Physical Therapists

Lisa Campbell, PT has over 23 years of experience working exclusively in the evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic pediatric patients.... She has experience treating children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic disorders, achondroplasia/hypochondroplasia and developmental delay. Lisa also treats patients through Kentucky's early intervention system, First Steps.

Lisa has continuing education training in neurodevelopmental treatment, management of spasticity, therapeutic taping for children and adults, joint mobilization, principles of child development and casting/splinting. She also has many years of experience assisting families with obtaining adaptive equipment and consulting with other professionals.

She has been an adjunct instructor at the college level in the past and is currently pursuing her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky. Lisa is currently one of two Center Coordinators of Clinical Education at the Kids Center and has provided clinical education for students since 1989.

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Bonny Folz has over 29 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic pediatric patients... with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic disorders, acute and chronic orthopedic injuries, burns and developmental delay.

Bonny has continuing education training in but not limited to: baby intensive handling, pediatric myofascial, torticollis, casting and splinting, pediatric and adult kinesio taping and NDT / sensory integration methods of treatment.

Bonny is assistive technology certified as well as experienced in casting/splinting. She is currently the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for Physical Therapy Students. She has provided clinical supervision for students from over 10 accredited physical therapy programs. She has been an adjunct instructor for the Bellarmine University Physical Therapy Doctoral Program in the area of pediatrics since 2006. She has also lectured to physical therapy students from Saint Louis University, Washington University and University of Louisville. She has also provided instructional in-services to families, care givers, First Steps Providers, teachers and day care workers.

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Lynn Lukins has over twenty years experience in the evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic pediatric patients... with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic disorders, and developmental delay. She has worked extensively in a neonatal unit with premature and special needs infants and was instrumental in establishing the physical therapy intervention in the NICU at University of Louisville Hospital. She has attended continuing education in the areas of Sensory Integration, NDT, and Feldenkrais, and yoga for the special needs child. Currently working toward certification to teach yoga. She is experienced in casting and splinting. Lynn has been a physical therapist since 1980, treating pediatric clients since 1983.

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Jamie Ramsay has over twenty years experience in the evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic pediatric patients... with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic disorders, and developmental delay. She has completed the NDT certification courses for infants and children and recently completed the advanced handling course, as well. Jamie is also certified in hippotherapy and conducts therapeutic horseback riding as part of the KIDS Center's therapy program. She is experienced with casting and splinting. Jamie has been a physical therapist since 1982 and has worked exclusively with pediatrics since 1985.

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Melinda Goins, PT, DPT, PCS has more than 28 years of experience as a pediatric physical therapist. She received her physical... therapy degree in 1984 from the University of Kentucky and her transitional doctorate degree from there in 2009. She has been NDT certified since 1988, and a Pediatric Clinical Specialist for 15 years.

Melinda has participated in pediatric positioning and seating throughout her career. Her experience has been in outpatient clinics, a pediatric acute care hospital, the school system, and home health. She has also participated in clinical education for PT interns in Ohio, Florida, and Kentucky. She has continued participating in the academic program at the University of Kentucky since receiving her DPT. She has participated in medical mission trips to Ukraine and Ecuador. Finally, she is a member of the APTA and the Section on Pediatrics of that organization and the NDTA (Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association).

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Renee Morris P.T. MHS, PCS has 20 years of experience with evaluation and treatment of neurologic and orthopedic disorders of varying... diagnoses. She graduated from the University of Louisville with her Bachelor's of Health Science in Physical Therapy in 1991 and from the University of Indianapolis with a Master's of Health Science with an emphasis in pediatrics. She has completed her 8-week pediatric NDT and 3-week baby NDT training. She has worked with early intervention for over 15 years. Renee has also completed various continuing education courses including handling, sensory processing and therapeutic taping. Her interests are with therapeutic taping, garments, NDT, and sensory processing. She is a member of the NDTA, the APTA including the pediatric section and is a pediatric clinical specialist.

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Occupational Therapists

Ann Flint graduated in 1982 from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Ann worked at... Hazelwood ICFMR, Silvercrest Development Center and home health before joining the staff of the Kids Center in 1985. Ann has experience working with children who have a variety of medical, sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral concerns such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration, attention deficit disorder, genetic disorders and syndromes, visual and hearing impairments, hemispherectomy, craniosynostosis, and developmental delays. Ann is certified in Advanced Therapeutic Listening and Interactive Metronome. She has Deep Physical Agent Modalities Specialty Certification. She has taken additional continuing education courses in neurodevelopmental treatment techniques (NDT), sensory integration, attention/modulation disorders, oral motor/feeding skills, Handwriting Without Tears®, fine motor skills/handwriting, Craniosacral Therapy, and myofascial release.

