Our Team

Every member of our team shares a passion for working with kids!  Therefore, we have dedicated our practice exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents. With advanced training in topics and techniques specific to the pediatric population, our therapists blend progressive, evidence-based practice with family-centered, compassionate care. We believe continued professional development, education, and training are essential to providing the most effective treatment in the most efficient manner. Our therapists work as a team to ensure each child receives the best possible treatment and care.

 

ellison_border1Ellison Sanders, PT, MSPT, C/NDT

Ellison Sanders, the owner of Jump Start Pediatric Therapy, is a pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment certified physical therapist with experience serving children in outpatient, early intervention, school, hospital, and hippotherapy practice settings. Ellison holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. She is a Pediatric Section member of the American Physical Therapy Association, a member of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, and a certified clinical instructor. Ellison’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include premature birth, torticollis and plagiocephaly, management of abnormal muscle tone, body weight supported gait training, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorders.

 

MeganN_websiteMegan Newrones, PT, DPT

Megan Newrones is a pediatric physical therapist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, and hospital settings. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Wheeling Jesuit University as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The Ohio State University. She is a Pediatric Section member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Megan’s areas of clinic interest and expertise include neuromuscular disorders, gross motor delay, congenital torticollis and plagiocephaly, management of abnormal muscle tone, adaptive equipment assessment, and coordination disorders.

 

carol_borderCarol Ross, BS, OTR/L, SIPT

Carol Ross is a SIPT-certified occupational therapist who has focused her practice in pediatrics for the past 20 years. She has experience serving children in outpatient, school, and early intervention practice settings. Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University, and she received her Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) certification from the University of Southern California. Carol’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include sensory processing, fine motor deficits, handwriting, visual-motor deficits, therapeutic listening, and adaptations to improve functional independence.

 

Christi Shelley, MSOT, OTR/L

Christi is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience serving children in outpatient and home based practice settings. Christi holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound, and she is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Christi’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include use of assistive technology to promote independence in play and daily activities, sensory integration, interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, behavioral interventions, and hippotherapy.

 

Robyn_borderRobyn Zahand, MA, CCC-SLP

Robyn is a pediatric speech language pathologist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, hospital, and hippotherapy practice settings. Robyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Robyn’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include the PROMPT system of therapy, childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, and early language development.

 

Lynley Cazier, MS, CCC-SLP

Lynley is a pediatric speech language pathologist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, and telehealth practice settings. Lynley holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Utah and a certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Lynley’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include augmentative and alternative communication, feeding and swallowing, social skills training, and early language development.

 

 Diana WDiana_borderilliams, MS, CCC-SLP

Diana is a pediatric speech language pathologist with experience serving children in outpatient, school, and acute care practice settings. Diana holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State University. Diana’s areas of clinical interest and expertise include early language development, speech sound disorders, and pediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties.

 

 

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Becca Fahey, Office Manager

Becca manages a wide range of administrative and clinical responsibilities to keep Jump Start Pediatric Therapy running smoothly. With her quick smile and background in business management, Becca is a tremendous asset to our practice and a valuable resource to the families we serve.

 

 

angie_borderAngie Boe, Care Coordinator

Performing a variety of key functions within our practice, Angie provides broad administrative and clinical
support for our staff and families.  Her dedication and passion for helping others makes her an invaluable member of our team.