Cheryl Mae Grandada


Cheryl Mae wanted to become a pediatric occupational therapist since she was in 10th grade and believes whole-heartedly in a child-directed and family-centered approach to care. She strives to identify and implement a child’s strengths and motivations to improve their deficits through occupation and play-based therapy.

She received her Bachelors in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness & Wellness from The University of Florida and proceeded to procure her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Nova Southeastern University-Tampa.

Cheryl Mae is a registered and licensed occupational therapist through the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) of which she served as a writer (FOCUS article author) and board member (Website coordinator) in past years.

She completed her Field work training and doctoral residency at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital- Palm Harbor and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children/Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Infants respectively and gained valuable knowledge in research based care/approaches and interventions including but not limited to Ayres Sensory integration, sensory processing/regulation diets, Astronaut training/Therapeutic Listening program (Certified), Handwriting Without Tears techniques, Interactive Metronome techniques, Perception-Action motor learning techniques, Kinesiology taping, Visual perception/motor development and Feeding therapy. Her skill set and knowledge base stems from her passion and drive for the profession of occupational therapy.


1450 Daniels Road

Winter Garden, FL  34787

Phone: (407) 395-9976

Fax: (407) 992-9368


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