Therapists

  • Brooke Mayhew

    Brooke Mayhew
    MA, Infant Toddler and Family Specialist
    Triple P Practitioner

    Brooke has Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and with a Bachelor’s in Science Majoring in Child Development. She also works as an ABA therapist at Butterfly effects where she provides support to children with Autism, ASD and family in the home, implementing individualized goals to meet the child’s needs. She has a passion for children with special needs and has extensive experience with children with autism, preemies, rare disorders, down syndrome, foster care, abused and neglected and other developmental delays, as well as with typically developing children. She has worked with children from infancy through school age and has interned with a parent education agency where she completed home visits and worked with families to achieve developmental goals. Brooke has worked in several child care facilities and kindergarten classrooms, working closely with children who have specialized needs. Brooke utilizes play therapy, ABA approaches and behavioral techniques to support a child’s learning and development. She supports the family, parents and caregivers by educating them and assisting them in implementing programs at home so that they can effectively support their child.

    Brooke would love to speak with you.
    Phone: 919-630-4191
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  • Allison Washburn

    Allison Washburn
    BA, Elementary Education and Special Education
    ITFS Triple P Level Four Standard and Stepping Stones Practitioner

    Allison Washburn graduated from Elon University with dual certification in Elementary and Special Education. Allison has had a tremendous amount of experience working with children in the class and in the home/childcare setting. During her first few years of teaching, she also received Licensure in AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted). Among those years, she had an inclusion class where she had the opportunity to work with various levels and abilities. During her years as a classroom teacher, Allison attended IEP meetings and worked closely with the Special Education teachers to ensure each child’s goals were being met. She respects diversity, therefore enjoys working with all types of children. She is very patient and believes children learn best through play so she uses a play based approach to learning. She involves parents in the sessions because she believes parents are their child’s best teachers. As a Developmental Therapist, she has been successful in supporting children with specific developmental, social, behavioral and learning needs. Allison works closely with the families to create specific goals. Over the years, Allison has had the opportunity to work with and learn from children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Communication Disorders, Down Syndrome, several Behavioral Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Language Delays, CMV, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and many more. She also has experience with assistive technology devices, with the most recent being an FM System. Allison has personal experience with her own child having a disability and language delay. She has two young children. Her amazing daughter has a severe/profound hearing loss. She wears a Cochlear Implant and a Hearing Aid. Her daughter has been through the IFSP process, now has an IEP where she receives Itinerant Services. Allison also has experience with Early Intervention coming into her home to work on her daughter’s speech and language goals. Going through this process herself, she can identify with families that are learning to raise a child with unique abilities. She knows that being the best advocate and teacher for your own child is so very important in their growth. Allison is passionate about the work she has done and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with your child and family.

    Allison would love to speak with you.
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  • Ann Carter

    Ann Carter
    Infant Toddler Family Specialist/Behavioral Specialist
    Triple P Provider

    Ann has a diversity of training and experience with children and their families. Ann has a Degree in Child Psychology and Children’s Theater. Ann was responsible for providing in-service training and education to preschool staff. She has been trained in behavioral supports for children from birth to five years. She is a motivated professional who is warm and personable and at the same time possesses a vast amount of knowledge about early childhood development and positive behavioral strategies. Ann is also a Behavioral Specialist for the State and provides Social and Emotional Trainings to Teachers to help devise strategies to reduce and prevent challenging behaviors in their classroom. She has several year’s experience and has worked with a variety of diagnoses: Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Primordial Dwarfism, Prematurity, Language Delays, Behavioral Issues, Sleeping/feeding issues, Visual Impairments, Several Rare Chromosomal and Genetic Disorders, Foster Care and Abused/Neglected, Prader Willi, Fragile X, Twin To Twin Transfusion, Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Pals, Trisomy 10q, Trisomy 18, Cri de Chat, Complications due to Seizures, Seizure Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Medically Fragile, Trauma related disorders, Motor Delays, Sensory Integration, SGA, IUGR. She is a strong advocate for children and their families. She believes each child has a unique learning style and is committed to providing the best strategies to help every child feel successful. She is dedicated to working with the whole family, providing them with educational information such as developmental milestones, behavioral support and community resources that best meet their needs.

    Parent Testimonial: Ann has been an excellent resource for our family. She supported not only our child but us as well. Her ideas to help our child were simple and just easy to get us moving along in her development. We can cannot thank her enough for all that she has done!

    Ann would love to speak with you.
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  • Elizabeth Kelley

    Elizabeth Kelley
    BS, B-K, Infant Toddler Family Specialist

    Elizabeth Kelley graduated from UNCG in 2001 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with Birth-Kindergarten Licensure. She taught at Gateway Education Center as a preschool teacher for children with special needs from 2001-2012. She focused on helping students develop language, functional play skills and engage in social interactions. In 2012 Elizabeth was named Teacher of the Year for Gateway and went on to place in the the top 10 for Guilford County Schools Teacher of the Year Elizabeth then moved into administration at Gateway as Leach Teacher from 2012-2017. During this time, she focused on creating extensions to curriculum for students with special needs as well as assisted classroom teachers in planning and implementation. She also worked with teachers and families on student goal plans. In the fall of 2017, Elizabeth chose to leave GCS and work part-time in a 2 year old classroom at First Baptist Church.

