Who We Are
Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, was founded by the owner and Speech-Language Pathologist, Carrie Hinnant. Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, was formed in order to meet the growing needs of Charlotte and the surrounding areas for professional in-home therapy services. Our individualized treatment approach and professional clinicians are here to help you or your loved one reach their highest potential.
Carrie J. Hinnant, M.A., CCC-SLP, CAS
Carrie Hinnant is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist, and the Practice Owner of Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Carrie attended The College of Charleston and earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology. While practicing as an Applied Behavioral Analysis line therapist, Carrie fell in love with patients who have special needs. Carrie received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University. Carrie treats many diverse patient populations, from pediatrics through geriatrics. She actively practices speech and feeding therapy, and regularly participates in continuing education courses focusing on autism spectrum disorders, feeding and swallowing therapy, and apraxia of speech. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, Carrie is dually licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina and has earned her certificate of clinical competency in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Carrie is a Certified Autism Specialist by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. She likewise has specialty training in Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, BITES: A Behavioral InTEgrated with Speech Approach to Feeding Therapy, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, has attended several conventions held by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and she is working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Arizona State University.
Carrie is married to her loving husband, Chip, and loves raising her sweet, little girl, Charlotte. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, taking trips to Lake Keowee, and playing with her pups Ruxin and Millie.
Brianna Wyatt, PT, DPT
Brianna Wyatt is a physical therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is a native of Rochester, New York, and received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina. Brianna earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, and she is licensed to practice physical therapy by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Brianna has treated numerous patient populations from pediatrics through geriatrics in the greater Charlotte area throughout her clinical affiliations. Her passion for pediatric populations began in high school when she was a volunteer at Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, New York. Since then, Brianna's passion for helping those in need of physical rehabilitation has continued to grow throughout her clinical experiences. Brianna has extensive experience with evaluation and treatment of numerous patient presentations, including genetic disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down's syndrome, as well as developmental delay, traumatic brain injuries, and serious orthopedic injuries
In addition to her enjoyment of early intervention and pediatric patients, Brianna also enjoys the challenge of evaluating and treating the adult and geriatric populations. Brianna has experience working with the adult and geriatric populations in the outpatient, acute care, and skilled nursing settings, as well as with treating these patients with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions. When Brianna isn't providing physical therapy services, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking walks on the Rail Trail, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Alicia Costner, BCaBA
Alicia Costner is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Alicia is originally from Rochester, New York, but calls herself a Charlotte native because she's lived here since she was only three years old. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and spent her senior year internship in Levine Children's Hospital's art therapy department called Arts For Life. This is where she discovered a true passion for incorporating pediatric practice and therapeutic techniques. Thereafter, Alicia became a registered behavior technician and began providing ABA Therapy services. She tries to incorporate her love of the arts whenever she gets the opportunity during her ABA therapy sessions. Alicia subsequently earned her BCaBA certification from the Florida Institute of Technology and became a Crisis Prevention Instructor. In her free time, Alicia enjoys finding new trails to hike with her two Old English Sheepdogs and attending Carolina Panthers football games with her husband!
Amanda Eberhardt, M.S., BCBA
Amanda Eberhardt is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is originally from Oceanside, New York, and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Peace College in Raleigh, NC. She then moved to Charlotte, NC where she completed her graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and then received her Board Certification in 2016. She has been practicing ABA for the past 8 years first as a RBT, student, and then a BCBA.
Amanda has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder even before her career began as a BCBA. She volunteered at elementary schools in the New York region even when in high school to help those with special needs succeed. She was part of the Special Olympics for 3 years before moving to North Carolina. The passion for working with children with disabilities just grew as she explored the different areas of psychology in her undergraduate degree, where she did her internship at a Play Therapy office in Cary, NC.
Amanda has worked on all sides of ABA (clinician, Director, and direct therapist), and this allows her to extend her knowledge of ABA not only to the children, but to the families and other team members as well. This is such an important piece and she believes that it is needed in order for ABA to be successful.
