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Bi-County Therapy treats pediatric and adult clients for Speech and Occupational Therapy. We have bilingual therapists who specialize in the treatment of a variety of disorders. For speech, we also treat adults through geriatrics. Our philosophy is to cultivate a dual partnership between the therapist and the client/family. In our busy lives, time is of the essence. We strive to achieve results that enable clients to enjoy their lives without having to be concerned about communication or motor deficits.
Bilingual (Spanish) State of Florida Certified Speech Language Pathologist since 1992; Vanderbilt University 1991, Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology, with honors; University of Florida 1989, Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, with honors.
Specialties (pediatric population):
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Phonological Disorder, Augmentative Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Oral-Motor Dysfunction, Articulation Disorders, Feeding Difficulties, Apraxia.
Specialties (adult population):
Traumatic Brain Injury, Swallowing Disorders, Post Stroke difficulties, Apraxia, Aphasia, Disphagia, ventilator dependent patients, laryngectomee.
Modified Barium Swallow studies, FEEST (Fibroendoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing), DPNMS (Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation), Passy-Muir Valve.
The Effects of Phonetic Training on the Identification of Normal and Articulatory Disordered Children’s Naturally Produced Glide Sounds, ,,,,l
ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association), FLASHA (Florida Speech and Hearing Association), MACS (Miami Association of Communicative Specialists), President (1998-1999), President Elect (1997-1998), Treasurer (1994-1997) and Secretary (1993-1994), Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Board of Directors 2001-present.
Johanna graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from Nova Southeastern University with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Her areas of interest include early intervention, receptive and expressive language delays, auditory processing disorders, feeding disorders, autism, and social-pragmatic disorders. Johanna enjoys spending her free time with her husband, reading, and traveling around the world.
Susan graduated in 1984 with a Master’s degree in speech/language pathology from Nova University in 1989. She has been working as a speech pathologist for the past 25 years treating children and adults. Susan believes that speech therapy should be a cooperative team approach between parents, client and speech therapist working together to enhance progress through carryover within the home environment. She believes that therapy should be happy positive experience where clients are excited and motivated to learn new skills. She also believes that therapy should be functional for the clients to take skills learned and carryover within the home/school environment. In addition, Susan believes that in order to facilitate communication, client and therapist need joint attention in activities, turn-taking skills and motivation to participate in the interaction.
Roberta Greenberg is a Master’s level, state of Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She was born and raised in Massachusetts. She attended Westfield State College and Central Michigan University, where she received her BS in Communication Disorders. She worked in a day habilitation center for Mentally Handicapped adults for 6 years before attending Nova Southeastern University, where she received her MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Roberta currently works full time in Broward County Schools. Her work site is a center-based school for intellectually/mentally handicapped children from age 5-22 yrs old. She specializes in AAC with her students; most curricular lessons are adapted with Boardmaker symbols and she uses low tech and moderate tech devices with her students. She also works at Bi-County Speech-Language Pathology, inc. There, she works with pediatric patients who have speech or language dysfunctions and Early Steps aged birth through 3 yrs, utilizing parent education and modeled strategies to help with receptive and expressive language deficits. Roberta lives in North Lauderdale with her three girlie cats Lovey, Queeny, Nala.
Adriana is a licensed and certified bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Adriana’s specialties in the pediatric population include Autism, ADHD, Phonological Disorders, and Articulation Disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Adriana came to Bi-County one year ago after working as Head Assistant Therapist for four years.
Giselle Marie Clemente Albors, M.S., CCC, SLP is a Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist. She also has her Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech -Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Giselle was born in Puerto Rico. She graduated from Carlo’s Albizu University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy and with master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Her clinical interest is: pediatric population, feeding and neurological disorders. However, she thinks that what matters is what she can achieve with each patient because at the end she is helping, serving, and changing lives. Her every day goal is to prepare herself as much as possible by acquiring the necessary knowledge and experience to be able to serve each patient in a better way. As well as giving the best of her to help patients get the best out of them. Giselle enjoys spending time with her family.
