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Albemarle Therapy Center
 
 
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Meet Our Pediatric Therapists in Charlottesville & Waynesboro, VA

 
 

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Speech Language Pathologists

 
 

Physical Therapists

 
AnnePicklap
 

Ana-Aegi Clothiaux, PT

Ana-Aegi graduated from Florida A& M University in 1987 with a BS degree in Physical Therapy. She joined Albemarle Therapy Center in June 2013 after eleven years in the school districts with PREP. Before moving to Charlottesville in 2002, she was in private practice in Tallahassee, Florida providing services in the Early Intervention programs, home based services for children over three, school based contracts, out-patient pediatric facilities, residential facility for adults with complex and multiple disabilities. She has deep abiding love for young people and their families, and delights in being a part of the puzzle for growth, development, and learning. She is Neuro-Developmental Treatment certified, has extensive experience in custom seating and adaptive equipment, strong back ground in Sensory Integration and regulation, clinical experience with structure learning using the TEACCH approach. In addition, she has years of training in Crainosacral Therapy and is Early Intervention certified. Her newest interest is increasing her understanding of the effects of diet and brain function, and how vision and the balance system impact a person's ability to move. Ana-Aegi sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
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Ann Tuzson, PT

Ann graduated with a B.S. in Physical Therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago and has been practicing physical therapy for more than 10 years. She furthered her studies at the University of Virginia and went on to publish and present research on the biomechanics of gait. Ann is Early Intervention certified and loves working in Early Intervention because she is fascinated by the process of learning to walk. Ann is currently not accepting new clients.
 
 
 
 
JenniferMoreira
 

Carolyn Lewis, MEd, PT

Carrie is a physical therapist with 10 years' experience working as a pediatric physical therapist. She also has a Master's Degree in Special Education in the field of Early Intervention and is Early Intervention certified. She has worked in a variety of settings including the NICU, developmental follow-up clinics, outpatient rehabilitation, and Early Intervention home based settings. Carrie sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
CaryBinggeli
 

Emily Henry, DPT

Emily is a physical therapist who received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. As part of her education, Emily was chosen to be certified by Project UPLink, a program that provides specialized training in interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on Early Intervention and children with low incidence disabilities. Emily is Early Intervention certified and her love for Early Intervention stems from her desire to work with children in their environments while addressing the needs and building relationships with the entire family. Emily sees clients in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
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Jennifer Moreira, PT

Jen graduated from Boston University with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 1998. She has practiced in Boston, MA and Virginia over the last 13 years, with an emphasis on neurologic pathologies. The most recent 9 years of practice have been in a variety of pediatric settings including: acute care, in-patient rehab, Early Intervention and is Early Intervention and Level 1 CME certified. Jen sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
 

Michael O'Grady, PT

Mike graduated from Columbia University in 2001 with a master's degree in physical therapy. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a variety of patients in Early Intervention, pediatric clinics, schools, and outpatient adult orthopedic clinics. Since 2011, he has focused solely upon pediatrics with a primary interest in Early Intervention. For three years since then, he was primarily performing research on the link between motor and cognitive development among typically- and atypically-developing babies. His research also extended to developmental play. During that time, Mike authored two peer-reviewed research articles and presented at several conferences. By bringing his research into the clinical realm, he has expanded his clinical knowledge beyond motor development. This includes an evidence-based view of child development and play that informs treatment approaches. His treatments include not only the child, but also caregivers and siblings, in order to promote carryover of gains into the natural environment, where development occurs. He works to understand the whole child, not just the motor component. Mike is Early Intervention certified, and his main practice area is Early Intervention. He sees clients in both the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations, as well as in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
TeresaAndrews
 

Molly Zarski, PT

Molly graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1986 with a BS in Physical Therapy. Molly is SIPT certified (Sensory Integration Praxis Test), Early Intervention certified, and CME II (Cuevas Medek Exercise) certified. She enjoys working with children from infancy to adolescents for each age has its unique challenges. There is nothing quite like the joy of when a child discovers they can move and effect their surroundings. Molly is a Master Coach Candidate and is being instructed by Dr. M'Lisa Sheldon and Dr. Dathan Rush using "The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook". Molly sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
TeresaAndrews
 

Teresa Andrews, PT

Teresa graduated from Old Dominion's Physical Therapy program in 1981. She has extensive experience working in a variety of pediatric settings serving 0-21 year olds, including acute care in PA and VA, serving as the PT for the UVA dorsal rhizotomy program from 1988-89, has Early Intervention certification, working in the public schools as well as the ATC since 1990. She also volunteers for Therapeutic Adventures, a non-profit that provides outdoor programing for persons with disabilities. Teresa sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
TheresaMcCullough
 