Ashley Culicerto, M.S., OTR/L
Ashley Culicerto is an Occupational Therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Ashley was born and raised in Southern West Virginia and attended West Virginia University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Performance and Health as well as a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Ashley moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, after graduating college to begin her career as an occupational therapist. During her time in school, she completed several clinical rotations that led her to fall in love with the pediatric population. Ashley enjoys working with children with an array of diagnoses, including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, and children with visual perceptual and fine motor difficulties. Ashley loves working with the younger population because it allows her to develop relationships with the child and family and watch them grow into independent, successful individuals. When she isn't working, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and traveling!
Bailey Pierce, BCaBA
Bailey Pierce is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Bailey is originally from Columbia, South Carolina, but moved to Charleston, SC to attend Charleston Southern University where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion. Bailey first discovered her passion for helping individuals with special needs while working as a camp counselor and archery instructor at Camp La Vida in Winnsboro, South Carolina. During her senior year of college, she gained experience as an ABA Line Therapist, while providing both in-home and clinical setting ABA therapy services. She was shortly promoted to Lead Therapist and provided supervision and training for team therapists. Thereafter, she completed the BCaBA certification sequence through Clemson University. Bailey is experienced in providing ABA therapy for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders, chromosomal differences, and apraxia. Bailey is passionate about teaching functional communication and daily living skills to all levels of learners. In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her rat terrier mix, Gus. She also enjoys exploring the mountains and the beach, cooking, and reading a good book at home!
Brittany Loyd, BCaBA
Brittany Loyd is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Brittany is originally from Greenville, South Carolina, and she received her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Soon after graduating, Brittany began working at a therapeutic behavioral health pediatric center in Greenville. In 2016, Brittany moved to Charlotte and began working in ABA Therapy. She later earned her BCaBA certification from the Florida Institute of Technology, and she is currently enrolled at Ball State University in order to obtain her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis to become a fully-credentialed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Brittany loves watching the progress her clients make while receiving ABA Therapy, as well as making a difference in the lives of their families and community. In her free time, Brittany enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends.
Brittany Strudivant, RBT
Brittany Strudivant is a registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Brittany was born in New York, New York, but considers herself a Charlotte native, as she's lived here in the Charlotte area since middle school. Brittany attended Wingate University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Services with a focus in Child Psychology. While at Wingate, Brittany ran track and field and volunteered at Angelic Riders, a therapeutic horseback riding center, where she discovered her love for working with individuals with special needs. After graduating from Wingate, Brittany began her journey into ABA Therapy and started her career as an RBT. Brittany is passionate about how rewarding ABA Therapy is for both herself and her clients, and she loves working with kiddos towards reaching their greatest potential. Not only does Brittany love teaching her kiddos important life skills and lessons, but she also enjoys teaching her client's family members how to help with their child's progress as well. In her free time, Brittany enjoys exploring the outdoors with her two dogs, Bentley and Luna, as well as playing the guitar with her friends, finding new places to eat, and discovering musical talent throughout Charlotte.
Britton Middleton, RBT
Britton Middleton is the Senior Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. In addition to serving her own clients as a registered behavior technician, Britton also trains other registered behavior technicians to provide quality RBT services for Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is originally from Seneca, South Carolina, just outside of Clemson, and she received her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University in Childhood Development in 2016. Britton has been practicing ABA Therapy for several years as an RBT and is actively studying to obtain her master's degree and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Prior to beginning her career as an RBT, Britton worked with numerous children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a variety of settings, including as a volunteer for the South Carolina Special Olympics for 9 years. Britton's passion is working with individuals and families to help them become successful and confident, no matter the challenges they face in their growth and development.
Carol Le Baron, M.S., CCC-SLP
Carol Le Baron is a speech language pathologist currently practicing with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Carol grew up in Detroit, Michigan and received her Bachelors of Art degree from Michigan State University in 1986. After graduation, Carol moved to Paris, France where she would remain for 21 years. Carol received her Masters degree in French Language and Civilization from the Sorbonne in 1989 and taught English as a foreign language to adults and children in a variety of settings, including public schools and businesses. Upon her return to the United States in 2007, due to her desire to continue to work with children and adults in the area of language acquisition, Carol obtained her Masters of Communication Disorders from California State University Northridge. Carol is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the State of North Carolina, is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and has extensive experience evaluating and treating both children and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. Carol enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, traveling the world, and seeking adventures in the great outdoors.
