Team

 

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.

email: mariam@theraspeechinc.com

Fernanda Ramos, M.S. CCC-SLP

Fernanda Ramos is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologists who has been practicing in Florida since 2015.  In 2005, she graduated with Honors from the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador Brazil.  Four years later, Fernanda received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Mercy College, New York.  She has experience in Early Intervention as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Language and Speech delays,  Apraxia, Phonological Disorders and Feeding Disorders.  Fernanda has experience working with children who present with oral motor and sensory difficulties.  She speaks English and Portuguese.

Fernanda’s special interest is in voice therapy targeting a specific population.

email: fernanda@theraspeechinc.com

Lindsey Demetres, M.S. OTR/L

Lindsey is an Occupational Therapist with experience in pediatrics, geriatrics, and hospital based services. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of Central Florida and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. A few months ago she and her husband relocated to West Palm Beach from Long Island, NY in order to be closer to family. After working with children in the past through UCP of Central FL and clinical experiences during OT school Lindsey knew a career in pediatrics would be part of her journey as an Occupational Therapist. Lindsey found Theraspeech through an act of serendipity.

Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband riding bikes, going to yoga classes, seeing friends, and exploring new restaurants. She loves to have adventures with her three nephews and family. Lindsey loves to travel home to NY to spend time with family and OT school friends.

email: lindsey@theraspeechinc.com

Kittie C. Valentine, DPT

K.C. is a Physical Therapist.  She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Among her special interests, K.C. favors the neurological/orthopedic aspect of physical therapy.  She has extensive experience working with adults as well as children.

During her free time, K.C. participates in triathlon activities and other competitive sports.  She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two teenage daughters.

email: kittie@theraspeechinc.com

Ondina Vega-Behar, M.S. CCC-SLP

Ondina Vega-Behar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Universidad del Turabo. Ondina speaks English and Spanish and provides services in both languages. She holds a Florida License and is a certified therapist with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  She has experience treating communication and feeding disorders in pediatric patients of all ages in schools and private clinic settings. She also has experience with adult patients through home health services. Originally from Puerto Rico, she moved to West Palm Beach in 2017 after visiting while on vacation and falling in love with the city.

email: ondina@theraspeechinc.com

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

email: gabriela@theraspeechinc.com

Sandra Timm, SLP-A

Sandra is a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree in Education and her speech certification at Florida State University along with a masters degree from University of Granada in Spanish Language and Culture.

Sandra is passionate about language acquisition and working with children and teenagers. She enjoys providing therapy to children with articulation and phonological disorders, language delays, feeding disorders, autism spectrum disorders, as well as early intervention.

email: sandra@theraspeechinc.com

Patricia Sonntag, Office Assistant

Alongside serving as one of the receptionists at Infants and Children, P.A., Patricia 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.

A student of the Palm Beach Atlantic University vocal program, Patricia also sings professionally outside of her duties as receptionist and office assistant.

email: patricia@theraspeechinc.com

Aaron Marshall, Extra Mile Billing

Aaron Marshall and the team at Extra Mile Billing has been our partner for over 2 years, ensuring that  claims submitted to insurance companies are handled and paid accordingly.

Aaron lives with his family in Jupiter.  He serves on the board of Teen Mother Choices Florida, an organization assisting teen mothers in our local area.

email: info@extramilebilling.com