Theresa McCullough, PT

Theresa McCullough has been practicing as a physical therapist at Albemarle Therapy Center since March 2003. Prior to her move to Virginia in 2002, she worked at a pediatric skilled nursing facility in New York City, the Foundling Hospital, where she treated children from infants to teenagers with neurological and musculoskeletal impairments. Theresa graduated with a B.S in Physical Therapy from Hunter College in New York City, pursuing this as a second profession after a career as a ballet and modern dancer. She brings to her work a love of children and a deep commitment to supporting families of children and young adults with disabilities. Theresa is also Early Intervention certified. Theresa sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 

Occupational Therapists

 
 
AnnePicklap
 

Catherine Hebert, M.S., OT/L

Cate earned an Associates Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2000 from New Hampshire Community Technical College and a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009 from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked with patients in a variety of settings including schools, pediatric outpatient clinics, skilled nursing/rehab facilities and home health. Cate has over ten years' experience specializing in pediatric practice treating children with a variety of diagnoses including sensory processing impairments, developmental delay, orthopedic deficits, pica, neurological impairments, feeding disorders, ADHD and Autism. She is passionate about providing client centered care including family involvement and support. Cate believes in making therapy fun and motivating while working on the skills needed to help each child reach their full potential. Cate sees clients in the Waynesboro location.
 
 
Kerri-Heilman
 

Brenda Stephens, OTR/L

Brenda Stephens is the parent of 3 boys and new grandparent of a little girl. She has been a practicing pediatric occupational therapist since 1999. She believes children learn best through self-directed play in an environment that includes opportunities for a variety of sensory experiences through movement and touch. Brenda is Early Intervention certified. On the side, she runs a Hippotherapy program on her farm in Earlysville Virginia where she has been able to combine her to passions - children and horses. Her new summer camp farm program allows all children to experience the outdoors in small group settings. Brenda sees children in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
CathyButler
 

Katie Fusco, M.O.T., OTR/L

Katie joined Albemarle Therapy Center as an Occupational Therapist after receiving her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in May 2016 and undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2000. Katie is Early Intervention certified and enjoys working with families with young children through Early Intervention in Virginia. Katie appreciates working with a variety of school-aged children in the clinical setting to build functional skills including self-care, pre-writing and fine motor skills for children with diagnoses ranging from ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding difficulties and physical disabilities. Katie specifically enjoys working with families to support children with feeding difficulties and uses a combination of behavioral, motor and sensory approaches to increase acceptance of new foods, develop chewing skills and address oral aversions. Katie has received training on the CAN-EAT (Comfort, Acceptance, Nutrition) approach used by the University of North Carolina pediatric feeding team and has received mentoring from feeding professionals at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Katie and her husband have lived in Charlottesville since 2003. Together they find great joy in parenting their two school-aged sons.
 
 
 

Colleen Zanin, OTR/L

Colleen Zanin has recently relocated to Charlottesville from Annandale, Va. She received her degree in OT from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master's Degree in Special Ed. with a specialty in Regulatory Disorders in Young Children from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in the school system, private practice, and Early Intervention. She received certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment at the Bobath Center in London, England. Colleen is also Early Intervention certified. A life-long horse lover, Colleen has enjoyed complementing her pediatric practice with Hippotherapy. Colleen sees clients in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
DebMcCoy
 

Deb McCoy, MAECH, OT/L

Deb graduated from Western Michigan University in 1975. She has worked in pediatrics for 32 yrs. in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, schools, clinics, daycares, and in homes. She became certified for use of the Southern California Sensory Integration Test Battery in 1979 and earned her Master in Early Childhood Education in 2009 through the University of Phoenix. She and her husband of 38 years have raised two sons, one that had ADHD and who Deb credits to her better understanding of what parents deal with on a daily basis. She has two adorable grandchildren who are the reason for her migration from OH to GA and now VA. Deb sees clients in the Charlottesville center and in home through Early Intervention in Louisa and Albemarle counties.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DevonBurnell
 

Erin Gaskins, OTR/L

Erin received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2005 from The Medical University of South Carolina and her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University in 2000. Erin has experience in a variety of areas including outpatient/inpatient pediatrics, schools, skilled nursing, outpatient/inpatient adult rehab and home health. Erin has specific interests in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders and developmental therapy. She is Early Intervention Certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Erin sees clients in the Waynesboro Clinic and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
 
KylaSaby
 

Kyla Saby, MS, OTR/L

Kyla is a 2014 James Madison University graduate with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006. Kyla worked with children and families as an Americorps volunteer from 1999-2001, and as a Spanish teacher at North Branch School from 2008-2010. She also has clinical experience working at the JMU children's occupational therapy clinic (OTCES) in Harrisonburg. As a mother, Kyla is familiar with the difficulties and delights that come with parenthood. It gives her great joy to work with children and facilitate development of their functional skills. She brings creativity and a holistic perspective to her work. Kyla is a fluent Spanish speaker and sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations.
 
