1803 Ward Drive, Suite 202, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 | info@brightbeginningsptc.com

Emily and Natalie met while attending Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and quickly became friends. While at MTSU, they discussed one day owning a private practice together where they could impact the lives of children with disabilities and their families. Even while attending separate graduate schools and working in various settings, Emily and Natalie continued to develop skills that would help them pursue their dream. Emily and Natalie share a similar philosophy of practice which promotes family-centered care, child-directed therapy, employing qualified service providers, ensuring privacy for families, and individualizing treatment plans for each child. Bright Beginnings hopes to become an asset to the Murfreesboro community.
Positions Available: We now have one position available. Please click the following links for more information. Position: Occupational Therapist.



Gladys Harms, M.S., OTR/C - Occupational Therapist
Gladys Harms, M.S., OTR/C Gladys attended undergraduate school at Harding University where she received a B.A. in Psychology. She received her M.S. in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Gladys is licensed by the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy. She gained inpatient and outpatient therapy experience through employment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She has experience in evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, Down syndrome, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and children with fine motor or visual perceptual deficits. Gladys has been trained in the First Strokes Handwriting Program, the Handwriting Without Tears Program, and upper extremity casting.
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Katie Grandowicz, OTD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist
Gladys Harms, M.S., OTR/C Katie is originally from a small town just north of Cincinnati, OH called Madeira. She completed her Bachelors of Exercise Science with a minor in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toledo in 2009 and then moved to Nashville, TN to complete her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Belmont University in May 2013. Katie is licensed by the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy, registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. While in graduate school, she completed two pediatric 12-week fieldwork rotations in pediatric outpatient facilities and school systems where she was a part of research focused on constraint induced movement therapy for children, the effectiveness of handwriting camps, and the effectiveness of therapeutic listening for children with Autism. Upon graduation, Katie gained outpatient pediatric experience while employed at More Than Words Therapy Services in Clarksville, TN for the past year and a half. Katie’s areas of interests include sensory integration intervention, spinal cord injury intervention, occupational therapy’s role with children with Autism, wheelchair evaluation and positioning techniques, handwriting and educating others on the role of occupational therapy. Katie has experience in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, Down syndrome, developmental delays and children with fine motor and visual motor/perceptual delays. Katie is also a certified Listening Program Provider by Advanced Brain Technologies. Katie enjoys occupational therapy because it is an ever changing profession in which no two days are ever the same and it allows her to be creative, inventive and a lifelong learner. She also enjoys seeing the smile on children’s face after helping them grow and learn to be as independent as possible. Katie resides in Nashville with her husband, Sean Grandowicz, and her dog, Macy. Her husband is a firefighter/EMT in Fairview, TN. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family back in Ohio, football season, outdoor activities, working out, watching movies, watching a good dramatic TV series, interior decorating and crafting.
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