Destiny Robinette, RBT
Destiny Robinette is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Destiny enjoys working one-on-one with your child to help them improve everyday behaviors and tasks to better prepare them for routine, yet important daily activities and challenges. Destiny lives in Monroe, North Carolina, and is currently working to complete her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling. In her free time, you can find Destiny hiking and traveling!
Emily Chambers, M.S., CF-SLP
Emily Chambers is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Emily was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She then attended the University of Nevada, Reno where she received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. After obtaining her bachelor's degree, Emily continued her studies at the University of Nevada and earned her masters degree in Speech Pathology. During her graduate-level coursework, Emily was exposed to and treated a wide-ranging spectrum of clients from early intervention to geriatric populations with numerous speech and language related conditions.
Emily enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, and especially enjoys working with clients living with disabilities, neurological diseases or injuries, behavioral conditions, and feeding disorders. Emily also enjoys assisting clients in need of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, and she is excited to continue to discover new areas of interest as she continues to develop as a clinician.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys exploring her new home town and getting to know the east coast with her dog, Riley.
Erica Knapp, RBT
Erica Knapp is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Erica was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until she moved to Athens, Ohio to receive her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Ohio University. Erica is dedicated to and passionate about working with children with special needs and finds it extremely rewarding to see her kiddos make progress towards their goals and overcome their challenges. Before working in the ABA therapy field, Erica worked with children with mental illness, which is where she found the determination and desire to help children in need. Outside of work, Erica enjoys spending time with friends and family, hanging out outdoors, traveling, yoga, cooking, and taking road trips.
Freddie Pinkney, RBT
Freddie Pinkney is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Freddie was born and raised in New York City. He is an accomplished and experienced educator with over 15 years of experience working with students and adults with special needs. Freddie enjoy's working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and has volunteered for the Carolina Special Olympics, summer camps, and after school programs. Assisting individuals with special needs is Freddie's passion. It's always a pleasure for him to make a difference in children lives. In his spare time, Freddie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and listening to music or painting portraits.
Haley Brownlee, RBT
Haley Brownlee is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Haley was raised in Smithfield, North Carolina. Recently, Haley and her boyfriend, Jarrod, relocated to the Charlotte area to start new careers. Haley graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. She fell in love with working with children with special needs during an internship with the Watauga County School system in Boone, North Carolina. Before becoming a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, Haley was a Certified Nursing Assistant and cared for older adults with Alzheimers and Dementia and was a supervisor at the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University. Haley is ecstatic to be working with children with special needs and their families and she is excited to help create a positive atmosphere for her clients' success. In Haley's spare time, she enjoys riding and caring for her horse, Mikey, as well as hiking, and cheering on the Washington Capitals!
Haley Dinice, M.S., CF-SLP
Haley Dinice is a speech language pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Haley was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at East Carolina University. Haley then continued her studies at East Carolina University and earned a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2018. Haley decided to return to Charlotte to launch her career as an SLP in order to help patients in the city that she loves calling home.
Haley has a wide range of experiences evaluating and treating a variety of patient populations with differing conditions and treatment environments. She enjoys working with the early intervention and geriatric populations, and looks forward to finding a more specific niche within the field as she continues to grow and learn as a clinician.
In her spare time, Haley enjoys national and international traveling, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her pets. Haley has a passion for animals and intends to incorporate them into her work in the future.
Hailey Frits, M.S., CCC-SLP
Hailey Frits is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Hailey was born and raised in Northern Illinois and received both her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Kentucky University. Hailey holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is currently licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Hailey's practicum experiences include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, home health, private practice, an elementary school, and a skilled nursing facility. Hailey recently moved to Charlotte with her husband Andrew and Yellow Lab Mix, Gunner. Outside of being a Speech-Language Pathologist, Hailey enjoys kayaking, hiking, cooking, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.
Jackie Culkin, PTA
Jackie Culkin is a Physical Therapist Assistant with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Jackie was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and then attended Pennsylvania State University for her Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting in 2008 and later received her B.S. in Liberal Arts in 2009. Jackie has practiced in Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, South Carolina and North Carolina in a variety of settings including outpatient, long term acute care, home care, private practices, and acute care. Jackie has ten years of experience providing physical therapy services to children, adults, and the geriatric population. She is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina by the Physical Therapy Board of Examiners.
In her spare time, Jackie enjoys traveling, running, hiking, paddleboarding and kayaking with her husband, John and their dog, Penny.