 
 
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Megan Salaway, MOT, OTR/L

Megan Salaway is a recent graduate who received her Masters of science in Occupational Therapy from Alvernia University in Reading, PA in May of 2014. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, including the classroom, outpatient pediatric centers, and neurological outpatient rehabilitation clinics. Megan has recently become a provisional certified brain injury specialist. She is passionate about working with children to increase their quality of life and gain knowledge with each unique case. Megan sees clients in the Charlottesville location.
 
 
RebeccaPerry
 

Rebecca Perry, MOT, OTR/L

Rebecca is a recent James Madison University graduate with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy (2014). She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama from the University of Virginia in 2009. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, including schools in the U.S. and internationally, and JMU OTCES, a pediatric outpatient clinic in Harrisonburg, VA. She has a background in theatre and enjoys bringing creative and entertaining aspects to therapy. She provides engaging activities to help children acquire new skills for participating in daily life, while having lots of fun! Rebecca sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 

 
CaryBinggeli
 

Caitlin Anzalone, MOT, OTR/L

Rebecca is a recent James Madison University graduate with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy (2014). She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama from the University of Virginia in 2009. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, including schools in the U.S. and internationally, and JMU OTCES, a pediatric outpatient clinic in Harrisonburg, VA. She has a background in theatre and enjoys bringing creative and entertaining aspects to therapy. She provides engaging activities to help children acquire new skills for participating in daily life, while having lots of fun! Rebecca sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
CaryBinggeli
 

Patricia Wilkins, MOT, OTR/L

Tricia graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology. While in school, Tricia developed and ran a pilot program to teach swimming for students at the Autism Collaborative Center. This allowed her to combine her passion for swimming with her passion for working with children. Her clinical experience includes work at Beaumont Hospital's Center for Children's Rehabilitation and Sheppard-Pratt's Residential Treatment Center for adolescents. Tricia has extensive experience working with children which has given her a strong insight into age-appropriate development. She truly enjoys working with children and their families to help them gain confidence and independence in their daily lives. Tricia sees clients at both the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations.

 

Speech Language Pathologists

 
AmandaBarone
 

Amanda Barone, MS, CCC-SLP

Amanda Barone is an ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences and Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University. She has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Amanda has experience treating children with a variety of disorders and conditions such as fluency disorders, voice disorders (including vocal fold nodules), childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, receptive/expressive language delays, Autism, Down Sydrome, and cochlear Implants. Amanda is excited to collaborate with her client's caregivers and fellow therapists to ensure that the highest potential for each of her clients is reached. Amanda sees Clients in the Charlottesville location.
 
 
 
AmyRexrode
 

Amy Rexrode, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amy is a speech-language pathologist who received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Virginia and Master's Degree from James Madison University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Amy has experience working in a private practice, Virginia public schools, and a hospital setting. She likewise has experience working with children of varying diagnoses/disorders, including articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, feeding disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays. Amy is Early Intervention certified and enjoys the opportunity to work with and support children and their families in their journey toward enhanced communication abilities. Amy sees clients in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
CaryBinggeli
 

Kara L. B. Connors, MS, CCC-SLP

Born and raised in NJ, the milder winters brought Kara south to earn her bachelor degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University. She earned her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at San Diego State University. Kara's career has taken her from San Diego, CA, to Charleston, SC, to Hong Kong, and back to Virginia. Her clients have ranged from 2-85 years old and given her experience in an extensive range of delays and disorders: articulation, language, augmented alternative communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dyslexia, apraxia, dysphagia, fluency, and voice. Nationally certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed in Virginia, Kara specializes in working with children ages 2-12. She believes in a "whole child" approach and a strong collaboration between child, parent(s)/caregiver(s), therapist(s), and teachers. Along with staying at home with her one year old son, Kara spends her free time baking cookies, hiking, practicing yoga and enjoying a good cup a coffee. Kara has spent the last few years abroad and really enjoys traveling; though she is happy to be settling into the great city of Charlottesville. Kara sees clients in the Charlottesville location.
 
