Bio

Staff Biography
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Miriam Manela, OTR, is the director of Thrive Occupational Therapy, her private occupational therapy practice housed in a unique sensory gym. In addition to her private practice, Miriam is known for her workshops and lectures for educators and teachers as well as health-care professionals (MDs, OTRs, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, substance abuse professionals, and others). Read more.

 

 

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Raquel Bondar, MS, OTR is a staff occupational therapist at Thrive Occupational Therapy, a private occupational therapy practice housed in a unique sensory gym. Raquel has a wide range of experience serving patients from age 1-99 in private practice, home, school, and rehabilitation settings.  Most recently, Raquel has worked in both private practice and in various school settings serving children with varied diagnoses ranging from social and emotional issues to children on the autism spectrum. Read more.

 

 

Tova

Tova Brown, MS, OTR is a staff occupational therapist at Thrive Occupational Therapy, a private occupational therapy practice housed in a unique sensory gym. Tova additionally works as a school-based occupational therapist and regularly collaborates with teachers. She also works in early intervention, focusing on pediatric development with family collaboration. Read more.