Dr. KC Valentine received her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston. She then continued her education at Nova Southeastern University to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). KC was a competitive gymnast growing up and she continues to stay active with running and triathlon activities. She enjoys being outside with her husband and two teenage daughters. KC has focused her skills and passion as a neurological/orthopedic physical therapist on both the adult and pediatric population. KC has also spent many years working with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in adults, and is now specializing in this area for pediatrics.
Lauren Grabowski earned her Bachelor of Health Science in 2013 and went on to earn her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree in 2014 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh then began her work as a traveling therapist a few years later. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinics across the nation, including St. Mary’s Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Los Angeles Unified School District before moving to Florida. Her passion lies with utilizing a holistic and diverse approach while working with children with autism, sensory processing, developmental disabilities, and behavioral disorders and their families. Lauren can also be caught singing Disney songs, teaching fitness classes, and spending time outside.
Before relocating to South Florida, Ashley grew up in New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Hearing and Speech Science from the University of Maryland. Ashley was then a teacher’s assistant in a school for children with autism and this is where she realized her passion for working with children on the autism spectrum. Ashley went on and earned her Master’s degree in speech language pathology and completed the requirements to sit for the BCaBA exam (certification pending) from Florida Atlantic University. She has experience working with a variety of disabilities, delays, and disorders and has worked in multiple settings including private and charter schools, client’s homes, and hospitals. With her experience with language delays, pragmatics, AAC, articulation, and her training in ABA, she strives to provide functional skills to all of her clients. Ashley is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a licensed SLP in the state of Florida, and is a PROMPT-trained therapist.
Carmen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and a Master of Science degree in Communications Disorders from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Carmen holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Florida.
Carmen’s experience includes various areas of the speech, language and hearing disorders/mechanisms including Auditory Processing, Augmentative Communication, Developmental Delays, Feeding, and Neurogenic Disorders. Carmen’s special interests include treating children with disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and autistic like behaviors as well as working with children who have language and learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, as well as limited social skills.
Nubia Mikalonis, SLP is a bilingual speech therapist with over 14 years of experience in evaluation and treatment of children in all settings, including the clinic, home and school. Nubia bring extensive experience with children with language delays, learning disabilities, phonological disorders, autism and cerebral palsy; working in the areas of speech, articulation, receptive and expressive language, attention, ASD and social-emotional development skills. Nubia also brings experience with evaluation and treatment of children and teenagers with learning disabilities, reading and writing disorders, and study skills problems, providing strategies and techniques of study for children to be successful in their learning environment.
Justine Hanson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013 from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After discovering her family friend was a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Massachusetts, she fell in love with the field. Working with children has been her passion since she was a child. She went on to earn her Associates of Health Science degree in 2016 from the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Maryland. She began her career as a licensed COTA at Battle Monument School, which is a special education school for children ages 3-21 with severe and complex disabilities. She split her time between Battle Monument and White Oak, which is a special education elementary school for children with behavioral and emotional disorders. She interned in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedic clinics, inpatient psychiatric facilities, private outpatient pediatric clinics, as well as skilled nursing facilities in the Baltimore County region of Maryland. With experience across the lifespan, her passion has remained with the pediatric population. She makes it a priority to provide fun, exciting, and individualized therapy interventions to ensure each child has a positive experience. You can find Justine running outside, working out and spending time with her friends and family.