Therapy for Children 10570
54 Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New York 10570
(914) 741-5063

Our Staff

Lydia J. Stern, M.A., OTR/L

Lydia SternLydia is a recognized expert at combining sensory integration principles with neuro-developmental treatment, and it is the hallmark of her clinical practice. Lydia’s innovative approach to therapy provides countless opportunities for children to learn new skills and improve functional performance.

With over thirty years of experience, Lydia uses the power of play and exploration to motivate children to engage in adaptive behavior and to nourish their sense of self.

Lydia graduated from New York University School of Education, health, Nursing and Arts Professions. She received a Master of Arts degree in August 1980. She is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment – Pediatrics, and an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Sensory Integration Global Network.

Karen Teters, PT, PCT, C/NDT

Karen TetersKaren brings over thirty years of clinical experience from a variety of pediatric settings. Advanced training in neuro-developmental techniques, motor learning, and sensory processing theory guides Karen’s sensory motor approach to physical therapy.

Working closely with family, caregivers and other professionals, Karen provides a highly successful foundation for improving children’s functional motor performance.

Karen graduated from California State University, Northridge, Department of Health Science Allied Health Professions – Physical Therapy Program. She received a Bachelor of Science/Certificate of Physical Therapy in May 1976. She is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment – Pediatrics, and a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Karen is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association.

Andrea Rauso Eckerle, M.A., CCC-SLP

Andrea Rauso EckerleAndrea is an expert in the area of oral motor/sensory and feeding therapy with infants and children. She works closely with many school districts, training professionals and conducting seminars in early feeding development.

Her twenty five years of experience also includes Prompting and Myofunctional therapy for swallowing.

Andrea graduated from Hunter College of New York. She received a Master of Arts degree in May 1987. She is an active member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Westchester Speech and Hearing Language Association.