Allie has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2015. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in human development with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development She graduated Old Dominion University in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Allie has worked with the early intervention population as well as school-age children in both Virginia and California and has extensive experience practicing the coaching model. Allie’s expertise is in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as language delays.
Catherine Cohen M.S., CCC-SLP graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelors degree in Speech Pathology. From there she attended Longwood University and graduated with a masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. While attending Longwood Catherine had internships with schools, Evan’s Family Speech and Hearing, and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Upon graduation Catherine married her husband and soon began working at Rehabilitation Associates where she gained experience in the schools and in Early Intervention. In 2014, Catherine had her twins at 31 weeks. Her twins spent one month in the special care nursery and later received physical therapy. Her experience with premature babies has given her a personal experience which has only made her a better therapist for her clients and families. Catherine has been working for more than 6 years and looks forward to growing with Children’s Therapy Concepts.
Courtney Hardison, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP, has been a registered Speech-Language Pathologist since 2015. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she received her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015, and her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 2013. In her training, Courtney was afforded the opportunity to work with adults in an acute rehabilitation setting, treating patients with aphasia, cognitive impairments, and swallowing disorders, as well as working with vocal disorders and a variety of pediatric cases. While in school, Courtney learned of Early Intervention programs when her younger brother was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and began therapy in home, further sparking her passion as a speech therapist. She comes to Children’s Therapy Concepts with over three years experience working in the public school system, where she worked with pediatric ages ranging from toddlers through teens. Courtney has experience working with children with Autism, developmental delays, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, behavioral needs, and hearing impairments to name a few. She is well versed in articulation impairments, expressive and receptive language delays, language processing disorders, fluency disorders, and much more. She enjoys being a part of a collaborative team, working closely with parents to help maximize success for her families and clients. Courtney is also a PROMPT trained therapist, providing a unique approach to working with children with all speech production disorders from approximately 6 months of age onward.
Courtney is not only passionate about her career, but also strives to live and love life to the fullest each day. When she is not working, Courtney can typically be found with family, helping raise her twin nieces, mentoring high school girls, or in the great outdoors. She loves hiking, scuba diving, a good run, and going to beach, but also enjoys a night in catching up on her favorite shows and playing games with her family. Courtney is thrilled to be a part of the team at Children’s Therapy Concepts and looks forward to helping families in the Hampton Roads area.
Erin Swinarsky M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Go Gators! From there, the Virginia Beach native returned home to attend Old Dominion University where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Following her graduation, Erin has been employed full-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Chesapeake Public Schools. She eagerly joined the Children’s Therapy Concepts team in May of 2019 to provide families the opportunity to receive speech-therapy services for their children during after school hours and throughout summer breaks from school. When she is not giving therapy, Erin enjoys spending time being active with her friends and family outdoors. Chances are in the summer, if she is not in a therapy session, you can always find her at the beach!
Kasten Brafford, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP received her B.S. in Speech Language Pathology in 2013 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 from Old Dominion University. She enjoys working with infants and children of all ages to assist them in all aspects of their growth and development. Kasten has experience in evaluating and providing skilled intervention to the pediatric populations in the areas of language, articulation, oral-motor, fluency, swallowing, and feeding. She finds great personal reward working with families and empowering parents to take part in their child’s therapy success in the child’s natural environment. Kasten has provided therapy in numerous settings, such as a child’s home, daycare, local library, favorite fast-food restaurant, and even on a backyard trampoline. Kasten is a Virginia Beach native and loves spending her free time outdoors. When she is not providing speech therapy, Kasten can found relaxing on a beach or taking a bike ride to First Landing State Park with her husband.
Originally from Florida, Katie graduated from Florida State University in 2004. As a military spouse, she has provided speech therapy in early intervention environments, private practice, and preschools in Florida, Rhode Island, and California.
