Optimal Kids is a home-based 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.
MARY SHOUSE, MS, OTR/L
Optimal Kids Founder
Mary is an occupational therapist and special education teacher with over 15 years of experience working with children ranging in ages from toddlers to young adults. She is passionate about helping children and families thrive in all areas of life. She specializes in comprehensive behavioral interventions for Tourette Syndrome, sensory-based feeding therapy, QEEG analysis and neurofeedback and traditional occupational therapy, all in the home environment. She works with clients 1:1 to ensure they receive the highest level of care and to achieve optimal results.
Mary received her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University and her Bachelors of Arts degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in outpatient clinics, schools, and in home-based therapy. She has taught children with a variety of disabilities, and additionally has served as an education coordinator for youth aging out of foster care. She has experience in the use of assistive technology support and is also available to consult with school teams and provides parent education related to IEPs and 504 plan guidance. She is the mother of two boys.