Dana Bourgeois MS., CF-SLP dbourgeois@therapyforpeds.com

Dana Bourgeois, SLP

Dana Bourgeois earned her Bachelors of Science in Communicative Disorders from Nicholls State University and her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.  She began practicing as a Provisional Speech-Language Pathologist at The Center for Pediatric Therapy in July 2013.  Dana holds a Provisional License from the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA).  She is also a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Louisiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association (LSHA).

 Currently, Dana services children with speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language deficits, voice problems, fluency difficulties and other communication disorders in both our Thibodaux and Houma locations.  She is trained in PROMPT techniques and is a certified Interactive Metronome provider.

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Ashley Aucoin PT, DPT aaucoin@therapyforpeds.com

Ashley Aucion, PT

Ashley Aucoin holds her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from he University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesbur, MS, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She chose to complete a semester of physical therapy specialty in pediatrics. Ashley completed her pediatric physical therapy clinical rotation at the Center for Pediatric Therapy from March through May of 2008. She is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Ashley has been practicing physical therapy in the Houma area since May 2008, and began practicing at the Center for Pediatric Therapy in September 2008.

Ashley currently provides physical therapy services to children and adolescents (birth – 21 years) focusing on strengthening, endurance, coordination, balance, gait training, and gross motor skills in children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, neurological deficits, and developmental delays. She has experience with using the Gross Motor Function Measure as a standardized observation test to measure progress with children with Cerebral Palsy, and the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale for gross and fine motor skills in children birth – 6 years old. Ashley is also an Early Steps provider in the Houma and Thibodaux area.

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Caroline M. Hymel M.C.D., CCC-SLP chymel@therapyforpeds.com

Caroline H. Blanchard, SLP

Caroline H. Blanchard earned her Bachelors of Science from Nicholls State University and her Masters in Communicative Disorders from Louisiana State University-Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. In May 2010, she began practicing as a clinical fellow speech- language pathologist at The Center for Pediatric Therapy. In February 2011, she earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence and became certified by the American Speech- Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, she is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA). As a therapist at The Center for Pediatric Therapy, Caroline is also a speech- language therapy provider for Louisiana’s early intervention program, Early Steps.

Caroline has experience with working with patients with articulation difficulties, receptive and expressive language deficits, voice problems, fluency difficulties, dysphagia, and augmentative- alternative communication (AAC) systems. She is eager to continue to learn and expand her knowledge regarding child development through working with patients at The Center for Pediatric Therapy and attending courses focusing on early intervention, childhood apraxia of speech, pediatric feeding, and autism and related disorders.

 

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Ashley R. Sandlin MOT, LOTR asandlin@therapyforpeds.com

Ashley R. Sandlin, OT

Ashley Richard Sandlin holds her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences from Nicholls State University and her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. After graduation, Ashley returned to her hometown of Thibodaux and began practicing at The Center for Pediatric Therapy in the fall of 2009. Ashley is also an Occupational Therapy provider for the Early Steps System in Lafourche Parish.

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Erin T. Dagate MOT, LOTR erin@therapyforpeds.com

Erin T. Dagate, OT

Erin Terracina Dagate holds her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Nicholls State University and her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Erin began practicing with The Center for Pediatric Therapy in 2008.

Erin provides occupational therapy to children and adolescents (birth-16) with a focus on the areas of sensory processing, handwriting, oral-motor/feeding, self-care skills, and fine motor development. She has led groups at The Center for Pediatric Therapy in the areas of handwriting, social interaction, and motor coordination. Erin is an occupational therapy provider for Early Steps in Thibodaux and Houma.

Erin has attended continuing education courses on the areas of oral-motor, feeding, handwriting, sensory integration, and neurodevelopment.

Erin is a native of Thibodaux, LA. She now resides with her husband, Jason Dagate, in Houma, LA.

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Holly L. Grabert M.A., CCC-SLP holly@therapyforpeds.com

Holly Grabert, SLP

Holly L. Grabert earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in communication disorders from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She is certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA). Holly worked at Access to Better Communication in Baton Rouge, where she performed outpatient speech-language therapy for children ranging from birth to 21 years of age. After completing her Clinical Fellowship Year in Baton Rouge, Holly moved to Thibodaux to develop the Speech-Language department at the Center for Pediatric Therapy (CPT). She initiated social skills and written expression groups. She currently works alongside physical and occupational therapists, which continues to broaden her knowledge of overall child development. She is also a speech-language therapy provider for Early Steps, Louisiana’s early intervention program.

Currently, Holly continues to provide speech-language services to children and adolescents (birth-21). Holly is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention. She has completed numerous continuing education courses and workshops in early intervention, pediatric feeding, autism, and childhood apraxia.

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Michele Bower PT, PCS Trained, Pediatric NDT michele@therapyforpeds.com

Michele Bower, PT

Michele Rogers Bower, PT holds her Bachelors of Science in Micro Biology and her Bachelors of Arts in English from Louisiana State University and her Master’s of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1998, she began practicing as a Physical Therapist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge where she became a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in the Children’s Hospital and the Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Michele returned to her hometown of Thibodaux in 2005 as a Physical Therapist for the Early Steps System in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.

Michele has completed the 8 week intensive training in Pediatric NeuroDevelopmental Treatment which involves advanced skills for working with children with neurological disorders. She has also integrated these skills into her treatment of children and adolescents from 0-22 years with developmental delays, neuromuscular diseases and motor incoordination.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, the Pediatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the NeuroDevelopmental Treatment Association. Michele greatly enjoys working with children of different abilities and advocates for their needs in all areas of development. Her dedication to this field has encouraged her to join with colleges to bring this exclusively Pediatric specialty clinic to the Bayou region.