    She has experience working with infants and toddlers who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Preemies, Language Delays, Rhett’s Syndrome and other Genetic Disorders and overall developmental delay and children with behavior problems (just to name a few). She would love to speak with you about how she can support your child and family. trainings and workshops to keep herself up to date on the latest interventions. Elizabeth is able to work with any family in any situation and would love the chance to work with you and your child.

    Elizabeth would love to speak with you.
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  • Hannah Martin

    Hannah Martin
    B-K ITFS Triple P Provider

    Hannah Martin graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and a Birth-Kindergarten teaching licensure. She has a passion for working with children with special needs and being a support and resource for families. Hannah’s passion for working with children with special needs was confirmed as she interned in a variety of programs such as a preschool classroom at the Frankie Lemmon School and Development Center, an infant room at the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center, and in an early intervention setting with The Governor Morehead School. Hannah has served children and families while being a CAP worker as well as during her time as a teacher in a Preschool Special Education classroom in Wake County. During her years of teaching, she adapted activities and lessons to meet the diverse needs in her classroom, lead parent workshops, and supported families from a variety of cultures in home and community settings. She has experience working with children with a variety of needs including Down Syndrome, Turners Syndrome, Autism, Periventricular nodular heterotopia, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Social-emotional needs, Chromosomal deletions, Language delays and disorders, Visual impairments, Behavior concerns, preemies, and Sensory Processing Disorder.

    Hannah has experience helping children communicate using methods such assistive technology (iPad), visuals, and sign language. She believes that parents are a child’s first and greatest teachers and that their knowledge and involvement are essential for their child’s success. Therapy session activities should be based on play, the interests of the child, and the needs of the family. Everyday routines can be opportunities to incorporate fun learning experiences! Parents, caregivers, and therapists can build on the strengths and abilities of the child in order to guide them toward the next developmental step. Hannah would be honored to partner with you to help your child reach their full potential.

    Hannah would love to speak with you.
    Phone: 919-630-4191
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  • Hortense Lucas

    Hortense Lucas
    BS Psychology, MS Education,
    MA Counseling, ITFS

    Hortense has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from NC A&T University, a Master of Science Degree in Education, Master of Arts degree in Counseling. As well as her Infant, Toddler, Family Specialist Certificate. Hortense has a passion for working with children with special needs and their families and has extensive experience working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including Autism, Behavioral Issues, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Shaken baby Syndrome, Babies born addicted to drugs (crack/cocaine), Preemies, Depression, Sensory Integration, ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attachment Issues/Disorder Domestic violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Trauma, Grief and Loss, Abused and Neglected.

    Currently, she also works as a Behavior Specialist for the state providing in home supports for families and children with special needs. She is a huge advocate for early intervention and believes that parent and family involvement is the key to a child's success. Hortense is very knowledgeable about child development and strategies to support the development of children. As an educator, she teaches parents strategies that will best help their child and support their family. She is very kind and extremely patient. Hortense would love to speak with you further about how she can support you and your child.

    Hortense would love to speak with you.
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  • Kris Lee

    Kris Lee
    BS Child Development
    Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist

    Kris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Meredith College. She has had an extensive career supporting infants and toddlers and their families. She has 20 years of experience working with children and teachers in various capacities in the field of Child Development. While attending Meredith College she tutored children with Autism for two years. After graduating Meredith College, she worked as a child care teacher for two years and as a nanny for one year. Kris worked at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute for six years working on various projects that help support Infant Toddler Development as well as Family Development in relation to Infants and Toddlers. Kris resigned from her full‐time position at FPG to spend more time with her young children and to devote more time to her family. Kris went back to full-time work in 2011 when she accepted her current position as Infant Toddler Specialist. She visits infant and toddler child care classrooms in licensed facilities and helps to provide technical assistance to teachers and directors with the goal of helping them to achieve ongoing quality improvement. Her role with Cornerstone allows her to have more direct contact with infants and toddlers, something that Kris has a passion for. Kris works extremely well with all her families and she can provide parents and caregivers individualized strategies and play schemes to help promote their child’s development or decrease their child’s unwanted behaviors. Kris has experience with a variety of children and families, she has worked with children who have been diagnosed with Autism, ASD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing, Language Delays, Behavioral Issues, or children that are at risk of developing delays. Kris has a wonderful gift for helping children be able to attend to tasks and to develop positive ways to play toys. She is an amazing parent coach, developing strong relationships with parents and caregivers so they can work together to support the needs of children. Kris would love to talk with you about how she can support you and your family.

    Parent Testimonial: Kris is wonderful with Noah. Since she has been working with him he has learned to put different shapes of toys into the container by himself. He has learned to pay attention to her while she is teaching him different things. I would recommend her to any child that needs help she does an awesome job with kids. Noah has finally been saying more words.

    Kris would love to speak with you.
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  • Kris Madson

    Kris Madson
    M.Ed., Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support
    Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Early Childhood, Meredith College
    Triple P Level Four & Five Standard and Stepping Stones Practitioner

    Is honored to work with the most precious thing in the world to you—your child--and she’ll keep the needs and expectations of your family as top priority. Kris believes a partnership with your family is key to helping your child meet developmental outcomes. This includes supporting you as we celebrate your child’s gifts and become their strongest advocates.

