Lisa Newton

Lisa is a  Florida state-licensed occupational therapist. She graduated in 2003 with a bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida. She continued on for a masters degree in health science at The University of Florida, graduating in 2004. During her graduate year, she specialized in student teaching to occupational therapy students and conducted research that specialized in how neurological stroke affects motor planning.

Her personal experience with children with special needs began in 1990 when her nephew was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her interest in becoming a therapist as well as an advocate for the special needs population has continued to grow throughout her career and in her area of practice (home health) her close contact with family members allows her to help encourage and enroll parents in advocacy.

She has been working with Central Florida Pediatric Therapy since 2004 and works with the state-funded Early Steps Program in Lake and Orange Counties to identify children with developmental delays who may qualify for therapy services.