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Fundamental Therapy Solutions has a small, dedicated staff of speech pathologists to help you and your child overcome difficulties with learning, improve their quality of life, and more. Call to schedule your child's assessment today.

Born and raised in Gainesville, Amy earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida. In 2001, Amy began working as a special education teacher for elementary and middle school students at the Einstein School. She taught the LIndamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) program and provided individual speech and language therapy after school. Shortly after, Fundamental Therapy Solutions was founded and quickly expanded, offering multiple services in a clinic setting, as well as many schools. Amy specializes in reading disabilities and has extensive experience in school-based therapy. In addition to LiPS, Amy has been trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, It takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and administration of the ADOS-2. In her free time, Amy loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Sabrina is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been with Fundamental Therapy Solutions since 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. Prior to working for Fundamental Therapy Solutions, Sabrina worked as a contract Speech Pathologist, and as an SLP in a private practice and in the school system for 5 years. Sabrina appreciates the families we are fortunate enough to serve and strives to meet their needs to the best of her ability. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her amazing family, being active outside, fishing, relaxing and cheering on the Florida Gators.

Erin is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been with Fundamental Therapy Solutions for twelve years. Prior to her position at FTS, Erin spent one Fellowship year at the Einstein Montessori School in Melbourne, FL. Erin specializes in reading disorders and using the LiPS program. Erin loves to read, bowl, and sleep in late when she is not working or taking care of her two children (so not very often!).

Andrea earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida where she completed clinical internships at Shands Hospital, The UF Dyslexia, and AAC clinics, Einstein Montessori School, and Talbot Elementary School. She has held a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association since 2007. She has been with Fundamental Therapy Solutions as a full-time SLP since 2010 and has been the Lead (department supervisor) since 2012. Prior to working in private practice, she was a school-based SLP at Norton Elementary School and PK Yonge in Gainesville, FL. Andrea specializes in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and with Developmental Dyslexia, as well as Clinical Supervision of graduate students. In her free time, she focuses on her family, cooking, and Gator sports.

Brittney Bruner is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 with a Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed additional coursework in evaluation and treatment of individuals with Autistic Disorder, and assessment and application of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She has worked with Fundamental Therapy Solutions since 2015 and achieved her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2016. Brittney specializes in treatment of phonological disorders, language delay/disorders, use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and behavioral management. Brittney loves spending time with her family and close friends when she is not working.

Jessica Guzman has been working at Fundamental Therapy Solutions as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant since 2017. She graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders, and is currently working on her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to working with FTS, Jessica spent five years work as a hearing aid specialist at Hearing Solutions, Inc. in Lake City, FL. Jessica has a passion for helping others and she hopes to touch the lives of her patients and help them communicate better with their family and friends everyday. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, playing with her dogs, and traveling to new places!

Amy Hart graduated from Loyola College in Maryland, and has worked with Fundamental Therapy Solutions as a Speech-Language Pathologist for six years. She also worked at John's Hopkins All Children's Hospital for six years before coming to work with FTS. Amy specializes in both Speech and Language and Feeding disorders. When not working Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, most often on a soccer field but preferably at the beach.

Virginia Keselowsky is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with Fundamental Therapy Solutions for six years, primarily treating at Queen of Peace Catholic Academy. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prior to working with Fundamental Therapy Solutions, Virginia spent four years at another local speech and language therapy clinic. Virginia loves art, travel, and cute animals.

DeAnna graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in May of 2017. Prior to working with Fundamental Therapy Solutions, DeAnna spent two years at Student Health Services at the University of Central Florida. When she’s not at work, DeAnna spends her free time spoiling her dog, Jack, and taking him to the dog park. She loves to dress him up in bandanas and bow ties, and even started her own business sewing and selling them so others can dress up their pups too!

Emily received a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Harding University. During graduate school, she completed an internship at Smile Train in New York City. During her time at Smile Train, she fostered her interest in working with individuals who have cleft lip and/or palate. Other populations that she enjoys working with are individuals with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, hearing impairment and speech/language impairment. She has worked with FTS since September 2016. Outside of work, Emily enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family and going to the park with her loveable Goldendoodle, Gracie.

After retiring from The United States Air Force, William earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida. He spent 16 years as a Language Therapist at The Morris Center where is specialized in the areas of reading, spelling, grammar, mental imagery and Math Concept Imagery.

Kimberley Owens graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in May 2017 and began working at Fundamental Therapy Solutions in 2017 as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. During undergrad, she experienced being a student clinician under the supervision of an SLP and she participated in an internship where she learned how to work with a child with Autism. Kimberley seeks to learn more about the SLP career and enjoys being a part of the FTS team. Kimberley has a passion for music and likes singing in her free time. Kimberley has a heart to learn and a passion to help others.

Elizabeth "PJ" Pierre-Jean works with a diverse population of patients. She provides early intervention to children from birth to 5 years of age and works children of all ages including those with autism, alternative/augmentative communication needs, and feeding difficulties. PJ believes it is imperative for families to understand the importance of their role in therapy progress and language development and that interdisciplinary collaboration is essential to the carry-over of skills in all settings. PJ is fluent in Spanish with family originally from El Salvador. Before working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, she worked as a teacher for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, with intermediate skills in American Sign Language. PJ has been trained in the PROMPT Technique, LiPS Program, SOS Approach to Feeding, and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol.

Sarah Russo is a Speech Language Pathologist who has worked with Fundamental Therapy Solutions for the past six years. Sarah also spent fourteen years working with patients aged birth to 21, in a variety of settings before coming to work with FTS. Sarah received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1991, and a M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from Northwestern University in 1998. When she is not working, Sarah loves to spend time with her family and her dogs. She also loves to run and has recently started triathlons!

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Lois started with Fundamental Therapy Solutions as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in August of 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida in Spring of 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Disabilities in Society. Lois enjoys working with kids of all ages and is particularly interested in stuttering, dyslexia, and articulation disorders. In her free time, she loves to spend time by the pool, surfing, and going on adventures with her dog, and hanging out with friends.

Bernadette was born and raised in Florida. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, where she majored in Linguistics and minored in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Entomology. After completing a year of service teaching at a bilingual school in Washington, D.C., she worked at a medical office before returning to the University of Florida. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Bernadette enjoys working with children of all ages, with a special interest in early childhood speech and language development. She enjoys reading, cooking, photography, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Bernadette was born and raised in Florida. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, where she majored in Linguistics and minored in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Entomology. After completing a year of service teaching at a bilingual school in Washington, D.C., she worked at a medical office before returning to the University of Florida. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Bernadette enjoys working with children of all ages, with a special interest in early childhood speech and language development. She enjoys reading, cooking, photography, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Brittany started with FTS as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant several years ago and returned to FTS as a Speech-Language Pathologist in June of 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 2013, and a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2016. Brittany has experience working as an SLP in both clinics and schools, and her area of specialty is in serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing population. Fun fact about Brittany: She is passionate health and fitness, and is a Beachbody Coach.

Estephania, a bi-lingual Speech-Language Pathologist, graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate program, she had the opportunity to work with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder which led to an interest in language, its role in development and the importance of communication in our everyday lives. Estafania then pursued a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University where she graduated in 2018. She is passionate about the field of Speech-Language Pathology, as it extremely rewarding and inspires her to continue learning.

Kayla is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Prior to joining FTS, Kayla worked for TTI in Jacksonville as Marketing Coordinator and Gainesville Neon and Signs as an Administrative Assistant. Kayla enjoys working with children of all ages and is excited to provide services at the clinic, as well as school-based therapy.

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