Occupational Therapy

At Beach Kids Therapy Center, our pediatric occupational therapists help children achieve age appropriate functional skills to enhance independent engagement in everyday life activities. We specialize in treating infants to school-aged children with various neurological, genetic and developmental disorders. We provide a play based therapeutic approach that targets the following areas: sensory processing, behavior, attention, fine motor, gross motor, oral motor, visual-motor integration, self-care, feeding and social skills.

Betsy Aasland, MS, OTR/L
Founder & Owner, SIPT Certified

Enneagram Type: Challenger

Qualities: Protective, Assertive

Betsy is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 20 years experience working with children and their families. She started Beach Kids Therapy Center after recognizing the need for a family-centered pediatric therapy clinic in South Orange County. Her holistic approach to the health and well-being of children is at the heart of her work. Through Beach Kids, Betsy is committed to supporting and educating families in an environment that is safe, inviting and nurturing.

Jane Moore, OTR/L, SWC, CLC, CKTP

Clinical Director

Enneagram Type: Achiever

Qualities: Excelling, Authenticity

Jane brings over 25 years of occupational therapy experience to Beach Kids Therapy Center and serves as the Clinical Director where she oversees the staff, mentorship, and growth of the therapy team. As the feeding program supervisor, she creates and manages the feeding groups. Jane is one of the only certified Vitalstim therapy providers in Orange County and recently became a Certified Lactation Couselor. In addition, she feels privileged to be treating children daily and making a difference in the quality of life for the children she works with, which is her purpose and passion. Jane moved from Seoul, Korea, to NYC when she was just 7 years old and will always consider herself a true big city girl. She is fluent in English and Korean.

Dee Marszal, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Department Supervisor

Enneagram Type: Achiever

Qualities: Truthfulness, Driven

As an occupational therapist, Dee values working together with families to ensure that the best care is being provided in the clinic and at home for every client. She adores working with children of all ages and helping them achieve their goals to reach their fullest potential. She holds a special place in her heart for adolescents and is establishing a social group for them to promote teamwork with peers, safety skills and building independence with daily living skills here at BKTC! Dee and her husband love to ride their road bikes and snowboard when they can find a sitter for their Chihuahua, Biggie. She is creative, organized and incredibly helpful around our clinics!

Amy Moss, MA, OTR/L

Director of Parent and Staff Education

Enneagram Type: Helper

Qualities: Generous, Selflessness

Amy specializes in behavior management, feeding therapy, and sensory processing and has been a part of Beach Kids Therapy Center since we began in 2007. She is overjoyed that BKTC is family based because she enjoys working with the entire family! Being an instrumental part of the process of teaching better strategies to the parents and caregivers to reduce the chaos at home is her passion. She loves providing solution based therapy to allow the child to succeed and function at their highest level across all environments. Amy is a thrill seeker at heart! She loves to jump out of planes, mountain bike down volcanos, jump off the Stratosphere and overcome any obstacle. She strives for positive results in her own life and in client care. 

Tanya Kinton, MS, OTR/L, SWC

San Clemente Clinic Manager

Enneagram Type: Investigator

Qualities: Independent, Innovative

Tanya started out as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with 5 years of experience, and while continuing her work at Beach Kids Therapy Center, she simultaneously earned her Master's Degree in OT and became an OTR/L.  Tanya's hunger for knowledge didn't stop there and she recently received her advanced license in Swallowing, Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention (SWC) from the CA Board of Occupational Therapy. Tanya is passionate about treating children with feeding delays and her pursuit of her SWC is a testament of her commitment to her field and her desire to positively impact the children she serves. “No matter what difficulties a child may have, they need to know just how special and important they are and that together we will find a way for them to do anything they dream of” is her motto! Her first language is Spanish, as she did not learn to speak English until she was 5 years old, she remains fluent in both.

Jean Lin, MS, OTR/L

Field Work Coordinator

Enneagram Type: Helper

Qualities: People-Pleasing, Pride

Jean is ready to make you and your child feel welcome! Her silly demeanor with little ones helps them reach their goals all while having fun. She loves watching children and parents reactions when a child is able to preform a task that they were not able to do before— success! Her past experiences as an ABA therapist gives her even more patience and perseverance when it comes to reaching the most difficult of goals. If Jean wasn’t an occupational therapist she would have been a veterinarian or zookeeper. As a mama to two French bulldogs she looks forward to retirement when she can buy land, build a farm and rescue dogs. We love her compassion!

Christina Murillo, MS, OTRL/L

Laguna Hills Clinic Manager

Enneagram Type: Achiever

Qualities: Authenticity, Driven

As an occupational therapist, Christina chose to work with children because she loves seeing the smile and proud look on their face when they have just completed a task for the first time! It is always good to remember, that progress is progress no matter how small. As an avid soccer player ever since she was six years old she knows that with patience, practice and determination reaching all your children’s goals is possible. If she isn’t working at Beach Kids Therapy Center, or the soccer field, you’ll find her camping at her favorite spot on Convict Lake in Mammoth.

Lauren Hicks, MS, OTR/L

Enneagram Type: Achiever

Qualities: Success-Oriented, Excelling

Lauren has worked as a teaching assistant for 9 years which helps shape the way she approaches children and the challenges they may face. She received training and her certification in the social-emotional arts from UCLArts and Healing as she strongly believes in the healing power of expressive arts. Her enthusiasm is contagious and is a very passionate person. She is devoted to helping people gain the knowledge they require to grow as individuals through building positive social behaviors and improving self-esteem.

Marisol Salinas, COTA

Enneagram Type: Achiever

Qualities: Energetic and Goal oriented

Marisol loves helping her kiddos meet their goals and seeing them be able to do something for the first time. She believes that when they feel good about accomplishing something that has been a struggle for them, it creates priceless moments she loves being apart of. She is very excited to further her education to become an occupational therapist and to see what her future holds. She loves camping, spending time with friends, family and her dog. She is also a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

Sheridan Lamb, MA, OTR/L

Enneagram Type: Loyalist

Qualities: Engaging, Responsible

Sheridan has always had a passion for working with children. Starting off in special education and as a nanny, she decided to expand her knowledge of working with kids of all abilities and become an Occupational Therapist. At Beach Kids she hopes to help improve the lives of children by reaching their goals through play and fun! During her free time, you'll find Sheridan drawing, painting, and crafting as well as volunteering to help cats get adopted at the pet store.

Anthony Tran, MS, OTR/L

Enneagram Type: Helper

Qualities: People-pleasing, Generous

Anthony has always had a passion for helping children perform the best they can. From being a youth leader in church scouts, he has always emphasized the importance of leadership and trying your best for everything. He worked as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist and an Instructional Aide for schools prior to and studying to become an Occupational Therapist. The holistic approach is something he strives to incorporate throughout his time working with each individual child. He loves to see them express their happiness and enthusiasm when they achieve things they have not done before. If he is not in the clinic, you will see him at open gyms playing volleyball, snowboarding, or spending time at the beach!

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