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Results for WATCH Program:

 

Abigail Calalang

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

acalalang@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Abigail's areas of interest include sensory processing/integration intervention, feeding issues and autism.
  
 

Aimee Vandemark

 

Title:

LCSW

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.459.1635x146

E-mail:

avandemark@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Aimee's areas of interest and expertise include: non-directive play therapy, attachment and parent.child relationships, parent guidance and 0-5 social emotional development.
  
 

Alicia Mercer

 

Title:

COTA/L

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.906.0663

E-mail:

amercer@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Alicia's areas of interest and expertise include Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, Oral Motor, sensory integration, autism and cerebral palsy.
  
 

Alisa Clayburn

 

Title:

Preschool Case Manager

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.231.5784

E-mail:

aclayburn@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Alisa's areas of interest include: how to better serve Spanish-speaking children and families; how to evaluate Spanish-speaking children; and providing services for Spanish-speaking children.
  
 

Alison Mattos DeLorme

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Address:

1300 Mechanical Drive
Clayton, NC 27520
  

Office:

919-359-8090

E-mail:

adelorme1@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

Experience and interest in autism, apraxia, early intervention, home therapy.
  
 

Amanda Boykin

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217

E-mail:

beachlove2011@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, art
  
 

Amanda Pierce, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

apierce@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Amanda obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has had experience in a variety of pediatric settings including private practices, early intervention agencies, and home-based practice. Amanda is skilled in evaluating children with a variety of diagnoses and providing intervention for sensory integration, feeding, and fine/visual motor skills. She has special interest in treating children with cerebral palsy, feeding disorders, and assistive technology needs. Amanda is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

Amy Aycock, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

aaycock@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, feeding, sensory integration, therapeutic listening, development, handwriting, positioning
  
 

Amy Faircloth

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x167

E-mail:

afaircloth@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH, severe/profound mental retardation, adaptive equipment
  
 

Amy Kendall

 

Title:

Lead Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5200

E-mail:

amykendall@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: autism, inclusion, and sensory integration.
  
 

Amy Michael

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

amichael@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Amy's areas of interest and expertise include speech and language, and EI.
  
 

Amy Sarazan, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

asarazen@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College, with a double major in Communications and Spanish, a concentration in Communication Disorders and a minor in Cross-Cultural Studies. She went on to obtain a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University in 2004. Amy has experience in evaluating and treating articulation and phonology issues, receptive and expressive language delays, and oral-motor and feeding disorders in children and adults. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury, skilled nursing facilities, pediatric private practices, and inpatient psychiatrics. Upon graduating from ECU, Amy practiced speech-language pathology in Louisville, Kentucky before returning to her hometown of Raleigh, NC. Amy currently evaluates and treats speech and language disorders in Spanish for children aged birth to three.
  
 

Amy Underhill

 

Title:

Lead Teacher

Company:

UCP Charlie Gaddy Center
  

Address:

314 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

amysunderhill@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

  
 

Andrea Haskins

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x247

E-mail:

andrea.haskins@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Andrea Nanc

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia
  

Office:

919.877.9800x112

E-mail:

andrea@feeding.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Andrea completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her graduate education was completed at North Carolina Central University where she participated in a grant that focused on early intervention, assistive technology, and cultural and linguistic diversity. She has worked exclusively with children with feeding and swallowing disorders at Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia for almost 3 years. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association special interest divisions (13) Swallowing/swallowing disorders and (14) Communication disorders and sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations. These special interest divisions provide networking and information regarding the latest in research and clinical issues. Andrea has experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of diagnoses including: dysphagia, oral motor and oral sensory disorders, behavioral feeding disorders, GERD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders, PDD/autism, developmental delays, failure to thrive, cleft palate, prematurity, tracheotomies, feeding tubes including gastrostomy tubes and NG-tubes, and oral myofunctional disorders.
  
 

Ann Aycock

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217x259

E-mail:

wp1
  

Biography:

  
 

Ann Benson

 

Title:

Social Worker

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

annbenson@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Anna Berkeley

 

Title:

Inclusion Consultant

Company:

Community Partnerships, Inc
  

Office:

919.402.9400x411

E-mail:

aberkeley@compart.org
  

Biography:

Anna's areas of interest and expertise include: advocacy, social inclusion, family support, and developmentally appropriate practice. WATCH Member.
  
 

Anna Romanosky

 

Title:

Physical Therapist, DPT

Company:

Raleigh Neurology Associates
  

Office:

919.420.1682

E-mail:

aromanosky@raleighneurology.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Anna's areas of interest and expertise include torticollis, pediatric orthopedics, neurological impairments, aquatic therapy, balance and vestibular rehabilitation, and development coordination disorders. She is also focused on starting several specific support groups for families who have children with disabilities, as well as beginning adaptive sports/dance classes for children with disabilties.
  
 

Anna Troutman, MS, CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Director of Program Coordination and Evaluation

Company:

Wake County Smart Start
  

Address:

1121 Situs Court, Suite 250
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-851-9550 x1501

E-mail:

atroutman@wakesmartstart.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Anna's interest and experience including feeding, autism, and caring for young children with multiple disabilities (low incidence).
  
 

Anne Sherman

 

Title:

Coordinator of Parent Teacher Resource Room

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.857.7804

E-mail:

asherman@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. B-K Certified. Anne's areas of interest and expertise include: inclusion, discipline, development, parent education and teacher training.
  
 

Anne Wallwork, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

awallwork@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Anne attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She then went on to obtain her Master of Science from East Carolina University. She has experience with assessment and treatment of articulation/phonology, language, reading, oral motor, voice, and stuttering disorders in children. She has worked with children with autism in designing and implementing individual therapy plans using a combination of TEACCH, Verbal Behavior, floor time, and traditional speech therapy methods. Anne has additional clinical experience in providing multidisciplinary treatments in a variety of settings including clinic based, outpatient rehabilitation, and acute inpatient rehabilitation. She is also credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

April Brown

 

Title:

Referral Coordinator for Therapy Services/ Admin. Asst.

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

abbigayle12@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

April Flow

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

Learning Together, Inc.
  

Address:

568 E. Lenoir Street, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
  

Office:

919.856.5200

E-mail:

aprilflow@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

  
 

April Hardison Purdue

 

Title:

Early Intervention Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Centr
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

aprilhperdue@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. April's areas of interest and expertise include: individual therapuetic treatment plan implementation, classroom environments, parent conferences. April has her B-K certification.
  
 

Ashley Link

 

Title:

DT

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Address:

4201 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 4
Raleigh, NC 27607

E-mail:

alisk@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

  
 

Asondra Johnson

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

jc4
  

Biography:

WATCH. Social inclusion, autism.
  
 

Avry Payne

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.606.4448

E-mail:

apayne@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Avry's areas of expertise and interest include: early intervention, neurologic, genetic, orthopaedic and congential disorders, torticollis ad home based intervention. WATCH Member.
  
 

Barbara Morgan

 

Title:

CNA

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

hilltop5
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Becky Black

 

Title:

BK, Itinerant Teacher

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.231.5793

E-mail:

rblack@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Becky's areas of interest and expertise include community inclusion and transition from early intervention to preschool services.
  
 

Benita Wicker

 

Title:

DPT

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

bwicker@pedtherapy.com.
  

Biography:

  
 

Beth Cooper, ITFS, M.Ed

 

Title:

Infant Family Specialist

Company:

Wake Med Hospital to Home Intervention Program
  

Office:

919.50.5823

E-mail:

becooper@wakemed.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Beth's current emphasis is working with premature infants and their families in Wake Meds Hospital to Home Intevention Program.
  
 

Bethany Couto

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

310 Chapanoke Road Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600x234

E-mail:

bethany.couto@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Beth's interests include autism and behavior modification strategies. She is a WATCH Member.
  
 

Betsy Allen

 

Title:

LCSW

Company:

VAST Horizon Counseling
  

Address:

5842 Faringdon Pl. Suite # 1
Raleigh, NC 27609
  

Office:

919.274.3500

E-mail:

kiddiekottage@gmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Betsy's areas of interest and expertise include family centered practices, parent counseling, play counseling (Theraplay), cognitive behavioral therapy & sand tray play therapy. She serves children who have special needs including: aspergers, autism, medical issues, terminally ill & selective mutism. She works with children who have behavioral concerns & need to learn self management skills. She is trained as a Parents as Teachers educator.
  
 

Beverly Harris

 

Title:

Residential Manager

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

730 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x123

E-mail:

bharris@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: positioning, social inclusion, adaptive equipment, leisure toys (modified for adults with MR/DD.
  
 

Beverly Wait

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator Supervisor

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600x232

E-mail:

beverly.wait@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH, Infant-Toddler Early Intervention Services in Wake County
  
 

Bobby Davis

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

sugarbodav@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH. Interested in play-based assessment and social inclusion.
  
 

Brian Gentry, MSPT

 

Title:

Physical Therapist, Practice Coordinator

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

bgentry@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University in 2000 and his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University two years later. He has been working in pediatrics for the last three years. Brian has experience treating a wide variety of genetic, orthopedic, and neurological diagnoses, including muscular dystrophy, hydrocephalus, toe-walking, cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, and torticollis. Brian has also had special training in pediatric orthopedics, neurodevelopmental treatment, pediatric aquatics, and orthotic prescription and fabrication. Brian's interest and areas of expertise include splinting/bracing, orthopedic assessment, sensory integration with PT/gross motor acquistion, aquatic therapy, and adaptive equipment. Brian is NDT trained and has served as a WATCH session facilitator.
  
 

Canby Robinson

 

Title:

Psychologist

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

grobinson1@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: literacy, autism, behavior and social emotional issues.
  
 

Cari Fisher

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP
  

Address:

2315 Myron Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
  

Office:

919.783.8898

E-mail:

carirobertfisher@mindspring.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: adaptive equipment and positioning.
  
