Lafayette Therapists and Staff

Speech Therapy Team                                                          Occupational Therapy Team

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Allison LeBouef, LOTR

Allison Harper LeBouef is our co-owner, co-clinical director and occupational therapy supervisor. She graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans with a degree in occupational therapy. Since that time, she has concentrated her clinical skills on helping children and their families. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, including the school system, Early Steps, and in various sensory integration clinics across the state.

To ensure the highest level of care, Allison has participated in multiple courses related to pediatrics, specifically those related to sensory processing disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), Interactive Metronome (IM), Integrated Learning Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, the Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and Handwriting Without Tears. She completed the introductory professional course in DIR/Floortime and LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning). Allison has traveled to other sensory clinics around the country to further expand her knowledge and skill set.

Allison utilizes a sensory integration frame of reference to treat issues related to motor delays, handwriting difficulties, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and sensory processing disorders. She develops intensive programs, such as sensory diets and listening programs to make improvements as quickly as possible. Allison uses her creativity to encourage her clients to challenge themselves and achieve the “just right” challenge that provides permanent changes in motor planning, coordination, attention, and social interaction and engagement.

Marsha LeGoullon, M.A., CCC-SLP

Marsha Thibodeaux LeGoullon is our co-owner, co-clinical director, and speech language pathology supervisor. Marsha earned a Bachelor’s Degree from LSU in Baton Rouge and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology with Bilingual Certification at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. The majority of her career has been dedicated to advocating for children.

Marsha brings to the practice years of experience in the public schools, early intervention programs, Head Start programs, outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and special assessment assignments. She is always seeking new knowledge and methods to benefit her clients.

Marsha believes without question that the role of speech therapy is to fill in the developmental gaps so that the child’s foundation is strengthened for further learning. She also emphasizes compensatory strategies to help with day-to-day functioning. Marsha is trained in PROMPT Technique and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. She completed several courses through the ICDL and has attended the ICDL national conference in Virginia on “Redefining Autism.” In April 2013, Marsha also completed the DIR 202 course (3-month course) and is listed on the ICDL website as an Intermediate DIR/Floortime provider. She completed Course 1 of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) Course and LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning).  In October 2015, Marsha completed the 2-day Intensive Workshop for the Play Project and the first annual National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum in Chicago, Illinois.   In April of 2017, Marsha completed and passed the 9-month long DIR Fellows Course (CL-2) offered by the Profectum Organization.  Marsha has extensive knowledge and training in development of co-regulation and reciprocity in communication (Greenspan), comprehension, expressive language, and cognitive skills—most of which are targeted directly through play.

Kari Caldwell, MOT, LOTR

kariKari is a SIPT-Certified occupational therapist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

Kari has always had a strong passion for working with children and enjoys the teamwork involved in helping kids and families succeed in everyday life. Since joining the Pediatric Therapy team she has become certified in Interactive Metronome (IM), Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), and Therapeutic Listening (TL). She has taken courses to further her understanding of executive functioning, praxis, and tactile and proprioceptive processing. Kari also completed a sensory integration intensive course which has helped her to design interventions that address developmental deficits across the five interdependent development systems.  Kari recently completed her certification in Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), a rigorous 4-course certification process.  In addition, she plans to complete a DIR/Floortime course for professionals.

Jeanne Pichoff, LOTR, CLT

Jeanne graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has spent the majority of her eleven years as an OT working in various pediatric settings, including the Neonatal ICU, inpatient/outpatient pediatrics, and Early Steps. Her experiences in the NICU gave her a particular fondness for working with the early intervention population and an appreciation of how strongly early development impacts a child’s developmental outcome.

Jeanne leads our Early Intervention/Follow-Up Program specialty area. Jeanne has taken numerous pediatric CE courses related to sensory processing and feeding and is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor protocol. She also has training in visual processing, vestibular disorders, and the neurokinesthetic approach to handwriting. Jeanne continuously strives to increase her expertise in pediatric topics. She has taken the DIR/Floortime Introductory course and is certified in iLs, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, and Handwriting Without Tears.  Jeanne is loved and well-respected by the community for her work in pediatrics.

Alex Alleman, MOT, LOTR

Alex Landry Alleman is a staff occupational therapist (OT) and the leader of our Feeding Specialty Area. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Louisiana-Lafayette in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science with minors in Spanish and Psychology. She received her Master’s degree in OT from Texas Woman’s University–Dallas campus. Alex studied at Pediatric Therapy and Learning Center (PTLC) as a Fieldwork II OT student. After completing her education, she returned to PTLC and is now a part of the therapy team.

