About Us

Lifeskills Therapy Team

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Specialists in Orlando

Helping Each Child Put the Pieces Together

LifeSkills was founded in 1993 as the first and only center in the Orlando area that specializes in Sensory Integration Therapy.  For over twenty-five years, the center has enjoyed an excellent reputation with families in the Orlando community and has received consistent referrals from pediatricians, teachers and other professionals.

The parents and children who join our LifeSkills family experience the vast difference between general occupational therapists and sensory processing therapy specialists.  This experience begins with a two-hour advanced evaluation that allows us to deliver a unique and individual treatment program for each child.

Our work is the most rewarding when a parent cries with joy as a result of her child’s academic or social success.  Or because her child finally smiles confidently and proudly over a personal accomplishment or breakthrough.  We believe no success is too small to celebrate!

Our goal is to equip each child with an individually optimized set of skills with which to achieve happiness, peace and success in life!  Each child can “put the pieces together” and we are here to help in that process.

The Values of Our Sensory Integration Disorder Therapy Center


We Believe . . .
  • A therapy program should begin with a deep understanding of your child to best help him or her overcome sensory processing disorder (SPD)
  • Educating parents about SPD should result in a deep and specific understanding of their child
  • Helping kids understand themselves allows them to learn how to use their bodies, control emotions, and protect themselves against sensory overwhelm
  • Day-by-day improvements will triumph over sadness, discomfort, overwhelm and insecurity
  • It is a best practice to partner with parents as a team to understand their child and help their child improve
  • Decades of specializing in sensory processing integration makes a big difference in our approach and the quality of our therapies
  • A real and proven approach to SPD addresses the reason for undesired behavior, which then generates the results (desired behavior)
  • Kids can become independent if they understand themselves
  • You don’t need a label or diagnosis to observe a child, understand the signs, and support a child
  • Kids can have fun while simultaneously absorbing key sensory processing techniques
  • You must look at kids from a sensory perspective, not only from a list of undesired behaviors
  • There is beauty in each child
  • Your child is the best and most important book you can read, and you cannot judge a book by its cover, only its content!
  • Sensory Experience + Team Work + Empathy = Life-Changing Results
  • Each child has the ability to “put the pieces together” for himself or herself

LifeSkills Therapy Staff

Hasim Bozkurt, Director, Neurodevelopmental PT
Hasim Bozkurt, Director, Neurodevelopmental PT
Empathetic and driven to be of service, Hasim Bozkurt aspires to position LifeSkills as a beacon for quality sensory processing disorder…
Sandy Wainman, OT/L, Founder
Sandy Wainman, OT/L, Founder
An occupational therapist devoted to Sensory Integration Therapy, Sandy founded LifeSkills in 1993, creating the first clinic of its...
Elleri LeBlanc, Clinical Coordinator, OTR/L
Elleri LeBlanc, Clinical Coordinator, OTR/L
Elleri has worked at LifeSkills for over 10 years as an occupational therapist and is now the Clinical Coordinator. She has over 16...
Solena Bosch, COTA/L
Solena Bosch, COTA/L
Solena has been working as a certified occupational therapy assistant at LifeSkills for six years…
Adam Casaceli, COTA/L
Adam Casaceli, COTA/L
Adam has been working as a certified occupational therapy assistant for four years, with most….
Kerry Lydon, COTA/L
Kerry Lydon, COTA/L
Kerry Lydon has earned a degree in occupational therapy from Keiser University as well as…
Sheila Owens, COTA/L
Sheila Owens, COTA/L
Sheila Owens has worked as a certified occupational therapy assistant for 16 years…
Linda Chapman, COTA/L, Hippotherapist
Linda Chapman, COTA/L, Hippotherapist
Linda’s OTA degree and Hippotherapist certification give her…
Carmen Carrero, Office Manager
Carmen Carrero, Office Manager
Carmen has been part of the LifeSkills team for over 18 years. She has been our Office Manager since…