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Speech-Language
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Knowledgeable Speech Pathologists

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 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 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.

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. 

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 Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program. 

Andrea earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida. 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. 

Jessica Guzman has been with FTS since 2017. She 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. She is currently the Assistant Office Manager at FTS Lake City. She enjoys traveling and nature walks with her husband and doggy. 

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. 

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. 

Daniela has a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, and a graduate certificate in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to working at FTS, she spent five years working with infants and toddlers at a preschool. In the near future, she is planning on pursuing a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology."

Jamie was born, raised and is living in Lake City, FL. Jamie graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders and graduated from California State University, Northridge's distance learning program with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She is skilled in helping children with communication disorders and their families in a variety of settings but specialize in early intervention. Jamie loves toddlers! In her free time, She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and gardening. 

Elizabeth "PJ" Pierre-Jean 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 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. 

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Sabrina Roper, CCC-SLP

Andrea Jasper, CCC-SLP

Erin Kramer, CCC-SLP

Amy Hart, CCC-SLP 

Elizabeth Pierre-Jean, CCC-SLP 

Sarah Russo, CCC-SLP

Jessica Guzman, SLP

Jamie Foote, SLP

Daniela Picoli , SLPa

DeAnna LeBreton, SLPA

Stephen Lewerenz, CCC-SLP

Laura Peek, CCC-SLP

Rachel Ridley, SLPA

Hannah Arnold, CF-SLP

Katie Gonzalez, SLP

Natalie Cecil, SLPA

Kayla Tomlinson, SLPA

Haley Walker, SLPA

Estefania Romera, SLP

Amy Conway, SLP

Lauryn Bell , SLPA

Hadley High, SLPA

Brilyn A. Plancarte, SLPA

Jessica Kreitzer, SLPA

Erin Bradley, CF-SLP

Symoine Neal, SLP

Sabrina Hoy , SLPA

Samantha Birasky, SLP

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Laura graduated from the University of Florida double majoring in Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Educational Studies. For graduate school, she attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a Masters of Speech Pathology. While in graduate school, Laura taught preschool where she developed her love for working with young children.

Rachel earned her Bachelors 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 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of South Florida in May of 2020. She is currently working on her Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. Sabrina enjoys working with children of all ages and being able to influence their lives in a beneficial way.

Hannah graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Communication Disorders. She completed her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2019 at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is currently completing her fellowship year here at FTS in order to apply for her Certificate of Clinical Competence. 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 BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. Before pursuing a career in speech language pathology, Jessica worked as the art teacher at Alachua Learning Academy and 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. She is an advocate of addressing the needs of children from a holistic perspective and augments her speech language pathology education with trainings in trauma informed care through TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) and MNRI (Musgatova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration) methods.

 Katie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2016 and her Master's degree from the University of South Florida in 2019. Her special interests include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), serving children on the Autism Spectrum, and early intervention. Before FTS, she worked in the public school system in Atlanta. 

Natalie graduated from the University of Florida in August of 2021 with a Bachelors 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. She is  planning on pursuing her  Masters in CSD soon after. During my undergrad, I was a part of NSSLHA, where I was provided with many learning opportunities as a future SLP. I'm excited to continue to learn and gain valuable clinical 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 then! She is currently in the Master of Science in Speech-language Pathology program at Jacksonville University and graduating in 2023. Kayla enjoys working with children of all ages and has a special interest in language-based therapy. In her free time, Kayla loves traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Reese!

Estefania Romera is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University in Miami. Both programs had emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity. In 2018 she completed her clinical fellowship experience at Fundamental Therapy Solutions working with patients within the ages of 12 months to 18 years of age. She then relocated to Denver, Colorado where she worked in the school system with students in the primary and secondary settings. Her passion for providing early intervention, speech/language, and AAC services stems from her varied experience in both the private and school settings.  

Symoine graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in 2012 and a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020. Prior to receiving her master’s degree, Symoine worked locally as a preschool teacher for six years. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship here at FTS to receive her Certificate of Clinical Competence. Symoine has a special interest in early intervention and phonological disorders. 

Lauryn graduated May of 2021 from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Science and Disorders, and an Interdepartmental certificate in Developmental Disabilities. She is planning to pursue a Masters degree in Communication Science in the near future. Lauryn enjoys working with children and is excited for the chance to get clinical experience with all ages at FTS while having a positive impact on their lives. 

Hadley graduated from the University of Florida in 2021 with a Bachelor's of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Disabilities in Society. She is currently working on her Master's of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Hadley is particularly interested in early speech and language development and is excited to help children achieve their communication goals! 

Brilyn graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. For the past two years, she has worked as a Bachelor-Level Speech/Language Therapist for Alachua County Public Schools. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology in the near future. Brilyn is particularly interested in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and is excited to get clinical experience while working at Fundamental Therapy Solutions! 

Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida in 2015. Prior to joining the FTS team, Amy worked at The Morris Center in Gainesville, FL for twenty years. Amy specializes in reading disorders and the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS).
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Erin Bradley is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree and went on to receive a Master's of Science from Florida State University in Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked locally as a school-based therapist and she is passionate about early intervention, autism spectrum disorder, and augmentative and alternative communication.

Samantha Biarsky is a Speech-Language Pathologist who spent over 3 years doing research on 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 as well as the treatment of auditory processing disorders. Prior to working at Fundamental Therapy Solutions, Samantha worked at as a contract Speech Pathologist where she spent most of her time at a school for children with autism while using a total communication approach.

Stephen is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been with Fundamental Therapy Solutions since 2019. He is a graduate of Florida State University for both 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.

Amy Tomlinson, CCC-SLP

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Victoria is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who graduated with her Master's of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern State University in 2019. Prior to NSU, 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 summer time 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

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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 shortly after starting at FTS. Brittney specializes in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and behavioral management. 

Brittney Bruner, CCC-SLP

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

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.

Brittany Torres, M.A.,CCC-SLP

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

"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 wonder Speech Therapist and I am so happy that my child is making great progress. Thank you Fundamental and a big THANK YOU and shutout to Samantha."

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