Jessica graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has enjoyed working in the school and private practice setting and loves helping children and adults. Jessica enjoy spending her free time with her husband and children.
Cristina is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida Atlantic University. She is fluent in Spanish and has been treating and evaluating children since 2009. Cristina has special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and attention difficulties. Her professional experiences have included treating little ones in the hospital setting, as well as individual and group therapy in the school system. Outside of work, Cristina enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her sons’ school.
Silvina is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist licensed in the state of Florida. She got her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language from Universidad Del Salvador, in Argentina. Silvina’s interest in the field began after getting her Bachelor in Education of the Deaf and People with Speech Disorders from Universidad Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She enjoys working with the pediatric population with diagnoses including Autism, language and articulation disorders. Silvina spends her free time with her husband, children, and friends.
She graduated with a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the Albizu University in August 2019. She has been a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant in the state of Florida for 10 years and has worked in both clinical and private school settings. She has always loved children and is honored to be part of a field that aids them in progressing past their difficulties, allowing them to reach their full potential.
Laura is a certified bilingual Speech Language Pathologist assistant. She received her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Mexican Institute of Hearing, Speech and Language A.C. graduating at the top of her class. Since then, she has accumulated over twenty years of experience with both kids and adults in the United States and Mexico. She believes speech therapy works best when it caters to a patient’s interests, creating an engaging session that works on the patient’s needs.
It is her conviction that parents play a crucial role in the making therapy a success. As such, she enjoys guiding parents through the process, sharing specific techniques and activities to promote linguistic abilities through play. Her main areas of experience and interest are apraxias, phonological disorders, autism, and language and articulation disorders, and she has been an Early Steps provider since 2006.
She joyfully dedicates her personal time to read and catch up with the latest research available to implement it during therapy and to share with Bi counties’ families.
Miss Nancy is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant since 2010. Born and raised in the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in which she obtained a degree in Natural Science. In addition, she graduated from the University of El Turabo obtaining a degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Miss Nancy was awarded an academic excellence medal, had the highest point average of the Science Department of Health in SLP, was a member of the honor group, and graduated Summa-Cum-Laude. She was certified with the Beckman Oral Motor approach. She relocated here from El Paso, Texas.
Tiffany graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders. Also, she holds an A.S degree in Nursing. She currently is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, in Florida for the past two years. She has worked in both school settings and clinical. When working in the school system she taught in a specially integrated cluster consisting of children with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome and a variety of speech and language disorders. Her clinical interests include the pediatric population with ASD, fluency disorders, articulation disorders, and feeding. She is looking forward to continuing her education towards her masters in becoming a Speech Language pathologist one day, as well as becoming fluent in American Sign Language. In her spare time, She enjoys traveling around the world and spending time with her Fiancé and two dogs.
Mercedes Becerra is a bilingual Speech Language Pathology Assistant since July 2018. She completed her undergrad at Florida International University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with Magna Cum Laude honors. She is a first-generation Cuban-American and was born in Miami, Florida. Before becoming an SLP-A, and earning her certificate from Florida International University, she was an elementary school teacher who has had students in the Autistic spectrum, ADD/ADHD, ODD and OCD in her classroom. Mercedes, although new to Speech Language Pathology is a very caring, passionate and enthusiastic individual. She deeply cares about the progress of each of her patients that she sees. She believes that with the help of the therapist, the patient, and the parent/guardian, the patient can reach their maximum potential.
My name is Maria Fernanda Rincon; I was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to USA in 2010. I have always been passionate about working with children, and particularly those with special needs. Following my passion, I graduated in Early Childhood Education and then graduated with a master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Florida International University. I also became licensed in the state of Florida and certified with the National Board of Occupational Therapy. I started working in Bi-County Therapy in May 2014. In my job, I am always looking to grow as a professional and as a human being and I feel rewarded every time I see how children improve and how their families are filled with joy with this improvement. On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband and Mika, our dog. I also love to travel especially to meet with those family members who are still in my home country. I really like to dance, going to the beach and watching movies.
