Carney Rehabilitation & Development Services

Carney Rehabilitation & Development Services was developed with the knowledge that therapy programs are most effective as a team.  By working in the child’s natural environment therapists are able to work closely with families, caregivers, and educators to develop programs that can carry over therapeutic techniques into the child’s daily life.

Christy A. Carney, OTR/L, founder and owner of Carney Rehabilitation and Developmental Services, PLLC (CRDS) has 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist.  She has a background practicing in pediatrics, hospitals, home health, rehab, school and management settings.  In her words, “I have created an ideal practice model for delivering pediatric therapy services based on the principle that children learn best where they live, work, and play.”

CRDS is available for consultations, direct services, group services, & staff developments.



Owner / Occupational Therapist

Christy Carney is a licensed Occupational Therapist.  She holds a degree in Occupational Therapy from Syracuse University, certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.   Christy has over 20 years of professional experience as an Occupational Therapist and has a background practicing in early intervention programs, preschools, schools, home based programs, hospitals, acute rehabilitation, and management.  She has special training in sensory integration, neurodevelopmental treatment, critical care rehabilitation, and several handwriting programs including Handwriting Without Tears and Size Matters Handwriting Program.   Her strengths include evaluating and analyzing the occupational therapy needs of children to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.    Christy enjoys working in a child’s natural environment (home, preschool, school) where she can work her treatment plan into the daily lives of her patients.


Speech Language Pathologist

Kelly Steen is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Speech Language and Hearing Science from the University of Colorado, a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston, MA, certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is a member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Kelly has 6 years of professional experience working with children and families that has included working in Early Intervention programs, pediatric private practice, preschools, Head Start classrooms, and home based programs.  Additionally, Kelly served as a Clinical Research Coordinator for various Autism research studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked as part of a multidisciplinary team interacting directly with families and training research assistants in evaluation techniques.  Kelly is a creative and engaging therapist for young children who values the importance of collaboration with family members, medical staff, therapists, and school personnel.  She believes in the importance of finding ways to connect with her clients and their families to make therapy activities fun and exciting in order to promote carry-over of skills.