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

Michelle Hogan, M.S. CCC-SLP

Bio coming soon

Kristina Cooney, M.S. CCC-SLP

Originally from Oceanside, New York, Kristina Cooney found her passion for working with children with special needs at a young age. Kristina received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2017. While completing her undergraduate studies, Kristina worked as a Registered Behavior Technician and provided Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with special needs in their homes. There, she gained experience developing and enforcing behavior plans and providing caregiver education in a home health setting. She continues to implement principles of ABA during her treatment sessions. Following this, she received a Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University in 2020. During her graduate career, Kristina completed a mentorship at the Pediatric Feeding Institute of South Florida where she learned how to diagnose and treat a variety of feeding difficulties and disorders. She is also certified to treat patients using Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) with both children and adults. Most recently, she has been trained to implement the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and has become a certified Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSimP) Clinician. Her passions for treatment include treating early intervention, feeding/swallowing disorders, and language disorders. She enjoys incorporating technology and AAC into treatment and using visuals wherever possible.

 

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.

Tiffany Sanon, OTR/L

Tiffany Sanon is a nationally board-certified and Florida licensed occupational therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health at Florida Gulf Coast University and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University. Tiffany has experience working as a pediatric occupational therapist in outpatient clinics, daycares, and school settings.  She has certifications in reflex integration and interactive metronome.  Tiffany is passionate about working with children of all abilities and helping them reach their goals.

Ali 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.

email: aleana@theraspeechinc.com