Alison is a 2003 graduate of the communication disorders program at the University of Louisville. She has provided assistive technology assessment, intervention, and education/training for individuals of all ages. She has expertise in the development of augmentative/alternative communication systems and has had formal training in the delivery of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Alison has expertise working with individuals with various diagnoses including medically fragile, mental retardation, and global developmental delay. Alison also has an interest in working with individuals with feeding and swallowing difficulties. She currently has privileges to provide services in several local hospitals to perform swallow studies. Alison brings expertise to the enTECH team to enhance the assistive technology services that are provided. Alison is also available for direct service and speech therapy services.
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Lauren Brown attended the University of Kentucky, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 2012 and Master’s degree in 2014. Since graduating, Lauren has worked with both pediatric and adult populations, treating speech sound disorders, language disorders, cognitive/executive function deficits and auditory processing disorders. Though she has working with clients across the lifespan, her passion is working with kids. Throughout her career, Lauren has gained extensive knowledge and experience in working with clients with many diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, apraxia, fetal alcohol syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and developmental delays. She has training in trauma-informed care, and has worked with many foster families and agencies.
Lauren is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and is a member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has experience supervising graduate students and clinical fellows. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, traveling, baking and spending time with friends and family.
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Alicia Edmiston, MS, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist at EnTech, and has a strong passion for treating the pediatric population. She has served as an outpatient pediatric therapist for the past 8 years since graduating from Spalding University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. She has experience working with a variety of diagnoses including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder and many more. To Alicia, the most enjoyable part of her job is helping children and their families reach their goals through therapy. When a child’s functional participation in daily activities improves, the whole family’s quality of life elevates. Alicia appreciates working with a therapy team that is just as enthusiastic about pediatric care as she is. She has had specialized training in the areas of reflex integration, Interactive Metronome program implementation, sensory integration techniques and pediatric positioning techniques. Alicia is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, as well as the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association.
Outside of work, Alicia enjoys teaching dance, being active, playing the violin, traveling, hiking, camping, and spending time with her husband and son.
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Leah received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has provided patient care to both children and adults. She utilizes several techniques when treating patients including Total Motion Release – TOTs, kinesiology taping techniques, manual therapy, and movement analysis. As a research assistant at SLU, Leah completed research on movement patterns in adult females with patellofemoral pain, which she presented at the 2015 Combined Sections Meeting. Leah also collected data regarding activity levels in children with cerebral palsy attending Camp Independence at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Leah has a special interest in treating those with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, developmental delay, and orthopedic conditions.
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Natalie holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri, and has been practicing since 2012. Natalie holds specialty certifications in Kinesiotaping, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Natalie has a diverse therapy background, including functional dry needling, McKenzie Method techniques, 3D movement analysis, neuroscience of pain techniques, workman’s comp, vestibular rehabilitation, and orthopedic after-care. During her years of clinical practice, she has enjoyed treating orthopedic and sports injuries for patients of all ages and backgrounds. She has a special interest in treating female athletes, baseball injuries, implementing injury prevention, as well as managing chronic pain in patients with arthritis and low back pathologies.
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Jocelyn has 30 years of experience as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She has expertise working with individuals with avoidant and restrictive food intake disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and Tourette syndrome. She has presented on these topics at regional, national, and international conferences. Jocelyn co-founded and served as Coordinator for the University of Louisville Weisskopf Feeding Disorder Clinic. Jocelyn is excited to join the Spalding University therapy team and now has openings available for evaluations and therapy services. Jocelyn can provide therapy services in person or by telehealth for patients in Indiana and Kentucky.
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