Development Is CHILD’S PLAY! prides itself in the quality of our staff. We recruit the best possible candidates who are professionally trained and skilled in engaging children in the therapeutic process. Then, we provide extensive supervision and mentoring to further develop the skills of our therapists. All clinical staff members have degrees in occupational therapy, have passed a national exam and are licensed in California to provide occupational therapy.

The majority of the staff at Development Is CHILD’S PLAY! is certified or in the process of obtaining certification in the evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders. Therapists may have other additional training in feeding/swallowing issues, neurodevelopmental treatment, auditory interventions (e.g. therapeutic listening); fine motor issues (e.g. handwriting programs) and other techniques. We train interns and provide advanced training in sensory integration intervention for international occupational therapists.

About the Directors:

The owners of Development Is CHILD’S PLAY! are Sena Felt and Sahana Baker-Malone.

Sena Felt, O.T.R./L

Sena Felt received her BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. Sena has been practicing occupational therapy since 2001 and has been at Development Is CHILD’S PLAY! since 2008. She previously worked in acute care and school based settings, as well as a multi-disciplinary pediatric facility. She is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and is trained in several forms of therapeutic listening including iLS, The Listening Program, and Therapeutic Listening.

Sena is originally from Wisconsin and most of her immediate family still lives there. She has 3 children, 2 dogs, and a cat. Prior to moving to California nine years ago, Sena’s family had the pleasure of spending 12 years moving around the US and overseas as a military family. Their most distant travels took the family to Cairo, Egypt where she practiced pediatric OT and learned about Egyptian culture.

When she’s not at Development Is CHILD’S PLAY!, Sena enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the beach, girl’s nights out, running, boot camp, horseback riding, and playing volleyball.

Sahana Baker-Malone, M.A., O.T.R./L.

Sahana Baker-Malone majored in Psychology at Scripps College in Claremont, California before receiving an MA in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. Sahana has been practicing occupational therapy since 2003 and has been at Development Is CHILD’S PLAY! since 2004. Sahana previously worked in the only hospital on Maui, helping patients in acute and rehabilitation care, hand splinting, and performing modified barium swallow studies. Sahana has advanced certifications in the SIPT, swallowing and feeding, Therapeutic Listening, and the Masgutova Method.

Sahana grew up and homeschooled in rural Maui, Hawaii. When she’s not at Development Is CHILD’S PLAY!, Sahana plays competitive roller derby with the Peninsula Roller Girls and spends time with her husband Joe, their three children snowboarding, traveling and being adventurous.

Our clinical therapy staff currently includes:

  • Jenni Adelman, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Sahana Baker-Malone, M.A., O.T.R./L.
  • Kerry Bunger, M.A., O.T.R./L.
  • Sena Felt, O.T.R./L.
  • Joy Ho, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Hana Ju, M.A., O.T.R./L.
  • Catherine O’Sullivan, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Jill Painter, M.S., O.T.R/L.
  • Karen Swinehart, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Jaime Yoshino, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Laurie Ferrell, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Amberlynn Slavin, M.S., O.T.R./L.
  • Lydia Coolidge, MS, CCC-SLP

Are you interested in finding out more about our staff or our services? Please feel free to give us a call at 408-865-1365.