Meet the Staff

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Kristi Chamberlain M.A. CCC-SLP; Owner/ Speech Pathologist

 

  Kristi Chamberlain is an experienced Speech Language Pathologist who is currently providing speech therapy in Yorktown, VA.  She has worked in many different settings and has had unique opportunities to grow as a therapist. Kristi has specialized training in articulation therapy for cleft palate speech and in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Originally from Florida, Kristi earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the University of Florida. During her graduate study, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in an internship at the Craniofacial Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This experience allowed her to learn specialized skills for working with children with cleft lip and palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). Over the past 14 years, Kristi has worked in various settings such as a pediatric hospital, public schools, early intervention and a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  These different settings helped Kristi become efficient in treating many different diagnoses. She is passionate about working closely with children and their families to reach their goals. Kristi believes in establishing a trusting and fun relationship with her clients in order to increase learning.  Kristi also knows that each child learns differently and she makes it a point to tailor each session to the individual child. 

Kristi is trained in the Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction.

Kristi is trained in CAPDOTS for assisting children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).

Kristi is a Level 2 certified Autism Movement Therapy instructor. 

Kristi is also the author of the Early Articulation Books for Cleft Palate Speech published by Pro-Ed

http://www.proedinc.com/customer/productview.aspx?id=7860

Kristi currently lives in Yorktown with her husband and three children.

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Paige Davison M.A. CCC-SLP

Paige is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The Pennsylvania State University. She then moved to Virginia, where she earned her Master of Arts degree at Hampton University in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. During her graduate program, Paige completed internships in outpatient and acute care settings, public school settings, and an on-campus clinic. After graduating, she completed her Clinical Fellowship in California at a private practice working with both adults and pediatrics. Throughout her experiences, she has utilized her clinical expertise to treat clients with speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.  She  developed a passion for working with children and their families to help foster meaningful relationships and functional communication!

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Tara Eadie OTR/L; Occuational Therapist

 Tara Eadie is a Licensed Occupational Therapist who earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Caldwell College located in New Jersey in 2012. She earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Dominican College, located in Orangeburg, New York. She completed her fieldwork studies at Southeastern Physical Therapies in Norfolk working with numerous pediatric populations. Tara has a background in working with children with special needs. She was  employed as a paraprofessional within the school setting for two years while attending graduate school for occupational therapy. During this time she discovered that she had a passion for working with children.  

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Amanda Hauser; Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA/L)

 Amanda went to school to become a licensed massage therapist and specialized in pediatric massage. She worked as a massage therapist for two years while attending school to become a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. She originally wanted to pursue Physical Therapy but after doing some research, she came across Occupational Therapy. Amanda decided to shadow an Occupational Therapist at a pediatric clinic.  After shadowing for a day, she knew that was something she wanted to pursue. The OT she observed is actually the current president of the VOTA, Erin Clemens! Amanda found St.Catherine University and graduated top of her class. She had trouble finding work at a pediatric facility, so Amanda decided to work at a skilled nursing facility with the geriatric population, which she absolutely loved!! Being a military family, she ended up moving to Chesapeake in July of 2019. After 4 years working at a SNF, not only were the emotional and physical aspects of it taking a toll on her, but she also missed working with children.  Amanda decided to look for pediatric facilities and found Peninsula Pediatrics! She truly enjoy working with children and their families and she is so glad to have this opportunity to pursue her passion with such an amazing company! She looks forward to meeting you! 

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Kara Nesser; Office Manager / Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed (COTA/L)

 Kara has a passion for working with children. She earned her Master of Education degree at the University of Florida, specializing in literacy. After teaching, Kara earned her license to be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, focusing mostly on pediatric occupational therapy. She is also trained in the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading. Kara loves working with children and helping them reach their goals so they can be more independent and successful. 

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Lindsey Lewandowski M.Ed CCC-SLP

Lindsey is a licensed speech-language pathologist who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2006 from the University of Virginia where she played field hockey for the Cavaliers. After she graduated, she moved to Aspen, Colorado and taught snowboarding to young children.  It was during this experience that Lindsey worked with a young child with autism spectrum disorder and developed a passion for serving children with special needs.  She later went back to graduate school and earned a Master of Science in Education in Communication Sciences Disorders from Old Dominion University in 2012. Lindsey began her career working in a school for blind children and multiple handicaps in Pittsburgh, PA followed by SECEP (Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs) in Virginia Beach with children on the autism spectrum.  After she got married in 2014, she moved to Seattle, WA with her husband and began working in the early intervention population.  She recently moved back to Hampton Roads with her husband, two children, and loving dog to be closer to family in friends.  Lindsey has an interest and experience working with children with motor speech disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding challenges, developmental delays, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive/expressive language delays, and augmentative and alternative communication systems. Lindsey is excited to provide services to children and their families in the Yorktown area!

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Charity Washington, Ed.S. CCC-SLP

  

Charity is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Her educational background consists of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Charity continued her educational journey by earning a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University and an Educational Specialist degree with a concentration in Special Education from Regent University. Charity’s clinical experiences include providing speech/language services to clients in the following settings: skilled nursing facilities, schools and private practice. She has utilized her clinical expertise to provide services to clients with a variety of diagnoses including, articulation/phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, dysphagia and developmental delays. Additionally, Charity received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Charity has an unrelenting desire to positively affect the lives of children and their families.