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About Tools to Grow Therapy

Our Leadership

Meet the Tools To Grow Therapy Team!

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Shelley Galvin OTR/L, C/NDT

Occupational Therapist

Shelley Galvin has approximately 35 years of experience as a New York State licensed Occupational Therapist with a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Shelley is certified in pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment and has completed extensive continuing education in areas relevant to pediatric practice. She has decades of experience evaluating and treating children with challenges that range from those with severe medical frailties and multiple disabilities, to mild delays that compromise a child’s success. Shelley has completed the USC (University of Southern California) Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program. Shelley is the co-owner of Tools To Grow, Inc., our sister company. Shelley serves as the Director of Occupational Therapy for Tools To Grow Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy PLLC.

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Patricia Pooler MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Patricia Pooler MS, OTR/L is a New York State licensed Occupational Therapist. Patti received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, after first obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Patti has obtained continuing education and specialized training in the areas of Handwriting without Tears Pre K and K–5, Executive Functioning Skills, Vision Processing, and Sensory Processing. Patti has completed the USC (University of Southern California) Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program. Patti is also currently in the process of becoming a certified Handwriting Specialist through "Learning Without Tears". Patti and her husband Steve have two boys. Patti is the co-owner of Tools To Grow, Inc., our sister company. Patti serves as the Director of Clinical Services for Tools To Grow Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy PLLC.

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Kimberly Cassidy, PT

Physical Therapist

Kimberly Cassidy is a New York State licensed physical therapist with 20 years’ experience working with children birth-21 years of age across home, community and school based settings. Kim earned her Bachelors of Science degree in physical therapy at Daemen College. Throughout her career, Kim has sought out continuing education opportunities that are pertinent to facilitating motor development and giving her students the tools needed for safe functional and academic independence in their school or natural setting. Kim serves as the Supervisor of Physical Therapy.