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Linda Boice graduated in 1978 from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in... private practice, home health, and school system settings, as well as out patient treatment here at the KIDS Center since 1988. Linda has experience working with children who have a variety of medical, sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral concerns such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration, attention deficit disorder, genetic disorders and syndromes, visual and hearing impairments, and developmental delays. Linda has received additional training through continuing education in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), sensory integration, attention/modulation disorders, Handwriting Without Tears, feeding techniques for children with special needs, nutrition, and infant assessment/treatment. She is certified in Advanced Therapeutic Listening and the Interactive Metronome.

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Tobey Burton has over 30 years experience as an occupational therapy with experience in multiple areas of development. She is a graduate of... the University of Puget Sound, in Washington State, plus a graduate degree in pediatric Occupational therapy. Work experience includes Work history includes experience with the Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center, American Printing house for the Blind, Jefferson County preschools, First Steps primary service coordinator and evaluator, Workers Compensation for Oregon State, Assisted Living facilities, Hippotherapy and skilled nursing. She has experience with a variety of diagnosis such as cerebral palsy, SMA, autism, sensory integration, attention/modulation disorders, feeding issues, and developmental delays, just to name a few. Other advanced training includes family dynamics (Hellinger Family Constellations), cranial sacral therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome and Hippotherapy.

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Kara Vonderheide graduated in 1997 from Saint Louis University with her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy. Prior to coming to... the KIDS Center in 2001, she worked in pediatric and adult rehabilitation (acute, inpatient, outpatient, and community re-entry settings) with special emphasis on helping people with traumatic brain injuries. She also has experience doing home health work with First Steps, having served the birth to age three population in Kentucky for the last ten years. In the past, she has provided OT services using non-traditional methods in hippotherapy (horse) and aquatics settings. She has experience working with children having a broad variety of diagnoses. Kara is certified in Advanced Therapeutic Listening and Interactive Metronome. She has taken additional continuing education courses in neurodevelopmental treatment techniques (NDT), sensory integration, oral motor skills, fine motor skills, specific handwriting curriculums/ programs, autism spectrum, cranio-sacral therapy, and hippotherapy, amongst others. Kara is regularly involved in and enjoys serving as a fieldwork education clinical instructor of occupational therapy students from accredited programs. She also has a special interest in providing education and life strategies training to students, agencies, caregivers, and teachers through instructional workshops and meetings. Kara has been involved in the development of therapeutic group programming that serves as an alternative to traditional weekly/ biweekly services, such as therapeutic handwriting camps that meet during spring break and summer breaks, and Interactive Metronome movement camps that meet during summer break.

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Amy Duthie graduated in 2001 from Saint Louis University with her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy. Prior to coming to the... Kids Center in 2003, she worked in pediatric home health and school-based settings in the St. Louis area.

Amy has experience working with a variety of medical, sensory, motor, cognitive, and behavioral concerns in children with a wide variety of diagnoses. Currently, she co-develops various group therapy programs for occupational therapy that center around social skill development from the preschool ages through approximately the 3rd grade level. She has her Level 1 Certification through Handwriting Without Tears as a handwriting specialist, and is trained as a certified provider of Advanced Therapeutic Listening, the Interactive Metronome program, and Deep Physical Agent Modalities including neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Amy has her Kentucky Early Care and Education Trainer's Credential as a Specialty Trainer in Pre-writing skills, and has provided continuing education trainings to area preschool teachers. Her special interest in handwriting led her to help institute the therapeutic handwriting groups/camps offered at the Kids Center. Amy routinely provides clinical instruction for occupational therapy students during fieldwork education experiences at the Kids Center. She has taken continuing education courses in neurodevelopmental treatment techniques (NDT), sensory integration including the Astronaut Training Program, fine motor/ handwriting development, nutrition, autism spectrum disorders, vestibular disorders, praxis, executive dysfunction, and feeding therapy in young children.

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Hannah Ragan graduated from Spalding University in 2008, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. She continued her education... and earned a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy a year later in 2009 from Spalding University.