Jodi Schilian, M.S. CCC-SLP
Jodi Schilian is a speech language pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Jodi was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders. After graduation, Jodi moved back home to South Florida and attended graduate school at Nova Southeastern University. Jodi received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010 and began working with the adult and geriatric populations, specializing in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. In 2015, Jodi and her husband moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she began a new career as an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) consultant for Tobii Daynavox. During that time, Jodi discovered her passion for working with children and decided to change gears and focus on working with the pediatric and early intervention population. While Jodi specializes in AAC, Jodi has extensive experience evaluating and treating numerous speech and language disorders associated with apraxia of speech, speech and language delays, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders and degenerative diseases. When she is not at work, Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and listening to music.
Julia Blackburn, M.S., CCC-SLP
Julia Blackburn is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Julia is a native to Charlotte, North Carolina, and she attended North Carolina State University for her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders. Thereafter, she continued her education at Nova Southeastern University and earned her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Julia loves treating patients in their natural learning environments and particularly enjoys providing parent coaching and caregiver education.
Julia is experienced with evaluating and treating both children and adults with a variety of delays and disorders affecting their speech, language, cognition, feeding, and voice. Julia is a PROMPT trained clinician and has received extensive training in other speech and language disorders, such as apraxia, autism, and expressive language disorders. Julia is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina and she routinely supervises student clinicians and new graduates of speech language pathology programs.
n her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, including her beloved bulldogs, and she volunteers for both local animal rescues and the Council for Children's Rights.
Julie Sines, MS, OTR/L
Julie Sines is a licensed occupational therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Julie is a native of Ohio and graduated from the Ohio State University as an undergraduate. Thereafter, she returned to obtain her masters in occupational therapy, with a specialization in early intervention. Julie began her career as an occupational therapist working with adults in a hospital setting, but in 2001, she jumped at the opportunity to working in the public school setting to fuel her passion for early intervention and pediatric patients. Ever since moving to the Carolinas, Julie has been working in early intervention with children aged 0-3, as well as continuing her work with the school-aged pediatric population.
Julie is licensed to practice occupational therapy in both North and South Carolina, and has more than 15 years of experience serving children with a myriad of conditions, including autism, sensory processing disorder, social-emotional behavioral disorders, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay. Julie is always happy to share information with families in order to better serve her patients and she routinely incorporates research-based clinical practices into her treatment sessions in order to optimize patient outcomes.
Julie lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband and 2 children. While Julie's family keeps her busy, in her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and taking trips to the beach. Julie also loves rooting for her favorite team, the Buckeyes!
Katie Hoover, M.S. CF-SLP
Katie Hoover is a Speech-Language Therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Katie was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She attended Ithaca College for her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and then continued her education at the State University of New York at Fredonia for her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. After earning her masters degree, Katie decided to leave home and move to Charlotte, North Carolina, to begin her career as a speech language pathologist. Katie is licensed to practice speech pathology in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and has extensive experience treating a wide range of conditions and patient populations.
Katie is experienced with evaluating and treating both children and adults with a variety of disorders affecting their speech, language, cognition, feeding, swallowing, and voice. Katie is dedicated to furthering her education and experience for the benefit of all of her patients, and enjoys routinely participating in continuing education courses and earning additional professional certifications.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and hiking with her dog, Bella. She also has a passion for riding horses, a sport she began when she was only three years old.
Kelli York, M. Ed., CCC-SLP
Kelli York is a native of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Kelli received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders. Kelli then earned her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University in 2010. Kelli is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Kelli has served all patient populations in a variety of settings, including schools, homes, daycares, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private clinics. Kelli enjoys working with children and adults with a diverse range of symptoms whom require a variety of speech and language services. Kelli specializes in early intervention in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, and feeding and swallowing disorders. She also screens, evaluates, and treats patients with fluency, voice, oral motor, and pragmatic disorders, as well as developmental disorders, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and autism spectrum disorders.
Kelli is dedicated to continuing education and the ongoing acquisition of advanced skills in her field. Her professional passion involves collaborating with families and ensuring that treatment sessions are educational, fun, and effective for patients and their loved ones. Kelli prides herself is achieving the maximum potential for each patient she treats.
