Valley Family: Coopersburg
551 E. Station Avenue
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Office: 484-863-9220
Fax: 484-353-5157


Valley Family: Emmaus
431 Chestnut Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Office: 484-863-9220
Fax: 484-353-5157
We proudly provide services in 2 locations:

Valley Family Therapeutics, LLC  
Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Clinic: PT, OT & SLP

Pediatric Therapy Clinic and Learning Academy
551 E. Station Avenue
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(484) 863-9220
valleyfamily@mail.com

Our experienced staff provides Pediatric Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy to children throughout the Lehigh Valley including: Bethlehem, Quakertown, Allentown, and Center Valley PA.

Occupational Therapy

Sonja Burmeister OTD-S, MSPA-C, OTR/L, EICP-OT

Sonja has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 20 years and has an Early Intervention Certification.  She continued her education to Specialize in Pediatric Neurosurgery as a Physicians Assistant and she brings that wealth of knowledge to her OT practice.  For the past 12 years, Sonja has been co-owner of an agency providing home and school based services for Lehigh, Northampton and Berks Counties. Currently Sonja is enrolled in the Doctoral Program for Occupational Therapy at Misericordia University. Sonja treats complex medical and NICU babies, Feeding Issues, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Plagiocephally, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, CVA and a myriad of other diagnoses.


Sonja provides both ADOS-2 and Quotient ADHD system testing.

 

ADOS-2: The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is an assessment of communication, social interaction, and play (or imaginative use of materials) for individuals suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.

 

Quotient ADHD System: The Quotient ADHD System is an innovative device that objectively measures three core symptom domains of ADHD: hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.  The scores and test data provide you with valuable insights into both the existence of ADHD-related deficits and the magnitude of those deficits compared to expectable results from typically developing children of the same age and gender.


Kim Bandi OTR/L

Kim has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 14 years and is a Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist.  Kim has worked with children diagnosed with Autism, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Fine Motor Delay, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Cerebral Palsy.

Her current focus is assisting school aged children to maximize their learning in the classroom.

Amanda Deily MS-OTR/L

Amanda has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 6 years.  Amanda has advanced training and Certification in Interactive Metronome, Kinesiotape K1-K3, Brainsteps, Sensory Integration Techniques, Handwriting, Assistive Technology and Torticollis treatment.  Amanda has treated children diagnosed with Autism, Developmental Delay, ADHD, Cerbral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Brain Injury and Coordination Disorders.

Nina Britz MS-OTR/L

Nina Britz has a Masters of Science from New University where she received her  Occupational Therapy degree.  For 10 years her clinical journey has lead her from inpatient and outpatient clinics, to being a child yoga instructor. She has experience in integrated preschool settings and working 1:1 with families in their home through Early Intervention.  Nina's therapeutic approach emphasizes collaboration with the child's family and stresses parent/caregiver/teacher involvement.  She utilizes a Sensory Integrative framework and has treated children on the Autism Spectrum, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Coordination Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Fine Motor Delay, ADHD, Sensory Processing difficulties.  


Amanda Hubble OTR/L

Amanda has her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Saint Louis University. Amanda has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over a year and has experience working in the pediatric population for the past 4 years. She has pediatric experience in the school setting, outpatient setting, pediatric inpatient rehab services, and working in family's homes through Early Intervention. She has treated children with Cerebral Palsy, Coordination Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Fine Motor Delay, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.  


Wendy Kazman OTR/L

Carolyn Reynolds COTA/L

An LCCC COTA graduate, I have 27 years of Occupational Therapy experience with pediatrics and geriatrics.  I have worked in both PA and SC within schools, sensory integration clinics, and out patient pediatric facilities as well as nursing homes.  I am trained in the Bal-a-vis-x ball exercises and Myofascial Release techniques.  

Melinda Williams COTA/L

Lynae Lurch COTA/L

Priscilla Huff COTA/L

Physical Therapy

Emily Cupples

Speech Therapy

Danielle Brooks SLP-A

Danielle is a licensed speech pathologist assistant. She is currently studying for her Master's degree at Nova Southeastern University. Danielle has been practicing as an assistant for over a year and has 10 years experience working in the pediatric population. Danielle worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff member for children with multiple disabilities and autism. Danielle has a passion for working in the pediatric population, especially in the areas of articulation, receptive and expressive language,pragmatics, and fluency. Danielle is experienced in working with a variety of AAC devices. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time at the beach and with her two nieces

Jeanette Herrero Duarte, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jeanette is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist.  She has been practicing as a Pediatric SLP for 7 years. Jeanette has extensive knowledge and training in PROMPT (Prompt’s for restructuring oral musculature phonetic targets), Beckman Oral Motor Evaluation techniques and the Hanen Approach (“It takes two to talk”).  Jeanette enjoys working with the pediatric population and has experience working with early language development and play skills, stuttering, articulation and phonological disorders, developmental apraxia of speech, receptive and/or expressive language delays as well as with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.