Kelley graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and her Master’s degree from Longwood University. She works as a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in a small, neighborhood elementary school and also in Early Intervention. Kelley currently live in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia and enjoys all the festivals, restaurants, and events the area has to offer. She spends a majority of her free time with family and friends. Kelley loves the challenges this profession has to offer and how it requires her to stay on her toes. Chasing little ones and getting them to do what we want can be harder than it seems!
Linda Floyd is a Speech/Language Pathologist who specializes in Early Intervention. She has extensive knowledge in all areas of development and has spent years advocating for services that promote looking at the whole child instead of discipline specific. Ms. Floyd received an award from the Massachusetts House of Representatives for beginning a program for disadvantaged children in May of 2007. She received provider of the year by Longwood University in 2010. In 2017 she received a letter of appreciation for her services from the state of Virginia. For enjoyment, Linda enjoys running 5k’s with her daughters and granddaughters. She is in the process of writing a book of her many adventures. She enjoys traveling and the beach.
Lisa is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has five years of experience with many different conditions and disorders of pediatric speech therapy. Lisa has experience working with children with many different disorders, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fluency Disorders, Specific Learning Disabilities, Reading Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Neurological Disorders, etc. She also has some experience with Sign Language and AAC Devices. Lisa lives in Virginia, and is originally from Miami, Florida, where she own a pediatric therapy business. She is excited to continue her therapeutic experience in Virginia!
Lindsey Gleason M.S., CCC-SLP has been a speech language pathologist for 8 years. She attended Mary Washington where she received a B.A. in English/Linguistics. From there she went on to graduate from Old Dominion University with a masters in Speech Pathology. During her time there she had internships in the school system and at DePaul Hospital. She has worked in public schools, supporting children’s academic skills as well as their articulation. She has worked in early intervention where she enjoys coaching families how to encourage communication and listening skills in a natural environment. With experiences in a variety of settings; medical, schools, clinic and early intervention Lindsey has a well rounded knowledge base. She has taken on leadership roles, and enjoys teaching others. Lindsey is ready for this exciting journey with Children’s Therapy Concepts.
Mary Kay Kahn, M.S. CCC-SLP has served infants and toddlers in early intervention since 1985. She has a wide range of pediatric therapeutic experiences including EI, pediatric outpatient therapy, feeding and language therapy, AAC (low and high tech augmentative/alternative communication systems) and served as the director of the ARC early intervention program in Baton Rouge, LA. Mary Kay has provided in-services and workshops for TTAC centers, for parents and at pediatric conferences. Working with children and their families/caregivers is her passion and she feels that this is not just a job, it’s a vocation. Mary Kay also enjoys playing music and singing with her husband, David. They also enjoy camping, visiting family near and far and exploring the beautiful mountains of southwest Virginia.
Morgan graduated with her B.S. in 2018 and M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2020 from Longwood University. She enjoys working with children of all ages and assisting them with growth and development. During graduate clinicals, Morgan had the opportunity to work with individuals ranging from two months to 98 years old. Morgan completed clinicals at Longwood’s clinic, acute and outpatient rehab with VCU South Hill, and Children’s Pediatric Therapies. Currently, Morgan is a full-time SLP in a rural county in Southside, Virginia, and also in Early Intervention. When not working, Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time on the lake and going to the beach. Morgan is thrilled to be a part of the Children’s Therapy Concepts team and looks forward to growing in her profession while helping families in the Southside area.
Moriah Seay was born and raised in a Bayse, Virginia, a tiny town in the Shenandoah Valley. She is a clinical fellow in Speech-Language Pathology. Moriah received her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in 2017 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Old Dominion University in 2019. She has experience in a variety of settings, including early intervention, outpatient services and a rehabilitation center. She has provided services to a diverse range of clientele, each with their own unique needs. Among the populations Moriah has had the pleasure of working with are developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech, acquired apraxia of speech, pediatric hard-of-hearing clients, pediatric cochlear implant clients, transgender voice clients, Cerebral Palsy, aphasia, cognitive impairments, Parkinson’s disease, and tramatic brain injury. Moriah is grateful to be part of a great team with Children’s Therapy Concepts.