Hasim Bozkurt, Director, Neurodevelopmental PT
Empathetic and driven to be of service, Hasim Bozkurt aspires to position LifeSkills as a beacon for quality therapies and an authentic approach to sensory processing disorder. As Director of LifeSkills, Hasim develops both the therapies and the team of therapists to provide exemplary care and education for kids and their families. He prioritizes team communication and has established a culture where therapists learn from each other and evaluate new and cutting-edge therapies while continuing to utilize and analyze proven approaches.
As an accomplished neuro-developmental physiotherapist himself, Hasim has written dozens of articles, appeared on television, spoken at professional seminars and has won many awards. He served as director/owner of three centers in his native Turkey and has enjoyed the international comradery of fellow therapists. He wishes to continue and expand LifeSkills’ reputation as the first and only sensory integration specialists in Orlando and desires to help families from all over the world.
Hasim began his work with children “accidentally” when he met a 6-year-old boy during his last internship. The boy looked so sad and anxious, he decided to see if he could get him to smile and started a conversation with him. This interaction developed into a connection that led to working with the boy as his therapist.
“I treated that child and at the end of his therapy, there was a very big smile on his face. His mother was crying. She told me that was the first time he smiled at that clinic in four years. That child’s big smile is always with me to motivate me. I believe there are many kids who are waiting for us to make them smile.”