Leila is from Cornelius, NC, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with her undergraduate degree in 2006, and from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. She began practicing as an occupational therapist in 2009. She has practiced in a variety of settings including private pediatric clinics, school settings, and hospital based acute care and began working at PAT in 2017. Leila holds an advanced certification in Sensory Integration and is SIPT certified. She also is certified in Integrated Listening Systems as well as the Astronaut Training Protocol. Leila has received mentoring in the DIR®/Floortime™ Approach as well as the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum. Leila is extremely passionate about helping parents, and teachers, as well as the community to understand the diverse challenges faced by our children and their families. It is her goal to educate the community about the multifaceted nature of these children’s development.