My story:

My name is Michael and along with my wife Margarita we are blessed to work with the pediatric population. We enjoy helping little ones to become more independent and succeed in age appropriate activities of daily living.

Having the opportunity to help children reach developmental milestones, gaining new skills and reaching goals while having fun, playing and learning in the kitchen is a great reward.

am also one of the chefs (OT practitioner) who leads “Learning in the Kitchen”. Our main goal is to allow each chef to feel accomplished at the end of the activity. Therefore, I assist each one of them as much or as little as needed. The recipes we choose promote cognitive, and motor development as well as sensory integration. Other skills targeted include social skills and emotional regulation. A main goal of Learning in the Kitchen is to promote life skills development in our little chefs (future adults).