Kristian S, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Eyas Landing Employee Since 2019


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Western Kentucky University

Credentials and Certifications

  • Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist  
  • Credentialed Early Intervention Specialist 
  • CPR/First Aid Certified 
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certified 
  • Handwriting Without Tears 
  • DIR-FCD Professional Certificate expected October 2020 

Clinical Expertise

  • Early Intervention
  • Handwriting
  • Social-Emotional Skills


Shumate, K. 

(Mar 2020). Messy Play Ideas.

(Mar 2020). Improving Your Child’s Waiting Room Experience.

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My Story

When researching careers in college, I came across occupational therapy. I watched a video of a therapist helping a young man with Autism learn to shave. Instantly I fell in love with the career! It’s been incredible to learn how meaningful daily occupations are and working with children and their families to help them reach their potential. 

My Eyas Landing

My favorite thing about working for Eyas Landing is the collaboration across disciplines. We always work as a team to help support our clients and their families.

My Professional Goals

  1. I am working towards becoming certified using the DIR/Floortime model. I hope to integrate this model more into my practice to better support the emotional, social, and cognitive development of my clients. 
  2. I would like to obtain my Early Intervention Evaluator credential through the Ilinois Early Intervention program. I also plan to continue my education and specialization in working with children ages 0-3 and their families. 

Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.

Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.