Dianna attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with her Master of Occupational Therapy.
Dianna is passionate about helping children achieve their highest level of physical, psychological, and social development by providing a whole-body, client centered approach to treatment. She is experienced in evaluating and providing individualized treatment to those individuals with a wide variety of development delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Corpus Callosum malformations, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, DiGeorge Syndrome, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, psychological and mood disorders, and Sensory Processing Disorder. She received training at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics working with children with significant behavioral concerns. She has also received training using Floortime approaches to channel children’s intrinsic motivation in order to engage them in interventions and promote occupational growth.
Dianna also has experience treating orthopedic based injuries on individuals of all ages. She completed her field work studies under the supervision of a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). During that time, she gained experience evaluating and treating pre and post-operative upper extremity injuries. Her daily treatment interventions included the management of post-operative wounds, orthotic fabrication and maintenance, education on work place ergonomics and proper body mechanics, and progressing patients through range of motion and strengthening interventions in order to promote independence in daily functional activities.
In her free time, Dianna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, curling up with a good book, playing with her four-legged kids, and doing DIY crafts.