DIRECTOR OF THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
PA licensed and ASHA certified
Carleen is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Salus University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She became interested in speech therapy after completing her undergraduate psychology degree and having the opportunity to work as an office manager in a pediatric speech therapy practice. During this time, she became passionate about the sessions she was observing and followed her dream by attending graduate school.
Specializes in feeding and swallowing, articulation,
social skills and AAC
Pediatric feeding and swallowing is an area of interest for Carleen, as well as articulation, social skills, and other developmental delays that impact communication. Carleen recently attended a training seminar hosted by a nationally recognized expert in swallowing and feeding and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders.
Carleen is Prompt© trained, which is a research-based technique that helps to restructure articulation skills with a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence.
SOS approach to feeding trained
Carleen is an SOS© Approach to Feeding trained therapist. SOS© (The Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding is a Play-Based program that teaches children to eat at a pace that respects their readiness to progress through learning the 32 different steps involved in the task of eating. A nationally and internationally recognized approach for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) trained
OMT is a program used to correct breathing, swallowing, and chewing disorders, normalize freeway space, help stabilize the bite, and eliminate noxious oral habits such as tongue-thrusting and thumb-sucking. OMT stabilizes orthodontic, surgical, and dental results.
More about Carleen
Carleen lives in Bucks County with her husband, two children and two dogs. She loves to spend time with family, go out to dinner, and travel and is an avid cruiser.
PA licensed and certified
Purvi is a licensed and certified occupational therapist who graduated from University of the Sciences. She has worked in various settings within the field of occupational therapy, with pediatrics being her true passion. She has had experience in the pediatric setting through clinical affiliations and professionally.
Specializes in sensory integration, vestibular processing neurodevelopment interventions, and sensory diets
Purvi is trained and experienced in sensory integration interventions, vestibular processing interventions and neurodevelopment treatment interventions. She is also well versed in establishing individualized sensory diets for teachers, parents and caregivers to implement. She aims to work closely with teachers within the child’s classroom to identify plans to increase attention and optimize the child’s experiences. Purvi believes in providing a holistic approach and encourages families to be involved in establishing treatments and goals for their child.
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Purvi recently moved to Bucks County from Philadelphia with her husband. She loves to travel and explore new places, spend time with her friends and family (especially her little nieces and nephews), and experiment with new dishes and cuisines in the kitchen. She is looking forward to learning more about her new community and is thrilled to join the MCT team!
PA and NJ licensed and ASHA Certified
Jenny is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist who graduated with her Bachelors in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from Temple University and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Monmouth University. She became passionate about speech pathology through her experiences in her undergraduate and graduate years volunteering and working in her externship positions. Jenny has previously worked at a private speech and language clinic, a research laboratory for aphasia, and a pediatric therapy clinic prior to working at My Child’s Therapy.
Specializes in articulation, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and early language development.
Pediatric language development and articulation disorders are areas of interest for Jenny. She has previous experience volunteering at Augmentative Communication Empowerment Supports (ACES) at Temple University which built her interest in AAC devices as well. She has had experience conducting an AAC evaluation and trial for a previous client. Jenny enjoys working with children to improve clarity and intelligibility.
More about Jenny
Jenny lives in Philadelphia, but is moving to Bucks County soon with her fiancé after her “COVID wedding” in August! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves reading in her spare time.
Magna Cum Laude with Master of Science Degree
Kristin is a Clinical Fellow Speech Language Pathologist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Salus University with a Master of Science Degree. She attended The Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor Degree.
Experienced with children with autism, articulation/language disorders, feeding, etc.
She has a passion for working in pediatrics and has had the opportunities to work with children of all ages and a variety of diagnoses. Her previous opportunities have allowed her to increase her knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as autism, articulation, language disorders, developmental delays, and feeding to name a few. She loves to find new and creative ways to individualize each child's therapy!
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Kristin lives in Yardley, PA with her family. She enjoys running, baking, and traveling. In the summer, she loves going to the beach!
Summa Cum Laude with Master of Science Degree
Paige is a Clinical Fellow Speech Language Pathologist who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Salus University with a Master of Science Degree. She attended The Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree.
Specializes in articulation, social skills, alternative communication, feeding and swallowing and stuttering Experienced with articulation/language disorders, social skills, and children with autism
She has a passion for working with pediatrics and has had opportunities to work in the public school setting, outpatient clinics, and in acute care. She has worked with diverse populations including autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, social communication disorders, and fluency disorders. She loves working with children of all ages to help promote growth in their speech and language abilities!
More about Paige
Paige is from New Jersey but currently lives in Philadelphia, PA. She has an adorable black lab dog named Moxie. She enjoys spending her time with friends and family, exercising, and traveling. During the summer, you can find her at her beach house in Long Beach Island, NJ!
