Our facility has been designed to promote a warm, comforting and family friendly atmosphere. We create an environment that encourages parents to be a part of their child's treatment and build a program that will help parents create therapeutic opportunities for their child outside of the therapy session. Because of the busy lives of families today, we have extended hours during the week.
Big Sky is located in West Lake Hills just off Bee Caves Road at the intersection of Cuernavaca Drive in the Crystal Mountain business complex. We are easily accessible from Mopac, 71 and Capital of Texas Highway (360). Once you have turned off of Bee Caves Rd, make an immediate right down the hill away from the Laura Bush library. Our spacious clinic is located in building 3 to your left.
Caren Arnold, OTD, OTR
Occupational Therapist, Owner
Caren Arnold received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Exercise Science and her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University, Nashville. Caren has worked in private practice as well as inpatient and outpatient pediatric hospitals. She specializes in sensory integration, autism spectrum disorders, and dysgraphia. Specialty certifications include: The ALERT program, Interactive Metronome, Debra Beckman's Oral Motor Skills and Mary Benbow's foundational hand skills. Caren has also developed a cursive writing protocol, a curriculum for intensive print and cursive handwriting camps, and is skilled in conducting wheelchair and equipment evaluations.
Callah Kimble, M.S., OTR
Callah received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Human Development from California State University, Long Beach and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She completed her clinical rotations in hospital, outpatient, school and community settings throughout New York and New Jersey, working with clients with various physical, cognitive and socio-emotional disabilities. Callah has experience working with children in both educational and outpatient settings. Prior to graduate school, Callah spent over a year volunteering in California with the Pediatric Therapy Network, where she gained experience with sensory integration techniques for children in the Early Intervention Program. As an occupational therapy student, she spent time at the Imagine Academy for Autism in Brooklyn, NY, where she gained experience providing therapy to improve student’s ability to participate optimally in their school, home, and community environments. Callah is passionate about providing holistic, quality care that is individually catered to meet the goals of her clients and their families. Callah is new to Austin and is proud to be a member of the Big Sky Pediatric Therapy team, she looks forward to getting to know the children, their families, and all that Austin has to offer!
Carolyn King, M.S., OTR
Occupational Therapist, Clinical Manager
Carolyn King received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. She completed her clinical at Big Sky Pediatric Therapy under the supervision of Caren Arnold and joined the Big Sky team upon her completion of school. Carolyn has experience working with children with developmental delays, dysgraphia, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing dysfunctions, attention deficit disorders, motor coordination disorders, neurological injuries/impairments and a variety of other diagnoses. She has been trained and certified in the Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual protocol; a therapeutic approach for increasing visual skills, motor coordination and body awareness. When she is not working she enjoys spending her time exploring Austin and all it has to offer!
Jody Ritter, MOT, OTR/L
Jody Ritter received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of North Texas in 1989, and a master's degree in occupational therapy from Texas Woman's University, Houston in 1994. She began her career in adult physical rehabilitation and developed an interest in neurological functioning while working with individuals with brain injury. Neurology continued to be an area of interest as she transitioned to working with children in 1997. After teaching occupational therapy at the graduate level for several years, Jody returned to pediatric clinical work in the school setting. She is passionate about developing therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families. When she is not engaged in the therapeutic process, you can find Jody enjoying her family, working on mosaics, or exploring her new home-city of Austin.