FAMILY CENTERED CARE
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Mariah Runkle, MS, OTR/L
Mariah is a native to Colorado, born and raised. She has over 21 years of health care experience, years of therapy experience and has been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist for the past 11 years. Mariah loves serving our community and has truly found her passion for serving children with special needs. After graduating from The University of Northern Colorado with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2007, she pursued her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Touro University, Nevada. She graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2012 and began her journey as a pediatric therapist.
In 2015, Mariah had the opportunity to take on her mentor’s business. Mariah created STEP Therapy Pediatrics, to continue serving the Denver Metro Area and surrounding cities. Mariah has experience in working with children with Autism, Downs Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delay, Oppositional Defiance Disorders, Handwriting Difficulties and much more. She truly believes that our children teach us the most about the meaning of life and she knows that STEP Therapy Pediatrics serves the BEST families in town!
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WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY
"During my child's time at STEP her speech therapy progressed leaps and bounds- she graduated!"
"With PT they have helped my child improve balance, kicking, throwing and climbing. My child can now ride a bike!"
" With OT my child has learned strategies to help her regulate much better and she has improved her hand strength. My child now has a willingness to try!"
"My son has improved eye contact and is now able to give others hugs."