Meet the Team
We view our personal relationships with our families as a privileged role, and never lose sight of the enormous trust placed in our hands. Together, we can celebrate the “inchstones” as well as the “milestones” that mark each child’s progress toward their goals.
Owner and Occupational Therapist
The founder of LittleRoos is Laurel McMillan, MA, OTR/L, an occupational therapist specializing in infant and pediatric therapy services. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego and earned her masters degree at the University of Southern California. She has many years of specialized experience treating infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a major Phoenix hospital. With a deep understanding of the challenging journey many NICU families have successfully completed, Laurel can provide expert continuing support after the transition to home. Laurel also has extensive experience in outpatient pediatric care, and subacute pediatric rehabilitation – working with a wide range of children from 0-18 years old requiring various levels of developmental, neurological, orthopedic, and medical fragility support. Laurel also holds specialty certifications in neonatal therapy and massage, and has been a program leader for GiGi’s Playhouse in Phoenix for several years.
Karlee Steward received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Both during her studies and following graduation, Karlee developed a love for, and focus in, pediatric therapy. Her post-graduation experience includes outpatient pediatric services specializing in sensory processing disorders, and she has worked closely with children ages 2-18 with a wide variety of developmental backgrounds. Karlee utilizes a sensory-integrative approach in therapy to support children’s individual needs and strengths across environments.
Kelsey Smith received Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wyoming and her Master of Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University- Glendale. Since then, she has had clinical experiences in a variety of settings including outpatient clinical settings, early intervention, and school-settings, working with a wide variety of children ages 1-18 with developmental considerations. Kelsey has experiences with sensory integrative principles and has specialized in pediatric occupational therapy, providing care for clients in their natural home/school settings and outpatient clinical settings.