 

Carisa Williams

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

UCP/Charlie Gaddy Center
  

Address:

314 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

risawill1978@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Carol Boykin

 

Title:

Food Service Specialist

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Office:

919.469.2217

E-mail:

none4
  

Biography:

WATCH, nutrition, meal planning, child care licensing compliance issues
  
 

Carol Houston

 

Title:

CCC-SLP

Company:

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center
  

Address:

300 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
  

Office:

828.438.6502

E-mail:

carol.houston@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

  
 

Carrie Barnes

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919-854-0404

E-mail:

cbarnes@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Carrie is a WATCH member whose areas of interest and expertise include autism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and American Sign Language (ASL).
  
 

Carrie Braswell

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x244

E-mail:

carrie.braswell@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Carrie has a B.S. in Child Development and is a Former Child Life Specialist. Her areas of interest include: autism, feeding, down sydrome, and behaviors.
  
 

Catherine Alexander Wilson

 

Title:

PT, DPT

Company:

UNC Center for Development and Learning, Children's Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919-971-1170

E-mail:

cmalexander4@gmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Catherine has interest and expertise in promoting physical activity for children with disabilities; autism spectrum disorders; evaluating children with rare diseases as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  
 

Cathy Frederick

 

Title:

Early Intervention Coordinator, Developmental Therapist, M.Ed., ITFS

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217 x249

E-mail:

center@wpcckids.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Cathy holds an M. Ed from NC State. Her interests include social/emotional development, early learning, and behavior modification.
  
 

Chaquitta Nichols

 

Title:

Infant Room Teacher

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

cnichols@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH participant
  
 

Charlecia Turner

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Familes
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

itschante2u@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, autism, social inclusion, effective communication, improving children's eating habits (nutrition/feeding)
  
 

Cherie Newton

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Community Partnerships, Inc
  

Office:

919-718-3616 X212

E-mail:

cnewton@compart.org
  

Biography:

Cherie's areas of interest and expertise include early childhood intervention, movement/gross motor skills, developmental delay, and sensory integration. WATCH Member
  
 

Cheryl McDougal

 

Title:

Speech Pathologist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP
  

Address:

2315 Myron Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.783.9989

E-mail:

cmcdougal@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest include: augmentative communication; feeding; autism; and dysphagia.
  
 

Cheryl Stephenson

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist, MSP, CCC-SLP

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

cstephenson@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Cheryl graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and a Minor in Sociology. She then went to East Carolina University to obtain her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Cheryl has worked almost exclusively in pediatrics in a variety of settings including home health, schools, preschools, daycares, inpatient hospital, and outpatient clinics. She began working at Pediatric Therapy Associates in June 2004. Cheryl has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with a variety of diagnoses including autism, apraxia of speech, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, specific language impairment, articulation/phonology disorders, cleft lip and palate, fluency disorders, and feeding/swallowing disorders. In addition, she is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

Christa Love

 

Title:

Early Intervention Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.617.1400

E-mail:

clove1005@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Christa's areas of interest and expertise include: social emotional development, speech language development, OT, psycho/social assessments, play therapy, and early childhood development.
  
 

Christal Smith

 

Title:

Infant Toddler Specialist

Company:

Preferred Alternatives
  

Address:

103 Baines Court, Suite 100
Cary , NC 27511
  

Office:

919.623.6222

E-mail:

christals@paimail.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Christinya Wetherington

 

Title:

E-mail:

christinyaw@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member, Early Intevention Specialist
  
 

Christopher Messina

 

Title:

Psychological Consultant
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

hilltop1
  

Biography:

Serves WATCH Program (Hilltop Home). Expertise and interests include: psychological testing and behavior management and data collection.
  
 

Cindy Outman

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.861.1180

E-mail:

coutman@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Cindy received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College in New York in 2000. She has worked for Pediatric Therapy Associates since 2003. Previously Cindy worked for the Wilson County School System as well as in a couple of rehabilitation practices, one of which was based in the child?s natural environment. She treated patients with a variety of diagnoses, including orthopedic issues and neurological, psychological and/or behavioral disorders. Her work at PTA has been similarly extensive, and is heavily based in sensory integration dysfunction. Cindy's continuing education experiences have been equally extensive, as she is a Balametrics Practitioner, an Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist, and is certified in Therapeutic Listening. Other continuing education experiences cover everything from weight training and Crisis Intervention Training, to the Handwriting Without Tears program. Cindy's parrot Sysco and aquarium with various aquatic life also join her during therapy sessions.
  
 

Cindy Whilden

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

E-mail:

cwhilden@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Cindy's areas of interest and expertise include feeding issues and sensory integration.
  
 

Cleo Barnes

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher, Infant-Toddler Certificate, NCECC, PM Coordinator

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5206

E-mail:

raymondbarnes3@aol.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, feeding, autism, advocacy, social inclusion.
  
 

Connie Williams

 

Title:

Residence Supervisor

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Office:

919.832.3909x182

E-mail:

cwilliams@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: social inclusion, adaptive equipment, feeding, positioning.
  
 

Dana Falkiewicz

 

Title:

Early Intevention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.856.5203

E-mail:

dana.falkiewics@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Dana has expertise and experience working with children with children with autism. She is interested in social inclusion and child/family support and advocacy.
  
 

Dana Fox, M.Ed

 

Title:

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Company:

Governor Morehead Preschool
  

Office:

919.733.0533 x303

E-mail:

dana.fox@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Dana's areas of interest and expertise include communication and emergent literacy, serving birth-five children with visual impairments, and serving children with multiple disabilities.
  
 

Danica Cullinan

 

Title:

Coordinator of Family Support Programs

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5203

E-mail:

danicacullinan@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH, Advocacy, social inclusion, family involvement, family dynamics, cultural differences pertaining to special needs, ESL
  
 

Danica Cullinan

 

Title:

Translator/Consultant

Company:

Learning Together

E-mail:

danincacullinan@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, fluent in Spanish, advocacy, social inclusion, family involvement/family dynamics, cultural differences pertaining to special needs, ESL.
  
 

Darlene K. Sekerak, PT, PhD

 

Title:

E-mail:

dsekerak@med.unc.edu
  

Biography:

Professor, Division of Physical Therapy and Associate Chair, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill. Research interests in Evidence-based practice, service delivery models, and validity of observations via interactive multimedia conferencing. Twenty-five years combined experience in pediatric physical therapy practice, research and teaching.
  
 

Dawn VanNatta

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Shigley Family Services
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217x255

E-mail:

dvannatta@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

Serves WATCH sites (White Plains)
  
 

Deborah Jeffress

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

djeffress@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include literacy and social emotional development.
  
 

Deborah Simmons

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x237

E-mail:

deborah.simmons@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Debra Halley

 

Title:

Director of Finance

Company:

Learning Together, Inc
  

Office:

919.856.5204

E-mail:

debrahalley@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Deric Boston

 

Title:

Child Mental Health Specialist, LPC

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5384

E-mail:

dericboston@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Deric has his Infant-Toddler Certificate and has interest and expertise in the areas of foster care and child mental health.
  
 

Derisha Brooks

 

Title:

Teacher/Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7972

E-mail:

dbbrooks@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Derisha has her master's degree in education and has a specific interest in working with children with autism.
  
 

Diana Hogg, M.S., PT

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

dhogg@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Diana received her master of science in physical therapy from Springfield College in 2001. Since that time, she has worked exclusively in the area of pediatrics. She worked in New York State for the early intervention program, preschools, and public school districts before relocating to Raleigh. Diana has evaluated and treated children of all ages, including infants in the NICU. She has had extensive experience working with children with developmental disabilities, motor and coordination disorders, and cerebral palsy, as well as a strong background in wheelchair seating and positioning. Diana is also Infant Toddler and Family Specialist Credentialed. Diane's areas of interest and expertise include: caring for the birth-three population; NDT approach; children with neuological impairments such as CP, hypotonia, and Spina Bifida; emphasis on treating the whole child and helping families find the resources they need so their child can grow and thrive.
  
 

Diane Brinkerhoff

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7782

E-mail:

dbrinkerhoff@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Diane's areas of interest and expertise include: autism, Asperger's Syndrome, preschool screening, play-based assessment, social skill development.
  
 

Diane Scoggins

 

Title:

Special Education Teacher, M.Ed.

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

dscoggins@hilltopnhome.rog
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Diane's areas of interest and expertise include serving children with multiple disabilities and medically fragile children. She also has a talent for adapting equipment/toys, adapting battery operated toys for switch use, and art activities for children with severe disabilties.
  
 

Diane Thoman

 

Title:

Itinerant Teacher, B-K Certification

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5847

E-mail:

diane.thoman@co.wake.nc.us
  

Biography:

WATCH, autism, inclusion, natural environments. Infant-Toddler Certificate.
  
 

Donald Rosenblitt

 

Title:

Medical Director

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

drosenblitt@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Don is the medical director and a child psychiatrist at the Lucy Daniels Center.
  
 

Donna Hedgpeth

 

Title:

Lead Preschool Case Manager

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.250.6650

E-mail:

dhedgpeth@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Donna holds a B-K certification and M-R certification (K-12). Her areas of interest and expertise include: autism; structured learning; adapted books; play-based assessment; referrals and developmental day programs.
  
 

Donna Spence

 

Title:

Director of Community Programs

Company:

Learning Together
  

Address:

568 E. Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
  

Office:

919.508.0740

E-mail:

donna@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Donna specializes in Developmental Therapy.
  
 

Dorothy B. Jordan, M.Ed

 

Title:

Case Manager

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.231.5787

E-mail:

dbjordan@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Dorothy is has her Birth through Kindergarten certification as well as certification as a K-3rd grade teacher and in special education. Her areas of interest include: play-based assessment, autism, teaching strategies for preschool children with special need, and kindergarten readiness.
  
 

Dorothy Thompson

 

Title:

Parent as Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7801

E-mail:

dsthompson@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Dwight (Tony) Barney

 

Title:

Four Year Old Teacher

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

jc1
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Edla Privette

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919856.7788

E-mail:

eprevette@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Program Participant.
  
