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

Below is a brief description of each therapist:


 




Rachel Chalome, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachel Chalom (she/her), received her bachelor's degree from Florida State University and her master's degree from the University of South Florida. She is a neurodiversity affirmative speech-language therapist that understands that no two brains work that same. She is trained in Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Framework for Gestalt Language Processors. Rachel values building rapport and trust through listening and play and hopes to provide a safe and happy space for your child to learn and flourish. She prides herself on her practice of empowering parents and caregivers through parent/caregiver coaching and play therapy tailored to every child's specific needs. It is important to Rachel that her clients feel safe, secure, and affirmed in their identities.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  playing with my black lab, Cody, watching horror movies, and traveling.


Amber Coleman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amber joined the Tiny Toes family in August 2021. Prior to Tiny Toes, she worked as an Elementary Speech-Language Pathologist in Charles County, MD for 5 years where she treated students from diverse backgrounds in grades pre-k to 5th grade (3 yrs – 11 yrs). She has experience in assessing and treating a wide range of communication disorders in both in-person and teletherapy settings. She also has the experience and a passion for providing parent coaching and co-treating with other professionals such as special education teachers, occupational or physical therapists, and school psychologists. Amber received her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. Her daily inspiration stems from her faith and love of family, which drive her love and passion for treating children and building relationships with their families. Furthermore, Amber’s experience in the elementary setting allows her to help families navigate the differences between school and private clinic settings, understand challenging diagnoses, documentation, and transitions, and facilitate parent and interprofessional collaboration. Beyond the clinic, Amber loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling, baking, and decorating.


Amanda Diaz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amanda received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the George Washington University in 2020. She previously attended Andrews University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Amanda is a bilingual speech pathologist and is passionate about working with the Spanish population. Amanda has experience working with birth to school aged children with a variety of communication disorders in the public-school, early intervention and private practice settings. Her experience includes treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.


Jane Rutledge Hampson, OTR/L

Jane is a seasoned pediatric occupational therapist who has worked in many settings, from the NICU to high schools and with many different types of clients both in the US and the UK. She is glad for the opportunity at Tiny Toes Therapy to help families flourish while working with their children to overcome sometimes baffling challenges. “It is a privilege to be allowed into a child’s world and to walk with them towards independence, self-control and success in their daily lives.” Jane received her degree from the University of Missouri/Columbia (“Mizzou!”). Like many of her clients, she had to learn to like vegetables.


Alexa Shepherd, OTD, OTR/L

Alexa completed her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a graduate student, she conducted research on the use of telehealth to provide pediatric occupational therapy services and developed and implemented a virtual fieldwork experience for graduate students at VCU. Her goal at Tiny Toes Therapy is to help her clients reach their fullest potential and to make therapy a fun experience that clients look forward to coming back for! She is certified in the Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism and strives to apply a strengths-based approach to autism intervention. She is excited to grow her practice in pediatric feeding, early intervention, and independent living skills for teens and young adults.



Ariel Shen, OTR/L

Ariel is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from New York University and holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from National Taiwan University. Ariel is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She has worked in a school setting and is skilled in assisting children in participating in school activities prior to working in Tiny Toes Therapy. She has experience working with children with various diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, and many others. Additionally, Ariel has training in DIRFloortime®, The Zones of Regulation®, and handwriting and keyboarding programs by Learning Without Tears. In her free time, Ariel enjoys traveling and meditating.