Yulene Broussard, OTR/L, MS, is the founder and owner of Solaris Pediatric Therapy in Houston, Texas. With more than 20 years of experience, Yulene has researched and practiced nearly every therapeutic intervention available with the goal of providing the most effective and comprehensive therapy programs possible. She started Solaris Pediatric Therapy to provide a place that nurtures the whole family so that they can grow confidently and joyfully.
After earning her Master of Science in pediatric occupational therapy at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Yulene worked at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, also located in Columbus. To further her skill set, Yulene received mentorship from Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR/L, a leading researcher in the field of sensory processing disorder. She is also an advanced iLs (integrated listening systems) practitioner and is certified in Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP™), Brain Gym®, the SOS Feeding Approach, Rhythmic Movement Training, and QRI™ (quantum reflex integration). She also has been trained in DIR/DIRFloortime®.
Additionally, Yulene is a licensed Yoga for Special Child® and coordinates the Houston Yoga for the Special Child basic program with the method’s founder, Sonia Sumar. In addition to teaching yoga classes for children, Yulene also offers Special Child yoga classes to parents so they can experience the therapeutic benefits it offers their child.
Yulene was inspired to open up her own clinic to provide services she felt were missing for children with special needs. She hopes to provide a redefined version of pediatric therapy: a place of love, connection, happiness, and learning for all.