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.
Born and raised in Gainesville, Amy earned 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 Program (LiPS) and provided individual speech and language therapy after school. Shortly after, Fundamental Therapy Solutions was founded and quickly expanded, offering multiple services in the clinic setting and in 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.
Sabrina has been a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Fundamental Therapy Solutions since 2008. She graduated from the University of Florida in her undergraduate and graduate studies. Before working for Fundamental Therapy Solutions, Sabrina worked as a contract Speech Pathologist and as an SLP in private practice and the school system for five years. Sabrina appreciates the families we are fortunate enough to serve and strives to meet their needs to the best of her ability.
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 uses the Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program.
Justin is an aspiring Speech Language Pathologist with a special interest in early intervention and autism. In 2020, he graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Currently he is pursuing a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology through Florida State University. He aims to combine his educational background with his prior experiences to help children. His ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on those facing communication challenges.
Elizabeth "PJ" provides early intervention to children from birth to 5 years of age and works with children of all ages, including those with autism, alternative/augmentative communication needs, and feeding difficulties. She is trained in the PROMPT Technique, LiPS Program, SOS Approach to Feeding, and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Before working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, PJ worked as a teacher for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, with intermediate skills in American Sign Language. She is also fluent in Spanish with family originally from El Salvador!
Rachel earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2018 from the University of South Florida. During undergrad, Rachel was a member of NSSLHA and volunteered at various Speech & Hearing events for children between ages 5-9. Rachel enjoys working with kids of all ages and is interested in receptive and expressive language therapy.
Sabrina graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Communication Science and Disorders in 2020. She later received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida State University in 2023. She is trained in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program and has a special interest in early intervention and alternative and augmentative communication. Sabrina enjoys working with children of all ages and being able to influence their lives in a positive way!
Hannah graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Communication Disorders. She completed her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her clinical fellowship year with us at FTS! Hannah has a special interest in early intervention but enjoys working with children of all ages.
Jessica holds a post-baccalaureate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida, a Teaching Certification in both Elementary Education and K-12 Art through the Educator Preparation Institute at Santa Fe College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley. Before pursuing a career in speech-language pathology, Jessica worked as an art teacher at Alachua Learning Academy and a costume designer at the Hippodrome Theatre! As a licensed foster parent, she cares deeply about supporting children who have experienced trauma or faced challenges of any kind. Jessica is an advocate for addressing the needs of children from a holistic perspective and augments her speech-language pathology education with training in trauma-informed care through TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) and MNRI (Musgatova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration) methods.
Natalie graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Linguistics and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Natalie is currently enrolled in the post-baccalaureate program at the University of Florida and plans to pursue a master's degree in CSD. During undergrad, she was a part of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), where she was provided many learning opportunities as a future SLP. Natalie is excited to gain valuable experience at FTS!
Kayla earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida in August of 2018 and has been working with FTS as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant since! She is currently in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Jacksonville University and will graduate in 2023. Kayla enjoys working with children of all ages. In her free time, Kayla loves traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Reese!
Haley moved to Gainesville in 2014 to attend Santa Fe College, where she played volleyball for two years. After graduating with her Associate of Arts degree, she started working as a paraprofessional at The Einstein School, a private charter school in Gainesville. Haley was formally trained in LiPS, a reading program, and completed it daily. She then transferred to the University of Central Florida, earning her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and started at FTS as an SLPA. In 2021, Haley moved back home to Jacksonville, FL, to attend Jacksonville University to pursue her master's degree in Speech Pathology!
Christina (Chrissy) graduated with a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2016. After graduating, she gained experience working with children aged 0-5 as a preschool teacher, then later as a private nanny. More recently, Christina began pursuing her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University. Her special interest is in early speech and language development, but she is excited to help children of all ages at FTS!
Corey is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Linguistics. In 2022, he earned a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida and is currently completing his Clinical Fellowship year with FTS. Corey enjoys working with children of all ages and backgrounds and is most interested in early speech and language development, augmentative and alternative forms of communication, and articulation.
Emily graduated from the University of Florida in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Education. In 2011, she earned a master's in Speech-Language Pathology. Emily previously worked at Tacachale Center, ACG Therapy Center, and public and private schools. Emily has an interest in play-based techniques, semantics, and reading therapy. She enjoys engaging with children of varying ages and abilities!
