Shelly Sears, M.S., OTR/L

Shelly Sears is a Chicago-based pediatric occupational therapist. With extensive experience working with a range of different populations, including (but not limited to) autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing disorder, and trauma, she is a lead therapist at Chicago Occupational Therapy.

Shelly is a Michigan native and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Western Michigan University. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Shelly moved to Chicago to begin her career as a pediatric occupational therapist. Shelly is committed to meeting the unique needs and learning styles of all children by developing individualized treatment plans and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team.

Sarah Zaas, MS, OTR/L

Sarah Zaas is a Chicago-based occupational therapist who specializes in working with pediatric populations in the school, home, clinic, and medical settings. Before moving to Chicago to begin her career in the field, Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Sarah has extensive experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing disorder, trauma, and more.

As an occupational therapist on a multidisciplinary team, Sarah enjoys the opportunity to regularly collaborate with a team of speech therapists, behavior analysts, ABA therapists, and feeding therapists.