Our therapists are experienced not only with all areas of their specialty, but with many diagnoses.  

Below is a brief description of each therapist, and their journey that led them to Tiny Toes Therapy:


 

"The limits of my language means the limits of my world"     
~Ludwig Wittgenstein

Eleanor first began her journey by receiving a B.A. in Elementary Education as well as a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).  After achieving an M.A. in CSD, she worked with children in specialized schools, primarily with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. After moving to Virginia, she worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute to perfect her skills with those displaying intensive behaviors coupled with strong communication needs.  She then became a Clinical Director of a private pediatric clinic before opening her own practice. She has a passion for the pediatric population, as well as communication, and is proud to offer Northern Virginia a team of highly-qualified professionals.


"With perseverance, anything is possible"

Christine, R., M.S., CCC-SLP

Christine has experience not only with many diagnoses, specializing with kids with Autism and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  She provides in-home therapy for a limited amount of clients, to offer them the best therapy possible.  



"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded."      -Jess Lair

Caitlin P., M.S., CCC-SLP

Caitlin studied psychology at Eastern University and after graduating worked in schools and homes as a Behavioral Aide and in Early Intervention home health. These positions gave Caitlin insight into how challenges of communication can create negative behaviors and even strain family relationships and friendships. This lead her to studying Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University.  Caitlin enjoys traveling and going on adventures with her husband and their 2 young kids.



""There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do"     -Dr. Temple Grandin

Amanda, COTA R/L

Amanda graduated from Saint Catherine University in 2018. While in school, she had a very rewarding clinical experience working in a pediatric therapy clinic. She knew from that moment on that her heart was in pediatrics. Her passion for working with and helping children brought her to Tiny Toes Therapy. She enjoys thinking creatively to come up with fun and innovative ways to approach her treatment sessions. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their dog Ralphie.


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Flavia G., M.S., CFY-SLP

Flavia is a Speech-Language Pathologist who began her journey by practicing ABA therapy.  When she delved into the field, she realized her love for Speech Pathology, and followed her dream by obtaining her Master's Degree.  She speaks some Spanish, and is excited to offer high-qualify Speech Therapy to a number of clients!


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Laura, T., M.S., CCC-SLP

Laura first started in the school system, where she was able to access many different diagnoses and collaborate with teachers and colleagues.  She began to realize the benefits of the medical-model of speech therapy, and joined Tiny Toes in 2017.  She is excited to work with clients from all over.  


"We can do small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa

Jackie S., M.S., CCC-SLP

Jackie received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Radford University and  her M.S. at the University of South Dakota where she participated in a graduate-level traineeship year of Leadership Education Excellence in Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND).  LEND provided Jackie with a unique opportunity to assume leadership roles and work with interdisciplinary teams which included parents, to collaborate in providing individual treatment plans across all disciplines.  Additionally she conducted advanced clinical research with a focus on children with Autism. She holds current certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatments (LSVT LOUD), an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving communication and movement in individuals with Parkinson disease with application to other neurological conditions and populations.  She was born and raised in Northern Virginia and calls Loudoun County home.



"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud."     ~Dr. Maya Angelou

Ashley H., MOT, OTR/L

Ashley joined Tiny Toes Therapy in May 2019. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in various settings to include the public school system for the past five years in the Northern Virginia region. Ashley completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy at James Madison University. She is a Certified Autism Specialist. Ashley is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears and Interactive Metronome along with experience using Therapeutic Listening, Astronaut Training, Zones of Regulation, The Alert Program and Superflex curriculum. She has special interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders. In her free time she enjoys creating adaptive books, traveling, spending time with her family and friends and reading. She is excited to start working with the families at Tiny Toes Therapy!


 
 

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Lauren B., M.S., CCC-SLP

Lauren began her journey in speech therapy at the National Institutes of Health as a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow where her experience allowed her to integrate theory with practice given her exposure to a variety of speech and swallowing pathology assessments and management of patients in a clinical setting, which includes presenting a research study at the New England Science Symposium at Harvard University.  Lauren loves treating children and fostering relationships with their families. She enjoys working in an outpatient setting because of the ability to work with children from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of communication disorders. Lauren realizes the importance of early intervention for children at risk for communication delays and disorders.   She is dedicated to the change that occurs when the right therapeutic plan and  positive relationship merge.  Lauren values sharpening her discipline and stretching her intellectual curiosity, and is pursuing her Clinical Doctorate.  Beyond the patients Lauren serves, she is committed to helping the greater community; She enjoys leading lupus fundraisers, working at the Boys & Girls Club, and tutoring at-risk youth.