Staff

 

LorRainne Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP, Ph.D., BCBA

Photo of LorRainne Jones Jones is a licensed speech- language pathologist with over 30 years experience. She also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Michigan. Dr. Jones works with children with autism, PDD, and Asperger syndrome. Her area of expertise is teaching speech to non verbal children with Autism. She also works with children with auditory processing disorders, dyslexia, and developmental apraxia. Dr. Jones is a certified provider for Fast-ForWord®, Interactive Metronome®, the Hanen® Program for Parents, the Hanen Program for Early Educators, PECS, and the Lindamood-Bell Programs (Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program, Visualizingand Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, and On Cloud Nine). She is trained in both applied behavior analysis and sensory integration.

Prior to opening her own practice, Dr. Jones was a visiting assistant professor in the Language and Cognitive Development Program in the Child and Family Studies Department of the Florida Mental Health Institute located in the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Jones is the author of The Source for Expressive Language Delay. (2003 Linguisystems)

Dr. Jones is married and the mother of three.

 


 

SPEECH THERAPISTS

 

Angi Pizon-Moore, M.S., CCC-SL

Angi Pizon-Moore is a FL state licensed and ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She is an Interactive Metronome certified clinician, and is PROMPT trained. She graduated with a Master of Science from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF and earned a minor degree in American Sign Language during undergraduate studies there. She has been with Kidpro since December of 2012. Prior to then, she worked as a full-time school-based Speech-Language Pathologist at a Pasco County elementary school, where she discovered how much she really loves working with children! She enjoys working with a variety of disorders and disabilities, including Autism, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, literacy/phonological disorders, articulation disorders, Apraxia, Stuttering, AAC, and other language disorders. She always looks for new ways to incorporate technology into her therapeutic practice and enjoys working on her iPad as much as her patients do!

 

Stephanie Sandelin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Photo of Stephanie Sandelin Stephanie is a licensed and AHSA certified speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science and a Bachelors of Art Degree with a focus in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. Stephanie specializes in the area of early intervention with children who present with expressive and/or receptive language delays, autism, and apraxia of speech. She also works with children who present with dyslexia, feeding and swallowing disorders, auditory processing disorders, and fluency disorders. Stephanie is married to her best friend and loves traveling. She also loves her job and feels blessed to be able to impact the lives of so many children and their families. She believes that each child deserves to have a voice in this world, and when you train a child to communicate with others, you encourage and enable a child to be empowered in his/her life.

 

Linda Wells, M.S., CCC-SLP

Photo of Linda Wells Linda Wells is a speech/language pathologist with a Masters in Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. She holds a bachelors of Science in Special Education from Wagner College in New York. Linda has worked in the field for 20 years in many different settings. She specializes in the area of pediatric language development. She has three children of her own: Stephen, Elizabeth and Jeffrey. Her husband Steve is a retired Army LTC employed by TRW.

 


 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

 

Donna Kato

Donna Kato is a licensed Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of South Florida. She also holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Leeds Metropolitan University. In addition to providing therapy at KidPro Therapy Services, Donna teaches students with special needs in Hillsborough County and holds her teaching certificate in K-6 Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education.

 

Kimberly Lamke, M.S., OTR/L

Photo of Kimberly Lamke Kimberly Lamke is a licensed Occupational Therapist with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of South Florida in Gerontology, and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. She has worked in private practices, outpatient hospitals, and home health. Ms. Lamke specializes in sensory integration, Therapeutic Listening, feeding issues, and is IM certified as well as being an early steps provider. She has over 15 years of experience.

 

Ariel North COTA/L

Ariel North is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Florida in 2011 and graduated from Keiser University (Tampa Campus) with an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked at Kidpro Therapy since 2013. She is certified in MPS (microcurrent point stimulation) which has become a beneficial and successful part of therapy treatments. She enjoys spending time with her family, learning new techniques and treatments to become a better therapist, and she mostly enjoy working with the kids every day.

 

Chris Peoples COTA/L

Chris Peoples is a native of Maine and moved to Florida in 2009. She obtained her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from Keiser University in Tampa. After completing two levels of clinicals with KidPro, she knew she wanted to specialize in pediatrics. Chris has attended the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) course and has experience in Sensory Integration (SI). In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, amusement parks, the beach, nature, and being active.

 


 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

 

Judi Habasevich, PT

Judi Habasevich Judi is a licensed physical therapist with 30 years experience in both in and out-patient settings, schools, and early intervention programs. She has worked with all patient populations but has specialized in pediatrics. She attended Temple University and completed all course work towards her Ph.D. with a major in Motor Learning and a special concentration in Human Development through play. Prior to joining Kid Pro Therapy, Judi was a resource clinician and senior physical therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, working in Pediatrics Judi specializes in seating and positioning, assistive technology, developmental play, and an expertise in splinting and casting. She has training in Feldenkrais, Balametrics, Muscle Energy Techniques, and ETPS. Judi is a proud mother of one hockey playing teenage son.

 

Melany Rivera, PT

Melany Rivera Melany Rivera is a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Physical Therapist that began her Kid Pro Therapy career in 2007, Melany has over 9 years of experience, five years in pediatrics, two in geriatrics, and two in orthopedic/sports medicine. Special areas of interest include: Torticollis - Diagnose and treatment, Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics, "Out of Sync Child", and Muscle energy Techniques. Melany is married, and has 2 wonderful little girls.

 


 

OTHER THERAPISTS

 

Robin Lane, BCBA

Robin Lane Robin graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for 3 years. Before joining the Master'ss program, Robin worked as a part of a research project providing parent training to children with autism and significant behavior problems from the ages of 3-5. Although her experience ranges from children and adults of all ages, with all disabilities, Robin's true interest lies with helping families who have children with autism. Robin enjoys working not only one-on-one with the child, but also with the parents to encourage successful positive relationships. Robin believes there is nothing better than having a parent call her to say, "you'll never guess what Tommy did today," or that first time a parent asks their child a question and he looks up and responds with a smile.

 

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