MEET OUR THERAPISTS

Jennifer Hewitt Morgan, OTD, OTR/L

Owner, Jennifer Hewitt Morgan is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy who resides in her hometown in Louisiana. She has been working with children with special needs/challenges over 15 years. Initially, Mrs. Jenn provided occupational therapy to adults until her son suffered a traumatic brain injury at age 7. Throughout her research and motivation to assist her son in his recovery, she discovered a passion for working with all children. Her son is now a healthy and happy veteran of the U.S. Army.

She received her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University while working at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (one of the top children’s rehab hospitals in the U.S.). After almost 10 years at Children’s Healthcare, she accepted a job helping the children of U.S. military members stationed in the U.K.

 

After her wonderful overseas experience, she moved back to her hometown in Louisiana to be closer to family and work in the local school system helping with a variety of diagnoses and learning disabilities. In 2012, Happy Hands Therapy was opened so that she could provide medically based OT and reach students that struggle with coordination and visual processing difficulties that did not qualify for school assistance.

Specialties: Neurodevelopmental Treatment and Techniques (NDT), Sensory Integration Assessment and Treatment, Handwriting without Tears Motor Program, Range of Motion/Strength Testing, Bilateral Coordination, Reflex Integration, Development Assessment and Treatment, Certified in Yoga for the Special Child, Visual Processing, Ocular Motor Training

Alex Dominguez, COTA/L

Mrs. Alex lives in her hometown Ponchatoula with her husband and baby boy, Beau. She received her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy at Delgado and has been practicing her passion of Occupational Therapy at Happy Hands Therapy Services for 4 years. She is a board-certified COTA and is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.   She considers helping children and their families to be one of her most important roles. Mrs. Alex believes that incorporating fun and functional activities in a therapeutic process fosters the most meaningful progress in a child’s life. She loves spending time on the river with her family and friends.

Macie Webre, COTA/L

Ms. Macie is a board-certified COTA. She received her bachelor’s degree in health science from Nicholls State University. After graduating, she continued her education with an associate degree at Delgado’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Ms. Macie knew OT was for her when she discovered how diverse the field is and the limitless ways, she would be able to apply herself. While still in college, Ms. Macie worked as a therapy tech, which is where she discovered her passion for pediatrics. She said, “No matter what population I observed and worked with, my heart was always pulled toward peds.” When asked what the best part of being a pediatric COTA is, Ms. Macie says, “Being able to use my creativity and play to disguise a child’s struggles as fun which allows them to overcome and achieve so much.” In her free time, Ms. Macie loves all things dance and spent 5 years being an assistant teacher for a special needs dance class the “Dancing Divas.”

Kailie Poche, COTA/L

Ms. Kailie is from and currently lives in Paulina with her fiance. She graduated from SLU with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, received an associate degree in OTA from Delgado, and is a board certified COTA.   She knew OT was for her when she discovered the ability to witness her clients’ development and reaching milestones. Ms. Kailie knew the pediatric population was for her after her experience in the NICU department of North Oaks and internship here at HHTS! Her favorite part of pediatric OT is providing hands-on treatment to each child and fostering independence as they grow. Ms. Kailie loves volunteering with Geaux Strong to teach swimming lessons to children with special needs.

Kodi Rogers, COTA/L

Mrs. Kodi is from Loranger where she lives with her husband and son. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SLU and continued on to Delgado for their OTA program (where she met Ms. Macie!) where she became a board certified COTA. Mrs. Kodi was first introduced to OT through a life changing experience for her nephew Connor. Once in college and working as a therapy tech, she further discovered just how perfectly OT blended her passion for problem solving and the dynamic of relationships and people. Her favorite part of working in pediatric OT is that it allows her lively and animated personality shine while still being able to creatively discover solutions tailored to each child. She says, “I love that I continue to be inspired and learn from each of my “babies”. Mrs. Kodi’s hobbies are anything crafty, especially glitter, spending time with family and making people smile.

Victoria James, COTA/L

Mrs. Victoria is from Ponchatoula where she lives with her husband and son. Here at HHTS she splits her time between being a therapist and clinical admin.  She received her Bachelors degree in Social Work at SLU and Associates degree in OT at ULM before becoming a board certified COTA. She was drawn to the goal-oriented nature of OT and its philosophy of increasing functional independence for all clients. Her favorite part of pediatric OT is that there is something new to experience every day and the genuine happiness the kiddos bring to the clinic. In her free time, Mrs. Victoria teaches Zumbini classes for kids 0-4 and their caregivers.

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