Kelly Adler, MCD, CCC-SLP
Kelly Adler is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Kelly is a compassionate therapist with a desire to help patients of all ages and their families reach their fullest potential through the therapeutic process.
Kelly earned both her Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders, and her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Auburn University. She completed her graduate internship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Scottish Rite, where she assessed and treated newborns and children with a wide range of syndromes and disorders effecting speech and language. After graduation, Kelly completed her clinical fellowship in an elementary school setting. Kelly has extensive experience providing pediatric speech, language, feeding/oral-motor, voice, fluency, and social-communication therapy to children across a variety of settings and presentations. Kelly particularly loves working with patients who have language delays and motor-planning deficits because of how rewarding it is to help them grow and develop into effective communicators. What Kelly enjoys most about working at Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, is the chance to impact clients and their families through the use of a collaborative team approach.
When Kelly isn't providing therapy services, she enjoys spending time with friends, adventuring outside, checking out new restaurants, and traveling to visit family and loved ones in New York and Georgia.
Kristen Miller, M.S., CF-SLP
Kristen Miller is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Kristen was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with a minor study in Family, Youth, and Community Science. After a few years working in retail management, Kristen decided to turn her focus to child development and began work as an early childhood educator. While teaching preschool, her passion for speech, language, and communication was ignited and she returned to school to obtain a second bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from Utah State University. She then earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Carolina, where as a student clinician she gained experience in various clinical settings. Her experience includes working with patients across the lifespan in hospital outpatient care, pediatric clinics, schools, and a skilled-nursing facility. Kristen’s interests within the field of speech-language pathology include infant/pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, oral motor patterns and impairments, and early intervention for articulation and phonological disorders. Kristenenjoys working closely with the families of her patients and takes a whole-child/whole-family approach to therapy implementation. Kristen believes that understanding that every family dynamic is different is the key to improving the communication between all of it’s members, not merely the individual receiving therapy services. As a clinical fellow, Kristen looks forward to expanding her practice and education within the field through diverse clinical experiences and continuing education.
Kristen lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, baby boy, and their dog, Kaydee. She is a devoted member of the Junior League of Charlotte and is committed to improving the community through effective action and volunteerism. During her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, staying active through running or exercise classes, reading, and attempting new hobbies.
Lauren Hodgson, RBT
Lauren Hodgson is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Lauren is a South Carolina native and received her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston. Lauren has been working with children professionally for 10 years and has more than 2 years of experience in ABA therapy. She recently returned to school to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant and is currently studying for her board examination. Lauren loves working one-on-one with special needs clients and their families, and enjoys getting to know them personally through helping them to overcome their challenges. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her dogs, being outdoors, cooking, reading, kickboxing, and spending time with family and friends.
Marly Jean-Pierre, RBT
Marly Jean-Pierre is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is a native of Florida and received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Marly earned her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and is actively completing the requirements needed to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Before beginning her work in ABA Therapy, Marly spent most of her working career helping children with special needs achieve their independence and find their voice. During her freshman year of college, Marly worked as a therapy assistant in a school for children with special needs where she engaged with children and adults from ages 2 through 21. Thereafter, while working in summer camps for children with Autism, Marly discovered the field of ABA Therapy and found her true passion and calling. When Marly is not working as an RBT, she can be found enjoying time with her friends and family enjoying all that Charlotte has to offer.
Nikki Wade, PT, DPT
Nikki Wade is a physical therapist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine with an emphasis in manual therapy. Nikki began her career in outpatient orthopedics but quickly realized her love for pediatrics and transitioned into pediatric physical therapy. While Nikki's professional passion is treating pediatric patients, she has also experience treating geriatrics in both skilled nursing and assisted living environments. Nikki has worked with a variety of patient populations including those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Developmental Delay, ranging from ages 0-21. Nikki enjoys utilizing a "whole-team" approach to therapy in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each child with evidence-based techniques designed for optimal gains.
Nikki lives in Indian Land, SC with her husband and daughter, and is licensed to practice physical therapy in both North Carolina and South Carolina. While she stays busy taking care of her patients and family, in her free time she enjoys reading and cheering on the Gamecocks and the Blue Raiders.
Paige Southwick, M. S., CF-SLP
Paige Southwick is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Paige is from Champlain, New York and received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York in 2015. In 2016, Paige decided to move south and received her Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 2018. Paige is licensed to practice speech language pathology in North Carolina as a Clinical Fellow.
