Our occupational therapists currently serve children in the home, daycare and center through the First Steps program or private pay as applicable. They provide diagnostic and therapeutic services related to children’s needs in the areas of fine motor development, hand-writing, motor planning skills, bilateral and visual coordination and sensory integration. We have specialized equipment to address concerns in these areas.

Jenna Dreher

M.S. OTR/L

Jenna Dreher

M.S. OTR/L

Jenna is a full time Occupational Therapist with experience providing services in an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic for the last 4 years. She graduated with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2014. Jenna has completed additional specialty certification courses and is recognized as a Certified Therapeutic Listening Provider of The Listening Program by Advanced Brain Technologies and has her Deep Physical Agent Modalities certification through the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy. She has a passion for working with children and their families to help them grow, develop, and maximize their potential in all areas of life.

Sadie Travis

Therapy Dog

Sadie Travis

Therapy Dog

Sadie Travis is a Goldendoodle, owned by Katelyn Travis, OT who is The Chatter Box's therapy dog.  She loves chasing tennis balls, popping bubbles, and showing off her tricks.  Sadie looks forward to going to work with mom and enjoys playing with kids

Katelyn Travis

M.S. OTR/L

Katelyn Travis

M.S. OTR/L

Katelyn is a full-time Occupational Therapist who joined The Chatter Box staff in the Fall of 2016. She earned her Master's degree from Spalding University. She has experience in providing services for children from Cincinnati Public Schools and through coaching swimming with children ranging from ages 4 to 18. Katelyn enjoys working with children and their families, and is looking forward to working in the home and outpatient settings.

Gina Miller

M.S. OTR/L

Gina Miller

M.S. OTR/L

Gina graduated from Spalding University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has four years experience working at an outpatient pediatric clinic. She has three children which have taught her the importance of meeting families where they are at to help create an environment that facilitates success for the child with family-centered outcomes. Gina has completed continuing education in feeding disorders, sensory integration and processing, behavioral strategies, handwriting and self-regulation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and being outdoors. Gina is excited about being a part of The Chatter Box team and continuing her Occupational Therapy career in pediatrics.

Eden Foote

M.S. OTR/L

Eden Foote

M.S. OTR/L

Eden graduated from Milligan College in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. The Chatter Box is her first job as a new graduate. Eden has life long experience with children as she grew up the oldest of four girls. She has always had a job that involved working with children, including being a nanny, serving as a caregiver and providing tutoring services. Eden is excited to be part of the team at The Chatter Box and serve families and their children in their homes and the outpatient setting. In her spare time, Eden enjoys reading, cooking and training her dog Moses as he works to receive his therapy dog certification.

Lauren Huter

M.S. OTR/L

Lauren Huter

M.S. OTR/L

Lauren graduated from Spalding University in 2019 with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. The Chatter Box is her first job as a new graduate. Lauren has worked with children for many years through nannying, teaching, and being a basketball camp counselor. Her professional interests include developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, and Down syndrome. Lauren spent 2 years living in Spain and looks forward to working with Spanish-speaking families.

Kara Vonderheide

B.S. OTR/L

Kara Vonderheide

B.S. OTR/L

Kara graduated from St. Louis University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. With 22 years experience in pediatrics, throughout her career she has worked with children with a wide range of diagnoses and abilities in inpatient rehabilitation, community re-entry, early intervention, school, and outpatient settings. She has certifications in Advanced Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Interactive Metronome (IM), and IM Home with additional training in non-traditional practices of hippotherapy and aquatics. Kara has experience in the development, coordination, and execution of innovative multi-disciplinary programs that supplement core therapy services such as camps and intensives focusing on handwriting, social skills, motor coordination/ sensory processing, play skills, infant development, and fitness, among others. She enjoys mentoring student practitioners from accredited programs as well as pre-professional interns and volunteers. Kara is passionate about helping families be intentional about routines and habits that will help children and parents thrive, and has helped families achieve this through direct client service as well as parent/ school presentations, written articles, and co-hosting a podcast about therapy related topics. A Louisville native, Kara lives with her husband and three children and a series of beloved pets. In her spare time she can be found either coaching or cheering on the sidelines of a school sporting event.