hand Clinic, and North Georgia Equine in Motion. During that time Alicia learned how to treat hand and shoulder injuries, provide family centered care and DIR based intervention services, as well as created and implemented restorative social and emotional treatment plans for safe goal oriented sensory- motor, neuromuscular, and cognitive intervention services on therapy horses. Alicia has worked with children diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Autism (ASD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ODD, Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorders and other developmental disorders and genetic syndromes. Alicia brings a loving playful approach into her practice, seeking the opportunity to build strong relationships by encouraging the growth of the unique child/family and support positive energy in the Occupational Therapy profession. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, surfing, martial arts, practicing Reiki and meditation, and getting lost outside.