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.
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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
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.
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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.
PA licensed and NBCOT certified
Brianne “Bri” is a licensed and certified occupational therapist who graduated from Misericordia University with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and Bachelors in Health Sciences. She has a passion for working in pediatric occupational therapy and loves the multi-sensory and play approaches utilized with kids. Her previous school-based experience allowed Bri to work with children who had a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, dyslexia, genetic deletion disorders, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, language based learning disabilities, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
LSVT BIG trained and certified
Bri is a LSVT BIG trained and certified therapist. Although typically utilized for those with Parkinson’s disease; through research, LSVT BIG has been shown to be helpful and beneficial for a variety of conditions including movement impairments and neurological conditions. LSVT BIG focuses on improving movements used during fine and gross motor activities to promote independence for tasks like buttoning clothes, walking, shoe tying, writing, dressing, standing up from a chair, and self-care.
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Bri was born and raised in New Jersey and recently moved to Bucks County with her significant other, Mike and their kitten, Misty. She is a USBC certified youth bowling coach and is a passionate bowler. Besides bowling, in her spare time Bri enjoys kayaking, baking and spending time with friends and family.
KRISTEN A. LANE
PA and NJ licensed and ASHA Certified
Kristen is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Kristen has worked with pediatrics in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, early intervention and in the schools. She has experience working with pediatrics aged 18 months to 18 years of age.
Areas of Interest
Areas of interest include the development of early language skills, executive functioning skills, articulation, receptive language, and social language skills. Kristen enjoys working with children of all ages, especially the little ones. Working with the families is key to success in the clinic and for carry over of the skills to school and home. Kristen enjoys co-treating with other disciplines to help the clients reach their goals faster.
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Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband the three children. Traveling abroad and around the USA are cherished family times. When not traveling, Kristen enjoys reading and spending time outside going for hikes or hanging out by a pool.