    Kris earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support from UNC-Chapel Hill, and has 13 years’ experience as a preschool and daycare teacher in Central North Carolina. She is on the Child Development faculty at Meredith College and is Levels 4 and 5 Triple P certified.

    Kris is experienced in a wide spectrum of challenges including Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Sturg-Weber’s, Autism spectrum, sensory integration issues, cranial and neurologic anomalies, autonomic dysfunction, and emotional and behavioral challenges. She specializes in infants and toddlers born premature, medically fragile or small for gestational age. Kris has been trained in reward based feeding therapy for children related issues such as texture sensitivity, chronic reflux and use of NG and GT tubes. Her expertise in Aug-Com devices, eye gaze communication and ASL empower children with communication and social interaction skills.

    “What motivates your child?” is an important question Kris will ask as you build a partnership together. Kris will always take the child’s lead in choosing activities for therapy. Her gift of attunement and love of play ensures that your child looks forward to DT like a play date! Banging on pots and pans can be a wonderful tool for growth and development. She will show you how! Kris is very sensitive to your family’s unique cultural values and will design interventions that reflect those values. Using a supportive and non-judgmental approach, she empowers mothers with post-partum depression and families in recovery from addiction become excellent parents.

    Kris has resided in Wake County for over twenty years. She shares her home with her husband, two teenage children and three enormous dogs!

    Kris would love to speak with you.
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  • Kyle Brown

    Kyle Brown
    MEd, B-K
    Infant Toddler Family Specialist
    Triple P Practitioner

    Kyle graduated with her Master Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She has over 15 years of extensive experience in working with children Birth through age 5. She obtained her Master Degree to further her knowledge so that she could provide exceptional support to children and families. As a Child and Family Specialist she participates in the development and implementation of IFSP/IEP goals. She works directly with children providing supportive play to support language, social interactions, cognitive, physical and social emotional development. She also supported families and caregivers on accessing social, medical, psychiatric and/or educational services. Kyle is also a Wake County Public Schools Preschool Itinerant Teacher. She is able to use her experiences with the B-3 population to support her 3-5 children and families. She assesses children's needs and concerns, provides direct support to children and monitors their progress. Kyle's vision and goal is to provide support that promotes optimum functionality in daily living. She has experience working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Preemies, Genetic Disorders and Disorders that relate to their health, Language Delays, Prader Willi, Fragile X, Cornelia de Lange, Twin to Twin Transfusion, Abused and Neglected and overall developmental delay and children with behavior problems (just to name a few). She would love to speak with you about how she can support your child and family. On a personal note Kyle loves to spending time with family, reading and being a listening ear for others. Kyle attends trainings and workshops to keep herself up to date on the latest interventions. Kyle is able to work with any family in any situation and would love the chance to work with you and your child.

    Kyle would love to speak with you.
    Phone: 919-630-4191
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  • Lisa Capozzoli

    Lisa Capozzoli
    BA Special Education ITFS
    Triple P Level 4 Provider NCIMHP

    Lisa graduated with a degree in special education and has enjoyed working as an in-home provider since 2001, developing and running play groups, and was a special education teacher in a private school for children with Autism and related disorders. She is trained and utilizes (ABA) Applied Behavioral Analysis as her teaching foundation and believes that learning takes place where the child is most comfortable and when having fun. Lisa has also received many trainings on language and social/behavioral skills, academics, sensory processing, sensory motor skills, sign language and assistive technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and musical therapy. As well as signing she has other excellent and fun strategies on increasing language and communication delays. She has creative strategies to encourage children to engage in appropriate play. Lisa is able to support your child in various calming techniques. She loves to implement play based strategies to help support children in their development and decrease behavioral issues. She has worked with many families and childcare teachers, implementing home and center based therapies. She understands the issues that face many families being a proud parent with special needs children herself. She has a son with Down Syndrome and a daughter with Dyslexia and has been through the Early Intervention Program with her children.

    Lisa would love to speak with you.
    Phone: 919-630-4191
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  • Lisa O’Connell Thomas

    Lisa O’Connell Thomas
    B-K, MA Special Ed.
    Infant Toddler Family Specialist
    Triple P Practitioner/ Developmental Therapist/Autism Specialist

    Lisa graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Child Development; she then went on to obtain her Master’s in Special Education from East Carolina University, then received her Birth through Kindergarten License. Lisa has an extensive career in supporting children who have special needs as well as educating and supporting families. Lisa is an Autism Specialist through the TEACCH program, working 1:1 with children who have been diagnosed with Autism/ASD she has created individualized behavior plans, picture schedules, and developed sensory integration strategies and learning strategies. She has over 10 years’ experience working with children who have Autism and ASD. Lisa has a great deal of experiences with other diagnoses while working within preschools and elementary schools. She is able to support families and children not only diagnosed with Autism/ASD, but as well she has extensive experience and training in Behavioral Issues, Sensory Integration, Medically Fragile, Genetic and Chromosomal Disorders, Preemies, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy, Shaken Baby, Developmental Delay, Traumatic Brain Injury, International Adoptions, Adoptions/Foster Care, Language Disorders and Learning Disabled. Lisa would love to speak with you to discuss how she can help support your child and family.

