MEDICAL SPOTLIGHT: Speech Path of Brevard Adds Cognitive Baseline Testing for Young Athletes

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As a former Special Education teacher, Speech Path of Brevard Owner Angie Taylor offers a diverse background in special populations with exceptional emphasis on educating caregivers.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Speech Path of Brevard has added cognitive baseline testing for young athletes through their Sports Path program. The Speech Path team is dedicated to bringing quality speech and swallowing therapy services, as well as young athlete cognitive baseline testing to Brevard County.

Founded in 2012, Speech Therapy started as a clinic for children and adults. Seeing a need for multiple therapies and appreciating the collaborative approach to improve therapy outcomes, the clinic expanded in the summer of 2013 to include Physical and Occupational therapy services.

Established on basic principles of family and quality of life, it is Speech Path of Brevard’s mission to help Brevard’s youth.

“Our collective experiences within the public school system, skilled nursing facilities, home health, assisted living facilities and hospitals have helped us to develop the tools necessary to support families in living life to the fullest,” said Speech Path of Brevard Owner Angie Taylor.

“We look forward to leading you and your loved ones down the path to a better, more fulfilling life. It is our goal to encourage individuals and families through multidisciplinary therapy, collaborative teamwork and ongoing education.”

Located at 6520 3rd Street in Rockledge, the highly experienced team of Speech Pathologists, Physical and Occupational therapists are qualified to treat all age ranges and disabilities.

Speech Path of Brevard serves Melbourne, Rockledge, Viera, Suntree, and all of Brevard County, Florida.

CLICK HERE for more information or call  321-622-8792.

Founded in 2012, Speech Therapy started as a clinic for children and adults. The highly experienced team of Speech Pathologists, Physical and Occupational therapists are qualified to treat all age ranges and disabilities.

MEET THE SPEECH PATH OF BREVARD STAFF

Angie Taylor – Speech Therapist, M.A. CCC-SLP/Owner

Angie Taylor is the proud mom of Jackson and Zachary and wife of Brandon Taylor, Air Force Reservist/ Government civilian. The daughter of a 29 year Marine Corps Veteran, she spent much of her life at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina before relocating to Florida in 1999.

As a former Special Education teacher, she offers a diverse background in special populations with exceptional emphasis on educating caregivers. Angie also recognizes how difficult it can be to coordinate care with multiple players and has structured her business to meet the needs of local families.

Angie’s experience includes recent work in a hospital-based setting, home health, skilled nursing facilities, and schools. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of East Carolina University and the University of Central Florida. Angie is also a recipient of multiple Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In her free time, you can find Angie cheering her boys on a baseball or football field.

Angie’s specialty areas of treatment include Pediatric feeding/swallowing, Cognitive linguistic disorders, Traumatic Brain injury, Early Intervention, and speech/language therapy across the lifespan.

Angie’s certifications include: TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training, Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to Feeding, Vital Stim (adults) and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. She has received multiple awards for Continuing Education from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Kally Kibler – Speech Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP

Kally Kibler is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and her Master’s of Science from Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida. Kally’s clinical expertise evolved from time in the following settings: private practice at AbilityPlus Therapy, hospitals at Kindred Hospital, and schools at Suntree Elementary.

In 2016, Kally became a full-time associate of this office. She has experience with PROMPT therapy. In addition, she specializes in the following areas:

• Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
• Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
• Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
• Tongue Thrust Therapy
• Pre-Literacy Skills
• Pragmatics/ social skills
• Oral Motor Treatment (PROMPT)
• Speech and Language Treatment for Mentally Handicapped Children
• Reading and Writing Disorders

In addition, Kally has completed additional training/ certifications in the following areas:

• PROMPT trained/certified
• Bite-R Articulation Tool
• Talk Tools

Christina Conte-Speech Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP

Christina Conte is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida and her Master’s of Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida (2003).

Her clinical expertise evolved from time in the following settings: USF Speech Language and Hearing Center, private practice at the Center for Bilingual Speech Language Disorders, skilled nursing at Wave Crest Health and Rehab Center, schools serving the infant and toddler population at Christa McAuliffe Elementary as lead teacher serving PreK students in a speech language impaired classroom, at United Cerebral Palsy in Kissimmee, Orlando, and at Space Coast Early Steps.

In September 2016, Christina became a contract associate of this office. She has experience with the pediatric and geriatric populations, coaching parents, and with positive parenting techniques.

