Florida Pediatric Therapy
Serving Central Florida since 2004 including parts of Orlando, Kissimmee, Celebration, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Nona, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties Florida.
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We always need supplies for our therapists working with needy children and for our lending library.  To make a donation, please call our office and we will make arrangements to pick up items in good condition.

Current specific needs:

  • Communication Devices
  • Boppy Pillows
  • High Chairs
  • Bumbo seats and trays
  • Nesting Cups
  • Stacking rings
  • Doctor Kits
  • Timers
  • Laminating sheets
  • Paper
  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Lacing Beads

 

Our office was recognized for Outstanding documentation and records.

Celebrating Ana!!!

Caroline L. Bias, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Caroline is a Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with extensive pediatric experience.

In addition to maintaining  professional licensure, Caroline maintains CPR certification and has training in a variety of specialized areas (e.g., Infant and Toddler Feeding,  Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Sensory Processing Disorders, early intervention in the natural environment, and Autism Spectrum Disorders). Caroline has special interests in supporting neurodiversity and educating neurotypical people to better understand and adapt to our increasingly neurodiverse population.

Mariluz Rivera, B.A., ITDS, Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist, Teacher

Mariluz is a bilingual Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist and a Certified Teacher with more than a decade of experience working with young children. Mariluz has extensive experience teaching children with autism, learning disabilities, global developmental delays, motor disorders, and communication disorders in an inclusive classroom setting. Mariluz is very knowledgeable about child development and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious.

Joy Shipley, (formerly Hahn), M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Joy is a FL Licensed, ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist.  She is knowledgeable about all areas of pediatric communication and feeding development.  Joy is a fun and engaging therapist who loves working with kids and is very effective in helping families help their children talk, eat, and meet milestones!

In addition to maintaining professional licensure and certification, Joy maintains CPR certification and has training in a variety of specialized areas including autism, hearing impaired, childhood apraxia of speech, feeding, late talkers, and more.

Katharine Samples, OTR, Occupational Therapist

Katie is a Licensed Occupational therapist with an incredible background in pediatrics.  She helps us support our Early Steps patients from birth to three. Katie is highly knowledgeable about functional motor skills, strength, feeding, sensory, and has terrific, practical ideas for families to use to help their little ones.

Yvonne Rodriguez Santiago, M.S., Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Yvonne is an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist with a background in helping children with special needs. Families love the ideas and strategies she gives them for helping their children learn to walk, talk, and play.

Arelis Negron, M.S., Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Arelis is an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist with a background in helping children with special needs. Families love the ideas and strategies she gives them for helping their children learn to walk, talk, and play.

Jessidy Soto Santiago, B.S.,  Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist

Jessidy is an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist with a background in helping children with special needs. Families love the ideas and strategies she gives them for helping their children learn to walk, talk, and play.

Jillian Dunn, M.S., CF- SLP

Jill is a speech language pathologist.  She is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable professional who has specialized knowledge in deaf and hard of hearing, autism spectrum, fluency, and pediatric feeding.  She has also worked with various types of AAC (assistive and augmentative communication) devices, and is fluent in sign language.

Lori B Large, DPT, Physical Therapist

Ebony Dacres, OTR, Occupational Therapist 

Andrea Russell, M.S., CCC- SLP  Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelly Worsfold, DPT, Physical Therapist

Yasmin Troconis – Intake Coordinator

Thamires Diaz – Billing Specialist

Pat Arango – Office administration