Jenna Steinruck MS, CCC-SLP
Jenna has been practicing as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist for 3 years. Jenna has extensive knowledge and experience in treating children with feeding aversions and dysphagia. She also has advanced knowledge in Audiory Processing disorder.  Jenna has worked with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnosis including autism, developmental delay, articulation, apraxia, down syndrome, and auditory processing disorder. 


Krista Garbellano-Vergine, M.S., CCC-SLP
Krista has been a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist for 17 years. She has specialized in the Early Intervention and Preschool population throughout her entire career and has advanced training and knowledge in working with children diagnosed with Autism, Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, and ADHD. Krista enjoys working with the pediatric population who also experience delays in early language and play skills, feeding aversion, articulation, and receptive and expressive language. She encourages parent involvement during therapy sessions to facilitate skill generalization and carry over of therapeutic techniques to the child's natural environment.

Erica Cappellini, MS CCC-SLP

Erica earned her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from East Stroudsburg University. Erica brings to Valley Family Therapeutics her almost fifteen years of experience in the field working with diverse communication needs (e.g., articulation, language, social/pragmatic, fluency, dysphagia, cognitive/memory disorders, etc.) and a wide population range (birth to three, preschool early intervention, school-aged, young adult, adult, elderly, and end of life). Erica currently also works at Centennial School of Lehigh University, an approved private school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, where she collaborates daily with school staff and successfully integrates speech therapy across all environments. In addition, Erica created the easy-to-use Speech Intelligibility and Comprehensibility Communication Skills Assessment (SICCSA) for assessing communication and has presented on a variety of topics at local, state, national, and global conferences. With an emphasis on enhancing overall communication skills, Erica believes speech therapy should be fitting, functional, and fun!

Kristin Parks,  MS, CCC-SLP

Kristin is a certified clinical Speech-Language Pathologist. She has been practicing speech-language pathology services since 2016, when she received a Master of Science degree from Bloomsburg University of PA. Prior to joining Valley Family Therapeutics, Kristin worked at Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, serving the Easton School District as a speech therapist. Kristin has had clinical experience in a variety of settings, but has extensive experience with childhood expressive/receptive language, fluency, and articulation disorders. In addition, she has expertise in the areas of cognitive rehabilitation, verbal apraxia, oral motor planning, and voice assessment and treatment. Kristin works with primarily infant and school-age populations. She is a member of the following organizations: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.



Educational Support

Melissa LaRusso M.Ed

Melissa is a certified reading specialist with over fifteen years teaching experience. Melissa is also certified in special education and elementary education.  Melissa has worked in public and private schools throughout the Lehigh valley. She develops a curriculum that is individualized and encompasses a multisensory approach to learning to meet student needs. She has presented on a multisensory approach to reading instruction and best teaching practices to educators throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Erika Fitzpatrick

Erika is a Wilson Certified Dyslexia Practitioner and is Orton-Gillingham trained. She has her

Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Erika has over nine years of teaching

experience with a strong background in literacy. She has trained teachers in the classroom

as a literacy specialist providing intervention strategies for struggling readers. Erika is

currently providing Wilson tutoring.

Auditory Processing Testing

John Page Ph.D.

Dr. Page recieved his doctorate of Audiology degree in 1970 from Indiana University. He was assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Pennsylvania prior to relocating to the Lehigh Valley. He has been associated with Slate Belt Optical and Hearing Center since 1989, providing hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings to the adult community. In addition he performs central auditory processing assessments on children and adults with auditory learning problems and listening difficulties. John has also been a consultant for school districts regarding auditory processing disorders, conducted multiple presentations, and published articles on hearing loss in children and adults.


Behavioral Health Services

BCBA (Behavioral Health, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Programs)

Doreen Quinn

Doreen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior

Specialist. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior

Analysis. She specializes in conducting functional behavior assessments (FBAs);

ABA programming including Applied Verbal Behavior; behavior change and skill development programs; social and play skill programs; parent and professional staff training and development. She works with children of all ages with all developmental disabilities with a specific emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Administration

Dr. Lisa Seed

Claribel Adames

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