Employee Spotlight – Lauren Yoshida

Employee Spotlight – Lauren Yoshida
Interview with Lauren

Tell us a little about yourself:

I was born and raised in Southern CA. Graduated PT school from The University of St Augustine in San Diego. I have my first little boy on the way due in October! And Go Dodgers!

 

Why did you become a physical therapist?

I became a therapist because I have always had a passion for letting kids be kids, and never letting a physical difference stop them from reaching their dreams. 

 

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for having the most persistence and determination?

I have no idea, but I am so thankful!

 

What do you love most about working for TEAM 4 Kids?

My Coworkers. I had never been in a setting where I truly loved every single person that I work with, until now! Thankful for their constant support and friendships. 

 

If you had one wish, what would it be?  

Covid wasn’t a real thing…. Haha but in all seriousness I would wish that all illnesses/disabilities would go away.

 

Nominations for Lauren:

“Lauren shows great patience with highly involved kiddos. She has also worked through a lot of discomfort and not feeling well while maintaining a positive attitude through her pregnancy.”

“During the pandemic she worked really hard to make sure her kiddos were able to be seen and get the therapy they needed.

“She was very persistent and determined with getting parents to share their experiences with other families.

“Lauren demonstrates perseverance and determination by how well she works with the kiddos! She is always making sure they are having fun with therapy and trialing different toys to keep them engaged throughout her sessions.”

“Over the past year I have watched this therapist work with very difficult children. Her determination and unrelenting focus to see these children succeed despite their physical and cognitive deficits is unprecedented. When you are present to see this therapist’s persistence pay off and the child completes a skill for the first time it is a reminder that success can be reached. The emotion that her children demonstrate with their success and the accumulation of hard work is an example to us all. So many times it has reminded me that we can all make a difference if we are both determined and persistent to see it through.”