Pediatric Therapy & Treatment | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention
  • Language-Literacy- using a phonological and multimodal approach to reading, writing, and other dyslexia-based disorders

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction
  • P.R.O.M.P.T (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) technique
  • DIR/Floortime Model for play-based, affect-related learning
  • TalkTools oral motor intervention for feeding and articulation
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapy for deaf and hard of hearing children
  • The Lindcome Program for Early Childhood Stuttering
  • Sensory-and ABA-based learning techniques

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Assistive Technology for communication
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Myofunctional Disorder and “Reverse Swallow” remediation

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • L.A.M.P. (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning)
  • Integrated Treatment of Feeding
  • Speech and Mouth Function (Diane Bahr)
  • S.M.I.L.E. Program

AREA OF SPECIALTY & TRAINING:

  • Language Literacy
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction
  • Therapeutic Use of Play
  • Beckman oral motor intervention for feeding and articulation
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapy for deaf and hard of hearing children
  • Lively Letters Reading with TLC Parts 1 & 2
  • Pediatric Feeding (ASHA)

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Bilingual Speech and Language Intervention

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Pediatric Feeding (ASHA)

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Assistive Technology
  • Feeding & Swallowing

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Pediatric Feeding (ASHA)

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention
  • Articulation/Phonology

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Assistive Tech, Adaptive Sailing

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention, Child Development

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Handwriting Without Tears

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Autism
  • Sensory Integration

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Bully Prevention Certification (AOTA)

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Articulation and Phonology

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • BLAH

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention
  • Sensory Integration
  • Child Development
  • Hands and orthopedic injuries 

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Orthotics/splinting
  • Pediatric Feeding (ASHA)

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Literacy / Dyslexia treatment
  • Articulation / Phonology

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Orton Gillingham training (in progress, completed Associate Level coursework for the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators)

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  • Pediatrics

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • CEUs: Pediatric Functional Strength Training
  • Pediatric Motor Development 0-36 Months
  • Torticollis

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Principles of NDT

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AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention
  • Interactive Book Reading
  • Late Talking Toddlers
  • Infant-Toddler Parent Education
  • Pediatric referral processes of infants and toddlers

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Currently completing a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Kansas. Krista's PhD focuses on early language acquisition and development, parent education, and referral processes of infants and toddlers.
  • Presenter at the Annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference 2015-2017, the Symposium of Research in Child Development in 2017, and the Symposium of Research in Child Language Disorders in 2016. 
  • Published articles and articles in press for various journals. 

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Early Language

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Sounds in Motion: Early Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Articulation Stimulation, and Auditory Perception through Movement

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  • Feeding
  • Sensory Integration

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • American Sign Language

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Feeding
  • Sensory Integration

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention
  • Pre-Literacy

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction
  • Therapeutic Use of Play

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Aural Habilitation
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapy
  • Certified in Infant Massage

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Auditory-Verbal Therapy
  • Infant Massage
  • Aural Habilitation

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Cued Speech
  • Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Cued Speech
  • Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Swallowing/Feeding
  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Early Intervention

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Oral Beckman Motor Protocol
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

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  • Pediatrics, Chronic pain, Orthopedics

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Pediatric bracing, Orthotics

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Registered nutritionist

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  • Articulation/Phonology

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  • Swallowing
  • Voice
  • Articulation/Phonology

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Pediatric Feeding

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing
  • Executive Function

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction
  • Reading Teacher Certification
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders training
  • Sensory Processing training
  • Executive Function training

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ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Reading with TLC Programs: “Lively Letters” and “Sight Words”
  • Clinical Fellowship Certification

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Visual Perceptual and Ocular Control
  • Child Development
  • Authorized Therapeutic Listening Clinician

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Brain Gym
  • Executive Functioning
  • Integrating Sensory Integration and Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Techniques
  • Ocular Control and Perception
  • Therapeutic Taping of Children with Neuro-Motor Impairments
  • ADD/ADHD Training
  • Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Training
  • Visual Perceptual and Ocular Control Training
  • Therapeutic Use of Play Training

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Certified in Interactive Metronome
  • Certified in Infant Massage

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Hippotherapy
  • Aquatherapy
  • Therapeutic Listening Program
  • Alert Program
  • Brain Gym
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Infant Massage

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Safety Care Training

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Orthopedic Injuries (focusing on the hand and upper extremities)
  • Sensory-Based Developmental Treatment

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • DIR/Floortime
  • Hippotherapy
  • CPDI Training

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
  • Pre-K Handwriting Without Tears

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Early Intervention
  • Child Development
  • Sensory Integration
  • Handwriting Without Tears

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Oral Motor and Feeding
  • Handwriting Without Tears

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Kidding Around Yoga Teacher
  • Brain Gym
  • Beckman Oral Motor Protocol
  • TalkTools Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding
  • Executive Functioning Skills Training
  • Self-Regulation Skills Training
  • Sensory Processing Training

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • SOS Approach to Feeding

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding TalkTools
  • Astronaut Training
  • Auditory Integration Training
  • Alert Program
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Handwriting Without Tears

My official name is Barbara, but my closest friends, family and co-workers call me Barbie. Who wouldn’t want to be her anyways? I grew up in the beautiful state of California, but have traveled the country as a military service member and wife. I have two beautiful adult children and an adorable granddaughter. I have worked for the last 30 years in the medical field to include serving in the U.S. Navy for 16 years as a Hospital Corpsman. (Woman if you ask me) I worked for an Internal Medicine Practice as a clinical supervisor, I've training Medical Assistants and managed Multi-Specialty physician practices. My most recent job was as a Medical Billing Manager for a Plastic Surgeon in the Washington DC area for over 10 years. I have lived in Beaufort for almost 3 years and have no plans to leave, it reminds me of home. I am excited to have joined this awesome team at LowCountry Therapy as their Insurance Coordinator and look forward to learning from each and every one of them.