Nazifa earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Long Island University in New York. She is licensed to provide OT services in the state of New York and the state of Florida. Her passion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) started in graduate school when she performed a research case study in the effects of aquatic therapy facilitating more organized behaviors and increasing water safety awareness for children with ASD. She has provided school based OT services to children from ages 5 to 21 with ASD at Gersh Academy- School for Children on The Autism Spectrum. Her experience with Equine Assisted Learning Therapy was the foundation for her growing interest in animal therapy for children with special needs to increase their functional skills for daily living. School based therapy has been her passion as she also worked in the New York City Department of Education. She is very passionate about providing holistic, family and client centered therapy by providing services to increase their independence, teaching sensory integration techniques and treating children with developmental delays, ASD, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities and sensory processing disorders.
Stacey was born and raised on Long Island in New York and Plantation, Florida. She attended Boston University and graduated from Sargent College of Allied Health in 1991. She did her Pediatric Clinical at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans where she solidified her love for working with kids. She spent over 25 years working at Joe DiMaggio Children’s hospital and has vast experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Acute Care and Outpatient Settings. She is NDT (Neuro Developmental Technique) Certified for Pediatrics and Infants, Infant Massage Certified, Interactive Metronome Certified, and Sensory Integration Trained. She has extensive Kinesiotape as well as TheraTog training. She has enormous experience with a variety of diagnosis’s including but not limited to Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Autism, Brachial Plexus, Downs Syndrome, Prematurity, Developmental Delay, Impaired Fine Motor Coordination, and Sensory Processing Disorder, Her love for kids and watching them reach their maximum potential and independence continues to drive her to make a difference in their lives every day.
Sharena is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist. She graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. She enjoys working with both the pediatric and adult population. She believes therapy can be a fun and interactive place for the child. She enjoys blending crafts and activities into a child’s session in order for them to reach their full potential and carrier over new skills to the home and school environment. On her free time, she enjoys reading a good book or watching a show with friends.
Marie Tippenhauer graduated with honors from Keiser University with an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Member of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education, she also has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She speaks English, French, and Creole. She worked for more than 30 years as a preschool principal. She moved from Haiti to the United States where she has the opportunity to further pursue her passion for working with children. She is currently working on her certification in “Handwriting Without Tears” and the “Touch Math” program.
Katrisha is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Keiser University with an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked for 6 years as a pediatric occupational therapist. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses including; Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and ADD/ADHD. She enjoys working with all populations, giving them not only the skills but the tools to improve their daily lives. She speaks English and Creole. In her spare time, she enjoys making arts and crafts and spending time with her three kids and husband.
Amanda is a certified and licensed occupational therapy assistant. She received her Associate’s degree at Concorde Career Institute with honors. Her passion has always been to work with children. She has worked with children of varying diagnosis’ including but not limited to Autism, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy and more. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and has a love for animals.
Natalia originally from Colombia but have been in the USA for over 27 years. I graduated from Concorde Career College in 2017 with an Associates of Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I am certified and licensed in the state of Florida by the National Board of Occupational Therapy. My job after I graduated has been at Bi-County Therapy. I feel comfortable and very happy to have the opportunity to help children and their families improve life’s functionality day by day. I have always been passionate about helping others. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant, I was a full time certified personal trainer. I enjoy working with children. I am continuously seeking to increase my knowledge in the field of pediatrics, especially in sensory integration in order to provide high quality and professional services to my clients with diagnoses of ADHD, ADD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more. I am knowledgeable in gross motor performance and corrective exercise as well as nutrition. My hobbies and interests are working out, spending time with my family, and reading.
Angelica Flash is a certified occupational therapy assistant and graduated from Keiser University. She is originally from the Bahamas, and has been a Florida Native since 2003. She enjoys working with with people of all ages. Her love is exploring creative ways to increase children and families performance in their everyday living. She looks forward to furthering her education in Sensory Integration, Autism, Developmental Delay and ADD/ADHD.