 

Eleanor Nsubuga

 

Title:

Lead Teacher

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Office:

919.469.2217 ext 252

E-mail:

efnsbuga@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Eleanor has an interest in play based assessment, social inclusion, autism, working with toddlers and two year olds, behavior management with toddlers, and lesson plans for toddlers.
  
 

Elisabeth Graham, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

Pediatric Occupationsl Therapits

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

egraham@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Beth has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since graduating with her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University (Boston School of Occupational Therapy) in December 2001. She has worked in both school and outpatient rehabilitation settings with children of all ages and various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Klinefelter syndrome, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Beth has clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and sensory integration dysfunction. Beth practiced in and around Boston, MA prior to moving to NC last year. After taking a year off to be home with her two young children, Beth joined the PTA team in October 2006.
  
 

Elizabeth Bevelarqua, PT

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

kebevelacqua@earthlink.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Elizabeth has been practicing physical therapy since receiving her degree in the field from Daemen College in 1989. Her experience is almost solely in pediatrics and encompasses many settings including home, outpatient offices, and preschools. Elizabeth works closely with physicians and orthotists in developing and following through with the use and fabrication of casts and wheelchairs. She has experience in the evaluation and treatment of children with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and congenital myopathy. Liz has attended continuing education courses on topics including pediatric myofascial release and lower extremity orthotics.
  
 

Elizabeth Everette

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x274

E-mail:

elizabeth.everette@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Elizabeth holds a masters in social work degree. Her areas of interest and expertise include: social/emotional development, experience with Child Protective Services adn working with children and families dealing with abuse and neglect.
  
 

Elizabeth Hill

 

Title:

Licensed Psychological Associate

Company:

Cleveland Psychological Services
  

Office:

919-662-3757

E-mail:

clevelandpsychservices@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

Experience in evaluation and treatment of children ages birth through 5. Experienced in psychoeducational evaluations. Experience in working with children of all ages in behavioral therapy adn behavior modification techniques, speciality in managing ADHS symptoms. Special interests include disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, Tourette's, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders and anxiety disorders in children.
  
 

Elizabeth Montague

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Wake County Public School System
  

Office:

919.858.1645

E-mail:

bmontague@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Beth's areas of interest and expertise include adaptive equipment, positioning and functional assessment.
  
 

Elizabeth Worley

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7794

E-mail:

eworley@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Ellen Canavan

 

Title:

OT/L

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-832-3909x128

E-mail:

ecanavan@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

Ellen's areas of interest and expertise include feeding, dysphagia, splinting, and educational programming for MU/SPMD.
  
 

Elnora Finch

 

Title:

Substitute Teacher

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

cgucp2
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Emily Cole Williams, Ed.D, HSPP

 

Title:

Senior Psychologist

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919-662-4600x248

E-mail:

emily.c.williams@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Emily's areas of interest and expertise include: Assessment, Play therapy, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Attachment issues and Attachment Disorder, Social Emotional Development, Child Abuse and Neglect and Trauma.
  
 

Erin Cline

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x247

E-mail:

erin.cline@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Erin has an interest and experience in child development.
  
 

Etherleane Pearce

 

Title:

Executive Director

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919-231-8315

E-mail:

etherleanepearce@bellsouth.net
  

Biography:

  
 

Evelyn Bonano, OTR/L

 

Title:

Cary Site Manager, Senior Occupational Therapist

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 17518
  

Office:

919.465.3966

E-mail:

otmomma@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Evelyn's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory integration therapy; feeding (sensory based issues); social skills; sensory processing disorder; handwriting; cranial electrical stimulation (CES); neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT); therapeutic listening; autism; fine motor development.
  
 

Felecia Dawson

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5206

E-mail:

lt2
  

Biography:

WATCH, NCECC
  
 

Fredlyn Kelly

 

Title:

Lead Teacher-TWOS

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 S.E. Maynard Road
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.783.8389

E-mail:

msfreddi@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

Fredlyn's areas of expertise and interest include play-based assessment, autism, other disabilities, inclusion.
  
 

Georgie Gracie, CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Lead Preschool Speech Therapist

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.250.6655

E-mail:

ggracie@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Georgie is an ASHA certified, NC State and DPI licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Her areas of interest and expertise include: speech and language development for children ages 3-5 years old; phonological assessment and intervention; play based assessment; and language development through preschool curriculum.
  
 

Geraldine Highsmith, PT

 

Title:

Director, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Infant Toddler Family Specialist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

ghighsmith@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Gerry is both the Director of Pediatric Therapy Associates and a licensed pediatric physical therapist. Gerry has been the director since 1987, and has practiced pediatric physical therapy since graduating from the Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. Gerry worked with prematurely born infants in the Wake NICU and SICU for over ten years and provided infant assessments for a research project looking at environmental contaminants in human breast milk. The project was coordinated by the National Institute of Health (NIH). She also assisted with writing a grant targeted to provide parent education during the administration of the Bayley II developmental assessment scales. Gerry?s many areas of special training include advanced pediatric assessment and treatment, including the administration of the Brazelton Scales, the Bayley Scales of Infant Development and Sensory Integration Assessment Tools, the evaluation and fabrication of custom molded seating systems, splints and orthotics, splinting and casting, healthcare administration, and clinical management.
  
 

Gerry Dawson

 

Title:

Therapeutic Services Aide

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

730 Chappell Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.832.3909

E-mail:

gdawson@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

Adaptive equipment and positioning
  
 

Greg Bauer

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x278

E-mail:

greg.bauer@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Greg's area of interest and expertise includes behavioral support for children under three.
  
 

Greg Stivland

 

Title:

Business Manager, MBA/NHS, OTR/L

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 27707
  

Office:

919.493.7001

E-mail:

info@developmentaltherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Heather Figulski

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

662.4600x275

E-mail:

healther.figulski@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Heather's areas of interest and expertise include: foster care, child mentla health, social/emotional issues and behavior issues.
  
 

Heather Stephenson

 

Title:

Director of Fund Development

Company:

Learning Together, Inc
  

Office:

919.856.2605

E-mail:

heatherstephenson@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Holly Confroy, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

hconfroy@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Holly graduated from Tufts University ? Boston School of Occupational Therapy in 1986. She worked at Children?s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey for 10 years in both inpatient and outpatient services before moving to North Carolina in 1997. Holly began working with Pediatric Therapy Associates in 2004, and is also the Program Director of Horse and Buddy, a local therapeutic riding program.
  
 

Irene Lamble, MSW, P-LCSW, ITFS

 

Title:

Clinical Social Worker

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600 246

E-mail:

irene.lamble@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Irene is a WATCH Member. One of her areas of interest and expertise includes autism.
  
 

Irma Moore

 

Title:

Associate Director

Company:

Jordan Center for Chidren and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

imoore@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH. Play-based assessment, autism, dysphagia, social inclusion, adaptive equipment.
  
 

Jackie Mullin

 

Title:

Secretary

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.776

E-mail:

jmullins@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest include autism, behavioral and social issues.
  
 

Janet Godbold

 

Title:

Director

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Address:

4600 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.250.6646

E-mail:

jgodbold@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Janet Young

 

Title:

Child Development Specialist

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
  

Address:

738 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.755.2691

E-mail:

jyoung@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

Janet is a Child Development Specialist at The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. WATCH Member.
  
 

Janice Adomavicius

 

Title:

Family Guidance Administrator

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1459

E-mail:

jadomavicius@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Jason Heidecker

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Office:

919.469.2217

E-mail:

jayheidecker@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Jason's areas of expertise and interest include autism and play based assessment.
  
 

Jenna Tarleton

 

Title:

Inclusion Consultant/Trainer

Company:

Community Partnerships, Inc.
  

Office:

919-402-9400 X416

E-mail:

jtarleton@compart.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member
  
 

Jennifer Haga

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

jhaga2@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Jennifer's areas of interest and expertise include: inclusion, autism, and adapative equipment.
  
 

Jennifer Kunzman

 

Title:

Special Education Teacher

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

jkunzman@bellsouth.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Program Participant. BK and Special Eduation certified. Jennifer also holds a masters degree in education.
  
 

Jennifer Matzuga

 

Title:

Program Specialist (SPED), B-K Teacher

Company:

Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Office:

919.754.3686

E-mail:

jmatzuga@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, autism, transition from Early Intervention Services to Public School Services
  
 

Jennifer Mock, M. S., PT

 

Title:

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Co-owner

Company:

Abilitations Children's Therapy and Wellness Center
  

Office:

919.844.6611

E-mail:

jennifer@actwc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Jennifer graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. She later attended the New York Institute of Technology where she concurrently earned her Bachelor of Science in Life Science and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Since graduating, Jennifer has focused her attention in the area of pediatrics. She has worked in both educational and medical settings with children ranging in ages from birth to 21. Jennifer has extensive experience working with pediatric orthopedics, as well as with children diagnosed with neuromuscular and genetic disorders and developmental disabilities. Her particular interests include complex pediatric diagnoses, pediatric orthotic fabrication, neurodevelopmental treatment, adaptive equipment needs and wellness and fitness. Jennifer is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

Jennifer Pfaltzgraff

 

Title:

Wake County LICC Parent Co-Chair

Company:

Wake County LICC
  

Office:

919.851.1476

E-mail:

jennifer@pfotographics.com
  

Biography:

Jennifer is a parent of a young children with special needs who is utilizing the NC Early Intervention System. She also serves as the Wake County Local Inter-Agency Coordinating Council Parent Co-Chair.
  
 

Jennifer Reid

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

reid.jennifer@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Jennifer's areas of interest and expertise include emergent literacy and the Montessori philosophy. Jennifer is a Montessori certified teacher. She teaches in an early childhood classroom focusing on the social/emotional development of young children and their families.
  
 

Jennifer Ruff

 

Title:

Four Year Old Teacher, BK Certification

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5423

E-mail:

jcolfield@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Jennifer Ruff

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

Learning Together, Inc.
  

