Rebecca has owned TheraPlay since 2014 and it had been operating in the Orlando area since 2004. Originally from the UK, Rebecca had run several businesses that supported young people with a variety of challenges to enter the workforce, gain skills and confidence. Rebecca knows first hand what it means to be a parent of a child with a disability as her own son is on the Autism Spectrum. She is committed to TheraPlay offering up to date, research based therapy solutions with a team of therapists that love their work and care about their team and the families they support.
I'm originally from New York and have lived in Florida for 6 years. I have over 6 years of experience as Front Desk/Receptionist. I'm here to provide excellent customer service and truly enjoy seeing and interacting with our patients. At a young age, I've had a passion for kids and wanted to make a difference in the life of a child. I've worked at a pediatric office and have four kids of my own. Working with children has provided me with the opportunity to see the world in a different way. They are my inspiration.
Darlene was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida on 2017. She is part of our Spanish speaking staff. Darlene has worked in healthcare as a medical assistant, biller and administrator for over ten years. Her first job out of high school was in a pediatric office and that motivated her to attend college for medical billing and administration. She has also volunteered as a ALTA Certified Medical Interpreter. You can come to her for any questions on billing, insurance and access to service questions.
Meredith Morig, OTR/L, ATRIC
I knew very early on that I always wanted work with kids and as a sensory child and adult myself, I really understand and can relate to the sensory integration model. Being able to integrate this model with a variety of modalities, in order to allow children to succeed to their potential, gives me so much joy and I look forward to and enjoy every single day with the kids at TheraPlay.” Meredith Morig has many years of experience providing therapy to children of all ages and diagnoses. Meredith knew very early on that she always wanted work with children and as a sensory child and adult herself, really understands and can relate to the sensory integration model. It brings her so much joy to be able to integrate this model with a variety of modalities, in order to allow children to succeed to their potential. In addition to traditional therapy, Meredith has combined her love for the water with her expertise in sensory integration to provide Aquatic Therapy as a more effective modality to enhance a child's functional abilities. Meredith often shares her knowledge with aspiring graduate/doctoral students and the community in order to help as many children as possible. Years Experience: 12 years Specialties / Certifications: Sensory Integration, Aquatic Therapy, Interactive Metronome, Kinesiotaping, Handwriting without Tears, Greenspan Floortime Education: The University of Florida : 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Health Science and 2009 with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy
Megan Sucich, MOTR/L
Megan graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s of Health Science and a Master’s of Occupational therapy. She has been providing occupational therapy in the Central Florida area for over 15 years. Megan has had the opportunity to work with clients, and their families, in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, and out-patient clinics. She has treated ages from 6 months to 22 years old and a wide range of diagnoses. Areas of focus include sensory processing, handwriting, feeding, and visual motor skills.
Christine Maiorano COTA/L
Christine has been practicing occupational therapy since 2013 graduating from Advent Health University. Christine is is certified in therapeutic listening, oral motor treatment/feeding and physical agent modalities. During her collective career in pediatrics, Christine has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient pediatrics, home health pediatrics, and providing private services within school settings. Christine has experience working with a wide variety of neurological disorders, genetic disorders, sensory processing disorders, and feeding aversions. Christine strives to include parents/caregivers in the therapeutic process to integrate various domains to improve overall outcome for the client.
Paul Nguyen COTA/L
I graduated in 2019 from Keiser University receiving my A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistance. I have experience working with children ages 5-14 years. Have worked with children ASD, developmental delays, sensory processing/behavioral disorders. I am bilingual (English/Vietnamese).
Lexi Carr COTA/L
Lexi has been a working as an occupational therapy assistant since graduating in 2018. She completed her bachelor’s degree in business and healthcare administration and is currently working on her Maters degree in Occupational Therapy at Advent Health University. Lexi has experience working with children from the ages of 18 months to 21 years old. She has worked with children with Autism, ADHD, ADD, Developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic brain injuries, sensory processing disorders, and other challenges that children may face. Lexi has worked with families and kids in a variety of settings including in home, Telehealth, school setting and more.
Alex Del Llano M.S, CCC-SLP
Alexandra is a bilingual (Spanish) Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (2005) and Master's of Science (2013) from Nova Southeastern University. Alexandra began her clinical work in the elementary setting with Orange County Public schools (2007-2012). She continued her career working in the private practice setting in 2013 and joined TheraPlay in 2019. Alexandra specializes in the areas of: Articulation Disorders Phonological Disorders Language Disorders Developmental Delays Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders Pragmatics (social skills) Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3 years)
Natassia Parr M.A, CCC-SLP
Natassia Is a Speech Language Pathologist who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011 and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013 at the University of Central Florida. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Natassia is fully bilingual (spanish) and has experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including home health, outpatient, and private practice, school districts and tele-health. Natassia's experience extends to working with children in many areas of speech language pathology, however, she has a special love and professional focus working with children who have feeding difficulties and those who benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Lindsey Tuppeny SLPA/L
Lindsey Tuppeny has been working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant for three years. She earned her Bachelors in Communication Science and Disorders from University of Central Florida in 2016. She is currently working towards her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University. She has experience working with children ages three to eighteen including those with a variety of developmental delays, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia of Speech, receptive/expressive language disorders, cognitive impairments, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) as well as other complex communication needs.