Growing up in Beaufort, SC close to Lady's Island, I went to Beaufort High School. Go Eagles! Majoring in Biology for four years of an undergrad in Virginia, I then took Medical Training Courses in Texas before returning home to the Beautiful Carolinas. I have always loved to travel as much as I am able, meeting new people and exploring what each place has to offer! This has helped me to love patient care and to treat everyone like family. Most recently I was employed by All Children's Pediatrics with Dr. Simmons as the Referral Specialist for three exciting years before moving onto something different but equally exciting: our wonderful LowCountry Therapy! During my downtime, other than a healthy fascination with History and the Sciences, I play a wide range of video games, put together/painting models, and swim when weather permits.

Born in Guanajuato Mexico raise in South Carolina. I'm very familiar with Bluffton area as I graduated Bluffton High School GO BOBCATS! I'm full bilingual in Spanish & English; My full name is Yelitza Sombredero but my family and friends call me Yeli for short. In my free time I love to organize,clean, watch movies, and I love to read. With four years of customer service experience I'm very excited to join the team of Lowcountry Therapy!

Originally from the outskirts of Atlanta, I moved to Savannah, GA to attend Armstrong State University (now known as Georgia Southern University). I graduated from Armstrong State University with a Bachelors of Health Science degree. During my free time, I enjoy hanging with my family and friends, travelling, and finding new adventures in the Bluffton area. I have been working in the healthcare field for 3 years and I also have many years of customer service experience. I would not choose to be anywhere else and I am excited to be working with my LTC family.

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Orthopedics
  • Torticollis
  • Gait Training
  • Gross Motor Delay

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Pediatric Knee Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Primitive Reflex Integration

AREA OF SPECIALTY:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neurologically Involved Children
  • Hippotherapy
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

ADVANCED TRAINING:

  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment
  • Sensory Integration
  • Early Mobility Training for Children
  • Wilbarger Protocol DPPT
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Therapeutic Taping
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy
  • Hippotherapy
  • Wheelchair Fitting and Prescription
  • Brain Gym

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  • Early Intervention

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Lowcountry Therapy boasts a team of highly qualified Speech-Language Pathologists,
Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists.


Speech-Language Therapy Department

Jessi L. Dolnik (formerly Fustos)
MA, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of Lowcountry Therapy
Montclair State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Sarah Hanson, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech Therapy Lead
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Diana Grafft, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist & Speech Lead
University of South Dakota

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Lindsey Houseman, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist Lead
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Alexandra Acheson, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Armstrong State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Patricia Austin

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Queens College, NY

Christina Brewer, CF-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
The University of Alabama

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Icelynn Coker, M.A., CF-SLP

South Carolina State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Britnee Courtney, SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
University of South Carolina

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Barbara Helms, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Orton-Gillingham Instructor
Armstrong Atlantic University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Kylee Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Alyssa Klingfuss, M.A., CF-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
University of Northern Iowa

Kristen Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Armstrong State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Brittany Mitchell

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Mollie Riggins, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Valdosta State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Heather Whitney, MS, CFY-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Adelphi University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Amanda Wright, MS CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Nazareth College

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Becky Brilla, BA, SLP-A/L

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Columbia College

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT

Carrie Knighton, MS, OTR/L Lead

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
University of South Carolina

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Maggie Stefonick, OTR/L Lead

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Duquesne University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Maria Coffman, MOT, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
University of Pittsburgh

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Allyson Coyne, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Ashland University/Shawanee State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Danielle Feerst, OTR/L

Tufts University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Kaylee Galla, OTR/L

Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapist
Cleveland State University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Ellie Mockler, MS, ORT/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Boston University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Ashley Pierce , OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Shenandoah University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Haleigh Dozier, AS, COTA/L

Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Darton State College

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Briana Parker, BS COTA/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
South University/ Winthrop University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Julianne Sullivan, BS, COTA/L

Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
University of Georgia

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training


PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT

Matthew D’Antonio, PT, DPT Lead

Pediatric Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Lead

Wheeling Jesuit University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Chelsea Campbell, DPT, PT

Pediatric Physical Therapist
Slippery Rock University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Alex Amaya, PT, DPT

Pediatric Physical Assistant
Medical University of South Carolina

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Lauren Bowden, AS, PTA

Pediatric Physical Therapy Assistant
South University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Anna Fisher

Pediatric Physical Therapy Assistant

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

James “Derek” Williamson, A.A.S, PTA

Pediatric Therapist Assistant
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training


ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Krista Flack, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Director
Western Michigan University

Area of Specialty & Advanced Training

Jan Feiner

Clinic Coordinator

Jamie Harrison, MSHROD

Director of Human Resources
Western Michigan University/Eastern Michigan University

Ashley Johnson

Project Coordinator
Marshall University

Kim Landa

Community Coordinator

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