Lucinda Anderson is the founder of Brighter Futures. She has been an occupational therapist for 24 years and has been specializing in sensory integration therapy for the past 18 years. Along with being an occupational therapist, Lucinda also taught special education for 17 years. Lucinda graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelors of Science degree in occupational therapy, Bachelors of Arts in regular education, and a Masters of Arts in special education.
Lucinda works with children ages birth to 21 and vendors with Valley Mountain Regional Center, Kaiser, selected school districts, and accepts private pay.
Hi! My name is Jyllian Hunt. I was born at 31 weeks gestation and diagnosed with severe quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. When I was 2 1/2 years old, I was fortunate enough to begin weekly visits to Brighter Futures Therapeutic Learning Center. It was there, that my mom, Apryl, met occupational therapist, Lucinda Anderson. Lucinda and my mom discussed my struggles. Many of my struggles could be deciphered as sensory processing difficulties. For example, I woke several times during the night and I was already 2 1/2 years old. I was incredibly sensitive to loud noises. The wind and rain really disturbed me when I felt it on my face. I wouldn't accept different food textures & spit most foods out. I was frightened of moving, swinging, or of being lifted up high. Lucinda helped me by not only teaching my mom the Willbarger Brushing Protocol, but she also provided my mom with my own sensory diet. My sensory diet included activities geared specifically to reduce my sensory processing concerns. My mom and I will be forever grateful for the knowledge that was shared with us. I am currently, at the top of my small class of 10 kids. Within my limitations, I am still vocalizing new words. I love the rain and loud noises! I love most movements--especially my swing. I am happy!!