Krysta Persampiere, M.S., CCC-SLP
Krysta is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015 from University of Central Florida, and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology in 2018 from East Tennessee State University. Krysta’s SLP career started working in the school system, and has continued to variety of settings including private practice, daycares, home-health and tele-health. Her experience extends to working with children in many areas of speech language pathology, such as children with developmental disorders and delays, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and early intervention.
Natalie graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 where she was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has experience working with children from the ages of two to seventeen years old. Natalie has worked in a variety of settings, including out-patient pediatrics, daycare centers and providing private services in school settings. She has provided therapy for articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive/Receptive language disorders, ADHD, ADD and pragmatics. Natalie’s passion is in pediatrics where she strives to make a difference with each child that she treats.
Bethany Christian graduated from UCF in 2010 with a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. She is a Speech-language therapist and has been a school teacher for preschool through high school children. She has worked with children with special needs for fifteen years, and has experience with many diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, ADHD, vision and hearing loss, mental health disorders, speech and language disorders, and many more. Bethany believes in whole-team communication and addressing the individual needs of each child to help them reach their full potential. Bethany has experience with all subject areas and can assist with home/virtual schooling. She is available for in-person tutoring/teaching as well as virtual sessions. Tutoring with Bethany can also be provided on a Direct Pay basis for children with the PLSA Gardiner Homeschool Grant.
Leigh Delgado RPT
Leigh is a registered and licensed physical therapist with 35 years of experience. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University, CA in 1985. Leigh began her career in the California school system working in a team setting collaborating with orthopedists, orthotists, pediatricians, teachers, medical equipment companies, and parents. Following her move to Florida in 1990, she worked as a physical therapist in Orange County Schools, and as an Assistant Administrator/Physical Therapist in an Outpatient Rehab serving all ages and diagnoses. She has worked with every age and in many settings including pediatrics, geriatrics, rehab, outpatient orthopedics, sports, and acute hospital setting. She has been with TheraPlay since 2017. Leigh specializes in: ● NDT(Neurodevelopmental technique) to promote normal development patterns in infants and children ● Kinesiotaping certification for postural support and to promote correct movement patterns ● Myofascial release certification for treatment of post surgical restrictions and other movement difficulties ● Dolphin Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) effective for post surgical scars, relieving myofascial restrictions limiting movement, calming neurological system, assisting with scoliosis correction ● Early Intervention for gross motor delays (age 0-3) ● Orthotic/bracing intervention consultation ● Medical equipment consultation and positioning for home ● Core strengthening programs using pilates and yoga My passion is pediatrics which I have spent most of my career doing. I use a Holistic approach to treat the whole child and enjoy collaborating with other therapists and parents for the best outcome.
Tanieka Singh PTA/L
Tanieka graduated from Seminole State College 2019 earning an AA in the Arts and an AS in Health Sciences. Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant since 2020, Tanieka has the experience of working in a clinical based, home health, tele-health and daycare/school setting with children ages 9 months to 17 years old with a wide range of diagnosis such as: Hemiplegia Quadriplegia Down Syndrome Criduchat Syndrome Torticollis Autism Developmental Delays Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Palsy Stroke Congenital Malformation
Tara Holcomb PTA/L
Tara has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2020, graduating with an A.S. Degree from Herzing University - Orlando. Tara has experience treating a wide variety of patients, including neurological, post-surgical, acute and chronic pain, as well as injured athletes. Working in an Acute care pediatric setting for 5 years prior to earning my PTA license, I knew I wanted to continue pursuing a career working with children. I will provide individualized treatments for each child, including therapeutic exercise to promote strength, endurance, improve balance, coordination and fine/ gross motor skills in order to increase functional independence in daily routines and activities.
Kim is a Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated with her Bachelors in Science from the University of Central Florida in 2010. She received her Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. Kim has been working in the private practice setting since 2014 and joined the TheraPlay team in 2022. Kim specializes in the areas of: - Articulation and phonological disorders - Language disorders - Early intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3 years old) - Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Pragmatics/social skills - Autism Spectrum Disorder - Developmental delays - Auditory Processing Disorder