    Lisa would love to speak with you.
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  • Marilee Dies

    Marilee Dies
    BS, B-K Developmental Therapist

    Marilee graduated from Edinboro State University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. She later furthered her education by completing coursework to earn her Birth-Kindergarten teaching license through UNC Charlotte. Marilee worked in Pennsylvania as a teacher in a class with children Kindergarten through 5th grade. These children had a variety of diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and learning disabilities. After moving to North Carolina, she was a lead teacher in a classroom for two year olds for 5 years at White Plains Children’s Center where she taught children with special needs and typically developing children. She then changed positions there and worked in the home-based program. For the last 12 years, she has worked as a Service Coordinator with the Children’s Developmental Services Agency. Marilee has experience with a variety of diagnoses including prematurity, hearing and/or vision loss, autism, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, Down syndrome, feeding issues, motor and speech delays. She is familiar with the use of various support devices and techniques including orthotics, choice boards, feeding tubes and others. Marilee is also familiar with the IFSP and IEP process and participated in many IEP meetings during her years of working as a Service Coordinator. Marilee has a passion for working with children and loves to see them moving forward in their development and celebrating their progress. She also truly enjoys encouraging families and working alongside them to help their children succeed. Outside of work, Marilee stays quite active with her two adult children and five grandchildren.

    Marilee would love to speak with you.
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  • Michelle Stallings

    Michelle Stallings
    BA Psychology/Child Development ITFS/Triple P Provider

    Michelle is a graduate of Appalachian State University. Working as a Developmental Therapist, Michelle assists children in developing to their full potential using a variety of approaches that allow all learning to come through play. Michelle has an excellent understanding of how children with delays learn and how to shape their learning environment. As a Triple P Provider, Michelle has the skills necessary to assist families in facing behavioral challenges that occur daily. Using the Triple P program, Michelle helps families to develop strategies and plans that address behavioral challenges and lead to SUCCESS! Families who have worked with Michelle have thrived in a variety of ways. For example, children with communication delays have acquired ability to communicate with signs or words allowing the children to become happy and well adjusted family members. Michelle has exceptional skills in developing play activities that engage children in play to develop skills in any area – cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and daily functions. Michelle has had exceptional experience in working with children who have Autism, Failure to thrive, Cri du Chat, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Multiples, Developmental Delays, Seizure Disorders, Medically Fragile (feeding tubes etc.), Preemies, Twin to Twin Transfusion, Sensory Integration, Communication Disorders, Abused/Neglected, Foster Care/Adoptions and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Michelle is a Mom of premature twins, and having had first-hand experience in dealing with the everyday rollercoaster that arises with preemies she is able to support families going through the same experiences. Michelle uses a variety of techniques to support language development as well as using Hanen center approach to increase socialization and language for children with Autism and ASD. She also utilizes play therapy techniques to support appropriate play skills and positive behaviors.

    Michelle would love to speak with you.
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  • Miguel Gray-Carver

    Miguel Gray-Carver
    Infant Toddler Family Specialist

    I am a resident of Greensboro, N. C. I believe my love of serving and caring for children stems from caring for the children in my family at an early age. I am a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, “AGGIE PRIDE!!!"

    I graduated with honors receiving a BS in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Reading. I furthered my education at Elon College focusing in studies as a Reading Specialist. I have served as a teacher and administrator working with children two – four years of age in inclusive childcare settings and a Model Program for children of high risk. I taught first and second graders in the Guilford County Public School System for numerous years and is currently in my 20th year of providing early intervention services to infants / toddlers and their families. I have coordinated services and educated parents on appropriate developmental practices involved in Guilford County’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. During my 30 plus years of service in education, I have received certifications, credentials and trainings in an array of areas focused on providing the best educational service to young children and their families. My motto is “I meet children and families where they are and move forward in building trust to teach, guide, support & empower.” This is not a job but my ministry.

    I have experience working with infants and toddlers who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Preemies, Language Delays, Genetic Disorders and overall developmental delay and children with behavior problems. I would love to speak with you about how she can support your child and family.

    Miguel would love to speak with you.
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  • Rachel Jones

    Rachel Jones
    ITFS

    Rachel graduated from Greensboro College with a degree in Early Childhood Development/Social Services.

    She has always had a passion for working with children and their families. She has been a nanny, a Children's Program Coordinator at a Crisis Center, and worked as a Family Advocate at Head Start.

    She has worked in early intervention for over ten years and specializes in developmental delays, down syndrome, autism, preemies, medically fragile, behavioral issues, sensory processing disorder, language disorders, and sign language.

    Rachel strives to support parents in developing strategies that will work best for their child. She loves to build on the strengths of children rather than focus on the things the child cannot yet do. She lives in Jamestown with her husband and six year old son. She loves to think outside the box and share creative and new ways to play and learn with others.

