Mariam Obas-Ducoste, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Mariam Obas-Ducoste received her Master’s degree of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Florida License and is a certified therapist with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Originally from Montreal, Canada, Mariam speaks English, French and Creole and provides services in these three languages. She loves reading and spending time on the beach. Mariam has 3 children of her own. Her special interest is bilingualism and second language acquisition. Mariam is the Director of Theraspeech, Inc.
Michelle Hogan, M.S. CF-SLP
Bio coming soon
Shana Ashraf, M.S. CF-SLP
Shana Ashraf is a Speech-Language Pathologist here at Therapseech. She graduated from both Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She attended Jacksonville University for a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Shana enjoys working with both the adult and pediatric populations. She has experience in the school districts of both Palm Beach and Duval county, acute care inpatient and outpatient, and the private setting.
Gabriela Serrano, SLP-A
Gabriela is originally from Queens, New York. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2016. Gabriela began her career working in the Palm Beach School system serving Prek through 12th grade for a year and half. She gain experience working with children diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delays. Gabriela has experience in treating receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic language disorders, auditory processing disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, and alternative communication. In addition to being a SLPA, Gabriela loves to travel and spend time with her family, friends, and Goofy, her 7 year old (Goldendoodle). She looks forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child. Gabriela is fluent in English and Spanish
Samantha Tavender, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Samantha received her BSC in Occupational Therapy from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom in 2011.
Samantha is originally from Oxford, England and in 2016 was provided with a full scholarship to further her career in occupational therapy by studying for her Masters degree at Tufts University in Boston MA. Samantha and her husband moved to the United States shortly after and have enjoyed the Florida sunshine ever since.
Her special interests include mental wellness,emotional wellbeing and sensory integration ensuring that a child’s full needs are met in order for them to excel in all aspects of life. Samantha is also currently an adjunct professor at Keiser University teaching the future generation of occupational therapy assistants.
Nikela Foster, COTA
Nikela graduated from Florida A&M University in 2015 receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science-Pre Occupational Therapy. After graduating, Nikela worked as a behavior therapist, where she received training and provided ABA therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum and related disabilities. She gained knowledge and experience working in the pediatric field. In 2018, she continued to further her career in Occupational Therapy by receiving an Associate degree of Science in Occupational Therapy from Keiser University, which allows her to work as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. Nikela has over 3 years of experience working with children diagnosed with a variety of diagnoses including ASD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delay, Down syndrome, and Learning Disabilities. Nikela is passionate and her goal is to provide therapy by implementing various approaches to help each child reach their maximum potential.
Aleana Carty, Office Assistant
Alongside serving as one of the receptionists at Infants and Children, P.A., Aleana will be greeting you upon your visit to our office. She will be the one to assist you with any questions that may arise regarding scheduling, payments, et al. Aleana graduated from FAU with a degree in sociology. She is an active member of the Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Committee. Aleana also speaks French.