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Meet Our Therapists
FECTS Therapists are employed by the Florida Elks and are licensed to practice by the state of Florida. With 28 mobile units, our therapists treat children throughout the state covering most of its 67 counties.

Val Edmands

Val Edmands

District(s) Served: 

  • North, Northeast, North Central

How long with FECTS: 

  • Since 2012


  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy at University of Florida


  • Therapeutic Listening, iLs, DIR/Floortime, Neuronet; Certified parent coach


  • High Springs, FL

Hobbies/Outside Interests:

  • Camping, cooking

Favorite Quote:

  • “Worrying is praying for what you don't want to happen."

Favorite Movie:

  • Braveheart

Most Memorable Patient:

  • Colin had Spinal Muscular Atrophy and was extremely weak. I saw him through the Early Steps Program for 2 years. He learned to talk, eat and use his hands well, although he could barely hold his head up. He had an adorable personality. Unfortunately, he passed away shortly after his third birthday when his lungs could not recover from pneumonia.