Ashley Civello, MA, OTR
Supermom to the family. Superboss to the therapists. Superduper to the kids.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Ashley also completed an advanced Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, with a specialization in treating children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders. With an extensive pediatric background in inpatient, outpatient, home health and private practice, she is dedicated to providing evidence based therapy and showing effective results. She is active in the professional community providing numerous in-services and lectures to local parent groups and schools. In addition to clinical work, Ashley also serves as an adjunct instructor for pediatric coursework at the School of Occupational Therapy at TWU. She continually presents at national, state and local conferences on various topics related to occupational therapy. Ashley has served in various state board positions for the Texas Occupational Therapy Association and is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is passionate about pediatric occupational therapy. Outside of the office, Ashley is the proud mother of two sons, Hogan and Griffin. She and her husband Sam are active members in the St. Rita and Jesuit communities in Dallas. Ashley is a die hard Longhorn fan who is likely to be found in Austin at a game or biking to the local donut shop on the weekends.
Keelie Reneau, MOT, OTR
Keelie received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood from Texas Tech University. She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Keelie has been an active staff member at Theraplay since attending graduate school and then transitioning to full time therapist in 2012. Keelie specializes in school, clinic and home health settings and has established longstanding relationships with many area private schools. Her expertise in working with children with fine and gross motor, visual motor, sensory, self regulatory and social skill needs makes her a well rounded and functional therapist. Keelie is a DFW Child magazine “Mom Approved” therapist. Ask Keelie her favorite place and she’d say fishing at Lake Texoma with her husband or a Rangers game.
Courtney Griffith, MOT, OTR
Courtney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M. She also completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Courtney has attended numerous workshops on handwriting, social skills and working with children with Autism. Courtney spent seven years in San Antonio working in ABA centers and home health providing pediatric occupational therapy. Throughout college, Courtney worked at Theraplay as assistant. She is dedicated to individualized and holistic treatment of her clients. Courtney is experienced with children of all ages and enjoys working with children in their natural environments. Courtney maintains professional working relationships with numerous public and private schools throuhgout the Dallas area. When not playing with children, Courtney is likely to be found chasing her toddler son or tearing up the water at Lake Kiowa with her husband Brian.
Natalie Fincannon, MOT, OTR
Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Child Development from Texas Christian University. She completed her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Natalie too was the Theraplay office assistant throughout her grad school years. After graduating with her Masters, she joined the Theraplay team. Natalie has attended numerous education courses on handwriting, motor skill development, social emotional development, behavior and self-regulation, and sensory integration. She has clinical experience in home health, private school, and private outpatient clinic settings serving children with a variety of needs. Natalie leads and assists social groups, academic camps, and handwriting camps throughout the school year and summer. She is the master of behavior charts and is always learning new strategies to implement into her treatment sessions. Natalie works closely with parents and understands that every aspect and environment of her clients is a key part to their development. Natalie is a DFW Child magazine “Mom Approved” therapist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and making DIY projects.
Doreen Civello, MEd
Doreen received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Doreen also completed her Master’s in Education from Texas A& M University Commerce. She is certified as a Gifted and Talented Teacher. She has 15 years of experience teaching first and second grade in Dallas private schools. In addition, Doreen has spent the last 15 years in the Mesquite Independent School District, specializing in literacy, fluency and comprehension of the English language. Doreen received the distinguished Apple Core award from the Mesquite ISD, which is a peer and administrator acknowledgement of outstanding district teachers. Currently educating preschoolers, her passion for literacy and remediation is evident. Doreen has been involved at Theraplay since 2008 leading summer reading and math camps and providing individual tutoring to elementary age students. Her love for learning and passion for reading resonates through everything that she does. When not working, Doreen is likely to be found at Half Price Books or playing with her grandchildren.
Keely Lovell, Office Assistant
Keely is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in speech communications at the University of North Texas. Graduating with her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Keely plans to obtain her graduate degree and become a Speech language Pathologist. With an extensive background in teaching and assisting in preschool classrooms, Keely is often creating new themed projects for her clients. One of the hardest working college students around, Keely is currently coordinating additional support for preschoolers that are eLearning and looking for additional focus on their academics. When not working with kiddos individually, Keely will be found organizing and assisting at the clinic.