Address:

568 E. Lenoir Street, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
  

Office:

919.856.5200

E-mail:

jenniferruff@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

  
 

Jennifer Runyon

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x253

E-mail:

jennifer.runyon@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Jennifer Wells

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Wake County Public School System
  

Address:

Crossroads II, 110 Corning Road
Cary, NC 27518-9235
  

Office:

919.854.2799

E-mail:

jlwells@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Jennifer is currently primarily working with school age children (3-21) however, she has worked with children 0-3 for 8 years. She has a great interest working with the youngest children. She is interested and has expertise in positioning,adaptive equipment, and play based assessment. She has also worked with families in the home and is interested in social inclusion.
  
 

Jessica Soule

 

Title:

Bilingual Clinician, P-LCSW

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.459.1635x155

E-mail:

jsoule@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Jessica's areas of interest and expertise inclue: non-directive play therapy, attachment and social emotional concerns, working with Spanish speaking families.
  
 

Jihan Ali

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Pediatric Dyshagia

E-mail:

jihan@feeding.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Joan Dietrich, M.S, CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia
  

Address:

1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27609
  

Office:

919.877.9800 x114

E-mail:

joan@feeding.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Joan completed her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science at the University of WI- Madison. Joan has over 21 years of experience working with infants and children with feeding/swallowing disorders/ dysphagia. She worked 10 years in the hospital setting (WakeMed and Vanderbilt Medical Center) providing feeding evaluations and treatment in the NICU, PICU, special care follow up clinics and on the pediatric floor. After starting or re-organizing feeding Clinics in the hospital, she started Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia in 1996. She continues to provide consultation to professionals world wide through her website www.feeding.com, as well as through conferences and group consultation and a publication in a professional journal. Joan continues to evaluate in the clinic and through Modified Barium Swallow Studies (in the x-ray department of a hospital) and treat infants and children. She has expertise in the following: dysphagia, oral motor and oral sensory disorders, behavioral feeding disorders, breast feeding difficulties, GERD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, neurological disorders, chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders, PDD/autism, developmental delays, failure to thrive, food allergies/intolerances, picky eaters, prematurity, PVL, BPD, Cardiac disorders, Craniofacial disorders, feeding tubes including gastrostomy tubes, NG-tubes, OG-tubes and oral myofunctional disorders.
  
 

Joanna Bennek

 

Title:

Special Education Teacher

Company:

Lucy Dainels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

jbennek@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Joanna's areas of interest and expertise include: early intervention, play-based therapy, social inclusion and autism.
  
 

John Panepinto

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7802

E-mail:

jpanepinto@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: social emotional issues, attachment issues, parenting skills.
  
 

Jolene Clites

 

Title:

Residence Manager

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x162

E-mail:

jclites@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH member. Jolene's areas of interest and expertise include feeding, adaptive equipment, positioning, medical concerns, sensory equipment/snoozlen, community integration, active treatment.
  
 

Joshua Alexander, MD

 

Title:

Program Director

Company:

TelAbility
  

Address:

CB #7200 UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7200
  

Office:

919-843-0427

E-mail:

joshua_alexander@med.unc.edu
  

Biography:

Program Director, TelAbility. Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation, UNC Hospitals. Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UNC School of Medicine. Areas of interest include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spasticity management, the medical home for children with special health care needs, telemedicine and telehealth for children with disabilities, brain injury, and transition to adulthood for children with disabilities.
?Top Regional Doctor? - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2011
?Best Doctors in America? Best Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
?America?s Top Pediatricians? Consumers? Research Council of America, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  
 

Joy Harding

 

Title:

Habilitation Aide

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

bfh430@msn.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Joyce Rouse

 

Title:

Preschool Teacher

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

jrouse@nc.eastersealucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Judith Garrett. Ph.D

 

Title:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

jgarrett@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Judy has worked for Pediatric Therapy Associates since 2003. She has a Doctorate in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (with a minor in Developmental Psychology), as well as a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). She is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist. Judy has thirty years of experience in pediatric intervention. In addition to her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist, she has been on the faculty of two universities where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in language development and disorders, early intervention, special education and early childhood education. Judy has also authored books and articles on related subjects. Her areas of interest are disorders of early language development and activity-based intervention.
  
 

Judy Bissette

 

Title:

CNA I

Company:

Tender Health Care
  

Office:

919.89-6474

E-mail:

thc1
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Juli Openshaw, MS, CCC, SLP

 

Title:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Company:

Shigley Family Services
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217 x255

E-mail:

wp2
  

Biography:

Serves WATCH Sites (White Plains)
  
 

Julie Glasgow

 

Title:

Associate Director

Company:

The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

rightmyer7@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH. BK Certification. Interested in all areas--loves to learn about new therapies.
  
 

Julie Kouzel, MS, CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Clincial Supervisor

Company:

Cheshire Center, Inc
  

Office:

1.800.360.1099

E-mail:

jblakeg@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Partcipant. Julie's areas of interest and expertise include oral motor strengthening, early language stimulation, augmentative communication - low tech, transdisciplinary approach to treatment, family training in language stimulation, and feeding therapy.
  
 

Kara Haywood, MS, CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Community Partnerships
  

Office:

919.781.3616 ext 221

E-mail:

kara@communitypartnerships.org
  

Biography:

Kara is a WATCH Member. Her areas of interest and expertise include apraxia, aticulation/phonology delay, language delay, autism spectrum disorder, oral-motor development and disorders, developmental delay, inclusion practices and assistive/augmentative communication.
  
 

Karen Buchanan

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Elightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7792

E-mail:

kbuchanan@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Karen is employed at Project Enlightenment as the Demonstration preschool Family/Child Suport Coordinator, a Parents as Teachers Parent Educator and Licensed Pyschological Associate. She has worked as a diagnostician and therapist addressing development issues with children birth to kindergarten age. Her areas of expertise and interest include couseling around parenting issues, Infant and Toddler special needs, and parent education and support for families who have children in the DPS.
  
 

Kasey Wright, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

kwright@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kasey graduated in 2002 from East Carolina University. Her work experience has been exclusive to pediatrics in both private and school based settings; however, she also has clinical experience in psychologically based centers, nursing homes, and rehabilitation hospitals. Her therapy techniques utilize a sensory integrative approach during treatment sessions for sensory, developmental, and fine motor treatment strategies. Her continuing education includes multiple courses on sensory integration techniques and strategies as well as handwriting evaluation and remediation. Kasey is experienced in working with children with developmental delays, sensory integration dysfunction, fine motor delays, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a wide range of other syndromes and disabilities.
  
 

Kat King

 

Title:

Inclusion Consultant

Company:

Community Partnerships, Inc
  

Address:

3522 Haworth Drive
Raleigh, NC
  

Office:

919.463.7661 x247

E-mail:

kking@compart.org
  

Biography:

Kat is a WATCH Member and employee of Community Partnerships, Inc. Her areas of interest and expertise include inclusion.
  
 

Kate Bowsman

 

Title:

E-mail:

wingzofdawn@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH participant. Kate Bowman's areas of interest and expertise include autism, dealing with strong-willed children, and communication isues.
  
 

Kate Hedrick, M.S., CF-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

khedrick@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kate graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She then completed a year of post-baccalaureate studies at North Carolina State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders before going on to earn a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University. Kate has experience in a variety of adult and pediatric settings including adult inpatient acute and outpatient rehabilitation services within a hospital, and pediatric services within a private clinic. Kate has experience working with children of all ages with varying diagnoses such as Down syndrome, autism, articulation disorders, cleft palate, genetic disorders, stuttering, and language disorders.
  
 

Kate Highsmith, B.S.

 

Title:

Developmental Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

khighsmith@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kate graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has experience working with children aged 18 months to three years with a variety of diagnoses, including developmental delays and autism. In addition to having experience as a teacher in the PTA Early Steps Learning Preschool and afternoon social groups, Kate is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist. She will also be obtaining certification as a Montessori Infant Toddler Preschool Teacher.
  
 

Kate Straus. M.Ed

 

Title:

Educational Diagostician

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600 x259

E-mail:

kate.straus@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Kate is a WATCH Member. Her areas of interest and expertise include advocacy, social inclusion and prematurity.
  
 

Katherine Hellinger

 

Title:

Director

Company:

The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Address:

1305 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

khellinger@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, previously employed at Easter Seals UCP, experience with inclusion, advocacy, routines-based assessment. Jordan Center Director.
  
 

Kathi Lizak

 

Title:

Social Worker

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chapell Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-832-3909

E-mail:

klizak@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

  
 

Kathleen Dilks

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

kdilks@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Kathleen Smothers

 

Title:

Speech Lanuage Pathologist

Company:

Community Partnerships
  

Address:

3522 Haworth Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
  

Office:

919.781.3616 x210

E-mail:

kathleen@compart.org
  

Biography:

WATCH participant, Kathleen Smothers's areas of interest and expertise include integrative/inclusive therapy, total language, early sign language use, autism, sensory integration, sensory diet
  
 

Kathy Matthews, OTR/L

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP Children's Therapy Services
  

Office:

919.820.3052

E-mail:

kathy.matthews@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH participant. Kathy's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory processing, autism, oral motor/dysphagia treatment., play based treatment, adaptive equipment, and spasticity treatment.
  
 

Kathy Toth

 

Title:

LPN

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

kmtothj2r@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Kathy Young

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia
  

Office:

919.877.9800x116

E-mail:

kathy@feeding.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Kathy completed her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science from Towson University. She completed a student practicum at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed extensive coursework in Psychology and Child Development Kathy has 20 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings including a preschool classroom, an Infant Toddler Program, the Raleigh DEC and a hospital setting before her current position at Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia. She currently provides speech and language and feeding and swallowing services in the natural environment. She has experience in the following: dysphagia, oral motor and oral sensory disorders, behavioral feeding disorders, sensory issues, ADD/ADHD, apraxia, articulation difficulties, language disorders, stuttering, Down syndrome, PDD/autism, developmental delays, failure to thrive, and stuttering.
  
 

Kayla Carter

 

Title:

Student (Meredith College)

E-mail:

kcarter218@gmail.com
  

Biography:

Kayla is interested in the areas of Autism, Down Sydrome, Fragile X, developmental therapy and early intervention.
  
