Progressive Pediatric Therapy of Texas, Inc. - Occupational therapy to help unlock your child's potential
Meet Our Staff

Neneitte Tabani, OTR, SIPT Cert.
Founder/Clinical Director, is a licensedOccupational Therapist and has been in practice since 2001.  Raised in the San Francisco bay area, Neneitte moved to Texas to advance her education and training in working with children with unique challenges.  Since graduating with honors from the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in 2000, she has worked with children in various settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, early childhood intervention, mental health facilities, and private practice. She has achieved specialized certification in sensory integration and has certifications in Interactive Metronome, the SOS feeding program, and listening programs. She has training in Handwriting Without Tears, brushing protocol, The Astronaut Protocol, and the Alert Program.   
 
Crystal Sanders, MOTR, SIPT Cert.
Crystal graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in psychology and a minor in child learning and development. In 2008 she worked as an ABA therapist in the home and clinical setting.  In 2011, she graduated from Texas Women's University with a masters in occupational therapy. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism/PDD/Asperger's, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other neurological disorders. She has certifications in Interactive Metronome, listening programs, infant massage and the SOS feeding program. She has training in Handwriting Without Tears and the Alert Program. She has also achieved specialized certification in sensory integration (SIPT). csanders@progressivepediatrictherapy.com
 
Justine Faghihifar, MS, OTR, CLFE
 Justine graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2001 with a B.S in Occupational Therapy and a minor in child psychology. In 2012 she obtained her Master of Science Degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Charge Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other neurological disorders. She is certified as a Family Life Educator(CFLE). Her clinical treatments include a psychosocial/whole child approach, a therapeutic relationship, eliminating/shaping challenging behaviors, child diet/ nutrition, functional teen life skills, issues of sexuality with people who have intellectual disabilities, and community accessibility. She is certified in Interactive Metronome and Integrated Listening Systems. Justine presents at professional conferences and enjoys teaching. She also enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her three dogs, cooking, gardening, biking, and traveling. -justinef@progressivepediatrictheapy.com
 
Elsa Ruiz Parks, OTR
Elsa graduated from the School of Occupational Therapy at TWU in 1995. Since then she has worked with children from birth to school age in various settings including Early Childhood Intervention, outpatient clinics, home health, and schools. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, strokes,  Cerebral Palsy, feeding problems, and motor/ neurological disorders. In addition, she has worked with adults in rehabilitation and nursing home facilities. She has training in feeding with children and has attended workshops in sensory integration, auditory and visual processing. She is certified in Interactive Metronome. Her hobbies are working out and camping. elsap@progressivepediatrictherapy.com
 
Shawna Parker, MOTR
Shawna graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2009 and with a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2012. She has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, genetic disorders and other neurological disorders. She also works with adults in both acute care and inpatient rehab settings. She enjoys spending time playing the cello, decorating cakes and playing with her two dogs. sparker@progressivepediatrictherapy.com
 
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