    Rachel would love to speak with you.
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  • Sandra Huffman

    Sandra Huffman
    B-K License, ITFS Triple P Practitioner, Developmental Therapist

    Sandra graduated from North Carolina State University with her Bachelor’s degree. She furthered her education at Meredith College receiving her B-K license. Sandra has supported children with special needs at The Frankie Lemon School and Developmental Center, creating and implementing lesson plans and assisting in establishing goals and providing activities. Sandra gained additional experience at Governor Morehead School where she provided in home supports to children with visual impairments. Sandra also worked at The Raleigh School- preschool division. Sandra is fluent in English and Spanish. Sandra has experience working with a variety of diagnosis’s including; Down Syndrome, Premies, Autism/ASD, Prader Willi, Williams Syndrome, seizure disorders, medically fragile, behaviors and global delays. Sandra loves to work with kids and families. She wants your child to have the best experiences they can possibly have. She loves teaching them in a fun and creative way, play is work but it does not have to always be difficult. She helps your child gain the skills they need without them even knowing they are working. Sandra is a proud mommy to her little boy Elliot.

    Sandra se graduó con una licenciatura de North Carolina State University. Ella extendió su educación en Meredith College al recivir su licencia de Nacimiento- Infancia. Sandra tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar con niños que tienen necesidades especiales en The Frankie Lemon School and Developmental Center. Ella participó activamente creando y poniendo en practica planes educativos, al igual que estableciendo metas y actividades appropiadas. Sandra ganó experiencia adicional en The Governor Morehead School. En este colegio ella colaboró apoyando a familias y niños que padecen de impedimentos visuales. Sandra también tuvo la oportunidad de ser parte de The Raleigh School- preschool division. Sandra tiene experiencia trabajando con niños que padecen de diferentes diagnósticos médicos como; Autismo, Síndrome de Down, Bebes Prematuros, Convulciones, médicamente fragíl, y retrasos globales del desarrollo. A Sandra le encanta trabajar con niños y con sus familias. Ella quiere que su niño/niña tenga la mejor experiencia que puedan tener. Ella pone especial empeño en enseñar a los niños através de juegos y actividades divertidas. Ella sabe que jugando es como los niños aprenden, pero el aprendizaje no tiene por que ser aburrido o difícil. Ella ayuda a los niños a ganar las habilidades que necesitan de manera que ellos no se dan cuenta que estan trabajando. Sandra habla Inglés y Español.

    Sandra would love to speak with you.
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  • Suzanne Germann

    Suzanne Germann
    MA, Certified Play Therapist, Infant Toddler and Family Specialist
    Triple P Level Four & Five Standard and Stepping Stones Practitioner


    Suzanne believes that partnering with your family is key to helping your child meet developmental milestone. This includes supporting you as we celebrate your child’s gifts. She feels very blessed and honored to work with the most incredible thing in the world to you- your child.

    Suzanne graduated from Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada, with a degree in Child Psychology and earned her Master's Degree in Play Therapy.

    Suzanne has 20 years of extensive training and experience working with children who have Allen Herndon Dudley, Autism, ASD, Apraxia, Sensory Integration Disorder, Preemies, Language Delays, Rhett’s Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Prader Willie Syndrome, Down Syndrome, International Adoptions, Terminal Illnesses, Cerebral Palsy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Fragile X, Dandy Walker Syndrome, Cornelia de Lang Syndrome, Medically fragile(Tracheas and Feeding Tubes), HIE, IVH, Infantile Spasms, Multiples, Positive Toxicology Screenings, Mitochondrial Disorders, Behavior Disorders/concerns, Visual Impairments, Trisomy 10Q, Noonan Syndrome, Twin to Twin Transfusion, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Turner’s Syndrome, William’s Syndrome, Abused and Neglected. She understands issues that are related to children and families who have been diagnosed with rare disorders/terminal illnesses. Suzanne has experience working with Mothers, Teen Moms and families living in Shelters. She has also been involved with the Pregnancy Support Centers providing trainings and workshops to young mothers.

    Suzanne has been very involved with children in the foster care system, working with parents on reunification by supporting families in learning how to develop the skills they need to meet their child's needs. She also has had a great deal of experience working with families who have adopted internationally.

    Suzanne has personal experience with Sensory Integration and Feeding Issues, Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders and is trained in various techniques. She utilizes and trains her staff/Parents in using Assistive Technology (toys, communication devices and other equipment children need to interact with peers, parents and toys. As a Behavioral Specialist, she has trained Parents and Childcare staff in effective and fun behavior management techniques including, redirection, positive reinforcement, Triple P, and through a variety of play schemes. Combining the components of Verbal Behavior Therapy and her unique Play Therapy techniques she quickly and effectively increases language development, socialization skills and positive behavior in children.

    Suzanne lives in Wake Forest with her Husband, 5 kids and their dog Bauer.

    Suzanne would love to speak with you.
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  • Tricia Gladstone

    Tricia Gladstone
    BA Psychology & MS Behavior Analysis
    Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist

    Tricia is a Master’s Level Behavior Analyst with over 20 years experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior disorders and learning disabilities privately and in the school setting. She has served in various roles in special education and was a behavior therapist and educational consultant for over 13 years in private practice in both Chicago and San Diego. She has worked in administrative roles for San Diego Unified School System, California as well as for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina. She enjoyed her time as a Behavior Support Specialist directing San Diego School’s Early Childhood Autism clinic using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to develop and implement curriculum. Ms. Gladstone has consulted with school districts and families nationwide as well as working with Middle Eastern families in Cairo, Egypt. Her work in Egypt emphasized early intervention and family-based therapy. She has spent the majority of her career working with and advocating for families to ensure their children have exceptional learning experiences.