 
ChristaEscobar
 

Christa Escobar, MS, CCC-SLP

Christa is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has been working at Albemarle Therapy Center since 2007. She received her Master’s degree from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2004. Christa’s experience includes providing speech-language services in public schools serving elementary aged children, early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families, and clinic-based services to preschool and school aged children. She has worked with children who present with a variety of needs to include autism and sensory processing disorders, apraxia, fluency, feeding/oral motor difficulties, expressive/receptive language delays, and articulation disorders. She is bilingual (Spanish and English) and appreciates the opportunity to build relationships with children and their families through Early Intervention services. Christa is trained in PROMPT, PECS, the Debra Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, as well as well as attending a training held by Lori Overland in Oral Motor Placement and feeding therapies through TalkTools company. In addition, she holds certification from the Virginia Early Intervention program. Christa sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
ChristianaMansueto
 

Christiana Mansueto, M.A., CCC-SLP

Christiana is a Speech Pathologist who graduated from Bucknell University in 2009 with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and from The George Washington University in 2012 with her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Christiana has experience working with preschool children through adolescents in public school systems in both Virginia and Maryland. She has a special interest in working with children who have articulation disorders, Autism, fluency disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders/delays. Christiana was awarded the Support Speech-Language Pathologists' Award in June 2014 for her excellence in service delivery and professionalism as a Speech Pathologist with Montgomery County Public Schools. Christiana is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Christiana sees clients in the Charlottesville location.
 
 
 
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Johanna Motz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Johanna has worked as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist since receiving her Master's degree in 1997 from James Madison University. She has worked in both private clinics and the hospital setting, including the NICU, PICU, CICU (cardiac ICU), and related step-down units. She has experience with Modified Barium Swallow studies (MBSS), feeding/swallowing diagnosis and management, Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS), tracheostomies and Passy-Muir Valves, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), pet-assisted therapy, early language development, and articulation. In addition to performing assessments and treatment with children 0-3 years old, Johanna performs research for Children's National Medical Center on thickened liquids used in infant/child swallowing management. She recently worked as a Research Assistant through Abbott Nutrition International supporting a team of faculty working internationally to train physicians on the diagnosis and management of feeding disorders in children. She is dedicated to helping the "whole child" and family get the best start possible during some of the most crucial developmental years of life. Johanna sees clients in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
 

Julie Vaughan, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Julie Vaughan is a speech-language pathologist who received her Master's Degree from Valdosta State University in Georgia and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in Jackson County Florida's School System, various private pediatric practice settings as well as Early Intervention. Julie has a special interest in working with children in Early Intervention, including those with expressive and receptive language disorders, feeding aversions/difficulties/disorders, oral motor deficits, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech and autism spectrum disorders. Julie is a Master Coach Candidate and is being instructed by Dr. M'Lisa Sheldon and Dr. Dathan Rush using "The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook". Julie is PROMPT Trained. Julie sees clients in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
KerrieManthey
 

Kerrie Manthey, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kerrie is a speech language pathologist who received her Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2000. She has been a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2001. Kerrie has worked with children in both a private setting in Early Intervention and within the public schools in North Carolina and Virginia. Her special interests include working with children with articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, hearing impairment and autism. Kerrie is PROMPT Trained and is Early Intervention certified. Kerrie sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
KristinMcNail
 

Kristin McNail, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kristin joined the staff at Albemarle Therapy Center in August 2015. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, and from the University of Memphis in 2013 with a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Her graduate school externship placements were at the HealthSouth in Memphis, TN, where she worked with patients who were recovering from traumatic brain injuries and strokes, and also at Desoto County Primary School in Southaven, MS where she provided speech and language therapy to a large and varied caseload of elementary-aged students. She also completed a grant from the Department of Education specializing in “Working with Interpreters” to provide evaluations for culturally diverse families. Prior to beginning work at ATC, Kristin spent one year working as a speech-language pathologist in Springfield, VA at the Exceptional Children's Center. She has received training in Talk Tools Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy and Social Thinking. Kristin is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license for speech-language pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Profession. Kristin sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
LeighWarner
 

Leigh Warner, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Leigh is a speech-language pathologist who received her Bachelor's Degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and her Master's Degree from The University of Virginia. She has had experience working with children and adults in private clinics, public school preschool programs, nursing homes and in Early Intervention. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Leigh has had experience working with children and adults with a range of disorders and diagnosis including: Childhood Apraxia of Speech, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, Autism, voice disorders, accent modification, and developmental delays. Leigh is Early Intervention certified and currently works with children through both the Early Intervention program and at the Center, and enjoys working closely with children and their families to provide knowledge and support to help increase communication their everyday lives. Leigh sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
NicoleRogers
 

Nicole Rogers, M.S., CCC-SLP

Nicole is an enthusiastic speech-language pathologist with a Master's Degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has gained experience with children in the public school systems, hospitals, and summer camps and has been PROMPT trained. She is a member of ASHA, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has experience working with children with developmental delays, expressive and receptive language delays, fluency, articulation difficulties, autism, and hearing impairments. Nicole enjoys being able to collaborate with other therapist and providing families with the knowledge and activities to complete at home. Nicole is PROMPT Trained. Nicole sees clients in the Charlottesville location.
 
