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ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide the best and most comprehensive care in pediatric occupational therapy services. We are dedicated to providing children and their families quality care with individualized, personal attention to their needs. We are here because we want to help children learn the fundamentals needed to enhance their skills, and become as independent as possible to live a fuller life.




 

MEET THE TEAM

All our therapists are licensed to work in California by the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT), and are certified by the National Board of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
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Lindsey Seto, MOT, OTR/L

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Lindsey Seto, MOT, OTR/L had a school-based fieldwork leading her towards this fun-filled environment with littles. While in school, she completed a 3 month fieldwork in an Outpatient Pediatric Facility in San Diego that was centered on Autism and Neurodevelopment. Lindsey was offered a full time Occupational Therapy position at this same facility after graduating from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA in August 2020. Lindsey made the move up to Orange County, CA in November 2021 and spent some time working with the Geriatric population in a Senior Nursing Facility (SNF) and Acute Care Facility. Her roots in pediatrics brought her back to finding the opportunity here at KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center, Inc. where she began working in March 2022. Lindsey has had experience working with individuals of all ages between birth - 100 years old.

 

Lindsey graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA. Lindsey is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT Cert #444733) and is licensed to practice in the State of California (Lic #21862). 

 

Lindsey went into her Occupational Therapy program thinking that she wanted to work with kids because of her background working with special needs children at her dance studio growing up in the Bay Area. Lindsey was placed in Casper, WY for her first 3 month fieldwork in which she found a newfound interest in a Rehabilitation Facility working with adults and the geriatric population. It wasn’t until Lindsey started to work with a company that taught her the importance of sensorimotor therapy and provided the scientific research of clinical practice that demonstrates the need to address one’s individualized sensory systems in all of its complexities in order to identify strategies that strengthen existing capabilities and build new ones, that led her to want to keep learning and refining her practice with children with Autism and developmental differences. 

Ms. Lindsey brings to KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center her background in pediatrics along with her drive and energy for children. She then harnesses those traits and incorporates them in her treatment regimen. Ms. Lindsey is great person and therapist that has the passion to be with your child.   Ms. Lindsey is also trained and mentored in the SOS Approach To Feeding.  

 

In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys performing down Main Street U.S.A. at the Happiest Place on Earth, motivating the community of AKT Tustin in dance fitness classes as a Trainer, spending time with her favorite people, and taking naps wherever and whenever she can!

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Jessica Solis, COTA/L

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Jessica Solis COTA/L has several years of experience in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She has worked with children in the school setting as well as private practice clinical setting throughout her career.  She has worked with a wide age range spanning from Early Intervention clients ages 0-3 and up to older children in their mid-teens. Throughout her career, Jessica has had experience working with children with various diagnoses. She continues to work with children diagnosed with:

 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • ADHD/ADD 

  • Down Syndrome 

  • Cerebral Palsy 

  • Other chromosomal abnormalities 

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental Delays

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

 

Jessica graduated with an AS in Occupational Therapy from Santa Ana College.  Jessica is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT Cert # 346266) and is licensed to practice in the State of California (Lic #3272).

 

Jessica has always been interested in working with children.  Before she heard about Occupational Therapy, she originally intended on becoming an elementary school teacher.  She has always been passionate about helping children become the best versions of themselves.  Once she heard about and began the COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) program, she immediately knew this was where she was meant to be…she only wishes she would have known about it earlier in her life!

Ms. Jessica's extensive experience serving the pediatric population in occupational therapy is extremely beneficial to the children she sees at KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center. Her passion and energy that she brings when interacting with the children and family members are some of the main focal points she demonstrates regularly. She truly is a wonderful person to be around. 

In her free time, Jessica likes to spend time with her family (husband, daughter and 2 dogs) and friends.  She enjoys drinking coffee, going on camping trips, drinking coffee, going to concerts, drinking coffee, visiting local amusement parks, and drinking coffee! 

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Nadine Angulo, COTA/L

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Nadine Angulo, COTA/L has always enjoyed spending her time with children. Starting with babysitting and tutoring until she learned she could make an impact in a child's life by furthering their skills to maximize their potential as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. She has been working as a Pediatric COTA for more than 3 years now ranging from 0-21 years old with a wide range of varying diagnoses.

 

During her schooling, she became a ROP Certified Preschool Teacher's Assistant, tutored grades 5th and 6th, and joined the Best Buddies Club coordinating and assisting with sports activities and paper crafts for young adults diagnosed with Autism and Down Syndrome.

 

In 2017, she graduated from Santa Ana College with an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy and she started working with the geriatric population in several skilled nursing facilities and hospitals in Orange County. Soon after, she found her dream job working with children and became Beckman Oral Motor Certified to evaluate and assist those who have oral motor difficulties.

 

Ms. Nadine demonstrates a FUNdamental desire to help children. She has a proven track record of implementing treatment plans that are tailored to a child's individual needs. She is a wonderful person with a positive energy and a great sense of humor. With traits like these, she is a pleasure to be around and makes her role for the kiddos look easy. 

 

Nadine is often described as patient, creative, and adaptable. She enjoys singing, playing her ukulele and sewing colorful and unique clothing.

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Leslie Valmonte, M.A., OTR/L

PRESIDENT | OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Leslie Valmonte, M.A., OTR/L is the owner of KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center, Inc. Leslie and has worked as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist ever since she was board certified and licensed.  For over a decade, she worked for one of the largest school districts in Southern California, providing school-based occupational therapy services to special education students. In addition, she also has years of experience working in outpatient pediatric therapy clinics in the Southern California area.  

 

In her time working as an Pediatric Occupational Therapist, she has worked with a wide age range spanning from Early Intervention clients ages 0-3 and up to older children in their mid-teens. Throughout her career, Leslie has experience working with children with various diagnoses. She has experience working with children diagnosed with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • ADHD/ADD 

  • Down Syndrome 

  • Cerebral Palsy 

  • DiGeorge Syndrome 

  • Fragile X 

  • Other chromosomal abnormalities 

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental Delays

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

 

Leslie graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2007. In addition, she also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Leslie is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT Cert #236397) and is licensed to practice in the State of California (Lic #9792). 

 

She has a Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) certification (Cert #3473), and is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and SOS Approach to Feeding.  She has taken additional courses to further her knowledge to better serve the pediatric population - Handwriting Without Tears, The Alert Program, Zones of Regulation, and topics related to feeding, food aversions, Autism, ADHD/ADD, and sensory integration.  

Leslie, or as most of her clients call her – “Ms. Leslie,” chose to become an Occupational Therapist in Pediatrics because of her passion for children. Throughout her college years, Ms. Leslie has had a wide breadth of internships that exposed her to numerous avenues of Occupational Therapy. It was until an internship that involved children was when she realized her calling to the pediatric field. 

Going into private practice has been a path Leslie has always envisioned. Upon completing the requirements to become a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, she first focused her energies in becoming a skilled clinician by gaining hands-on experience to provide quality care to those she serves. Now, with over a decade of experience in public schools and private clinics, Leslie brings depth needed to provide services in private practice.  

 

In her free time, Ms. Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, trips to Knotts Berry Farm, event planning for family and friends, and is an avid foodie.  

Providing Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services in Orange County, CA and other neighboring areas.  

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