Diana earned her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Houston. Prior to graduate school, Diana was a full-time nanny and also a caregiver for a child with autism. She then progressed to working with children with special needs in their homes, carrying out home exercise programs related to occupational therapy goals. Through these opportunities, she knew she found her niche in working with children and their families. As a Houston native, she knew she had to give back to a community that has given so much to her, which led to the opening of Foundations Pediatric Therapy.
Diana’s passion stems from building meaningful and lasting relationships that challenge and nurture growth and development across the entire lifespan. She has worked with children with sensory processing disorders, ADHD/ADD, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, genetic disorders and developmental delay. She is trained in Brain Gym, DIR/Floortime, Torticollis, and NDT treatment of the baby and young child. She is an Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and Safe and Sound Protocol practitioner and is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding.
When not practicing, Diana enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Tu, and their dog, Troy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and exercising. She also considers herself a "foodie".