PPTS was started in 2011 by Dr. Debbie Allen, a pediatric occupational therapist, who has the belief that families deserve exceptional service and high quality care when they entrust themselves to professionals to address their child’s therapeutic needs.
This meant that every family would need to receive personalized attention, dedicated therapists and individualized treatment programs that produced positive outcomes.
The work Debbie did with our family was invaluable and we are still seeing the benefits a year and a half later!” Jenny F. – Parent, 35 month old boy
Today, PPTS continues this standard and celebrates with our families the success many of their children have been able to experience and the confidence and abilities they continue to build.
About the Owner
Dr. Debbie Allen, OTD, OTR/L
Debbie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, where she focused her studies on program development for internationally adopted children and their families in addition to sensory integration theory, assessment, and practice.
Initially working with children and families from high-risk populations as a case manager, she became interested in the developmental disabilities population while working for the Regional Center of Orange County as an Early Intervention service coordinator.
With over 20 years experience working with children and families within the healthcare, education and social service industries, Dr. Allen finds joy in supporting families using a comprehensive lens to better understand their unique needs and challenges while helping to transform those challenges into opportunities for optimal learning for both the child and family.
Dr. Allen is certified in Sensory Integration Therapy as well as the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). She has training in NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment), Kinesio Taping, Infant Massage, Feeding and Crisis Prevention Intervention and she specializes in working with children who have sensory integration dysfunction, movement disorders, behavioral challenges and overall developmental delays.