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 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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Kathryn Holcer; Office Manager

Kathryn is a licensed teacher who loves working with young children.  When she is not teaching, she is helping to keep everything organized in the PPT office.

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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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Rachel Hagelberg M.A. CCC-SLP

 Rachel Hagelberg, from Traverse City, Michigan, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders at Central Michigan University. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. During her graduate program, Rachel was able to gain valuable experience at a variety of settings through four clinical internships, including an elementary school, acute care/inpatient rehab hospital, autism clinic, and traumatic brain injury clinic. After graduating in 2016, Rachel moved to the Northeast Coast, where she completed her Clinical Fellowship in an elementary school setting in New Hampshire. She also gained experience working with the geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility in Boston. Rachel recently moved to Virginia, with her fiance, where she is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology by the state of Virginia. She is also certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rachel is passionate about working with children and their families. She is excited to be part of the Yorktown Speech Therapies team and to help meet the communication needs of children in Yorktown and surrounding areas! 

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Dayna Hlinko Speech Language Pathologist

 Dayna is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Old Dominion University and a Master+30 degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Carolina. Dayna received clinical training in multiple settings throughout her education which included public schools, skilled nursing facilities, private clinics, and in-home health. She has gained invaluable experience providing speech, language, cognitive, feeding (including baby-led weaning), and dysphagia services to medically fragile clients from birth through geriatrics. Dayna specializes in dysphagia (swallowing disorders), cognitive, and feeding therapy in both children and adults. Before becoming an SLP, Dayna was an ESL teacher and she enjoys providing parent/caregiver education to help improve the lives of her clients within their natural settings. When she is not enriching the lives of our clients at PPT, she is helping improve research efforts for those with rare neurodegenerative diseases and caring for her two young children.