Cynthia Poluka, MS OTR/L

Cynthia Poluka MS, OTR/L , owner of Sunrise Pediatric Therapy, P.C., is a highly experienced Occupational Therapy Clinician who believes learning is facilitated by creating safe, supportive, fun yet challenging activities, tailored so each child is motivated to learn new skills and is able to experience success each step along the way. She has dedicated her work to infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. Extensive continuing education includes areas of Pediatric Feeding, Sensory Integration, Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health, and Therapeutic Listening.

  • Extensive training in Sensory and Motor Feeding Therapies including SOS/Steps to Eating; Get Permission Approach; Mealtime Partners; SOFFI method; Established a feeding team with an Speech Language Pathologist in the school system

  • Advanced training in Sensory Processing and Integration; Evaluation and treatment of Sensory Modulation and Sensory Discrimination foundational skills needed for attention, emotional regulation, motor skills, speech/language and cognitive skills; How to develop a “Sensory Diet” during home routines

  • PLAY Project and Autism Navigator training for children at risk or diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Therapeutic Listening and Soundsory to improve attention, listening, and sensory modulation

  • Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health training including Circle of Security

  • Infant/Child Massage; Tactile Integration

  • 20+ years experience with a variety of developmental delays such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Medically fragile conditions, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing, Motor Delays; Emotional Regulation

Kelly Acker, BS TVI/Special Educator

Kelly advocates for vision stimulation as very important at the outset of a visually impaired baby's development. The sooner the eye is stimulated, the quicker the eye-brain connection is made.

  • 25+ years experience in Early Intervention.

  • 35+ years’ total experience in the field of Visual Impairment & Blindness.

  • Experience providing services to children birth to 5 years of age who have the following diagnoses:

-Total Blindness

-Visual Impairment


-Multiple Disabilities related to syndromes

-Medical Fragility

-Cognitive Impairment

  • Programming includes Visual Stimulation, play skills, book exploration, music and movement, and resource delivery to families

  • Pre-Braille Activities

Kelly Harms, MS OTR/L

Kelly has had the pleasure of raising three boys - each with their own unique personality and challenges. She combines her personal family experience with her professional knowledge to work with each child and their family in helping to guide them on their individual path of growth and development.

  • Extensive training in Sensory and Motor Feeding therapies including SOS/Steps to Eating, Pediatric Feeding: Birth to 3 and Advanced Feeding and Problem Solving; Established a feeding team with a Speech Language Pathologist

  • Autism Navigator training for children at risk for or diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in addition to a variety of continuing education courses regarding Autism

  • Advanced Training in Sensory Processing and Integration including a focus on foundational skills needed for sensory processing and how to develop a sensory diet for the home

  • Behavioral training including Assessment to Intervention: Positive Behavior Support

  • Torticollis Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children

  • 20 years’ experience with a variety of developmental delays including: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Motor Delays; Emotional Regulation; Down Syndrome; Medical Fragility

Katie Stempo, MS CCC SLP

Katie Stempo obtained a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Penn State University in 2010. She maintains her Pennsylvania professional license and Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Katie enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two year old daughter, Norah. Katie looks forward to meeting new families and developing strategies individualized to each child so that they may thrive!

  • Over six years providing services to children birth to 3 years old who have the following diagnoses:

-autism spectrum disorder

-childhood apraxia of speech

-expressive and comprehensive language delays

-hearing impairments/loss

-cognitive impairment

-social skill differences

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic sign language