 

Keely White

 

Title:

Kindergarten Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

keely_white@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Keely is a certified K-6th grade teacher. Her ares of interest and expertise include school building and district administration as well as children's social/emotional development.
  
 

Kelli Rushing

 

Title:

Early Childhood Training Specialist

Company:

Methodist Home for Children/Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Address:

1305 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
  

Office:

919.971.3040

E-mail:

krushing@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise include: early childhood education; inclusion of children with special needs; training and professional development.
  
 

Kelli Wilson

 

Title:

Early Intevention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600

E-mail:

kelli.wilson@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH, autism, feeding
  
 

Kelly Gargan

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

gargankg@mac.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kelly is a NC certified elementary education teacher.
  
 

Kelly Taylor

 

Title:

MS, CF-SLP

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919-854-0404

E-mail:

ktaylor@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Kelly's areas of interest and expertise include a variety of articulation and language disorders, autism, reading/written language disorders. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham methdod of reading instruction.
  
 

Khalilah Badger, M.Ed

 

Title:

Educational Diagnostician

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x237

E-mail:

khalilah.badger@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Khalilah is a WATCH Member. She holds a Birth through Kindergarten teaching license.
  
 

Kim Hughes

 

Title:

Therapeutic Preschool Teacher

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7806

E-mail:

khuges@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kim has her master's degree in education and is also an early childhood education trainer.
  
 

Kim Jackson

 

Title:

Early Childhood Teacher

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.831.3891

E-mail:

kjackson@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Area of interest and expertise includes literacy.
  
 

Kim Kingston

 

Title:

DT

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

kkingston@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

  
 

Kim Symonds, RN

 

Title:

Director of Nursing

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappel Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x 128

E-mail:

ksymonds@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH, Participant. Interests and expertise include: MR/DD related to specific medical complications; aspiration/pneumonia; seizures and treatment; advocacy; chromonsomal abnormalities. Eight years of nursing experience related to developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
  
 

Kimberly Nunn

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist, MS, CCC-SLP

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

knunn@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Kim graduated from North Carolina State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at East Carolina University in 2005. Since graduating, Kim has worked at Pediatric Therapy Associates providing services in natural environments, in pre-schools, and in the clinic setting. She has experience evaluating and treating a variety of diagnoses in pediatrics including receptive and expressive language delays, articulation and phonology disorders, apraxia of speech, autism, Down syndrome, feeding and oral-motor dysfunction, developmental delays, and traumatic brain injury. As of February 2007, Kim will have completed a 30-hour comprehensive training course for the Ortan-Gillingham reading program. She will specialize in evaluating reading and spelling difficulties and implementing the Ortan-Gillingham multi-sensory program with individual children. Kim also has Infant Toddler and Family Specialist Credentials.
  
 

Kristal Prichard

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x245

E-mail:

kristal.silversides@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Kristal's areas of interest and expertise include: autism; classroom management for children with autism and behavior problems, strategies for sensory integration in the classroom and at home.
  
 

Kristi Ford

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600x267

E-mail:

kristi.ford@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Interests include: autism and play based assessment.
  
 

Kristin Giglio

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919 662-4600 X254

E-mail:

kristin.giglio@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Kristin holds a Masters degree in Special Education and a BA in Communication Disorders. Her areas of interest and expertise include child development, autism, adaptive equipment, augmentative communication, behavior modification and management, sensory processing issues, and comunication disorders.
  
 

Kristine Ellish

 

Title:

Administrative Assistant to Clinical and Education Director

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

kellish@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Partcipant. Kristine is interested in helping families find the resources that best match their needs.
  
 

Krystal Henningsen, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

Occuptational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

khenningsen@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Krystal's areas of interest and expertise include sensory processing disorders, autism and social skills and inclusion.
  
 

LaToya Darden

 

Title:

Day Services Manager

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-832-3909

E-mail:

ldarden@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

I am very intersted in becoming an advocate for children with disabilities.
  
 

LaWanda Harris

 

Title:

Toddler Teacher

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5238

E-mail:

selenatiny@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Latasha Little

 

Title:

Toddler Pod Leader

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

llittle@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Laurie Ann Denning

 

Title:

Early Intervention Specialist

Company:

Community Partnerships
  

Address:

3522 Haworth Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
  

Office:

919-781-3616

E-mail:

lferfuson@compart.org
  

Biography:

Laurie is a WATCH member.
  
 

Laversie McClain

 

Title:

Preschool Teacher

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

lmcclain@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participants
  
 

Lawrence Murray

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5207

E-mail:

none available
  

Biography:

WATCH, family support, NCECC.
  
 

Leah Shissias

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

lshissias@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Leah's areas of interest and expertise include sensory processing and fine motor issues, as well as ergonomics for both children and adults. WATCH Member.
  
 

Leeann Petrina, MOT, OTR/L

 

Title:

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

lpetrina@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Leeann graduated from Duquesne University in 1998 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2000, and has worked for Pediatric Therapy Associates since 2003. Leeann has experience with pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings including a rehabilitation hospital, early intervention services, and a school and residential center for multiple handicapped children. She has worked in pediatrics with a wide variety of diagnoses and treatment methods including sensory-integration, therapeutic listening, hippo-therapy, and aquatic programs. Leeann has special interest and expertise in the areas of sensory integration, feeding, assistive technology, and splinting. She has completed training in the Therapeutic Listening Program, and is competent in assessing, designing, and implementing listening programs individually tailored to meet the needs of each child. Leeann has Infant Toddler and Family Specialist Credentials.
  
 

Letizia DiLorenza

 

Title:

LPN

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x159

E-mail:

tlc2
  

Biography:

WATCH Program
  
 

Lillian Matthews

 

Title:

Community Services Director

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
  

Address:

739 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909x2676

E-mail:

lmatthews@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

Lillian is a WATCH Member with interests and expertise in the areas of children with cerebral palsy, play-based assessment, cognitive and physical disabilities, advocacy, inclusion, and service availabiality.
  
 

Linda Carothers

 

Title:

Parent Educator (PAT)

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7799

E-mail:

lcarothers@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include home visiting birth to three year olds.
  
 

Linda King Thomas

 

Title:

Director, Occupational Therapist, MHS

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.493.7002 ext. 23

E-mail:

linda@developmentaltherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Linda's areas of interest and expertice include: sensory processing disorders (children and adults); sensory integration therapy; sesnory diets; sensory and moto based feeding issues; neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT) certification (children); infant massage certfication; feeding; cranialsacral therapy (children and adults); handwriting issues; autism; ADHD; school consultations.
  
 

Linda Law

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

llaw@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Linda Moore

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

lmoore@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Linda Wallace

 

Title:

LPN- Tucker Day Shift

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x159

E-mail:

lwallace@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

  
 

Lindsie McLean

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

lmclean@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member
  
 

Linn Wakeford, M.S., OTR/L

 

Title:

E-mail:

wakeford@mail.fpg.unc.edu
  

Biography:

Occupational therapist working with children for 13 years, currently working with children ages birth to five in an inclusive childcare program, and teach a pediatric treatment course for occupational therapy students at UNC-CH. Interested in improving how therapists provide consultation to families and teachers, and in finding new ways to support children with disabilities participating in family and community activities. Clinical interests include working with children with feeding problems and assistive technology for children with disabilities.
  
 

Lolita Jackson

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

jc3
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Lorena Wooten

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

UCP/Charlie Gaddy Center
  

Address:

314 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

lorena_w83@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Lori Atkins, RN

 

Title:

Nursing Coordinator

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

latkindsrn@bellsouth.net
  

Biography:

WATCH, Tracheostomies, medical equipment, baclofen pump, gastrostomies, j-tubes, enteral feeds, medical equipment
  
 

Lori Osborne

 

Title:

Lead Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5200

E-mail:

lt12
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Louise Taff

 

Title:

Program Assistant

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7809

E-mail:

ltaff@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Project Enlightenment WATCH contact. Areas of interest and expertise include: apraxia, autism, ADD/ADHD, and behavioral issues.
  
 

Lu Dickinson

 

Title:

Office Manager

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

ldickinson@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Lucy Gabor

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x261

E-mail:

lucy.gabor@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Luz Edmunds

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

Learning Together, Inc.
  

Address:

568 E. Lenoir Street, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
  

Office:

919.856.5200

E-mail:

luzedmunds@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

  
 

Lynne Johnston

 

Title:

Parents As Teacher Educator, LCSW

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.2798

E-mail:

ljohnston@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

M. Titus Tard

 

Title:

Part-time Teacher

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

titusmack@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH. BA in Psychology, Elementary and Special Education. Interested in new research on social behavior.
  
 

Mallory Vinson

 

Title:

Child Mental Health Specialist/ Program Coordinator

Company:

Learning Together, Inc
  

Address:

568 E. Lenoir St. Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
  

Office:

919-856-5386

E-mail:

mallory@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

Watch member. Mallory's areas of interest and expertise include DIR model, floor time, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Integration Disorder, Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Play Therapy.
  
 

Marcia Mandel, Ph.D.

 

Title:

Director, Psychologist

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC
  

Office:

919-662-4600x202

E-mail:

marcia.mandel@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Areas of expertise include: child mental health (all areas), ADHD, psychological evaluation - cognitive and emotional, clinical supervision, behavioral intervention, and infant mental health/emotional development in young children. WATCH
  
 

Margery Dziwulski, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

mdziwulski@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Marge received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She obtained a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Geneseo State University in Geneseo, New York. Marge has both pediatric and adult clinical experience in a variety of settings including the NICU, early intervention programs, school systems, and cerebral palsy centers in upstate New York and Boston, MA. While in Boston, Margery earned a certificate in Neurodevelopmental Therapy. She has experience in evaluating and treating children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses, including receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, autism, feeding/oral motor disorders, central auditory processing disorders, Down syndrome, and reading/writing disorders.
  
 

Maria Paniagua

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant, Early Childhood Certificate

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.6059

E-mail:

maria_591986@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Maria's areas of expertise and interest include art activities, child development (specifically toddler development).
  
