Our Team

Carmen Rojas, OTR/L

Program Director

With more than 30 years of experience, Carmen is a passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Oregon. She specializes in the Sensory Integration approach from graduate-level training at the Ayres Clinic. She is a feeding specialist trained at a 1 1⁄2 year-graduate traineeship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Feeding Clinic. Carmen is also trained in Multi-diagnostic evaluations through the graduate traineeship mentioned above. She completed NDT training, as well as Conductive Education principles training (Peto Institute-Budapest, Hungary), and manual therapy in order to provide effective intervention to children with Motor control impairments such as Cerebral Palsy, acquired injuries to the nervous system, and overall developmental delays. She trained in the Alert Program of self-regulation, and in the sound-activated vestibulo-visual protocol called the Astronaut training. Carmen obtained training in visual function evaluation and intervention from Dr. Josephine Moore at Boston University, and through California Children Services. Her OT intervention identifies, establishes, and creatively addresses functional, measurable, objective, meaningful, and client-centered goals.

Bethany DeJarnatt, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Bethany is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for pediatric treatment and parent education. She received a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University and her M.O.T. in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University. Bethany has additional training in primitive reflex testing and reintegration, post-concussive evaluation and treatment of vestibular and visual deficits, neurodevelopmental facilitation, interoception awareness, Sensory Processing Disorder, and emotional regulation programming with “The Zones of Regulation” and the “Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum". Bethany completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course and completed a pediatric yoga certification program in Arizona when she worked as a pediatric outpatient Occupational Therapist. Bethany utilizes these trainings to incorporate sensory techniques and mindfulness techniques with yoga to assist children with emotional control. Bethany also coordinated and facilitated parent support groups to empower parents with sensory tools and mindfulness strategies.

Kimberly  Whitehouse,

CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Therapist

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the State University of New York, where she found her enthusiasm for language and literacy. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University and Masters in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Northridge. Kimberly has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association, and is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher in Oregon. Since 1995, Kimberly has worked in a variety of educational and therapy settings including public and private schools, home health and teletherapy, where she has treated clients of all ages. Her experience includes working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders including developmental delays, receptive/expressive language disorders, social communication, articulation and phonological disorders. Kimberly is passionate about helping clients reach their full potential and develop confidence. She brings a great sense of humor and always ensures that her patients are engaged in treatment sessions and having fun.  Kimberly enjoys collaborating with multi-disciplinarian teams including the client, family, support systems, educators, and medical professionals to bring about optimal therapy results for clients. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, camping, boating, thrift shopping and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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1880 Lancaster Dr. NE

Suite 116

Salem, OR 97305

Phone: (503)-662-2091

Fax: (503)-308-6118

Email info@kitespediatrics.org

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