About Our Team

Learn about the awesome therapists that are here to help your child succeed.

Kathleen Yopp

President, Founder

Kathleen Yopp, MOT, OTR/L  has over 18 years experience in pediatric occupational therapy.  She received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1998.     Kathleen’s specialty areas include feeding difficulties, sensory processing, autism/autism spectrum disorder, handwriting, as well as many other developmental concerns.  Kathleen has a special love for working with children with feeding difficulties eating whether it is due to oral aversion, g-tube dependency, sensory processing concerns, or other medical issues.  Kathleen is currently studying nutrition and wellness.  Upon completion, she will be a Certified Health Coach as well as a Bioindvidual Nutrition Practitioner.

Allison Warner, DPT

Lead Physical Therapist
Allison received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duquesne University.  She first started working with pediatrics when she took an inpatient position at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. From there, she worked in a variety of settings including Early Intervention, Outpatient Therapy Clinics, and Home Care.  She has experience with both children and adults.

Dr Karen Miller, PT, DPT, CIMI

Physical Therapist

Karen is a practicing Pediatric Physical Therapist with over 25 years experience in NICU, home, hospital, and Early Intervention settings. She is a certified Early Intervention Professional and has a strong interest in promoting healthy development in infants and children.

Stephanie Rich,  MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Stephanie Rich received her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Connecticut in 2007 and her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Florida in 2009.  Stephanie provides early intervention services and home based therapy in addition to working with students in the public schools. Her specialty areas include receptive and expressive language delays, articulation deficits (including those related to cleft lip and palate repairs), Childhood Apraxia of Speech and feeding difficulties.

Kristin Palen, OTR/L

Occupational  Therapist
Kristin Palen, OTR/L graduated from Boston University with a degree in occupational therapy. Kristin has worked over 13 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and has an array of experience in a variety of settings including pediatric rehabilitation, school system, and early intervention.  Kristin has extensive experience working with numerous pediatric populations including sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, complex medical disorders, Down Syndrome, hypotonia, traumatic brain injuries, fine motor and gross motor delays, and dyspraxia.   She specializes in feeding/oral motor skills and sensory integration as well as other areas related to normal development.

Dana Gentile, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Dana received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Russell Sage College in 2001.  She has over 14 years of pediatric experience and is certified in Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment and in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).  Dana has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, outpatient clinics and the school system.

Nancy Dolbeck  MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hilary Alessi, OTR/L

Occupational  Therapist

 

Nicole Wallace, PT

Physical Therapist

 

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