Estefania is a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University in Miami, emphasizing cultural and linguistic diversity. In 2018, Estefania completed her clinical fellowship experience at Fundamental Therapy Solutions, working with patients from 12 months to 18 years of age. She then relocated to Denver, Colorado, where she worked in the school system with students in primary and secondary settings. Her passion for providing early intervention, speech and language, and AAC services stems from her varied experience in both private and school settings.
Sofia graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Family and Child Sciences, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Developmental Disabilities. During her undergrad, she worked as an assistant preschool teacher and after-school teacher, working with children ages 3 - 12. She is now enrolled in the Master's Program in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Florida! Before pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology, Sofia also worked in the child welfare system, specifically as a dependency case manager and foster care licensing specialist, working directly with children and families who have experienced trauma. With this background, Sofia has training in trauma-informed care through TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention). Sofia was also born in Bogota, Colombia and speaks fluent Spanish!
Katie earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida in 2023. Some of her interests include augmentative and alternative communication, sound articulation, American Sign Language and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is trained in the Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program. Katie has been working with children in many settings from the classroom to summer camps since her early teens. She plans to further explore her education in sign language and will be pursuing her master's degree in the future. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning, and spending time with family and friends. Katie is dedicated to helping children of all ages and stages improve their communication skills and is excited to be part of FTS.
Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida. Before joining the FTS team, Amy worked for twenty years at The Morris Center in Gainesville, FL. Amy specializes in reading disorders and the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS).
Erin is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a bachelor's degree and later received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree from Florida State University. She has worked locally as a school-based therapist and is passionate about early intervention, autism spectrum disorder, and augmentative and alternative communication.
Samantha is a Speech-Language Pathologist who spent over three years researching successful early intervention for children on the Autism spectrum while completing her undergraduate studies at Ohio State University. She received her master’s degree in 2017 from Ohio University and has since become an active member of the ASHA aural rehabilitation special interest group due to her passion for sign language and the treatment of auditory processing disorders. Before working at Fundamental Therapy Solutions, Samantha worked as a contract Speech Pathologist. She spent most of her time at a school for children with autism while using a total communication approach.
Stephen has been a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Fundamental Therapy Solutions since 2019. He is a Florida State University graduate of his undergraduate and graduate studies. Stephen has worked as a contract Speech Pathologist and in the school system for over five years. He enjoys working with children of all ages and being able to impact their lives in a positive way.
Jessica graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2021. Jessica came to FTS in 2017 and is currently the Assistant Office Manager and a Speech-Language Pathologist at the FTS Lake City location. She enjoys traveling and nature walks with her husband and doggy.
Scarlette has a Masters degree in Speech - Language Pathology from Jacksonville University. She developed an interest in speech and language disorders while working with children in her home daycare who were learning to talk. Scarlette feels that everyone deserves a voice and has something to say. She enjoys helping her clients reach their fullest potential and getting to know the families that she serves. Scarlett likes helping others and making people smile. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family and playing pickelball.
Paige graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2017 with Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She recently graduated from Jacksonville University in April of 2023 with a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Paige previously taught for 2 years as aK-2nd ESE teacher for children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). While Paige enjoys engaging with children of varying age and abilities, she also wishes to potentially expand into the field of working with adults. Her ultimate goal within the field, is to make a positive impact in people's lives who face communication challenges. In her free time, Paige loves traveling, binge watching the latest show that piqued her interest, and snuggling with her 4 dogs.
Victoria is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern State University in 2019. Prior to her graduate studies, Victoria was a four-year student-athlete and one time Big 12 Champion winner for the Women's Rowing Team at the University of Oklahoma! Victoria graduated OU in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Victoria has devoted 10+ years of her life to volunteering for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations through a summertime ministry. She is also involved with a children's book company to help provide quality literature to children and families. Victoria is passionate about communication and thus speech pathology was the perfect fit! Victoria specializes in pediatric communication, articulation, total communication, language skills, American Sign Language, and more. She is newly married and lives in Tulsa with her husband and dog. Victoria enjoys cooking, telling stories, making others laugh, reading, and spending time with family.
Brittney Bruner is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 with a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed additional coursework in evaluation and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum 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 shortly after starting at FTS. Brittney specializes in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and behavioral management.
Brittany started with FTS as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and returned to FTS several years later as a Speech-Language Pathologist. 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.
"My child has been working with Samantha. Samantha is kind and my child has been making such great progress despite the current COVID 19 situation. I appreciate Samantha's patience, understanding, and expertise. She really is a wonderful Speech Therapist, and I am so happy that my child is making great progress. Thank you Fundamental and a big THANK YOU and shoutout to Samantha."
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