 
 
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Paige Krosby M.Ed., CF-SLP

Paige earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Virginia. She received her Master's degree in Communication Disorders in December 2012. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist currently working toward her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience working with children in multiple settings including clinics, schools and in the home. Paige serves children with a variety of communication disorders and diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, craniofacial syndromes, hearing and vision impairments including deaf-blindness, expressive and receptive language deficits, voice and fluency disorders, and speech sound disorders. Paige strives to make therapy time both effective and fun and to provide parents the information they need in order to integrate their child's therapy activities into home routines.Paige sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
 
 

Rebecca L. VanLier, M.S., CCC-SLP

Becky is a graduate of James Madison University and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her career as a speech/language pathologist began over 25 years ago in the Albemarle County Public Schools. Becky continues to provide clinic-based services to preschool and school aged children through the Albemarle Therapy Center. She has been with early intervention for 19 years providing home-based services to infant and toddlers and their families. Becky is trained in PROMPT-Bridging, PECS, and the Debra Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. She is early intervention certified and is endorsed as a Master Coach utilizing the family coaching interaction style and providing mentoring to other early intervention therapists. Areas of special interest and experience include Autism Spectrum Disorder, motor-based speech disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, oral motor and feeding challenges, phonological and articulation disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems, social communication disorder, and speech/language delay/disorders. Becky enjoys her work with children as well as forming partnerships with families with the goal of supporting and promoting their child's growth and development. Becky sees clients in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
SarahJames
 

Sarah James, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sarah James is a speech-language pathologist who has been working at Albemarle Therapy Center since August 2003. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Spanish from Ball State University in Indiana. She holds level one trainings in PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), PECS (Picture-Exchange Communication System) for augmentative/alternative communication, the DIR Floortime approach, as well as training in Oral Motor Placement and feeding therapies through Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's TalkTools company. Sarah currently holds certification from the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Virginia Early Intervention program. She has extensive experience working with children (babies through school-age) with a wide range of needs including: articulation and motor-based speech dysfunction (including childhood apraxia of speech), phonological processes, augmentative/alternative communication needs, language disorders, hearing impairment, communication and aural habilitation following cochlear implant, autism and sensory processing disorders, feeding/oral motor difficulties, and speech and language difficulties arising from many different genetic syndromes. Sarah is a proficient speaker of Spanish and French and enjoys working with children from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She is grateful for the great privilege to have a job that allows her to help improve the communication, social, and feeding skills of children and support the lives of their families. Sarah sees clients in the Charlottesville location and in-home through Early Intervention.
 
 
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Fanaye Gessesse, M.A., CF-SLP

Fanaye is a speech-language pathologist and a graduate of James Madison University and Howard University. She received her Master's degree in Communication Disorders in May 2016 and is a licensed speech-language pathologist currently working toward her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience working with adults and children in multiple settings including clinics, schools, hospitals, and day programs. She previously lived and worked in schools in Spain and has experience treating children in Spanish. Fanaye serves children with a variety of communication disorders and diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, chromosomal abnormalities, swallowing and feeding disorders, expressive and receptive language deficits, voice and fluency disorders, and speech sound disorders. She thoroughly enjoys her job and works to make each session fun and functional. She keeps parents and families in the loop by keeping communication open and making treatment goals personalized to fit the values and desires of each family. Fanaye currently sees clients the Waynesboro location and in-home through Early Intervention in Rockingham-Harrisonburg and Staunton-Waynesboro.

 
 
 
CaryBinggeli
 

Kiri Jefferson, M.A., CF-SLP

Kiri is a speech-language pathologist who received her degree from the University of Maryland and is working towards her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Kiri has worked with children with a variety of speech and language difficulties and disorders in hospital and private practice settings, including receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, literacy, and social skills difficulties. Kiri is a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and has experience working with children of a variety of ages. She enjoys working with children and their families to achieve their communication goals. Kiri sees clients at both the Charlottesville and Waynesboro locations.