Nilesh “Neil” Patel
PA licensed and Certified
Nilesh graduated from Rajiv Gabndhi university of Health Science in India in 2007 and moved in United States in 2010. Nilesh discovered his passion for Physical Therapy while an opportunity to volunteer in community rehabilitation center. Nilesh worked in various physical therapy settings and continues to grow his skills set by treating various age population and range of conditions. He worked in school settings with children with multiple disability, early learning centers, home health services to bring best possible functional outcomes, gross motor coordination skills, higher level gross motor skills in children of various age groups.
Specializes in orthopedic and neurological diseases and pediatrics
Nilesh experienced in assessment and treatment of orthopedic and neurological diseases affecting posture, gait pattern, gross motor control, coordination and balance to improve age appropriate activities in children.
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Nilesh lives in Langhorne with his wife and two daughters and likes to spend his spare time doing small home projects, reading books.
PA licensed and Certified
Marissa is a Pennsylvania certified Occupational Therapist with a passion for pediatrics. She earned her Bachelor’s in Science from Millersville University and recently her Master’s in OT from Alvernia University. Marissa is a member of AOTA and has had numerous experiences and opportunities ranging from pediatric work at Schreiber Center to geriatric work at Manor at Willow Valley.
Specializes in motor skills, emotional regulation, etc.
As a lifelong Girl Scout and a gymnast in grade school, Marissa has always had a passion for giving back to her community, challenging herself, and her body. Marissa carries those passions into her career by challenging her students to unlock their personal potential. She believes in and fosters a fine balance of positive reinforcement and corrective action. Marissa excels in identifying and correcting learned behaviors and habits, strength training and conditioning, developing exercise routines, refining fine motor and gross motor skills, and promoting well-being both physically and mentally.
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Marissa is a Bucks County native, born and raised in Levittown, PA. Marissa has a boyfriend of several years and a beagle-Labrador mix named Abby. Marissa is an animal-lover and over the years has cared for countless fish, anoles, turtles, frogs, and her most recent addition, and axolotl named Toothless. Marissa has an eclectic range of interests including going for hikes, thrift-shopping, and seeing the latest superhero movies in the theater.
PA licensed and ASHA certified
Alexandra graduated Summa Cum Laude from La Salle University and attended the 5-year program graduating with a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked in various settings in the field including early intervention, schools, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities.
Areas of interest
Alexandra enjoys working with both the pediatric and adult populations. Areas of interest include swallowing, articulation, developmental delays, autism, and language disorders.
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Alexandra lives in bucks county with her family. She has 4 sisters, including her twin. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and working out. Alexandra loves animals, especially her two dogs: Buddy and Rebel.
PA licensed and Certified
Olivia is a PA licensed and certified Occupational Therapist who graduated from Salus University with a Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation.
Specializes in sensory integration, feeding difficulties, visual and motor delays, etc.
She has experience working with children with various neurological and developmental disabilities, including: neurodevelopmental disorders, sensory processing disorders, motor delays, developmental delays, visual perceptual difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, cerebral palsy, feeding difficulties, Down Syndrome and chromosomal conditions. She is passionate about sensory integration techniques and is currently attending a professional development course through Jefferson University to stay current with evidence-based practices. She prioritizes integrating caregivers during treatments to demonstrate carryover exercises for the home environment to ensure maximum success. She even started an Instagram page to help educate families on exercises to help their children achieve their therapy goals! She has worked in a variety of settings including: daycares, homes, community, schools for children with multiple disabilities, emotional support classrooms, ASD support classrooms, life skills classrooms and pediatric outpatient clinic. She is currently working in early intervention and provides services for children ages 0-5 in the homes, community and school.
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Olivia was born and raised in Philadelphia and loves her city! She is bilingual in English and Cantonese. She likes to stay active and enjoys doing yoga, bouldering, aerial yoga, hiking and biking. Olivia also loves to cook and experiment with new recipes during her free time.
PA and NJ licensed and ASHA certified
Shana is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Salus University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Shana discovered her passion for speech-language pathology after receiving her undergraduate degree in studio art and spending time observing a speech therapist in an elementary school setting and seeing the creativity that was incorporated into therapy with the students. During this time, she saw the creativity that was incorporated into therapy and realized that she could integrate arts into therapy and completed graduate school.
Specializes in articulation, social skills, alternative communication, feeding and swallowing and stuttering
Throughout her clinical fellowship at a pediatric outpatient facility and her clinical externships in an elementary school and a hospital and rehabilitation center, Shana Shana developed her skills in treating children and adults with articulation, language and pragmatic disorders as well as feeding disorders. She became interested in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) after seeing the progress children made in communicating with various communication partners in different environments via PECS. Her interest in working with children who stutter grew as she provided treatment for preschool and school age children with fluency disorders. Shana provided feeding therapy to infants, children and adults and discovered the importance of creating a personalized therapy plan for each patient in order to develop skills.
She learned the value of collaborating with occupational and physical therapists in providing optimal care for her patients. She saw that integrating movement into her therapy and using various senses increased the motivation for children to participate in therapy resulting in progress with speech and language skills.
More about Shana
Shana resides in South Jersey with her husband and her baby son. She enjoys going to the beach, drawing, listening to music, trying out a variety of cuisines, spending time with her family, and traveling.