Ride The Wave Therapy Services

Ride The Wave Therapy Services

150 Southpark Blvd Suite 202
Saint Augustine FL 32086
phone: 904-217-3103
fax: 904-467-3422

Our mission

is to provide skilled occupational therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral therapy services using a customized, client centered approach.  At Ride the Wave Therapy, we use a combination of sensory integration, play therapy, and community integration to help our clients achieve their goals and live their lives to their highest potential.

Occupational Therapy

If your child struggles with Social Skills, Low Muscle Tone, Sensory Integration, Decreased Strength, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills/Coordination, and/or Visual Motor Skills, we are here to help!  Our OT department has over a decade of experience in pediatrics and a wide range of certifications to help your child reach their fullest potential.  Contact us today or visit our FAQ page to get started!
Brittany Bodenbender

Brittany Bodenbender, MOT, OTR/L

Brittany is a native Floridian and currently resides in St. Augustine with her family and dogs. She attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where she received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is passionate about the pediatric population and strives to deliver the highest level of care.
Jana Sanford-Heller

Jana Sanford-Heller, COTA/L

Jana is the founder of Ride the Wave Therapy Services and has been specializing in pediatrics since 2012.  Jana is certified in Kinesio Taping (FMT), Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and Therapeutic Listening.  She is also a Certified Life Coach.  Jana is a St. Augustine Resident where she lives with her husband and two children, and has been working in St. John County schools providing OT services since 2016.
Jana Sanford-Heller

Tammy Hewlette, COTA/L

Tammy is originally from Pennsylvania, and has over a decade of experience in pediatrics and the school system.  Tammy lives here in St. Augustine with her son and enjoys designing sea glass jewelry in her free time.
Jana Sanford-Heller

Shannon Rentz, OT

From working as an OT in pediatrics to teaching swim lessons and working as a preschool teacher, Shannon has been working with kids for over a decade. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine Health Sciences where she received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys walking on the beach, watching football (go Gators!), and visiting and exploring new places.

School Therapy Services

Ride the Wave is a proud provider of therapy services to both public and private schools in St. John's County!  With competitive rates and experienced therapists, we are excited to help you meet your school's therapy and in-service needs.  Check out some of the schools we currently work with!
St. Augustine Public Montessori SchoolIsland PrepPLS Therapy & Learning Center

Applied Behavior Analysis

We are excited to partner with Proactive Life Skills to offer ABA services at Ride the Wave Therapy Services!  Applied Behavior Analysis is a highly effective behavior therapy tool which combines home therapy, school therapy and in-clinic visits.  Each plan is customized specifically for your family's needs.  ABA involves social skills training, parent education, skills acquisition, positive behavior support, and organizational behavior management.  Call us today to find out more!
Kelly Weedon

Kelly Weedon Noda, MA, BCBA

Kelly is the owner and director of Proactive Life Skills and is excited to join us at Ride the Wave to provide ABA services in St. Augustine.  Kelly was a special education teacher before earning her Masters and becoming a BCBA.  She is certified PEERS® and PEAK verbal behavior program, and is also a Professional Crisis Management instructor.


How do I pay for therapy services?
Therapy can be paid for by insurance (Staywell / Wellcare, United Healthcare, Aetna, Tricare, and Sunshine), by scholarships, and out of pocket.  Contact us today to find out the best option for your family. We are approved providers for the Gardiner scholarship! Click here to learn more or to apply:

I think my child needs therapy services, where do I start?
A doctor's referral is required for all therapy services being paid for by insurance and/or scholarships.  Please call your doctor and explain what therapy(ies) you are seeking when asking for the referral.  Your doctor sends us the referral and we call you to get started!  If paying for services out of pocket, just contact us directly to get started!

Can my child receive services at the clinic if he already receives them at school?
YES! If your child receives services at school, insurance and scholarships will absolutely cover in-clinic sessions as long as the sessions are not completed on the same day.

What is ABA?
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis.  Essentially, ABA is behavior therapy and is commonly prescribed for children with autism.  Other diagnoses that ABA can work with include Downs Syndrome, ODD and PDD.  We can check with your insurance provider to determine if they cover ABA and if ABA is the right fit for your child.  OT can also work with your child on social skills and behavior modifications.

Got more questions?
today and we can help answer your questions and get you moving in the right direction!


Please download and print the forms needed prior to your appointment.  You may bring them with you or email them to the email address your therapist provided.