Kristine Menard, LOTR
Kristine is co-owner of our Northshore location. She has over 10 years of experience in the field. Kristine’s strong interest in pediatrics has driven her to attend numerous continuing education courses related to sensory integration. She is SIPT-certified (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests). In addition, she is certified to evaluate and treat clients using Interactive Metronome (IM) and Therapeutic Listening. She uses a sensory integration frame of reference to treat issues related to motor delays, ADHD, autism, sensory processing, and other related disorders. Most recently, Kristine was trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding. Kristine is creative and fun-loving while developing individualized treatment plans and engaging children to achieve their goals.
Kristine graduated from the University of Mississippi with her B.A. in Psychology. Shortly afterward, she earned her B.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Southern Alabama. The majority of her clinical experiences have focused on the evaluation and treatment of children. She has worked in private practice, Early Steps, schools, and hospitals. Kristine and her husband, Travis, have 2 children.
Kristine is well-loved by parents and children. She is very nurturing and is highly invested in the well-being of each client.
Lacie D. Ross, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lacie Ross is a former staff speech-language pathologist at Pediatric TLC of the Northshore. She does not have a permanent schedule at this time, but helps out as needed. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Communicative Disorders and a Master of Science from Southeastern Louisiana University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Lacie is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and is married to Sam, a native of Mississippi.
Prior to joining our team, Lacie worked for 6 years with pediatrics in a hospital-based, outpatient, rehabilitative setting. She participated in various continuing education courses related to pediatrics including dysphagia management and feeding therapy, Nasometer™ and Visi-Pitch™ instrumentation, AAC access to language, and childhood apraxia of speech. She also received certification as a provider of Interactive Metronome for both children and adults.
Since joining our team, Lacie has received training in the Greenspan Floortime Approach. She has completed 2 levels of PROMPT training, which is very valuable for the intervention of children with motor speech difficulties.
Lacie’s gentle and playful nature makes her a highly effective therapist. She feels especially called to care for those that others may dismiss. She finds great reward in serving the pediatric population.
Yvette Nicholson, CCC-SLP
Yvette is a licensed speech-language pathologist who graduated in 2007 from the University of Louisiana Monroe, with a B.S. in Communicative Disorders. She earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology and a minor in audiology from the University of North Texas in 2009. While in graduate school, Yvette developed a special interest for the pediatric population. She gained clinical experience in the university speech therapy clinic, outpatient pediatric clinics, and the school system.
Prior to joining our team, Yvette worked as a speech-language pathologist in a Dallas-area school district for four years. There, she gained experience with children with autism, articulation and language delays, learning disabilities, apraxia of speech, and other developmental disabilities. She also gained clinical experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis, high and low tech augmentative communication, and the Expanding Expressions Tool. Yvette has since completed the extensive DIR 201 Basic Provider course.
Working for a school district gave Yvette an understanding of how articulation and language difficulties can impact a child in the school setting. She is passionate about helping school-age children communicate effectively in their school environment. Yvette truly enjoys working with children of all ages and loves being able to make speech therapy sessions fun.
Yvette and her husband, Chris, are both Louisiana natives. They lived in Texas for several years and are enjoying living in Louisiana again.
Allison Satterlee, CCC-SLP
Allison has been a licensed speech-language pathologist for over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 1988 and her Master of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1989. She brings to our team a wealth of knowledge from varied settings. She has worked in the hospital, rehabilitation, private practice and public school settings. She has participated in a multitude of continuing education courses. Most recently, she completed Stanley Greenspan’s Introduction to Floortime Course. She plans to attend training in PROMPT this summer.
Allison is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters. Allison moved back to Louisiana after being away for 20 years to assist in raising her nephew and niece. She has always loved children and was inspired to be a speech-language pathologist when she was nine years old.
Shannon Floyd, LOTR
Shannon is a licensed occupational therapist who has joined our Northshore team. She has 12 years of experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings such as private practice, school and home. She has attended numerous continuing education courses related to sensory integration, specifically the Practical Sense In Sensory Integration series by Julie Harper MS LOTR. In addition she is certified to evaluate and treat clients using Handwriting Without Tears, The Print Tool, as well and the Interactive Metronome (IM).
Shannon graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. The majority of her clinical experiences have focused on the evaluation and treatment of the pediatric population.
Prior to joining our team Shannon had the opportunity to educate and service the Bahamian population in Nassau, Bahamas. She introduced the benefits of occupational therapy to local Bahamian pediatricians and school officials who were new to the idea of this profession. She also had the opportunity to further develop the occupational therapy profession by introducing it to aide in the service of children in the foster care system in Key West, FL.
Shannon and her husband, Adam have two girls. Shannon’s husband, Adam, is currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard which has afforded them the opportunity to travel and experience new places.
Brandi Hinton, MOT, LOTR
Brandi graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2010 with her associate of science degree in occupational therapy. Upon graduation, she worked as a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) in two different rehabilitation hospitals as needed while furthering her education to ultimately receive her master’s degree in occupational therapy (MOT). Prior to applying to the MOT Bridge Program, she completed and received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2012 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She began the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s COTA to MOT Bridge Program in the fall of 2013. She completed the program while still working as an assistant at a rehabilitation hospital. After her clinical rotation at Pediatric Therapy and Learning Center in Covington, she was offered a job with the Pediatric TLC family. She happily accepted as she had fallen in love with working with children! Even though she is new to working with the pediatric population, she enjoys helping children make gains through play as shown to be effective with the sensory integration frame of reference. She strives to be fun and energetic during each treatment session.
My husband, Steven, and I are both from north Louisiana. We now live on the Northshore and love south Louisiana, especially the food! We have been married for 7 years and hope to one day have children of our own.
Meredith Sharpe, MA, MT-BC
Meredith Sharpe is a Neurologic Music Therapist with Sharpe Notes Music Therapy, LLC. She is providing both individual and group sessions at our Northshore Clinic. Meredith has been a music therapist for 6 years. In 2012, she became certified in a branch of Music Therapy called Neurologic Music Therapy, which is an approach that uses music to access many areas of the brain at the same time, making it a valuable tool for optimizing brain functioning.
Meredith receives rave reviews from the parents of her clients. She is highly dedicated to their well-being and works hard to help children through the developmental process.