 

Marianne Curly, COTA

 

Title:

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

mcurley@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Marianne is a certified occupational therapy assistant with 10+ years of experience. She has worked in a variety of settings and with a variety of diagnoses. Previously, Marianne worked for a school system in special education serving students diagnosed with learning disabilities, as well as with students labeled as severely and profoundly handicapped. She also worked for Child Developmental Services in Maine at an inclusionary preschool treating children with developmental delays. In Maine, Marianne worked for nine years at a day treatment facility run by Goodwill Industries for individuals with traumatic brain injury. At Pediatric Therapy Associates she enjoys the opportunity provide services to children and young adults in various settings including The Governor Morehead School (serving students with visual impairments) and Hilltop Home (a residential facility for severely and profoundly handicapped children). Marianne also provides therapy in the clinical setting and in the natural environment doing home visits for children enrolled in the Early Intervention Program.
  
 

Mary Corbin

 

Title:

Residential Manager

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x 157

E-mail:

marycorbin@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: feeding, adaptive equipment, positioning, and social inclusion.
  
 

Mary D.Hill

 

Title:

IDEA Screening Coordinator, Teacher

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7781

E-mail:

mdhill@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Mary has her M.Ed in Special Education, Behavioral and Emotional Disorders. Mary's areas of interest and expertise include behavior management, social skills development, gross motor activities, and the impact of economic diversity on learning.
  
 

Mary Dodge-Smith, LCSW

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

mdodge-smith@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Mary has 32 years of experience with clinical issues. Parent education for parents of toddlers and children under 6 are her main interests. She has been involved in developing several curricula for various workshops and courses for this population.
  
 

Mary Hampton-Ferrell, PT

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Pedatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

mhferrell@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Mary Hampton graduated from Wake Forrest University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has been working for Pediatric Therapy Associates since 1997, the same year she graduated from East Carolina University with a second degree in physical therapy. Mary Hampton has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient therapy in our office and inpatient therapy in several residential facilities for adults, adolescents, and pediatrics. She has experience working with infants and children with a variety of diagnoses including developmental disabilities, autism, neuromuscular disorders, prematurity, and genetic conditions. Her special interest and clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric orthopedics.
  
 

Mary Henson

 

Title:

Child Development Specialist

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x132

E-mail:

mhenson@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Mary Jo Curry

 

Title:

RN/Staff Nurse

Company:

Tender Health Care
  

Office:

919-899-6474

E-mail:

mjjojo7@aol.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Mary Jo has primarily worked in pediatrics in hospitals and home health care. She's been at Tender Health care since March 2004.
  
 

Mary Lou Dodd

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Wake County Public Schools
  

Office:

919.858.1644

E-mail:

mdodd@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Mary Lou's areas of interest and expertise include school physical therapy.
  
 

Mary Lou Gelblum

 

Title:

PhD, CBRS, ITFS

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Office:

919-782-6626

E-mail:

mlgelblum@gmail.com
  

Biography:

Mary Lou's areas of interst and expertise include autism, Down syndrome, behavioral problems in toddlers, anxiety, and attachment problems (such as in babies adopted from other countries).
  
 

Mary Snow Crawley

 

Title:

Training Coordinator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.508.0811

E-mail:

mcrawley@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Maryam Person

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x261

E-mail:

maryam.person@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Maryellen Yoder

 

Title:

B-K Teacher, NCECC

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5207

E-mail:

none.
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: autism, children with bipolar disorders, adaptive technology for speech, sensory impulse, children with compulsive behavior over food, trisomy
  
 

Matrice Hall

 

Title:

Case Manager

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services

E-mail:

mhall2@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Matrice holds a BK certification and has an interest and expertise in the areas of autism and play-based assessment.
  
 

Megan Jarrell

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist, MSP, CCC-SLP

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

mjarrell@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.Megan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina. She has both pediatric and adult clinical experiences in a variety of settings including clinic based, outpatient rehabilitation, and inpatient rehabilitation. She has expertise in evaluating and treating children with a variety of impairments and diagnoses including feeding/oral motor disorders, language impairments, traumatic brain injury, articulation/phonology disorders, fluency difficulties, and reading and writing disorders. In addition, Megan has tutored children in English as a Second Language in home and school settings. She is also credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

Melanie Burke

 

Title:

Education Director

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Address:

9003 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
  

Office:

919.677.1400x130

E-mail:

mburke@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Melanie's areas of interest and expertise include early childhood mental health issues and social emotional curriculum.
  
 

Melissa Alston

 

Title:

Residential Manager

Company:

Tammy Lynn Centr
  

Address:

739 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x 160

E-mail:

malston@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: feeding, adaptive equipment, positioning, leisure activities with adaptive equipment for those with severe/profound disabilities.
  
 

Melissa Kaminski

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia
  

Office:

919.877.9800x115

E-mail:

melissa@feeding.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Melissa completed her Bachelors of Science at Ithaca College in New York and her Masters of Arts-Speech Pathology at Kent State. Melissa worked for the Alamance/Burlington School System for 2 years and a home health agency for 1 year following graduation. Currently at Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia her main responsibility includes providing evaluation and treatment to children with feeding and swallowing disorders; however she also provides speech and language evaluation and therapy. Melissa has experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of diagnoses including: dysphagia, oral motor and oral sensory disorders, behavioral feeding disorders, GERD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders, PDD/autism, developmental delays, failure to thrive, prematurity, feeding tubes including gastrostomy tubes, preschool language disorders and oral myofunctional disorders.
  
 

Melissa White, LPCBE NCC

 

Title:

Child Mental Health Specialist

Company:

Learning Together, Inc.
  

Office:

919-368-2735

E-mail:

melissa.white@co.wake.nc.us
  

Biography:

Melissa is a Child Mental Health Counselor at Learning Together. Her areas of interest and expertise include: developmental therapy, play therapy, assessments and test. WATCH Participant
  
 

Meredith Gibson

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

mgibson@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: feeding, augementative communication, adaptive equipment, apraxia, play-based assessment.
  
 

Meredith Williams

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

helena34@aol.com
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Michele Rotosky, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

srotosky@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Shelly graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Education of the Hearing Impaired and Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology. She went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Upon graduating, Shelly served the preschool/elementary school population for seven years as a speech-language pathologist in the Durham Public School System. During that time, she achieved National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, and became a facilitator for the nationally recognized Schools Attuned? program (a program designed to help educators recognize, understand, and manage the diverse learning needs of K-12 students). Shelly has experience evaluating and treating the needs of children with a variety of diagnoses, including developmental delay, hearing impairment, receptive and/or expressive language impairment, articulation/phonological disorder, oral motor weakness, and learning disability. She also has Infant Toddler and Family Specialist Credentials.
  
 

Molly Trottier

 

Title:

Developmental Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.906.7902

E-mail:

mtrottier@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Molly's areas of interest and expertse include: austim spectrum disorders and pediatric stroke, feeding, premature infants and social includsion. WATCH Member.
  
 

Monica Cook

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP
  

Office:

919.783.8898 x1241

E-mail:

cookpm@mindspring.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, adaptive equipment, splinting, positioning
  
 

Nabil Reusche

 

Title:

Speech Pathologist, MS, CCC/SLP

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

312 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC
  

Office:

919.662.4600x286

E-mail:

nabil.reusche@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Nabil's areas of interest and expertise include autism, verbal behavior, play-based therapy, early intervention, augmentative communication, ATRC, social inclusion and pediatric dysphagia.
  
 

Nancy Hyde Scherr

 

Title:

Early Literacy Specialist

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.831.3886

E-mail:

nscherr@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: early literacy, teaching strategies, training design.
  
 

Nancy Mullane, CCC, SLP

 

Title:

Speech Pathologist

Company:

Abilitations Children's Therapy & Wellness Center
  

Address:

11030 Raven Ridge Road Ste 101
Raleigh, NC 27614
  

Office:

919-844-6611

E-mail:

nancy@actwc.com
  

Biography:

Nancy is a Speech-Language Pathologist who brings a wide variety of experience to the practice. She graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts with a degree in early childhood education. Nancy worked for many years as both a preschool and kindergarten teacher in the Raleigh area. (Millbrook Methodist Preschool, North Ridge Elementary School and Ravenscroft School). Nancy returned to graduate school at North Carolina Central University and received a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders. She has experience evaluating and treating both children and adults but her passion is working with pediatric populations. She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, skilled nursing, and the hospital. Nancy has completed training in pediatric feeding disorders assessment/intervention, as well as, esophageal dysphasia and it?s impact on feeding and swallowing function. She has experience in working with augmentative communication devices, early intervention, language delays/disorders, articulation and phonological processing disorders, Apraxia and Autism. Nancy enjoys partnering with families and children to ensure the child is reaching his/her communication potential. She is licensed by the board of NC and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
  
 

Nazaly Miller

 

Title:

Physical Therapist

Company:

Raleigh Neurology Associates
  

Office:

919.420.1682

E-mail:

nmiller@raleighneurology.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Nazaly is the Pediatric Therapy Services Supervisor at Raleigh Neurology. She is NDT certified. Her areas of interest and significant experience include: adaptive equipment, positioning, orthotics, prematurity, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, torticollis, early intervention, neurological impairments, aquatic therapy, and pediatric balance and vesibular rehabilitation.
  
 

Nell Barnes, Ed.D.

 

Title:

Executive Director

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5202

E-mail:

nell@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Nell has several years of experience and expertise in the areas of administration, advocacy/legislative action, community collaborations, family support, inclusion, and developmental disabilities.
  
 

Nicole Herstein

 

Title:

Lead Teacher BK Certification

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 S.E. Maynard Road
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217

E-mail:

nikolsteele@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

Nicole's areas of expertise and interest include autism, social inclusion, advocacy adaptive equipment.
  
 

Nicolette Moinet, BA, ITFS-P

 

Title:

Developmental Therapist

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.270.2442

E-mail:

nicolette@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

Nicollete's areas of interest and expertise include autism and developmental therapy. She is a WATCH Member.
  
