ABOUT 

Optimal Kids is a specialized therapy company that offers outstanding therapy customized for your child. No matter your child's needs, Optimal Kids will help your child overcome barriers to learning and growing to help him or her thrive and achieve. Tap into your child's true potential and abilities through our innovative services.

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MARY SHOUSE, MS, OTR/L
Optimal Kids Founder

Welcome, so glad you are here! Have you been searching for therapy for your child and feeling overwhelmed with the options? Are you trying to choose a provider that not only understands your child, but has the expertise and skills to actually help be all they can be? It is my mission to help families and children succeed and thrive- and I measure my success by the people I help!

I am a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty in working with youth and teens with neurodiverse conditions, including Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. I combine occupational therapy with neurofeedback for the very best results- helping children actually change their brains to become more flexible thinkers, resilient in the face of stress and anxiety, and able to handle the challenges of daily life more easily. For my clients with Tourette Syndrome, they will have the benefit of being able to manage tics and life while learning how to better advocate for what they need. 

My why is simple. I love what I do, and helping families accomplish more than they believed possible is the reason I continue to learn, love, and strive for excellence. I prioritize connection and trust with your family, and want you to know you can depend on me to do everything I can to help you and your child accomplish the goals that mean the most to you.