Carolyn (Queck) Blaisdell, MS, OTR/L enjoys working with children of all ages and diagnoses, and has over 10 years of experience working with autism in particular.
Carolyn earned her master's degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, and backpacking.
Molly Gallegos, MA, OTR/L enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities, and is passionate about helping her clients grow. She has experience working with children in both clinical and school settings, and has expertise in treating children with autism, ADHD, and a variety of psychological, behavioral, genetic, cognitive, neurological, motor, and developmental needs.
Molly earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from La Sierra University and her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California. She has advanced training in sensory integration techniques and is SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified. In her free time, she enjoys art, music, and exploring Idaho with her family.
Favorite Therapy Toys: Swings and bolster slide.
Holly Hubbard, PT, DPT enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities and has training in reflex integration, toe walking, pediatric gait, and wheelchair seating and mobility. She enjoys the challenges of her job and helping kids play and reach their potential.
Holly earned her bachelor's degree in health science from Boise State University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Favorite Therapy Toy: the bolster swing.
Mary Kinman, MOT, OTR/L has experience treating children with a variety of diagnoses, including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, and developmental delays. She enjoys working with the young adult population on executive function skills to prepare them for adulthood. She is passionate about assisting patients to achieve their highest level of functionality, and enjoys coaching and educating parents and families in order to carryover skills learned in the clinic to their home and community environments. She tailors each session to the needs of both the patient and family and what is important to them.
Born and raised in Maryland, Mary attended Saint Francis University, where she earned both her bachelor's degree in health sciences and her master's degree in occupational therapy. In her free time, Mary enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, reading books, and playtime with her puppy.
Kelly O'Leary, MS, CCC-SLP, PC is a speech-language pathologist specializing in childhood apraxia of speech and autism spectrum disorder. She sees kids of all ages, but primarily works with kids under the age of 5. She is certified in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).
Kelly is great at keeping young patients engaged and strives to make therapy sessions fun. She is committed to preparing parents for success in helping their child at home. She is also passionate about empowering parents to be strong advocates for their child in all aspects of life.
Kelly earned her master's degree in speech language pathology at the University of North Dakota. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family.
Annie G. Prince, MA, LCSW is a pediatric mental health therapist with specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies. She also has training in cross-cultural service provision, including specialized training in serving refugee children, youth, and families. She enjoys working with children from early childhood through adolescence.
Annie earned her bachelor's degree in religion from Northwestern University, her first master's degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research, and her second master's degree in social work from Boise State University.
Molly A. Reider, MA, CCC-SLP/L specializes in autism spectrum disorders. She was the first therapist in Idaho to become certified in the Early Start Denver Model, and is a co-leader for the St. Luke's Children’s Rehabilitation autism team. She has experience and training in motor speech and other developmental disorders.
Molly loves treating with a team approach. She is passionate about working closely with families to become their child’s best teacher and cheerleader.
Molly earned her bachelor's degree in Biblical studies and communication disorders from Biola University, and her master's degree in communicative disorders from California State University at Fullerton. In her free time, she loves creative endeavors and spending time with family and friends.
Annie Searcy, MS, CCC-SLP specializes in oral myofunctional therapy, autism, and stuttering, and is certified in VitalStim®.
Annie earned her bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Washington State University and her master's degree in speech-language pathology from Idaho State University. She grew up in the Boise area and enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and yoga.
Ann Short, MS, OTR/L is passionate about helping children reach their full potential. She believes in taking therapy beyond the walls of the clinic and working closely with the family to ensure carryover of therapeutic techniques to help meet goals. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, private clinics and home-based therapy, and has designed innovative products for occupational therapists.
Ann is experienced in working with children with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders. She also works with global developmental delays, oculomotor vision deficits, handwriting difficulties, and sensory-based feeding disorders. She has worked in both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, private therapy clinics, and home-based therapy.
Ann also has advanced training in sensory integration, the Greenspan DIR/Floortime Approach™, Handwriting Without Tears®, sensory/behavior-based feeding disorders, and NDT principles. She is certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), advanced therapeutic listening, the Listening Program®, and interactive metronome.
Ann participates as a staff member at the annual AAC Camp, a week-long summer camp that helps kids learn to use their augmentative alternative communication devices. At the camp, she provides fun motor activities, as well as sensory processing and regulation support to campers, their parents, and camp counselors.
Ann earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, singing, and spending time with her family and pets.
Favorite Therapy Toy: the trampoline.
Rebecca A. Strong, MS, CCC-SLP works with children (ages 18 months - 13 years) who have a wide range of diagnoses including hearing impairment and/or receptive and expressive language disorders such as speech articulation and phonology challenges, fluency/stuttering, and hypernasality. She has experience working with patients who have Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, and who have experienced a brain injury.
Rebecca's primary goal is to help improve a child's functional communication. She works with both patients and families to determine which tools will be most effective for them and explores options such as sign language, augmentative communication, the use of trained phrases, and increasing the use of spontaneous speech.
Rebecca began her career at Elks Rehabilitation, caring for children with a wide variety of conditions, including many with cerebral palsy. She enjoys volunteering at the Augmentative Communication Camp and participating in community outreach events like the Run for Autism and the annual Dr. Seuss reading event at Barnes and Noble.
Rebecca earned a bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology, as well as a master's degree in speech-language pathology, from Idaho State University. She completed her clinical fellowship at Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, walking her dog, and going to movies.
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