Meet Our Therapists
Leslie Pladson Frie
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Leslie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Studies and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University of Denton, Texas. Leslie has experience working on a social skills group team, and an autism/behavioral group team who gave presentations on behavioral interventions in the community. Leslie has received formal training
and experience in sensory processing from
Lucy Miller’s SPD foundation, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral interventions, developmental delays, and social skills. Leslie has co-developed SONIC curriculum for gymnastics facilities to start a special needs program in gyms across the Midwest. Leslie enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the lake, staying active through CrossFit, reading, and spoiling her dog Millie.
Lacey is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Before she found her way to TNT, she spent four years in Grand Forks, ND. While she was there, she gained valuable experience through college, community engagement, and work as a COTA.
At Northland Community and Technical College, she found herself in leadership roles such as president of the OTA Club and student council. As a COTA in an outpatient pediatric clinic, she was provided the opportunity to work with some amazing kiddos – among them were a wide range of diagnoses such as autism, sensory processing disorder, global developmental delay, retained primitive reflexes, trauma, and dyslexia. One of her favorite things about my time in Grand Forks was Special Olympics. She was able to be a coach and unified player for basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Prior to her time in Grand Forks, she gained experience with hippotherapy (therapy with horses) at the Boys and Girls Ranch in Minot. Throughout her experiences, she has been able to watch and learn as children with varying abilities find therapeutic value in the activities that they engage in daily. It is her passion to take that experience, apply it to my practice, and watch the progression of skills unfold!