 

Nikole Bridges

 

Title:

Substitute Teacher

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.772.2020

E-mail:

cgucp1
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Nikole DeBrauwer

 

Title:

EISC

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x213

E-mail:

nikole.debrauwer@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Nikole is interested in issues surrounding prematurity.
  
 

Ninfa Brinson

 

Title:

Floater

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

cgucp3
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Nora Roehm, M.Ed

 

Title:

Developmental Therapist
  

Office:

919-801-1573

E-mail:

nora.roehm@earthlink.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Nora Roehm's areas of interest and experise include providing thrapy services in an inclusive manner and including children with special needs in typical setting. She also has experience with sensory processing disorders, social-emotional development, play based therapy and supporting parenting skills, etc.
  
 

Pam Gilmour

 

Title:

Assistant Director

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

ccdc1
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Pam Ray

 

Title:

Center Director

Company:

Easter Seals UCP Charlie Gaddy Children's Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

pam.ray@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Pam has interest and expertise in the following areas: feeding; adaptive equipment; positioning; splinting; social inclusion; autism; speech,language, physical and occupational therapy needs.
  
 

Pam Stoudt, MSW, CSMW

 

Title:

Director of Residential Services

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-832-3909

E-mail:

pstoudt@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Pam has experience in advocacy, supported employment, developing residential programs, Quality Improvement and administrative oversite.
  
 

Pamela Calliari, MS, CCC-A, ITFS

 

Title:

Audiologist

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.6400x220

E-mail:

pamela.calliari@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Pam is a WATCH Member. Her areas of interest and expertise include hearing loss and hydrocephelus.
  
 

Pamela Davis

 

Title:

Preschool Teacher

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

ccdc2
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Pamela Glazer

 

Title:

Clinic Coordinator

Company:

Easter Seals UCP
  

Office:

919-662-8340x124

E-mail:

pglazer@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Pat Watkins

 

Title:

Parent's as Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.832.3884

E-mail:

patrwatkins@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and experience include Ages and Stages screening, home visiting, educational activities, referrals to agencies, working closely with CDSA and Child Services Coordinators, working with families on intellectual, language, social-emotional and physical development.
  
 

Patti Wilt

 

Title:

Development Assistant

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400x104

E-mail:

pwilt@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Paula McGee

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7774

E-mail:

pmcgee@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include Ages and Stages curriculum, educational activities.
  
 

Quinn Williams

 

Title:

Child Mental Health Specialist

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.8904

E-mail:

quinnwilliams@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: child mental health issues and foster care.
  
 

Rebecca Crouch

 

Title:

More at Four Coordinator, Special Education Teacher

Company:

Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Office:

919.754.3647

E-mail:

rcrouch@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, IEP, Title 1, Social Inclusion, Auditory processing, Autism, ADHD, Developmentally appropriate practice, technology, writing referrals
  
 

Rebekah Baker

 

Title:

Lead Teacher/Infants

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

brewerseanest@aol.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, inclusion, feeding, spina bifida
  
 

Rene Pearce

 

Title:

Administrative Coordinator

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

rpearce@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Renee M. Roorda, MSPT

 

Title:

Pediatirc Physical Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

rrooda@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.Renee graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. Since that time, she has worked with both geriatric and pediatric populations, concentrating her efforts over the last 5 years in pediatrics. Renee has gained a variety of pediatric experience working in the Rochester City School District, as well as in home care, clinic settings, and at Hilltop Home in Raleigh with severe and profound handicapped children. She enjoys working with Early Intervention, providing services to children birth to three and their families. She has also developed experience working with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, as well as various other orthopedic, neurological, and developmental conditions. Renee has also been trained in orthotic prescription and fabrication.
  
 

Renee McDougal

 

Title:

Speech Therapist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP (Children's Therapy Services)
  

Office:

919.662.8340

E-mail:

rmcdougal@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Rhonda Privette

 

Title:

Lead Teacher-Four Year Olds

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

rprivette@mhfc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, feeding, autism, ADD/ADHD, behavior problems, social inclusion
  
 

Robin Brooks

 

Title:

Child Development Specialist

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27608
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x131

E-mail:

rbrooks@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

Early intervention services, particularly children birth to 3.
  
 

Robin Ramger

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

rramger@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Robyn Trueblood-Noll

 

Title:

Resource Technician

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.664.7782

E-mail:

rtrueblood-noll@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Robin has experience teaching in an inclusive, multi-age (3-5 year old) preschool environment for over ten years. She has additional experience as an assistant administrator in an NAECY accredited inclusive preschool environment for about 6 years. Robin truly enjoys sharing information with preschool teachers on all aspects of early intervention, special needs, inclusion, adaptive materials and equipment and typical child developmet. She enjoys the challenge of program development and implementation based on the interest of the children involved.
  
 

Rosa Curtis Velez

 

Title:

Lead Teacher, NCECAC Level II, Infant Toddler Certification

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.6741

E-mail:

skyvelez@netzero.net
  

Biography:

WATCH, autism, social inclusion
  
 

Rosalyn Surrell

 

Title:

LPN

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

hilltop3
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Roslyn Woodard

 

Title:

Infant Room Teacher

Company:

Charlie Gaddy UCP Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

rwoodard@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Program
  
 

Roxanne Long, B.A., ITFS

 

Title:

Developmental Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.906.7899

E-mail:

rlong@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Roxanne is a Developmental Therapist at Pediatric Therapy Associates. Her areas of interest and expertise include: behavior challenges and educating children ages birth-three. She speak fluent French and is a Parents and Teacher Educator.
  
 

Rucha D. Bhatt

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Easter Seals UCP- Children's Therapy Services
  

Office:

631.576.9397

E-mail:

ruchab@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: autism, play-based assessment and advocacy for children with special needs.
  
 

Ruth Miller, M.Ed.

 

Title:

Executive Director

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 SE Maynard Road
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919-469-2217

E-mail:

wpccdirector@gmail.com
  

Biography:

White Plains Children?s Center (WPCC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 childcare center serving children from 12 months to 5 years of age. We offer a variety of classroom settings, including full-day and part-day preschool and childcare. Inclusive Childcare, for All Children Expert childcare for both children who are typically developing and children with special needs. Excellent Teacher-to-Child Ratios Every classroom has 3 teachers, and all class sizes are much lower than state requirements. Child Centered Teaching Activities are tailored to each child?s individual needs, allowing every child the opportunity to be challenged. 5-Star Child Care Center Our excellent programs and educated, caring staff have garnered us North Carolina?s highest rating in child care. Serving Cary for Over 25 Years White Plains has served Cary, North Carolina from our home in White Plains Methodist Church since 1982.
  
 

Sabrina Crisp

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919-773-2020

E-mail:

sabrina.crisp@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

Inclusion
  
 

Samantha Baker, Ph.D

 

Title:

clinical neuropsychologist

Company:

WakeMed Neuropsychology Department
  

Office:

919-350-8840

E-mail:

sabaker@wakemed.org
  

Biography:

WATCH member. Samantha's area's of interest and expertise include neuropsychological evaluation of children with neurological disorders.
  
 

Sara Kathryn Edmunds

 

Title:

Developmental Therapist

Company:

Cornerstone Family Services
  

Office:

919-554-0641

E-mail:

sarakathryn@cfskids.com
  

Biography:

Sara Kathryn's areas of interest and expertise inlcude: Social Inclusion, autism, language delays and preemies. WATCH Member.
  
 

Sarah Kinnarney

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

skinnarney@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Satta Nallo

 

Title:

Lead Teacher, BK License

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5206

E-mail:

san20004@aol.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. BK License.
  
 

Saundra Newton, M.Ed, OTR/L

 

Title:

Clinical Supervisor, OTR/L

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 27518
  

Office:

919.492.7002

E-mail:

saundra@developmentaltherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Saundra's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory integration therapy, sensory processing disorders (children and adults), therapeutic listening, social skills, autism, activities of daily living (ieL self care skills), ADHD.
  
 

Sebrena Boone

 

Title:

Case Manager

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.212.5816

E-mail:

sboone2@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Shamima Qazi

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5208

E-mail:

lt5
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Shannon Marie Crespo

 

Title:

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

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404x227

E-mail:

screspo@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in 1999, with Communication Science Honors. She then went on to earn a Master of Science degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001. After graduating, Shannon worked for an Early Intervention Program in Boston, MA, serving families with children from birth to age three. She has experience working with infants and toddlers with a variety of diagnoses including prematurity, PDD/autism, failure to thrive, developmental delay, and hearing impairment. Her professional interests include pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Shannon is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist.
  
 

Shannon Richardson

 

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

srichardson@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Sharon Owen

 

Title:

RN

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x148

E-mail:

sharonowen34@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Sharron Lawrence

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5200

E-mail:

lt11
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Area of interest and expertise includes inclusion of children with special needs in a classroom setting.
  
 

Shauna Alexander

 

Title:

Registered dietitian

Company:

Abilitations Children's Therapy and Wellness Center
  

Office:

919-836-5309

E-mail:

smciver_alexander@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

Shauna has significant experience with pediatric nutrition.
  
 

Shelia Coker

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

scoker@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Sherry Frank

 

Title:

ST

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

sfrank@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

  
 

Sherry Tyndall

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.6471

E-mail:

lt4
  

Biography:

WATCH, autism, behavior modification.
  
 

Shirley Lacy

 

Title:

EISC Supervisor

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600x258

E-mail:

shirley.lacy@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Member.
  
 

Stacey Barbee

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600x272

E-mail:

stacey.barbee@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: working with children who have been abused/neglected and have special development needs and social emotional needs; children with genetic disorders (ie: Fragile X Syndrome); autism and activites to encourage lanuage/social interactions; experience in parent education and social work services.
  
