CEO and Occupational Therapist
As the founder of FUNctional Pediatric Therapy, Dr. Skelton understands the importance of a client-centered holistically focused approach to occupational therapy. Dr. Skelton holds a Doctorate degree from Spalding University in Occupational Therapy. She is registered and licensed in the state of Kansas. Dr. Skelton has a passion for sensory processing disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic disorders and syndromes.
Dr. Skelton grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where she discovered her love of animals, the outdoors, and ultimately occupational therapy. A proud mother of two children who have special needs, she was able to experience occupational therapy from a parent perspective. After realizing the life-changing benefits that were a direct result of occupational therapy, she decided to go back to school and obtain her degree in occupational therapy. Dr. Skelton and her family relocated from Kentucky to the Bonner Springs, KS area in 2017. Dr. Skelton enjoys horseback riding, reading, any outdoor activities, watching her children play sports, and spending time on her hobby farm with her husband. Dr. Skelton is honored to be a part of the Basehor community and is passionate about advocating for her patients.
Meet the Team
FUNctional Pediatric Therapy works hard to find the best practitioners and staff for supporting our mission. Our practitioners and administrative staff members are compassionate, forward thinking, community oriented, and passionate about providing the best care they can for their patients.
FUNctional Pediatric Therapy is proud to introduce our incredible staff:
Clinical Director/ Speech Language Pathologist
Shyann graduated with her bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Fort Hays State University. She then returned home to Kansas City to attend Rockhurst University for her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Before making the switch to pediatrics she worked full time in Skilled Nursing Facilities within the Leavenworth County area.
She has two daughters and a loving husband. Her family is local to our area, and she is proud to serve this community. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loving on all animals.
You may have recognized Cori from sitting in the lobby while her two children were receiving therapy at FPT. After hearing that FPT was hiring, Cori decided to become a part of the team.
Cori enjoys taking her family to explore Kansas City, such as finding a new park for a picnic or a place to enjoy ice cream. Cori is very eager to learn new skills and loves spending time with her family.
Billing and Insurance Specialist
Rebecca graduated from Park University with a bachelor's degree in social work. She utilizes her prior professional experience in healthcare and her experience as a special needs mother to assist the families at FPT. When she is not working Rebecca enjoys spending time traveling with her family and attending Special Olympics events.
Speech Language Pathologist
Lauren graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 2017 and a master's degree from the University of Central Missouri in 2019. Lauren has always wanted to work with children, a desire that was born during her own childhood, and really wanted to be able to work one on one with children which led her to become a speech language pathologist. Lauren's professional interests include, apraxia, articulation, early intervention and Down Syndrome.
Lauren grew up in Overland Park and recently moved back to the area after spending a few years in Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys spoiling her dogs, Maverick and Goose, and exploring the world with her husband Tanner and son, Lincoln.
Anja is from Tonganoxie Kansas. She graduated with her OTA degree from Washburn University in the spring of 2023. She enjoys working at FPT and is an incredible asset to the team. She brings a great understanding of occupational therapy and finds ways to make even the most boring activities fun! Anja is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree and plans to pursue her OTR in the future. When she is not working or studying, Anja loves hanging out with her family and friends, enjoys playing with her pets, and enjoys crocheting.
Zoe holds an associate's degree in occupational therapy from Cleveland University in Kansas City. She is nationally certified and holds a license to practice in Kansas. Zoe is passionate about providing client-centered, holistic care to clients. Zoe became a certified occupational therapy assistant as she has disabilities and has a passion for working with other kids with similar challenges. In her free time, Zoe enjoys spending time with her 5 siblings. She enjoys working with her patients, and works hard to support each patient's individualized needs and is a huge asset to the occupational therapy team!
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