Mila Teshler – MS, OTR/L, SIPT Trained
Mila Teshler is a certified and licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist with twenty years of experience working with infants, children and adolescents in clinic, school and home settings. She is the founder and the clinic director of KidLink Therapy PC located in Massachusetts, USA.
Laura Austin – MS, OTR/L
Laura is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Laura began her career in pediatric occupational therapy at The Meeting Street Center in Rhode Island, where she provided early intervention and sensory integration specialty services.
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
Our family can’t say enough good things about KidLink therapy. KidLink’s dedication to personalized therapy for each individual child is unique as is their involving the family in a child’s therapy plan to accelerate and maintain progress. The providers are all top-notch, taking the time to really get to know each child’s strengths and weaknesses beyond a diagnosis and tailoring therapy to provide the highest degree of efficacy combined with a kind, nurturing, playful approach. Our son never felt like it was “work” to go to KidLink-and that made all the difference!
KidLink Therapy had a great ability to connect with our son, they saw immediately the areas my son needed help and found the right approach to push him, to make him feel comfortable with them. They helped him to gain a lot of skills, he wouldn’t have done by himself. He loved seeing them once a week and I was always encouraged by their new activities with him and with their help, I was able to help my son as well.
When I first contacted KidLink, I had no idea what was going on with our daughter, and was overwhelmed, confused and more than a little stressed. Mila explained very clearly what was going on and how we could make it better. Our daughter, normally very shy, took to Mila instantly, and began making impressive progress. Six months later, we had a totally different kid. We are so grateful that we were able to benefit from the expertise of these talented therapists.
The services and communications were excellent. My child developed a strong bond with Mila and I know he will miss her. Conversations after each session were great to feel connected to the process and have an open and honest dialogue. I feel that Mila genuinely knows and cares for my son. She made his OT experience fun and rewarding while also challenging. Thank You!
I’m so grateful to have found you. I think for me the most helpful were post-session discussions. I really appreciated the phone calls too when I couldn’t be there! I love your approach to kids and love that coming to KidLink was always something my child looked forward to.
Thank you to Kimberly for being so patient and kind these past many months with my child. You are so appreciated!
KidLink has designed a new program for kids, called body regulation, which was absolutely amazing for my son. The body regulation sessions, even over video meetings were very helpful and effective. I have noticed how my son has significant changes in ability to recognize his outburst of excitement and frustrations and is now much better at being able to voice and reflect on them. I think it was a breakthrough for him personally, being able to understand the feelings he had. The sessions provided him with the tools that helped him handle various emotions and gave him certain comfort by being able to gain control over emotions. On top of that, he really enjoyed this program and the therapist and I could see how each week he was more and more excited to join in and participate. I am very glad I had my son in this program!
My 4 year-old autistic son has been working with Mila at KidLink for about 6 months, and it has been beneficial to him and to us in so many ways. Mila has shown tremendous insight when working with him since the beginning. She really *sees* him, and is able to tailor each session with him according to where he is on a given day, since his state and level of engagement can vary. She has been a tremendous help to our family when it comes to understanding what underlies our son’s challenges and why he responds (or doesn’t) at various times and in different circumstances. She has helped us appreciate that his neurology and sensory processing system are unique to him, and has given us specific ways to work with him and support his growth and development. She really gets him, and he feels that. He is so happy to go see her each time they have a session, often walking into her waiting room yelling, “MILA! MILA!” Mila understands our son in a way that few have, meets him where he is and challenges him appropriately, and celebrates his growth which allows us to do the same! We are so grateful.
KidLink has helped my eight year old feel triumphant. You are such talented OTs (and probably the best kept secret around). Mila really got to know my son and connected with him. Because of the connection she built with him, she was always able to challenge him and push him. He felt so supported and always walked away feeling proud. What a gift you have. Thank you so much!
I came to KidLink with a set of concerns & questions regarding my child. From the intake to final session, I found that they “got” my child and her unique profile. Weekly exercises were targeted, clear, easy, fun and helpful. The quick conversation after sessions allowed time to check in and ask questions as well as reflect on any new issues or progress. My child always looked forward to coming and wants to come back!!