She specializes in the following areas:

• Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
• Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
• Developmental Delays (ie. Down Syndrome)
• Feeding Difficulties
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
• Auditory Processing Disorders
• Pre-Literacy Skills
• Parent Education: Teaching practical ways to help children learn language during every day routines
• Pragmatics/ Social Skills
• Speech and Language Treatment for Mentally Handicapped Children
• Reading and Writing Disorders
• Fluency Disorders
• Cognitive Disorders (Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury)
• Dysphagia/ swallowing difficulty
• Pre-Literacy Delays

In addition, Christina has completed additional training/ certifications in the following areas:

• Social Pragmatic Language Deficit (as in Asperger’s)
• Working with Children with Auditory Processing Disorders

She enjoys homeschooling her two young daughters (ages 4 and 6), educating parents in positive parenting techniques, and camping with her family.

Stefanie Elledge – Speech Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP

Stefanie Elledge is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Arts from Utah State in Logan, Utah and her Master’s of Science from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Stefanie’s clinical expertise evolved from time in the following settings: Early intervention, home health, schools and private practice.

In 2017, Stefanie became a full-time associate of this office. She has experience with PROMPT therapy.

In addition, she specializes in the following areas:

• Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
• Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
• Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
• Fluency Disorders
• Tongue Thrust Therapy
• Pre-Literacy Skills
• Parent Education
• Pragmatics/ social skills
• Oral Motor Treatment (PROMPT)

In addition, Stefanie has completed additional training/ certifications in the following areas:

• PROMPT trained
• Kaufman Intervention with Apraxia of Speech
• Social Pragmatic Language Deficit
• Executive Functioning Skills
• Bite-R Articulation Tool

Cecile Hue Streeter, M.A. PT

Cecile Hue Streeter is one of SPB’s most diversified therapists, joining our team in 2013. She was born in Jamaica, West Indies and moved to Brevard County from New York in 2004. Since graduating from New York University in 1985 with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and in 1992 from NYU with her Master of Arts specializing in Developmental Disabilities, she has over 30 years of diverse experience in pediatric and adult neurological Physical Therapy.

In addition to providing services at SPB, Cecile is a full time Physical Therapist for Brevard Public Schools providing school-based educationally relevant services for children ages 3-22 years old with varied diagnoses.

In addition, Cecile has completed additional training/ certifications in the following areas:

• Pediatric NeuroDevelopmental Treatment (NDT certified)
• Certified Infant Massage Instructor
• Equipment Concerns and Needs

Noelle Phillips, M.S. PT

Noelle Phillips is a Florida licensed physical therapist who has been living in Central Florida and the Space Coast for over 20 years. She attended the College of Charleston in her hometown of Charleston, S.C., but later graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.

Her pediatric background combines a variety of pediatric therapy experiences from her working in the following different settings including: inpatient at a pediatric hospital, an outpatient clinic, the school setting and a home setting, which requires the therapist to be very creative and animated with the pediatric population.

Her continuing education has a compelling emphasis in pediatrics with her attending additional workshops and seminars in NDT (neuro-developmental technique), DAFO Cascades bracing workshop, Myofascial Release, Pediatric Therapeutic Yoga class, Thera-Suit in the Universal Exercise Unit and the DIR (Developmental Individual-differences Relationship Based Model) also known as Floortime approach.

In 2017, she became a contracted associate with this office.

In addition, she specializes in the following areas as it impacts gross motor movement and function:

• Developmental Delay
• Cerebral Palsy
• Genetic Conditions
• Vestibular Conditions
• Gross Motor Movement with patients who have Visual Impairments
• Gross Motor Movement with patients who have cochlear implants or hearing concerns
• Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/ PDD)
• Charge Syndrome
• Spina Bifida
• Epilepsy
• Equipment Concerns and Needs

In addition to her therapy work experience, Noelle has also enjoyed volunteering at different facilities including the Medical University of South Carolina and several local hospitals. Previously she was a dolphin trainer at the Living Seas in EPCOT at Walt Disney World. Noelle enjoys spending time with her tween and teen daughters as well as her husband.

Colby Revers-Occupational Therapist, M.S. OTR/L

Colby is a Brevard County native who is nationally and State of Florida licensed as a certified Occupational Therapist Registered and Licensed. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science (2011) and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (2014) from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is

Colby completed her level 2 fieldwork experiences at SPOT Therapy Associates (Late Spring 2014), and Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Rehabilitation (Early Spring 2014). Colby joined the SPB Team in 2018 after gaining several years’ experience from a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Fort Myers, Florida area.

She has experience treating:

• Down Syndrome
• ADHD
• Developmental Delays
• Feeding Difficulties
• Autism Spectrum disorders
• Handwriting
• Self-Care Activities

In addition, she has completed additional training:

• Handwriting Without Tears
• Therapeutic Listening Program
• Vestibular disorders
• Astronaut Training
• Upper Extremity Treatment in Pediatrics
• Visual Processing in Children with Developmental Disabilities

Maria Zinna- Speech Therapist, M.A. CCC-SLP

Maria Zinna is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and her Master’s of Arts from UCF in Orlando, Florida.

