About us

Little Lotus Therapy offers occupational therapy, speech language therapy, telehealth consultation, and OpenMind© workshops for parents, children and schools.

We work collaboratively as a unified SLP and OT team to address each child and family's comprehensive and holistic needs, and can provide compassionate, fun, and integrated SLP/OT consultation and treatment.


Our philosophy is that difficult times, stress, pain and challenges are inevitable in life, and while we cannot control these storms, we can learn to be resilient and to grow from them. Little Lotus individualized therapy programs and the OpenMind© program activities are dynamic, child-centered, experiential and fun. These therapeutic supports and learning activities build upon the strengths, interests and motivation of the child, and serve to promote social emotional learning, communication, independent functioning, autonomy and quality of life.

Nicole Sedan, MS, CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech language pathologist and mother of 4.  She 
works with children with a large range of disabilities within a K-8 school as well as consulting work in the private sector. Her areas of clinical expertise spans from diagnosis and treatment of complex communication disorders, social communication and developmental language disorders. Nicole received her bachelors in communication sciences from Richard Stockton college of NJ and her masters in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She is the co-author of the OpenMind Elementary and Middle School Program.

Dr. Monica Jackman is an occupational therapist and mother of four. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Health Science degree from the University of Florida and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University.  Monica has authored research papers and book chapters on topics including mindful engagement, the mindful engagement support model, occupational therapy in mental health, and teaching mindfulness to children, and has developed and implemented mindfulness-based training programs for caregivers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. She has developed visual aids, interventions and self assessment tools to support self-regulation, engagement and executive functioning in children of all ages. She is the creator of the Mindful Engagement Support Model of Treatment, the OpenMind Preschool and Kindergarten Program, co-author of the OpenMind Elementary and Middle School Program, and the author of the Mindfulness for Preschool and Kindergarten book, which will be published by New Harbinger in August 2022. She has lectured nationally and internationally on mindfulness and social emotional learning interventions for children and adults. 

Click here for a link to Dr. Jackman's publications