Meet Our Team
Bs.OT OTR/L, IMC, DIR Certificate, SLQ, Tomatis Consultant Director
Ms. Cases graduated from Montreal University, Canada, with a degree in Occupational Therapy and she has actively practiced in the Philadelphia area since 2002.
Ms. Cases received her DIR certificate in 2007 and has since joined the ICDL as well as PROFECTUM faculty as part of their training members. Ms. Cases consults with different academic programs and lectures to various professional groups across the United States, Canada and abroad, providing support in adding
sensory based intervention and facilitating engagement and social reciprocity throughout a child’s daily activities. Since 2010, Ms. Cases has lectured to various organization including the California Occupational Therapy Association, the Alaskan Occupational Therapy Association as well as lectured in Toronto, Canada and Italy to train parents and professional to understand and implement the DRI Model and further help them understand and apply Sensory Integration. Ms. Cases also tutors professionals nationally and internationally to support the use of the DIR model into their scope of practice.
Mrs. Cases is a Tomatis and Interactive Metronome Consultant, supervising all sound therapy programs at TWFK.
Emily Murray is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist who joined the Therapy Works for Kids team in October 2010. Emily received a Bachelor’s of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Temple University.
Emily has many years of clinical pediatric experience in a variety of settings, including pediatric acute care, pediatric long term care, school settings, and private clinics.
Emily has a passion for sensory integration, sound based intervetion, DIR model, Svetlana Masgutova’s Neuro-Sensory-Motor and Reflex Integration, and John Barnes’ Myofascial Release. She has attended numerous conferences and lectures in these areas, and she incorporates these treatment modalities into her daily sessions in addition to a variety of other modalities
Emily is a certified Interactive Metronome provider, and she received a Professional Certificate in DIR/Foundational Capacities for Development from Profectum Academy in 2015. Emily is our evaluation expert as well.
Emily is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist who joined the Therapy Works for Kids team in May, 2013. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelors of Science in Health and Occupation and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Emily has over six years of experience in pediatrics, including school and clinical settings. She has a passion for sensory integration and listening programs, and received her certification in
DIR® and Therapeutic Listening® in 2010. Emily is also enthusiastic about including myofascial release techniques into her intervention for which she received certification training in 2013. Emily is dedicated to providing child-centered therapy following the DIR/Floortime model; she received her DIR/Floortime Certificate from Profectum Academy in 2015. Emily applies DIR principles to feeding therapy, which she provides for children who experience mealtime challenges stemming from sensory sensitivities.
Coleen DeFruscio is a licensed and registered occupational therapist who joined the Therapy Works for Kids team in January 2014. Coleen obtained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. Coleen has a wide range of pediatric experience, and has worked in home-based early intervention settings with
infants and toddlers, in preschools and elementary schools, and in pediatric outpatient clinics. She has worked one-on-one with clients as well as provided consultation to teachers and families.
Coleen received a certification in Therapeutic Listening® in 2006, and is a licensed Interactive Metronome provider. She has a strong interest in sensory integration as well as the DIR®/Floortime model, and has attending numerous trainings in these areas. Coleen enjoys working with children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, and believes in the importance of a holistic, collaborative approach to therapy. Coleen received a certification in Therapeutic Listening® in 2006, and is a licensed Interactive Metronome provider. She has a strong interest in sensory integration as well as the DIR®/Floortime model, and has attending numerous trainings in these areas. Coleen enjoys working with children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, and believes in the importance of a holistic, collaborative approach to therapy.
Leah obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Wesley College.
Leah is a certified Interactive Metronome provider and has a strong interest in continuing education in sensory integration, DIR, and reflex integration techniques. Leah has been utilizing sound-based interventions (I.e. Tomatis, ILS, etc.) since her early years as a clinical
assistant. Leah is incredibly passionate about the field of pediatrics and continually pushes herself to be the best occupational therapist she can be.
She is also a HUGE Philadelphia and Penn State sports fan!
Heidi Miller is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist who joined the Therapy Works for Kids team in September, 2019. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelors of Science in Occupation and Health and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Heidi has experience working with child ages 0-21 in the pediatric outpatient setting.
Heidi received certification in Therapeutic Listening ® in 2019. She has also completed training in Learning Without Tears K-5, Talk Tools Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach, and foundations for Neurodevelopmental Treatment.
Heidi is passionate about supporting children and their families as they transition through the lifespan as she has an adult brother with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual differences.
Ann Marie Wehe
Ann Marie has been with Therapy Works for Kids since Fall 2016. She graduated from Delaware County Community College before joining our team as office manager. Ann Marie keeps us running smoothly as our primary scheduler and she’s a helpful resource to families when it comes to questions regarding our in-house therapeutic programs and billing. Ann Marie loves children and has three of her own at home! Ann Marie is an
early riser and your best chance of getting a hold of her is in the morning.