Alex became an OT with the intention of bettering the lives of children and their caregivers. She has a long-standing passion to further children’s skills in the areas of play, academic tasks, self-care and community activities. Since joining the PTLC team, she has continued her education in the areas of Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Handwriting Without Tears, and Tactile and Proprioceptive Processing. She also attended a course on LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning). She has planned and lead two groups, including the Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run? and two Handwriting Groups titled The Write Stuff.  Additionally, Alex has completed the basic SOS Approach to Feeding curriculum, and she currently leads the Feeding Specialty Area,  conducts Feeding evaluations and plans/conducts treatment sessions. She has received specialized instruction in the Food Scientist Approach (for children functioning at 6+ cognitive age) and plans to extend her feeding knowledge to include infants and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

Celie Rivera, LOTR

Bio coming soon!

Dave Pilon, MOT/LOTR

Dave graduated in May 2012 with a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Samuel Merritt University located in San Francisco, California. Originally from California, he has experience in a variety of settings with adults and children from Inpatient and Outpatient, Schools, Psychiatric Care, and Home Health. Prior to graduate school, he worked as an instructional assistant for 3 years with children in Special Day classrooms providing support to students diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other special needs. Since joining the Pediatric Therapy team he has become certified in Handwriting without Tears (HWT), and Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run? He plans to continue his education soon with a certification in Interactive Metronome and Therapeutic Listening. He has a variety of interests, but his main focus is helping children and their families engage in the activities that they want and need to do. Dave looks forward to collaborating with you and your family to work toward their goals and living healthy and productive lives.

 

Emily Lewis, MOT/LOTR

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from McNeese State University before earning her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. She studied at Pediatric Therapy and Learning Center (PTLC) as a Level II OT Fieldwork student and is originally from the Lafayette area. Emily was ecstatic to return to PTLC to become a member of our therapy team following graduation.

Since joining the PTLC team, Emily has become trained in Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) and has completed the Neurokinesthetic Approach to Hand Function and Handwriting course presented by Mary Benbow, M.S., OTR. Emily has always has always held a strong passion for a career in pediatrics and holds many interest areas. She plans to continue her education soon with courses specific to the treatment of Torticollis and looks forward to working with Jeanne in the area of Early Intervention. Emily is eager to expand her knowledge and grow as a pediatric occupational therapist in order to enhance the lives of the children she treats, as well as their families.

 

Kayla LeBlanc Landry, M.C.D., CCC-SLP

Kayla received her Master’s of Communication Disorders from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Kayla has a natural ability to connect with children of all ages. She easily gains their trust and is able to push these children forward to achieve their goals.

Kayla is the head of our AAC Specialty Area.  Kayla has completed the Greenspan Floortime Approach for Professionals course, as well as the extensive DIR 201 course. She now has the designation of “Basic Floortime Provider.” In addition, Kayla leads our AAC Specialty Area and she has received an extensive amount of training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices, including training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). In addition, Kayla is trained in PROMPT technique and has received on-site mentoring in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and Sensory Processing Disorders.   Kayla earned her  Hanen certification to lead the It Takes Two To Talk parent training program.  Most recently, Kayla completed Course 1 of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) Course in Atlanta, GA.

Kayla co-developed the PALS social groups and heads a Teen Group. She will also lead the Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk workshop here in Lafayette.

Kourtni Hayes, M.S., CCC-SLP

kourtni-2016Kourtni is a staff certified speech-language pathologist and is now the head of our Literacy Specialty Area which is in the development phase. Kourtni graduated with a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in May of 2013 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has special interest in literacy with all populations. Since graduation, Kourtni has worked professionally in a pediatric private practice setting, a pediatric outpatient rehab setting, and home health with kids ages 0-3. Kourtni is passionate about her field and is always seeking new learning opportunities. In November of 2013, Kourtni attended a Theory of Mind conference and she is currently in the process of becoming DIR certified.  In fact, she completed the extensive DIR 201 Course and is now a Basic Floortime Provider.  She is trained in PROMPT Technique. She also recently completed a course on assessing and treating Selective Mutism.  Kourtni completed the LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning) course in May 2015  in order to better understand this AAC communication method.   In October 2015,  Kourtni completed the 2-day Intensive Workshop for the Play Project and the first annual National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum in Chicago, Illinois. She has received onsight mentoring in Sensory Processing Disorders.

