Our History

Skills on the Hill, LLC was developed in 2002 by Kristen Masci to serve the growing need for pediatric based occupational therapy services in the Capitol Hill area. Initially, all services were provided on a private basis in several Capitol Hill neighborhood schools and homes. Relationships with these neighborhood schools further developed and Skills on the Hill became a resource for both school staff and parents. Staff training meetings and presentations for parents became a regular part of helping schools identify children who were experiencing difficulties that impacted their ability to function efficiently in the school and home environments.

Skills on the Hill opened a home-based pediatric occupational therapy clinic in the spring of 2003. Along with traditional occupational therapy equipment and supplies, suspended equipment was added in order to cater to children who experience Sensory Integrative Dysfunction.

Shortly thereafter, Skills on the Hill began providing school-based services at Two Rivers Public Charter School. Three years later, Skills on the Hill joined End to End Solutions for Special Education and began providing school-based services for several DC Charter Schools. As of September, 2016 the schools we serve include Center City Public Charter Schools, DC Preparatory Academy, Early Childhood Academy, Harmony Public Charter, SELA Public Charter School, Perry Street Prep Public Charter School, Thurgood Marshall Academy, DC Scholars Public Charter School, and Mundo Verde Public Charter School.

In the fall of 2004, Skills on the Hill expanded to The Capitol Hill Medical Clinic building in Washington, DC. A collaborative and interdisciplinary relationship with Capitol Kids Therapy, a speech therapy practice, was formed in this location. Currently, Skills on the Hill is located just 3 blocks from Capitol Kids Therapy which facilitates an interdisciplinary relationship.

In the summer of 2012, Skills on the Hill expanded to add a second clinic in Arlington, Virginia with Playworks Speech Therapy.

In March, 2013, Skills on the Hill became a provider with Strong Start/DC Early Intervention Program and began providing early intervention based therapy services within the community.