Our team is diverse, yet driven by a single focus: the children we serve.


Carol Taylor


Carol is Owner and Clinical Director at PlayMatters (formerly PlayWorks). She founded the clinic in 2001 in Atlanta, GA to consult, support and advocate for children and their families. 

Carol tries to strike the ideal balance between Clinician & Compassion. She believes that thoughtful and truly empathetic care can sometimes get lost in traditional occupational therapy practices. Fiercely optimistic, Carol has a heartfelt passion for both the profession and for children and the families PlayMatters serves. 

"We are a family's biggest cheerleader. We want to instill confidence with parents and teachers and act as a trusted advisor. In the process, we hope to educate families and the school community."

Uncommonly resourceful, Carol continuously finds creative ways to engage children. She is also extremely well connected within the OT community and is known for her ability to make appropriate recommendations to additional resources outside of her practice.

As a pediatric occupational therapist, her areas of expertise include Sensory Integration (SI), visual-motor, ocular motor & visual perceptual development, auditory intervention, as well as being a DIRFloortime Practitioner.

With a degree in Special Education, a Master of Occupational Therapy and experience as a teacher in the public school system, Carol knows the academic environment firsthand. She is an expert in working with teachers and school staff to incorporate sensorimotor activities in the classroom to facilitate learning as well as play development. She continues to consult at many Atlanta area public and private school, child development centers, and preschools and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

She has been a guest lecturer at both local and national conventions and a featured presenter in graduate level courses at several universities.  Outside the clinic and school settings, she enjoys spending time with her family and staying current on the needs and challenges of today's families.


Amy Mace 


Please be patient, Amy's bio is coming soon.



Alice Walls 


Alice is no stranger to children or occupational therapy, having long supported pediatric offices in Atlanta.  "We love Alice" is the consistent refrain we hear from parents.

She works hard to make sure we are all on track and to ensure both continuity and consistency in the clinic.  Alice is the professional face and first impression of the clinic for parents when they arrive.

Being conscientious, trusted and dedicated, she gets the job done with grace in any situation.  If it seems like she never gets ruffled, that's no accident. Alice comes from a military background having served in the United States Marine Corps for six years.

In short, Alice is a treasure; asking about parent's children and even remembering everyone's birthdays.  Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, relaxing with friends and reading.

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Mary Yao


Marys bio is coming soon

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Jessica Olsen


Jessica's bio is coming soon