Autism Spectrum Disorders

Abby graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Oregon State University in 2017. Abby received her license and certification to become on Occupational Therapy Assistant after graduating from Linn Benton Community College in 2019. Abby has enjoyed working with children of all ages develop new skills and increase independence in everyday life. She is most passionate about assisting children with emotional regulation skills. Read More

Abby Tempel, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Speech Therapist Haley Theodosis MA, CCC-SLP
Haley graduated with her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University in 2016. After graduating, Haley worked in the public schools serving children of various ages and severity levels. She has developed a particular interest in working with patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and literacy disorders. Haley’s favorite thing about being an SLP is seeing patients gain confidence in their abilities.Read More

Haley Theodosis, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech - Language Pathologist, Albany's Clinic Director

Daniel has dedicated the majority of his education and clinical experience to serving children and young adults with various developmental disabilities. Being the parent of a child with “moderate-severe” Autism, he understands the challenges families face with even the most basic daily routines. As a result, Daniel uses family-centered therapy approaches to maximize outcomes for his clients. Read More

Daniel Rhoads, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech - Language Pathologist, McMinnville's Clinic Director

Sam graduated from  Western Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2020. Following her undergraduate degree, she received her license and certification to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant after graduating from St. Catherine University in Minnesota. During school, Sam worked as a Direct Support Professional for adolescents in group homes with behavioral and intellectual disabilities which fueled her passion. Read More

Sam Leach, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Kerri Knight, graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State with her Bachelors in Psychology. She pursued her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She holds her license as an occupational therapist through the Oregon Occupation Therapy Licensing Board. Kerri loves working with people of all ages who are actively striving to get the most out of life. Read More

Kerri Knight, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathology Assistant, Jessica Lush, CSLPA
Jessica graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon in 2018. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she obtained her SLPA license to begin her speech therapy career while exploring graduate school opportunities. Her areas of interest include hearing loss, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and various genetic disorders. Read More

Jessica Lush, CSLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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Sekayi has worked in a variety of settings including, outpatient clinics, home health, and schools across all age ranges. She is an experienced feeding therapist, certified in Reiki as an alternative modality, and is specialized in working with children with, trauma, Autism and other neuro-related disabilities. She is passionate about child advocacy, resource accessibility and cultural sensitivity. Read More

Sekayi Malek, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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Laine Fisher-Gayle graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in 2011. Since then she has continued to work in both the medical and educational fields. She has worked with individuals of all ages (from toddlers to geriatric), targeting skills related to articulation, language, social skills, cognition, swallowing, and voice. Read More

Laine Fisher-Gayle, CCC-SLP

Speech - Language Pathologist, Certified ASL-English Provider

Shanelle graduated with her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. She has additional expertise within the areas of autism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), gestalt language learning, early language, and articulation/phonology. Shanelle has since developed a passion for working with patients on the autism spectrum and providing all patients with access to communication. Read More

Shanelle Miller, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Marissa graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. After graduating, she completed her clinical fellowship through the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program with OHSU and Shriners Children's Portland. Read More

Marissa Sewart, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Evelyn is a bilingual (Spanish) speech-language pathologist. She loves being able to see the people she works with grow and learn new skills that they will use to enrich their lives. Evelyn loves incorporating games and making therapy functional and fun. As a bilingual therapist, she has a huge passion both at work and outside of work is giving back to her community and making sure she advocates for families who are bilingual. Read More

Evelyn Ortega, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Sara graduated with her Master of Science in Communication Sciences from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, in 2021. She has clinical experience in early intervention, school, and community clinic settings. She has worked with a variety of ages (toddlers to geriatric), targeting skills related to articulation/phonology, language, voice, cognition, dysarthria, aphasia, and social skills. Sara enjoys working with clients of all ages, and her favorite thing about being an SLP is seeing clients gain new skills and supporting people in their communication journeys. Read More

Sara Rhoades, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Emily (Emmy) graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ in 2022. She has clinical experience in targeting skills related to cognition, aphasia, apraxia of speech, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), articulation/phonology, language, voice, and social skills and enjoys working with school-aged to geriatric clients. She has always had a passion for helping others and is looking forward to creating connections and providing access to communication for all of her clients. Read More

Emily Akins, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

MacKenzie graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Midwestern University in Glendale Heights, IL in 2021. With clinical experience in the areas of articulation/phonology, fluency, autism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), early language, and social skills, MacKenzie is passionate about providing family-centered and neurodiversity-affirming interventions to children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Read More

MacKenzie Smith, MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist