Lee-Anne Bloom, OTR/L, Clinic Owner
Lee-Anne founded Oak Bloom OT with the goal of helping children succeed and thrive in their everyday lives. She is trained extensively in Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her work builds on human strengths, using play, creativity, imagination, exploration, and mindful awareness to build resilience and functional skills - all while promoting access and adaptations to make the world more friendly to those with sensory sensitivities.
With focused experience spanning educational, clinical, and governmental environments, she has experienced the positive power of collaboration when crafting “just-right” environments for those with specific sensory preferences. She strives to help humans build skills and resilience surrounding emotional, sensory, and social regulation.
Lee-Anne Bloom is based in the Oakland Hills. She is a Bay Area native with her Master’s in Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sociology from San Francisco State. Her master’s project was on treating Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism using Integrated Playgroups. Lee-Anne has worked in a variety of settings - schools, county office (California Children’s Services), Social Group clinic, Communication Works, Early Intervention, and in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation. Lee-Anne has special expertise in self-regulation including emotional, sensory and social regulation, and qualifies as an autism specialist. Some of the specialized therapeutic techniques are listed but not limited to:
Advanced Mentored Clinician in Sensory Processing Disorder through the STAR Institute
SPD Proficiency Certification Level I (SPD Pro I) through the STAR Institute
The Zones of Regulation
Pediatric feeding and assessment
Social Thinking ®
Handwriting Without Tears
Kerry Buckland, OTR/L
Kerry has over 20 years of unique and diverse experiences in various pediatric occupational therapy settings. She has certifications in various trainings such as handwriting, ASD, ADHD, and trauma-informed care. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in non-violent communication and positive parenting, allowing her to provide genuine acceptance and respect to children and families.
Located in Montclair, close to Montclair Village, Oak Bloom OT operates out of a converted garage space turned sensory gym and play space. Using the playground, grass, paved area, wooded trail, rocks to climb, swings to regulate sensations, and many learning toys and materials for inspiring creativity, the environment helps create the just-right challenge for building skills and regulating the body and brain.
Take a tour of Oak Bloom OT
Get a preview of what our space looks like! We have all kinds of fun toys for your child to play with to help improve their gross motor, fine motor, and sensory processing. If you'd like to know more about what to expect at Oak Bloom OT, you can find the link to our document here.