    Tricia has formal training in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as Picture Exchange Communication Systems to teach language skills to children with speech and language delays. She uses her extensive background and education to provide in-home and school-wide trainings as well as individually based consultation using best practices for children with behavioral concerns/ discipline issues. Being a mother of three she appreciates the stresses families face and works hard to advocate and coach parents on how to build capacity to support their children’s learning. Her professional interests include video modeling, functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention planning, and developing both academic and social skills curriculum. In addition, she is a master level Nonviolent Crisis Intervention instructor with advanced certifications in Autism and Enhancing Verbal Skills.

    Although Tricia hales from the Northeast she has enjoyed settling into North Carolina where she has resided in Greensboro for the past 12 ½ years. Tricia is married and is the proud parent of three children; Julia, 10, Miles, 8, and Isabel, 6.

    Tricia would love to speak with you.
    Phone: 919-630-4191
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  • Kimberly Bracey

    Kimberly Bracey
    MAT Special Education/ITFS Triple P Practitioner

    Kimberly obtained her BS in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations, BK Teacher License, and MAT in Special Education concentrating in Early Education and Language Development from North Carolina Central University. She has extensive experience in working with children from Birth to 16 years old. Kimberly has worked in Early Intervention, Public and Private Pre-K , After-School Programs, Head Start, and Mental Health settings. While working in these settings, she has been able to assist both children and their families who have had challenging behaviors, autism, mild-severe developmental delays, mental health needs, communication delays, ADHD, physical/mental abuse, sensory processing disorders, and downs syndrome. She has written treatment plans for children and families with mental health needs and individualized education plans for children with special needs. Currently her position as a Team Teacher supports children ages 3-5 years old with special needs. She provides activities that enhance children’s developmental needs, provide support to the families with children, and develop individual educational program for preschoolers. Kimberly has basic Spanish conversational skills and has chosen to focus her career on Early Intervention.

    Kimberly would love to speak with you.
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  • Lyla Woodward

    Lyla Woodward
    B-K, ITFS Triple P Provider

    Lyla graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Psychology, with a focus on child development, and a minor in the study of human movement. She later furthered her education by completing coursework to earn her Birth-Kindergarten teaching license through East Carolina University. Lyla has worked with young children with and without special needs and their families in various capacities as a nanny, respite care provider, child life therapist, coach for a special needs baseball league, and preschool teacher. She has experience with a variety of diagnoses including prematurity, hearing loss, autism, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, trisomy 13, Down syndrome, feeding issues, and speech delays. She is also familiar with the use of various support devices and techniques including orthotics, choice boards, PECS, feeding tubes, and others. Lyla is also familiar with the IFSP and IEP process and participated in many IEP meetings as a student teacher in a Wake County special education preschool classroom.

    Lyla also has much personal experience dealing with disability and developmental delay. She was born prematurely at only 4 lbs. and with congenital heart defects and experienced developmental delays early in life. But thanks to her mother and others who worked with her, she caught up developmentally by early elementary school. Lyla’s husband, Philip, is profoundly hard-of-hearing and while he primarily reads lips, she is also proficient in sign language and has taught it with him for many years. Lyla is also the proud mother of three children all of whom were adopted domestically and are of Hispanic heritage. All of her children were born at-risk for special needs, particularly her son who was born 7 1⁄2 weeks premature. With her children she has experienced what it is like to be a mom to a child receiving early intervention services, which helps her better understand the families she works with.

    Lyla has a passion for helping all children reach their full potential and has wanted to work with children with special needs for as long as she can remember. She also truly loves working closely with families to help them support their children’s growth and development.

    Lyla would love to speak with you.
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  • Tola Coker

    Tola Coker
    Infant Toddler and Family Specialist

    I graduated from Ashford University with a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and currently in school to obtain a Master’s degree in Education with specialization in Special Education. I have over 10 years’ experience working with young children from infancy through school- age both in the home and daycare settings. In my spare time, I love spending time with family and reading to my 4-month-old daughter. I have passion for children with special needs which prompted my decision about going further with my education. With the knowledge and skills that I possess in the education field, I have created age appropriate play based activities and strategies that provide opportunities for children to learn in ways that make the most of their strengths and help them overcome their weaknesses. I foster play-based curriculum because I believe children learn best through play and the learning for later in life. I have experience and training working with a variety of diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, language and communication delays, sensory processing, social and emotional concerns, behavioral issues and global delays. My greatest joy is knowing that I stand as an advocate for families through which they can understand the system, access meaningful services, and set goals that can make a difference in their child’s lives. I am excited and looking forward to making a difference in the lives of the children and families I am working with.