Hannah joined the staff at the Kids Center in August of 2009. Her work experience as an occupational therapist has been in the public school systems and home health services as well as a variety of fieldwork settings that included 12 weeks at the Kids Center. The other fieldwork settings included community and home health settings, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric settings, and skilled nursing facilities. In these settings she performed evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic patients with a variety of diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Central Nervous System Dysfunction, Sensory and Regulatory Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Developmental Delay, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Asperger's, and Cerebral Vascular Accident.

Along with attending numerous continuing education courses, Hannah has earned specialty certifications in the areas of Pediatrics such as Astronaut Training, Interactive Metronome, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, and Physical Agent Modalities including Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. She is also certified to implement Cranial Sacral Therapy with adults and children by completing training in Cranial Sacral I, II, Cranial Sacral Somato Emotional Release I, and Cranial Sacral Pediatrics I as well certified in Reiki I.

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Tammy Markert graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. While working... as an occupational therapist, she continued her education and earned a Master of Education degree in 1986 from the University of Louisville. Tammy joined the staff at the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies in February of 2000. Her work experience as an occupational therapist has been in a variety of settings, which include acute care hospitals and neonatal intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, public school systems, private practice, and home health services. In these settings she has performed evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic patients with a variety of diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Sensory and Regulatory Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Developmental Delay; and various genetic disorders e.g. Down's Syndrome, William's Syndrome, Prada Willi Syndrome, and Velocardiofacial Syndrome. Along with attending numerous continuing education courses, Tammy has earned specialty certifications in the areas of Pediatrics, Sensory Integration & Praxis Test, Advanced Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, and Physical Agent Modalities including Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. To add to this list of specialties, and after additional training, Tammy is now able to offer neurofeedback training as a treatment modality. Neurofeedback has been proven affective for treatment of regulatory problems, epilepsy, sleep disorders, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and more. She has been a fieldwork educator for occupational therapy students from accredited occupational therapy programs. She has provided instructional in-services and workshops to students, agencies, families, caregivers and teachers.

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Rebecca Rothenburger, M.S., CCC-SLP - Bachelors from Xavier University, Masters from U of L in Communicative Disorders. Experience in... inpatient and outpatient settings with multidisciplinary staff, with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication, speech and language disorders, articulation disorders, oral motor development, home programs and assessments. Currently provide services for both children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Becky Medley has over ten years of pediatric experience working directly with children from birth to three as well as school aged children. She has... experience with speech and language disorders, articulation disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, augmentative communication, home programs and assessments, and voice and fluency disorders. Becky is a certified provider of Vital Stim therapy. Becky has additional training in autism, sensory integration, augmentative communication, feeding/swallowing disorders, and oral-motor development as well as specialized training in NDT and the Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol.

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Pat Pierce has over twenty-four years of pediatric experience in clinical and public school settings. She has worked directly with infants and... toddlers at daycare, home, and clinics. She has experience in the areas of language disorders, early intervention for language development, articulation disorders, cleft palate and associated vocal problems, augmentative and alternative communication systems, and sensory integration. Pat's areas of special interest include dyspraxia, autism, and early intervention for language development and augmentative communication systems. She has additional training in Beckman's Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Program, oral motor development ages 0-3, interdisciplinary diagnosis, management of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, planning play for children with autism spectrum disorders and training in NDT.

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Sally Sanders, M.S. CCC-SLP- B.S. Eastern Kentucky University, M.S -University of Louisville. She has thirty years of pediatric experience working with children from birth to three and school aged children.... She has experience with language disorders, phonological disorders, and feeding and swallowing disorders. Sally has additional training in autism, apraxia, sensory integration, augmentative communication, feeding/swallowing disorders, and oral-motor development as well as specialized training in the Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol and use of Passy Muir Speaking Valves. Sally is a certified provider of vital stimulation therapy. Sally is comfortable working with medically fragile infants and children, including those that are tracheostomy dependent, ventilator dependent and/or have gastrostomy tubes.

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Jeni Anderson received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Louisville.... Her special interests include treating individuals with genetic and developmental disorders, traumatic brain injuries, autism spectrum disorders, and apraxia of speech. Jeni currently provides services for both children and adults in outpatient settings. She has additional training and certification in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) - AAC Strategies for promoting the development of communication for individuals with Austism Spectrum Disorder, and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

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