Maria’s clinical expertise evolved from time in the following settings: UCF Speech Language and Hearing Center, private practice at Grace Therapies, skilled nursing facilities at Consulate Health Care, hospitals at Kindred Hospital, and schools at Bridges Academy and Discovery Elementary. Maria treats both children and adults.

In 2017, Maria became a full-time associate of this office.

In addition, she specializes in the following areas:

• Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
• Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
• Developmental Delays (ie Down Syndrome)
• Feeding Difficulties
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/ PDD)
• Pre-Literacy Skills
• Pragmatics/ Social Skills
• Oral Motor Treatment
• Speech and Language Treatment for Mentally Handicapped Children

Areas of Adult specialty:

• Stroke/ Communicative disorders such as Aphasia
• Voice disorders (including treatment for Parkinson’s disease using LSVT)
• Cognitive Disorders (Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury)
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Dysphagia/ swallowing difficulty

Additional training/ certifications:

• Trained for Lindamood-Bell Products including Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) and Visualizing and Verbalizing (V&V) for Language Comprehension
• Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD)

Courtney Brady – Occupational Therapist, M.S. OTR/L

Courtney Brady is a nationally certified and State of Florida licensed Occupational Therapist Registered. She was awarded her Bachelor of Health Science with a Minor in Disabilities in Society (2015) and her Master’s of Occupational Therapy (2016) from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Go Gators!

Courtney completed one of her level two fieldwork experiences at University of Florida Health Shands on the Neurology and Neurosurgery floors in May 2016. She completed her second level two fieldwork experience at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas on the in-patient rehabilitation floor. She also completed a specialty fieldwork at Sensory Solutions, LLC in Sarasota, Florida. She worked for a year at an in-patient rehabilitation facility before joining our team!

She has experience treating:

• Autism Spectrum disorders
• Developmental Delays
• ADHD
• Handwriting
• Self-Care Activities

In addition, she has completed training in:

• Handwriting Without Tears
• Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
• Mirror Therapy
• Upper Extremity Treatment in Pediatrics

Kristen MacLeod- Speech Therapist, M. Ed. M.S. CF-SLP

Kristen MacLeod is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in Communication Disorders in 2009, and her Master’s of Science from the University of the District of Columbia in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017.

Kristen also holds a Master’s degree in Education, concentration Special Education from George Mason University in 2015. Kristen’s expertise evolved from her five years of work experience as a Speech-Language Assistant in the largest public school system in Virginia, and her extensive clinical work in private practices around Washington D.C., where her focus lied in pediatric and school-age children communication disorders and early intervention.

In 2017, Kristen became a full-time associate of this office.

In addition, she specializes in the following areas:

• Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
• Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
• Developmental Delays (i.e. Down Syndrome)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/ PDD)
• Pre-Literacy Skills
• Pragmatics/ Social Skills
• Speech and Language Treatment for Intellectually Disable Children
• Reading and Writing skills

In addition, Kristen, has completed additional training/ certifications in the following areas:

• Various Department of Education seminars
• Safe Space Training
• Story Grammar Marker Training

Brianna Schulz – Speech Therapist, M.S. CCC-SLP

Brianna Schulz is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and her Master’s of Science from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Brianna’s clinical expertise evolved from time in the following settings: Inpatient/ outpatient medical, early intervention, home health, schools and private practice.

In 2017, Brianna became a full-time associate of this office. She has experience with receptive/ expressive language delays and articulation therapy.

In addition, she specializes in the following areas:

• Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
• Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
• Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
• Feeding Disorders
• Fluency Disorders
• Tongue Thrust Therapy
• Pre-Literacy Skills
• Parent Education
• Pragmatics/ social skills
• Oral Motor Treatment

In addition, Brianna has completed additional training/ certifications in the following areas:

• Bite-R Articulation Tool
• Kaufman Intervention with Apraxia of Speech
• Social Pragmatic Language Deficits
• Talk Tools
• MBSImp–Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile

Aggie Coles – Office Manager

Aggie joined Speech Path in February 2012 as the office manager. Her work scheduling appointments, contacting insurance companies, billing and running day-to-day operations in the office make her an important part of the team.

She recently relocated to the Melbourne area from Tennessee to join family members who are long-time residents of Brevard. She is the proud mom of Thomas, Nicki and Jimmy. In her free time, Aggie enjoys watching sports.

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