LLA Spotlight: DeAnna Smith

Meet another amazing LLA Therapy staff member, DeAnna Smith!

DeAnna is an Occupational Therapist. She has been with LLA since late summer of 2021. DeAnna works in both our clinics and with our school partners. She has always had a passion for working with kids. However, it wasn’t until she had exposure to the profession at a camp for kids with special needs that made her decide to be an OT.

What is your favorite part about being a therapist?

I love working with the kids and getting the opportunity to make a difference in their life. I also love that OT is “play” based and I get the chance to incorporate important functional milestone activities when completing fun activities!

Pizza or Tacos?


Super strength, or the ability to fly?


What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy for their child?

Always keep an open mind and never be afraid to ask questions!!

What is the funniest thing a kid has ever said to you in therapy?

“What kind of vacuum do you have? I love vacuums”

What is your best advice for kids?

Always be kind and be yourself!

Early riser, or night owl?

Early riser

What is the best professional and/or therapy advice you have ever received?

No matter what you do or where you go, always take an opportunity to learn something new.