Shelby received her BSOT from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2004 and her BS in Exercise Science from Auburn University in 2001. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient pediatric clinics and school systems and specializes in handwriting, OT treatment for children with Down Syndrome, and Early Intervention.
MaryBeth received her BSOT from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2002. She specialized in Myofascial release, sensory integration treatment, handwriting and has clinical experience in outpatient settings, school systems and Early Intervention.
Katy received her MSOT from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2006. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, outpatient clinics, home health care, and schools. Katy specializes in sensory integration treatment, handwriting, and sensory-based feeding difficulties.
Sara received her BSOT from the University of Kansas in 2000. She has worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital as well as outpatient pediatric clinics, schools and Early Intervention in the home. Sara specializes in sensory integration, handwriting, behavior and Early Intervention.
Kate received her BSOT from the University of Wisconsin and her Master’s in Education from Boston University. She has a background in brain and spinal cord rehabilitation as well as in a variety of Pediatric, Early Intervention, and Home Health settings, both stateside and abroad. Kate specializes in sensory integration, early intervention and is certified in Interactive Metronome.
Julie received her MSOT from the University of Central Arkansas in 2007. Julie has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including outpatient clinics and school systems. She has expertise in sensory integration and handwriting. Julie is certified in Therapeutic Listening and is a trained Irlen Screener.
Elizabeth received her MSOT from Shenandoah University, Winchester Virginia in 2016. Her background was focused on congenital/developmental disorders and other disease pathologies as a former special educator, with a MA in severe & profound needs, for children birth-21. Elizabeth specializes in equine-facilitated mobility activities and sensory integration. She has clinical experience in hippotherapy, skilled nursing facility, outpatient pediatrics and rehab.
Shannon received her BSPT from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1994. She has worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Shannon has also worked in several community outpatient clinics and currently provides Early Intervention Physical Therapy home based services for High Hopes. Shannon has extensive experience with infants and children with prematurity, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay and various other pediatric/developmental diagnoses. She particularly enjoys working with infants and toddlers.
Kelly received her MSPT from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1993. She has worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Alabama as well as private outpatient therapy clinics. Kelly has expertise in the areas of serial casting and therapy related to spasticity management, including Botox, Intrathecal Baclofen Pump, and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.
Nancy received her BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and a DSc from Loma Linda University. She has practiced in a wide variety of settings including adult and pediatric rehab, acute care, and public health. Nancy also holds a full time faculty appointment at Belmont University in the School of Physical Therapy where she teaches pediatric physical therapy, adult neurological physical therapy and lifespan development. Nancy's clinical and research interests are in the development of walking and balance in children.
Kristin received her BS and MPT from Ohio University in 1997 and 2000. She has been the Director of Clinical Services at High Hopes since 2006. She has worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Akron and has experience in acute care, NICU, PCCU, outpatient pediatric clinics, home health and school systems. She has advanced training in PT treatment for premature infants, Toticollis, and Cerebral Palsy. Kristin is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for PT students.
Caryn received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 2003 and has worked at LeBonheur Early Intervention in Memphis and at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. For the last 10 years she has primarily been at The Susan Gray School on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus specializing in early intervention. She has experience in acute care, Vanderbilt Children’sHospital specialty clinics, outpatient and preschool settings, as well as home care with TEIS. Caryn is a credentialed Clinical Instructor for PT students and works part time for Williamson County School System.
Lauren received her DPT from Tennessee State University in 2011 and her BS from the University of Tennessee in 2006. She has clinical experience in acute care, outpatient pediatrics, school systems and NICU.
Greta received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 1991. She has worked at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and in other pediatric settings including home health, school systems and outpatient clinics. She has advanced training and expertise in the areas of neurodevelopmental treatment, Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, therapeutic bracing, and equipment for mobility. Greta is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for PT students.
Sandra received her BS in PT from the University of New England in 1988. She has worked in a variety of settings including the NICU, SCU, inpatient, outpatient pediatric clinics, home care, school systems, aquatic therapy and hippotherapy. Sandra has expertise in serial casting and home modifications for accessibility. Sandra is an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University in the PT program.
Bond received her MA at Louisanna State University in Baton Rouge in 2001. She has extensive outpatient clinical experience, including treatment of Apraxia, Austism, language delays, and disorders of articulation. She has received training in the administration of the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers (STAT).
Karol received her MA from the University of Tennessee. Her expertise is in a variety of pediatric speech and language disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, language delays, Autism, oral-motor and sensory processing and speech/articulation disorders. Karol is a LAMP certified professional who also has experience with adult neurological disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury and cognitive rehabilitation.
Laura received a BS at the University of Georgia and MS in Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She has experience working with children with articulation disorders, language delays and social/pragmatic issues, and she has expertise working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders and in the area of augmentative and alternative communication. Laura has received specialty training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and childhood apraxia of speech, and she is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Food Chaining and the Beckman Oral Motor Approach.
Lori received her BS at the University of Georgia and her MS in Hearing/Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She is certified to practice Lacation Counseling. Lori previously worked at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center as a leader of the feeding team. She has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of feeding/swallowing disorders in medically fragile infants and children with enteral feeding tubes. Lori has received specialty training in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Food Chaining and Baby Treatment via NDT. Lori has educated colleagues and graduate students on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders.
Elizabeth received her MS from Loyola University, Maryland. She has outpatient clinical experience in the areas of: evaluation and treatment of feeding/swallowing disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism, language delays, social/pragmatic delays, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Elizabeth is certified in the SOS feeding approach, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).
Lisa received her MS from Western Kentucky University in 1998. She specializes in a variety of pediatric speech and language disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, language delays, oral-motor & sensory processing and social groups. Lisa has trained in the ABA program, Linda-Mood Bell Auditory Discrimination Depth Program and Picture Exchange Communications (PECS).
Linda received her MA in Communication Disorders at Saint Louis University. She is on the Advisory Board for the Down Syndrome Foundation’s primary program, the Learning Program, and has clinical expertise in the areas of feeding and swallowing disorders with medically fragile infants and children with enteral feeding tubes. Linda has received specialty training in NDT, Pediatric Massage, Myofascial Release, the Beckman Oral Motor Approach, the SOS Approach to Feeding, Food Chaining and the TR-eat Model. She has educated colleagues and graduate students in the areas of pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders and cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies.
Hilary received her MS from East Tennessee State University. She has outpatient clinical experience in the areas of evaluation and treatment of language delays, social/pragmatic delays, Autism, stuttering, and disorders of articulation. Hilary is certified in the SAS feeding approach.
Grace received both a BA and MA at the University of Tennessee. She has experience in pediatrics in the areas of: articulation disorders, language delays, social/pragmatic difficulties, and feeding and swallowing disorders. She has received specialty trainings in pediatric feeding and swallowing, including: Food Chaining, SOS Steps to Eating, and Baby Handling via NDT. Additionally, she has attended training for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).
Lacey received her MA from Ohio University. She has outpatient clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of autism, childhood Apraxia of speech, speech and language disorders, language delay, social language/pragmatic disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Lacey has specialized training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) and the Kaufman approach to Apraxia. She has advanced (Bridging level) training in the PROMPT technique for treatment of Apraxia.
Brandy received her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Missouri State University. She is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified in Auditory-Verbal Therapy by the Alexander Graham Bell Association, specializing in hearing impairment. She has extensive experience in pediatric language development, family coaching, and special education advocacy having worked in early intervention through school-aged for the entirety of her career. She also has a special interest in the implementation of sensory integration strategies in supporting the whole child.