    Tola would love to speak with you.
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  • Trish K. Hablutzel

    Trish K. Hablutzel
    CBRS/ITFS
    Developmental Therapist

    Trish Kenny Hablutzel graduated with a Master's Degree in Infant Toddler Development and Education with Specialization in Early Intervention. As an Adjunct Faculty and Early Childhood Consultant with 2 Universities she taught students Human Development and Family Studies courses related to Infancy through Adolescence as well as Developmental Perspectives on Infancy and Early Childhood, Infant and Toddler Development. She developed curriculums to educate students about best practices related to infant and toddler development and the development of the child. Trish has over 15 years of experience as a Developmental Therapist. She provides trans-disciplinary services to children in their most natural environment. She believes that learning takes place where the child is most comfortable and understands that sometimes she needs to support a family where ever their life takes them. She has supported families in grocery stores, parks and childcare settings. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses, communication delays, language disorders, sensory integration, Autism, Down Syndrome, Preemies, and behavior disorders. She is a member of the NCIMHA (North Carolina Infant Mental Health Association) and a certified, Registered Circle of Security Parent Facilitator. Trish is very excited to have this opportunity to work with your family.

    Trish would love to speak with you.
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  • Barbara Lippard

    Barbara Lippard
    BS Child Development
    Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist

    Barbara has her degree in Child Development Birth through Kindergarten from Appalachian State University. She was the lead teacher at the Lucy Brock Child Development Lab Program (part of the University), in the Inclusive Infant/toddler classroom. There she was responsible for lesson planning and implementation, care routines, and classroom environments. She participated in IFSP and IEP planning and implementation and collaborated with other teachers and therapists involved with her children. Barbara has a great deal of knowledge and experience regarding typically developing children and children with developmental delays. Barbara has experience with many types of diagnoses, including Autism, ASD, Dandy Walker, Prader Willi, Preemies, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Language Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and many types of Chromosomal and Genetic Disorders. Barbara has a great knowledge of Sign Language and experience using it to help children with many diagnoses communicate better with their families. Barbara is the proud mommy of four kids – three at home and one in heaven. Barbara has a newfound passion for helping children and families walk through trauma and grief journeys after losing her four-year-old daughter and supporting a close friend with a child’s terminal diagnosis.

    One of Barbara's families provided the following testimonial: Barbara was my daughter's teacher at Lucy Brock. Olivia has chromosome translocation, which caused her to have speech, sensory and motor skill issues. Olivia also had seizure episodes. Barbara was an amazing teacher and worked hand in hand with Olivia providing brushing for sensory issues and also did sign language with her. Olivia made a tremendous amount of progress while she was with Barbara. She is a very patient and loving person; we will miss her at Lucy Brock, but know that she will do wonderful things with many other children. Barbara is a blessing and we wish her the best and appreciate all her love, time and attention with Olivia.Bethanie Campbell.

    Professional Testimony
    Barbara has a passion for helping all children reach their full potential. Never satisfied with status quo, Barbara carefully observes each child and seeks out resources to help her meet that child's specific needs and interests. --Dr. Rebekah Cummings Director, Lucy Brock Child Development Lab Program.

    Barbara would love to speak with you.
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  • Myranda Meeks

    Myranda Meeks
    BA ITFS
    Infant Toddler and Family Specialist

    Myranda graduated from Meredith College, Raleigh NC, with a degree in Psychology and Art Therapy. While in college she worked for the Meredith Autism Program.

    She has 12 years of experience and has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Developmental Delays, Sensory Processing Disorder, Fragile X, Sickle Cell Disease, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, PICA, Adjustment Disorder and Preemies. She has personal experience with Sensory Integration, ASD, ADHD, General Anxiety Disorder, Pragmatic speech delays, motor delays, Auditory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and chromosomal anomalies.

    Myranda also worked as a Behavior Specialist in an inpatient psychiatric hospital providing Social Skills, Coping Skills, and ADL group therapy/individual support to those with acute mental illnesses. She is trained in non-violent crisis intervention, psychosocial assessments, and behavioral interventions.

    She has extensive experience implementing TEACCH strategies, Social Thinking, ABA, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and a variety of sensory supports. Myranda follows the Ross Greene philosophy, “kids do well when they can.” Her focus is teaching the skills needed to overcome barriers with the intention of having more pleasant life experiences for the entire family.

    Myranda is passionate about advocating for individuals with special needs, volunteering for the Autism Society of NC and spending time with her 4 kids.

    Myranda would love to speak with you.
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  • Alethea Marcellus

    Alethea Marcellus
    MS Psychology
    Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist

    Alethea graduated from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then went to earn her certification in Elementary Education K-6 from North Carolina Central University. She later earned her Master of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix. She continues to educate herself with focusing on effective play strategies and behavior management techniques. She is a former Guardian ad Litem.

    Alethea has over 18 years of extensive training and experience working with children who have   Apraxia, Language Delays, Down Syndrome, Non- verbal, Abused and Neglected, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Feeding Issues/Concerns, Developmental Delay, Disruptive Behavior Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Children with Emotional/Behavioral needs. She has extensive experience working in the school system in the exceptional children department. She also has experience working with children in Foster Care.

    Alethea is a married to her wonderful husband and have 3 handsome sons. She understands issues that are related to children and families who have been diagnosed with rare disorders/terminal illnesses. Alethea has personal experience with Sensory Integration and Feeding Issues, Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder due to her son having this disorder. She is also trained in various techniques to help with communicating. She utilizes Assistive Technology (toys, communication devices and other equipment children need to interact with peers, parents and toys. As a Behavioral Specialist, she has educated parents in Crisis Intervention/ Crisis – First Responder, Teaching Skills, Play Therapy and skill. She has also taught skill building strategies and fun behavior management techniques including, redirection, positive reinforcement. Alethea continues to demonstrate ways parents can learn how to effectively reduce their child’s behaviors. Combining the components of Verbal Behavior Therapy and her unique Play Therapy techniques she quickly and effectively increases language development, socialization skills and positive behavior in children.

