Michele Kunde

Michele is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in pediatrics and is passionate about providing parent education! In her personal time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, and playing with her dog, Santo!

Two outlines of human heads are drawn on a teal, wooden background. Their brains are depicted as a series of wooden cubes. The human on the left has red and blue cubes, the human on the right has orange and green cubes to illustrate neurodiversity.

Autism Acceptance

April is Here! Spring is starting and the weather allows for more outdoor fun! Also…it is Autism Awareness Month! To celebrate, My Kids Place providers and friends are participating in the National Foundation for Autism Research Virtual Superhero Race for Autism April 1st-10th! We are also a sponsor for the first-ever Autism’s Got Talent Live! …

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The Unexpected Benefits of Teletherapy in Pediatric Therapy Services

As hands-on professionals, the transition to telehealth (more specifically “teletherapy”) for physical/occupational/speech therapists was daunting. So much of what we do requires us to be there with the client, especially in pediatrics. Fast-forward to 9+ months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. Since the beginning, we have been providing Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy …

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How Pediatric Physical Therapy Can Help with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Motor Skills, & Social Function

As a pediatric physical therapist (PT), it is natural for me to approach my clients with a “whole-child” perspective. A child does not come to a physical therapy appointment and leave their behavior or limited attention span at home. This is especially true for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, I have learned how …

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Say “Hello” to our new Speech and Language Pathologist, Joyce!

Joyce is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who recently joined MKP! Joyce is originally from Mississippi; however, moved to beautiful San Diego almost two years ago. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese at Southern Methodist University in Texas. From there, she went on to earn her Master’s …

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What is ‘Container Baby Syndrome’ (CBS)?

Container Baby Syndrome, or CBS for short, is a collection of signs and symptoms related developmental delays and related to an infant spending extended amounts of time in a ‘container.’ A container is any piece of equipment that “contains” your baby into one place, and keeps them in one position. Containers include infant walkers, bouncers, …

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My Kids Place COVID-19 Updates

Learn how MKP is keeping families safe while remaining open during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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6/2021