Kourtni co-developed and currently leads PALS, and BUDS,  two unique social groups that work from a DIR perspective. PALS focuses on helping children understand what others may be thinking, while developing play and language skills. BUDS is  social group for children who are beginning to show interest in their peers but need more support.

Kourtni has developed and will be leading our Writing Workshop in September of 2015.

 

Kylie Boutte, MS, CCC-SLP

Kylie joins our team in June of 2015.  She received her Master’s Degree from UL Lafayette in May of 2015.  Kylie is trained in LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning) for AAC.  She completed Greenspan’s Introduction to Floortime Course as well  extensive DIR 201 class offered by ICDL in the Fall of 2015. In the summer of 2016, she attended the Whole Language Umbrella: Literacies for All Conference in St. Louis, MO.  Kylie completed the Introduction to PROMPT technique course in November of 2016.

Kylie is a natural fit for PTLC, as her critical thinking skills are sharp, and align well with our philosophy.  She develops strong bonds with the children she treats and works well with the team to strategize the best course of treatment.  Kylie has a strong interest in Literacy and Autism.  She has led several PALS social groups and works closely with Kourtni in the area of Literacy.

 

 

 

Meredith Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP

Meredith joined our team in July of 2015.  She comes to us from Austin, Texas, where she worked in the school system meredith-crop-2016for 3 years.  Meredith has a special interest in Autism and Feeding Disorders and is on our Feeding Therapy team.  She completed several professional trainings in the area of feeding, including the SOS Approach to Feeding Course, TALK Tools: A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, and a 3-day mentorship with Dr. Kay Toomey and her staff at the Star Center in Colorado.   She is also committee to increasing her knowledge in the area of DIR/Floortime. She completed Stanley Greenspan’s Introduction to Floortime Professionals Course as well as  the extensive DIR 201 offered by ICDL in the fall of 2015.   Meredith completed  the Introduction to PROMPT technique course in November of 2016.

Meredith is a certified yoga instructor, who leads yoga classes and meditations for our staff.  She lives on a small farm and enjoys nature and animals.  Meredith is a friendly and personable member of our team who feels passionately about helping our kiddos.   She has adapted well to the PTLC approach to therapy and is eager to continue learning and growing.

 

 

Ashley Pilon, M.S. CCC-SLP

Ashley Pilon joined our staff as a full-time SLP in September of 2016.  Before joining our permanent staff, she worked with us “as-needed” (PRN) for about 1 year, treating our kiddos during maternity leaves and vacations.

Mrs. Ashley was asked to serve as the leader of our Fluency, Voice, and Speech Sound Disorders Specialty Area because of her extensive training, experience and interest in these areas.  While in California, Ashley was the lead SLP on the cleft palate team, where she assessed, monitored and made recommendations for patient care.  In addition, she assisted the otolaryngologist during Nasoendoscopy Clinic.  Mrs. Ashley also worked as an early intervention coordinator, where she organized, designed and implemented group intervention plans.

Mrs. Ashley is an avid learner in the field and has a wide range of specialized training.   Some of her professional training includes the following:  Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention,  Hanen Certified SLP: More Than Words and It Takes Two to Talk, Passy Muir Speaking Valve Training, Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The iLaugh Model of Social Thinking, Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies, TALK Tools: A Three Part Treatment Plan for Oral Motor Therapy, TALK Tools: A Sensory-Motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech and Related Motor Speech Disorders, The Greenspan’s Floortime Approach Professionals Course.  In addition, she will be attending Introduction to PROMPT course in December 2016.

Mrs. Ashley is very committed to the well-being of her clients and their families.  She has an intelligent,  kind and gentle approach, and is well-loved by both parents and children.

 

Lindsey Roy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lindsey is a former staff therapist that is currently working on a PRN basis.  She received her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In addition to her graduate coursework training in Autism and Literacy and Language Disorders, Lindsey has sought out additional continuing education in these areas. Lindsey has completed the Greenspan Floortime Approach for Professionals course and the extensive DIR 201 Course. She has the designation of “Basic Floortime Provider.” She also has professional experience in AAC use and feeding techniques for children. Lindsey is trained in PROMPT technique and Hanen: More than Words.  She developed and ran very successful social groups for children in various age groups and is currently participating in our PALS social groups. In addition, Lindsey has clinical experience in a hospital inpatient and outpatient setting and in the schools. She is a very proactive SLP and is loved by both parents and children.