Cassandra Sanders-Holly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a Board Certified specialty in pediatric physical therapy and is the owner and director of Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy. She has practiced physical therapy with pediatric clients for the past 10 years and specializes in early intervention and working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities in their home, school, and clinic setting.
She is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is dedicated to lifelong learning through extensive continuing education. In addition to practicing physical therapy, Cassandra is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California. She teaches pediatrics throughout the curriculum including patient management techniques and motor performance across the lifespan. She has also published an editorial-type feature in Pediatric Physical Therapy, the official journal of the American Physical Therapy Association Pediatric Section and is trained in Hippotherapy treatment techniques. She is currently conducting research on Hippotherapy treatment techniques in conjunction with faculty at the University of Southern California.
Cassandra opened Leaps & Bounds in June 2010 in a small office here in Norco, with a goal of seeing just a few patients while focusing on teaching at USC. It quickly became apparent that there was a need in this community with rapid growth. Since then, she has also had two children, Ella and Hudson, and has greatly enjoyed watching the Leaps & Bounds family grow.
Jennifer Landry graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Occupational therapy in 2001. She has practiced occupational therapy in the areas of pediatrics, outpatient rehabilitation, neurology, feeding, sensory integration, with the school system, and hippotherapy.
When joining Leaps and bounds, Jennifer was very interested about hippotherapy and has since completed the American Hippotherapy Associations’ level one training. Jennifer also has training in Handwriting without Tears, The Alert Program, NDT, and with Kinesiotherapy.
Jennifer loves her job and is always interested in furthering her education to provide service for children.
Kayla graduated from the University of Southern California with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She has experience in inpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, school based therapy, and Hippotherapy. She is a member of the California Board of Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Hippotherapy Association. Kayla has completed the American Hippotherapy Association’s level I training and looks forward to continuing education in this setting in order to grow and develop her skill set further.
Kayla has always loved working with children and is excited to be a part of Leaps and Bounds team where she can help children and families explore and reach for their goals.
Lauren Zielinski (Nefos)
Maureen Cook is a licensed Occupational Therapist who received her Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She has worked in pediatrics for over 30 years, working in private settings, home care, as well as in school settings. Most recently, she has been working part-time at Leaps and Bounds Pediatric Therapy. She brings many years of experience working with children with neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and others. She enjoys working with children creating individual treatment sessions for each child. Maureen is trained in pediatric NDT (Neuro-Developmental treatment). She continues to take professional development courses to remain current with the most recent advances in the field of Occupational Therapy.
Nicole Domaschuk PTA joined Leaps & Bounds as a physical therapist assistant in December 2011 after volunteering with us for over 6 months during her studies. She is originally from Alberta, Canada and grew up with horses and was an active gymnast. She studied at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, and is continuing her education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Loma Linda University. Nicole’s strong knowledge of equine movement and handling, combined with her passion for working with children with disabilities make her a great fit for our team! Nicole is generous with her time, compassionate in her care, and really fun to have at our ranch!
Sandy Abe – Woolridge
Teri received her Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Santa Ana College and is nationally certified and licensed in the state of California. She has always had a passion for pediatrics and has worked with special needs children for 8 years, beginning as an aide in pre-school and has continued to work in a variety of settings with both individuals and groups of varying ages from pre-school thru adult transition. Teri joined Leaps and Bounds team in July 2014 and is a creative, fun therapist who is always thinking of new avenues to facilitate communication. She believes we all need to live life to its fullest and that early intervention makes this possible for many kids that otherwise would not have that specialized knowledge available to them.
When not at work Teri enjoys volunteering her time each week at her church’s Real Friends Program helping special needs children.
Roland Juarez is one of our Speech-Language Pathologists. He has worked in the field since 2008 as a SLPA and graduated with his Master’s degree in 2011 from Loma Linda University. He specializes in school-based speech pathology with a variety of populations and loves every minute of it! Roland also serves on CSHA’s District-10 Nominations Committee, which recognizes outstanding clinicians and programs in the field of Speech Pathology. When not working with RUSD or at the clinic, you can find him on the dance floor. He teaches salsa with his wife every Friday night in downtown Riverside. Roland is currently working on choreography for San Bernardino’s Assistance League’s Headdress Ball, which takes place in April.
Megan Baker became a volunteer with Leaps & Bounds a short month after we opened. After volunteering for a few months she became a horse handler at Leaps & Bounds and has been with the program for well over three years. Now she is our lead horse handler that assists with duties of the barn manager and guides the other horse handlers to be the best that they can be in handling the horses. She graduated from Norco High School in 2008 and is currently attending Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut California. She is enrolled in the animal science program and studying to become a large animal veterinarian. She will graduate and transfer with in the year with two Associates in science degrees, one in horse ranch management and the other in animal science. Among these degrees she will also have certificates in horse ranch management and animal science. She will be transferring to California State University of Fresno to obtain her Bachelor’s in Animal science . Megan has grown up with horses since she was four and enjoys riding with her best friends, coworkers, and parents all over the trails of Norco and beyond. Megan is active in the Norco Horseman’s Association and volunteers regularly at community events to support the equestrian lifestyle in our community. She also works with many other horses, some include the broodmares of Spear Head Cattle Company and Quarter horse racing babies that come in and out of Spartan 300. Megan enjoys teaching young children of all ability levels how to ride and has done so at many different summer camps over the years. She has a natural ability to adapt the setting to promote independence, for our children with disabilities. She looks forward to meeting your children and watching them grow with leaps and bounds.