    Alethea would love to speak with you.
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  • Sheri Moroe

    Sheri Moroe
    BS, RBT, CPI, ITFS
    Registered Behavior Technician, Infant Toddler and Family Specialist

    Sheri graduated from the University of Mount Olive, in North Carolina, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She is continuing her education in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on behavior management techniques. Sheri is originally from Iowa, a country girl at heart, she joined the Marine Corps after High School and has worked with children and families all around the world, including Okinawa Japan, California, North Carolina and South Carolina. Her range of working with diverse families of children with special needs, has been a part of her passion to assist all families, some positions she has held have been working with Marine Welfare and Recreation in Japan, participating in the Okinawan Special Olympics program. Aboard Marine Base Camp Lejeune she worked with the Children and Youth & Teen Services program as a Developmental Trainer and has worked with North Carolina State wide projects for the Healthy Social Behaviors group and Carolina Applied Behavior Autism group.

    Sheri has 25 years of extensive training and experience working with children who have Autism, Sensory Integration Disorder, Preemies, Language Delays, Seizure Disorders, Microcephaly Syndrome, Down Syndrome, International Adoptions, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, Terminal Illnesses, Medically fragile, Multiples, Behavior Disorders/concerns, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, William’s Syndrome, Abuse and Neglect. She understands the issues and concerns related to children and families who are coping with emotional stressors in these situations and brings a compassionate and caring format to therapy.

    Sheri has worked with families living in homeless shelters and coping with abuse situations. As a Behavior Specialist she has been involved with the Early Childhood settings providing trainings and workshops to teachers and parents of children with behavioral concerns, trainings on behavior modification, redirection and using effective play techniques to make learning fun and comprehensible. She has also been a Foster Parent and has assisted with family members dealing with international adoptions and developmental delay concerns. Sheri has personal experience with Sensory Integration, Deafness, and Autism Spectrum Disorders and is trained in various techniques. She successfully uses toys, picture boards, communication devices and developmental techniques to assist children in interacting with parents, siblings and peers. Sheri works hard to model for families, so they can learn how to reduce their child’s behaviors in an easy and relaxing manner. Combining behavior modification therapy and developmental play techniques she increases social skills, language development, and positive behavior in children of all ages and stages of development.

    Sheri has 3 grown children that have all dealt with hearing, speech and developmental delays, and achieved great success in assisting them in overcoming their delays. She is the proud grandmother of a beautiful grandson named Nolan.

    Sheri would love to speak with you.
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  • Lauren Ruff

    Lauren Ruff
    BS, ITFS, RBT
    Infant, Toddler, Family, Specialist

    My name is Lauren Ruff. I currently reside in Raleigh, NC. In 2015, I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Community Services with a concentration in Early Intervention. My love for people with special needs began back in high school when I completed my senior internship under a speech therapist and that love continued to grow during college. In 2013 I started working at Autism Society of North Carolina where I was a Community Skills Instructor. I worked one-on-one with a child with autism in their home and/or in the community on various daily living skills. In 2015, in my senior year of college, I was an intern for TEACCH, a center that offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    After graduation I wanted to continue to expand my knowledge on autism. I started working as a Teacher’s Assistant in an Autism 1 (kindergarten through 2nd grade) classroom at Salem Elementary School. I also continued to work with Autism Society of NC where I worked with a client after school until 2017. In September of 2017 I began working with the Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Similar to Autism Society, I work one-on-one with a person with autism. However, instead of working on daily living skills I implemented goals set by my supervisor based on the client’s behavior. I am still continuing to work as an RBT to help get the experience required for graduate school. I started my online graduate program in March of 2018. I am currently studying to obtain my Master’s to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA.)

    I have had many years of experience working with people with autism and other developmental disabilities. I am looking forward to working with you and your family.

    Lauren would love to speak with you.
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  • Kyndra Boyette

    Kyndra Boyette
    BS, MA, ITFS

    Kyndra has a diversity of training and experience working with children, families, and educators. She is currently the Education Coordinator WAGES Head Start. Kyndra has a Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructions from Central Michigan University. Kyndra also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University Of Mount Olive. Kyndra is a native of the Wayne County area.

    Kyndra taught fourteen years as a Head start and NC Pre-K teacher. Kyndra also taught courses at Mount Olive as Early Childhood Adjunct Instructor. Kyndra was a Healthy Social Behavior Specialist for the state on NC. Kyndra served seven counties working with educators, children, and families on positive social and emotional strategies. Kyndra has worked with many children with diagnosed disabilities.

    Kyndra is an advocate that all children can learn and should be showered with endless positive experiences that will enhance their skill and development. Kyndra is very passionate about early childhood education and believes whole heartily that children learn best through play. Kyndra's quote is, "Get to know a child, and learn their behaviors."

    Kyndra would love to speak with you.
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