 

Stacey Evans

 

Title:

Lead Teacher/Pod Leader, BSW

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Address:

1305 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

shel976@hotmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Stacey Owens, MA, CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

sowens@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Stacey received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Temple University in 1988 and returned to Temple to obtain her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1997. Prior to joining Pediatric Therapy Associates in September 2006, Stacey worked for agencies in the Philadelphia, PA and southern New Jersey areas that specialize in services for birth-to-3 and preschool populations, including The Easter Seal Society of Southeastern PA and The Center for Autistic Children. Stacey has also served as Clinical Coordinator of Early Intervention Opportunities in Philadelphia, where she chaired citywide tasks forces for early literacy and speech-language standards of practice. Her experience includes working with children with a range of disabilities, from moderate to profound. Stacey's areas of extensive work include children with language disorders, speech disorders, hearing loss and oral-motor dysfunction.
  
 

Stephanie Brown, OT

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates

E-mail:

sbrown@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

Stephanie's areas of interest and expertise include: animal assisted therapy; yoga therapy; autism; handwriting; and sensory procesing. WATCH Member.
  
 

Stephanie Dellinger

 

Title:

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600.240

E-mail:

stephanie.dellinger@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Stephanie Robinson

 

Title:

Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L

Company:

Developmental Therapy Associates
  

Address:

3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 120
Cary, NC 27518
  

Office:

919.465.3966

E-mail:

sgr0604@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Stephanie's areas of interest and expertise include: sensory integration therapy/sensory processing disorder; therapeutic listening.
  
 

Stuart Meyer, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.562.9941

E-mail:

smeyer@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Stuart graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology in 1990. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to earn her Master of Science in Speech Pathology in 1993. Stuart has worked in a variety of settings including schools, preschools, clinic based, and home environments. She has experience evaluating and treating children with a wide range of diagnoses including developmental delay, post traumatic syndrome, shaken baby syndrome, apraxia, Down syndrome, hearing impairment, failure to thrive, traumatic brain injury, phonological disorders, language delays, articulation disorders, and autism. In addition, literacy is an area in which Stuart has particular interest and expertise.
  
 

Sue Powell

 

Title:

OTR/L

Company:

Easter Seals UCP
  

Office:

919.662.8340

E-mail:

suemp@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise and interest include: feeding, sensory integration, interactive metronome
  
 

Susan Evans

 

Title:

LPN, Nursing Supervisor

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center
  

Address:

739 Chappell Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
  

Office:

919.832.3909 x137

E-mail:

sevens@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH participant, 17 years experience with MRDD pediatrics/geriactrics
  
 

Susan Jerchower, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.781.4434

E-mail:

sjerchower@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Susan's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology completed in 1993 and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology completed in 1998. Both degrees were obtained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then she has undergone both TEACCH and PROMPT training, which focus particularly on children with autism and apraxia of speech. She has specialized in early intervention, treating children aged birth to three years old. Susan also has experience with a range of diagnoses, including pediatric dysphagia, articulation and phonological processing disorders, and language/learning delays.
  
 

Suzanna Hernandez

 

Title:

Spanish Interpreter

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919-662-4600 X248

E-mail:

suzanna.hernandez@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

  
 

T. Renee Watkins

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Carolina Child Development Center
  

Office:

919.359.8090

E-mail:

treneewslp@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, sign language, social inclusion, augmentative communication, play based therapy
  
 

T.R. Goins, MPT

 

Title:

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Co-owner

Company:

Abilitations Children's Therapy and Wellness
  

Office:

919.844.6611

E-mail:

tr@actwc.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. T.R. graduated from North Carolina State University in 1997 with a bachelors degree in pre-med. She holds graduate degree in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. She has always practiced in the realm of pediatrics with particular emphasis on neuromuscular disorders, genetic conditions, developmental disabilities, pediatric orthopedics, and brachial plexus. She is credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist. T.R. has particular interest and expertise in pediatric orthotic design and fabrication, neuromuscular diagnoses to include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, arthrogryposis and other genetic conditions. T.R specializes in brachial plexus injuries and adaptive equipment. She has a particular interest in fitness and wellness for children with and without special needs. She considers herself an advocate for community programs and inclusion for children with special needs.
  
 

Tabassum Rahman

 

Title:

Teacher/M.Ed, ITFS

Company:

Tender Health Care
  

Office:

919.899.6474

E-mail:

trahman@psakids.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and specialization include adaptive equipment, play based assessment, social inclusion effective developmental therapy for infants. Tabassum has experience teaching preschool.
  
 

Tammie Pridgen

 

Title:

Teacher's Aide/Cook

Company:

UCP Charlie Gaddy Center
  

Address:

314 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.773.2020

E-mail:

tpridgen@nc.eastersealsucp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, Cerebral Palsy
  
 

Tammy Hardin

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4200

E-mail:

tammy.hardin@ncmail.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Interests include feeding, autism, and adaptive equipment.
  
 

Tanisha Barnes

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5208

E-mail:

lt1
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Tara Moore

 

Title:

Company:

Jordan Center for Children and Families
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

jc2
  

Biography:

WATCH
  
 

Tashani Gaskins

 

Title:

Co-Owner

Company:

Life Resources of NC LLC
  

Address:

6608 Six Forks Road, Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27615
  

Office:

919-896-8520

E-mail:

tashani@lrofnc.com
  

Biography:

Outpatient Therapy (individual, family, couple) (in home and for Spanish, Portuguese, Creole speaking clients) Group Therapy Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management Psychological testing (ages 6-16) Speech and Language Services Employee Assistance Program Child, Adult and Family Yoga
  
 

Tasia McDonald

 

Title:

Teacher Assistant

Company:

White Plains Chidren's Center
  

Office:

919.469.2217

E-mail:

tlmcdonald306@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Teresa Speller

 

Title:

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600 x285

E-mail:

teresa.speller@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Teresa is a WATCH Member.
  
 

Terri Fowler

 

Title:

Executive Director

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.469.2217x247

E-mail:

director@wpcckids.org
  

Biography:

  
 

Terri Pratt

 

Title:

Lead Teacher

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Address:

313 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
  

Office:

919.388.3769

E-mail:

terricloth@gmail.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Terri's interests include autism, language development, reading and supporting childre with dyslexia. In the fall of 2008, she will be certified to teach the Wilson Reading System. Wilson is a multi-sensory, structured language program.
  
 

Terri Wilson

 

Title:

Childfind/Intake Coordinator

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.250.6672

E-mail:

twilson@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

  
 

Theresa Nagel-Hamm

 

Title:

Case Manager

Company:

Wake County Preschool Services
  

Office:

919.250.6652

E-mail:

tnhamm@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Theresa holds a certification in Special Education.
  
 

Theresa Sterlina

 

Title:

Teacher

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1400

E-mail:

ncpster@nc.rr.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Theresa is a certified NC elementary education teacher.
  
 

Tiffany Harris

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

White Plains Children's Center
  

Office:

919.469.2217 ext 248

E-mail:

program@wpcc.org
  

Biography:

WATCH, program management, environment rating scales (ITERS, ECERS, FDCRS), NAEYC accreditation standards
  
 

Toni Ann Baker

 

Title:

Floater/Teacher

Company:

The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
  

Office:

919.833.5428

E-mail:

nspsw@aol.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant
  
 

Toqui Kennedy

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

tkennedy@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Tracey Karp, MSW, LCSW, ITFS

 

Title:

Clinical Social Worker

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Address:

317 Chapanoke Rd
Raleigh, NC 27603
  

Office:

919.662.4600 x229

E-mail:

tracey.karp@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Tracey is a WATCH Participant. Her areas of interes and expertise include autism and social emotional/ behavioral disorders.
  
 

Traci Jermyn, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Title:

Speech Language Pathologist

Company:

Pediatric Therapy Associates
  

Office:

919.854.0404

E-mail:

tjermyn@pedtherapy.com
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Traci received a Bachelor of Science at Appalachian State University in 1996 and a Master of Science at James Madison University in 2000. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association in 2001. Traci has treated many types of speech and language disorders in areas such as receptive and expressive language, articulation, voice, and fluency. She also has experience with children diagnosed with behavioral/emotional disorders, cognitive impairments, autism, apraxia of speech, and Down syndrome. Her previous employment with the public school system provided her with a wide variety of work experience with children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as parent counseling/education and training. Traci is a North Carolina native and has lived in the Raleigh area since 2000.
  
 

Tracy Cyr McMillon

 

Title:

Early Intevention Service Coordinator

Company:

Raleigh CDSA
  

Office:

919.662.4600 x321

E-mail:

tracy.cyrmcmillon@dhhs.nc.gov
  

Biography:

Tracy is a WATCH Member.
  
 

Tricia Puls

 

Title:

Teacher/Parent Counselor

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7796

E-mail:

ppuls@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise and interest include autism, social inclusion, play-based assessment, managing ADHS and Aspergers Syndrome.
  
 

Trisha Watts, M.Ed

 

Title:

Director of Special Education Services

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5205

E-mail:

trishawatts@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: autism, sensory integration, children born addicted, mood disorders. Licensed Teacher, BK License, Infant Toddler Certificate.
  
 

Tulia Pascht

 

Title:

Parents As Teacher Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.2799

E-mail:

tpascht@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise and interest include: second language acquistion, literacy programs.
  
 

VJ Tangella

 

Title:

Psychologist

Company:

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
  

Address:

739 Chappel Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
  

Office:

919-832-3909 x. 6843

E-mail:

vjtangella@tammylynncenter.org
  

Biography:

VJ is a WATCH Member. Her areas of expertise include: behavior management (reinforcement systems, restrictive interventions, protective devices), MR/DD population, 14 years experience with severe/profound population, NCI Core Plus instructor. Her interests include: sensory integration and psychopharmacology.
  
 

Val Wilson

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7789

E-mail:

vfwilson@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: parenting children birth through 3 years old, parenting multiples, prematurity.
  
 

Veronica Burman

 

Title:

Assistant Teacher

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5208

E-mail:

silverburman@isp.com
  

Biography:

WATCH, Interested in any information about children with diferent types of special needs.
  
 

Vicki King

 

Title:

CNA/Aide

Company:

Hilltop Home for Children
  

Address:

3006 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610
  

Office:

919.231.8315

E-mail:

hilltop2
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: feeding, adaptive equipment, and positioning.
  
 
 
 
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