Robyn Lundeen, COTA/L
Robyn is a certified occupational therapy assistant who has worked for over twenty eight years with young children who have special needs. She has been working as a pediatric feeding therapist since December, 1998. Robyn began her career working with infants and toddlers with special needs in 1985 as a paraprofessional in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She worked with a pilot program serving children birth to three before IDEA was mandated by the federal government. She volunteered with organizations such as Pilot Parents of Minnesota, therapeutic horseback riding programs, and co-founded “Parents of Children with Special Needs” support organization in Minnesota. Robyn is the parent of a son who has Down Syndrome with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 1995 Robyn moved to Tucson where she worked for Blake Foundation’s Children’s Achievement Center as an early interventionist in a center based classroom. She was Program Coordinator for the special needs childcare program there. She went on to receive her Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Apollo College, graduating valedictorian of her class. She worked with Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, Arizona School for Deaf and Blind, and with Children’s Clinic for Rehabilitative Services until she became an employee of Mealtime Connections when the company was founded.