Small Friends Therapy
Call me at 773-951-7201
About Small Friends Therapy
Emily Yoder Romasanta MS, OTR/L 
Occupational Therapist

Prior Experience

I have been in the field since 2005, working with children in school based, community based, and home based settings. I have worked with children from birth to age 21. 


Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from North Park University Chicago, IL.
Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL.

Advanced Training and Area of Interest:

Member of American Occupational Therapy Association

Member of Illinois Occupational Therapy Association

National Board Certification with focus area in Pediatrics

Completed course in Handwriting Without Tears multisensory handwriting curriculum

Completed course in Brain Gym

​Completed course in DIR/Floortime Approach

Certified Yoga Kids Teacher

What I do:

I provide intervention to children who have, or at at risk of having, developmental delays and are experiencing difficulty functioning in the following areas:

visual motor skills (handwriting, drawing, coloring, and cutting)

fine motor skills (grasping and manipulating materials)

sensory processing (ability to organize and interpret information we receive through our senses)

play/leisure skills (ability to engage and interact with adults and children appropriately)

self care skills (eating, dressing, bathing, grooming)

attention/regulation of behavior (being able to maintain attention to task at school and at home)

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”

 – Mr. Fred Rogers 
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Clients Talk About Small Friends Therapy:

"Small Friends Therapy offered us relief and direction just as we were feeling defeated with our son's behavior.  Emily helped us better understand what was going on with our son and provided us strategies that helped him manage his sensory struggles."  

"We found it helpful that Emily was flexible in coming both to his school and to our home to work with him."

"We felt that Emily was committed to [our son] and that was evident through the personalized books she provided to us and his school."