Paige has developed her experience by serving in various treatment environments, including pediatric inpatient rehabilitation clinics, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and schools. Paige is experienced in and enjoys working with both pediatric patients and adults with medically oriented impairments in the areas of cognition, memory, dysphagia, executive functioning, language, voice, and motor speech.
Outside of work, Paige enjoys spending time by the water, being outdoors, playing tennis, and skiing when home in New York.
Rosiona Shaw, RBT
Rosiona Shaw is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She has several years of experience working with individuals with special needs, including children, adolescents, and adults. Rosiona assists her clients with developing coping skills, behavioral skills, and everyday life skills, and she enjoys advocating for her clients when they can't advocate for themselves. Assisting individuals with special needs is Rosiona's passion, and she takes it seriously, both personally and professionally.
Sarah Lantzman, RBT
Sarah Lantzman is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She is originally from Miami, Florida, and later moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Sarah knew that she wanted to work with children and developed a passion for ABA Therapy because it allowed her to work with kids and help them improve their lives. She finds it extremely rewarding to teach a child a new skill and then see that child use that skill independently in their environment. After working in an ABA clinic in Orlando, Sarah met her husband and moved to Daytona Beach where he continued to work with an in-home ABA therapy practice. Sarah was married in Daytona Beach last year, and she later moved to Atlanta for her husband's job where she continued to provide ABA therapy services to children and their families. Sarah and her husband are new to Charlotte and they are both eager to explore this exciting city! In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing games, traveling, exploring new cultures, trying local foods, and spending time with her husband and two cats!
Sensemillah Peters-Lewis, M.S., CCC-SLP
Sensemillah Peters-Lewis is a Speech Language Pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Sensemillah grew up in Antigua, a beautiful island in the Caribbean. Sensemillah later migrated to New York, where she graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders. Sensemillah later moved to Hawaii, where she worked as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) for the Hawaii Department of Education. Upon recognizing her passion for working with children, Sensemillah completed her associates degree in early childhood education. Thereafter, Sensemillah obtained her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Sensemillah is licensed to practice speech language pathology by both the North Carolina and South Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Sensemillah is experienced with evaluating and treating children and adult patients with a variety of disorders affecting speech and language communication, including cognitive-linguistic deficits, dysphasia, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological problems, apraxia of speech, and autism spectrum disorders. Sensemillah is dedicated to acquiring additional certifications and training for the advancement of her skills and she routinely participates in continuing education programs to better serve the needs of her patients.
When Sensemillah isn't providing speech language pathology services to patients of Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, and listening to music.
Shikha Patel, COTA
Shikha Patel is a Board Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Shikha is originally from Edison, New Jersey, but was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she still resides today. Shikha attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Throughout her undergraduate education, Shikha discovered how occupational therapy can help change people's lives, and she developed a passion for the subject. During her final year of her undergraduate program, Shikha completed an internship with a pediatric occupational therapy practice and has been in love with pediatric occupational therapy ever since. After finishing her undergraduate studies, Shikha furthered her education within the field and obtained her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from South University. As an occupational therapy assistant student, Shikha gained valuable experience in various clinical settings with a wide range of clients and clinical presentations. Outside of work, Shikha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Carolina Panthers, and curling up on the couch to watch Netflix!
Stacey Gee, RBT
Stacey Gee is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Stacey was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she currently resides with her husband and pet Chihuahua. Stacey is extremely passionate about working with children, particularly those with special needs, and she has over ten years of prior experience in childhood education. Stacey recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Psychology, in addition to an Associates degree in Science with a minor in American Studies. Stacey worked as a preschool teacher before becoming a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, and she is thrilled to be making such a positive impact on the lives of children. In Stacey's spare time, she likes to paint, travel, and spend time with her family.
Tashana Raley, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tashana Raley is a speech language pathologist with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. Tashana was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, and received her Bachelor's Degree from Elizabeth City State University in English with a minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Upon developing a passion for helping those with speech and language difficulties, Tashana went on to earn her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University.
Tashana is an active member of the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH) as well as the American Hearing and Speech Association (ASHA). Tashana maintains a wide variety of patients in her caseload, though her primary areas of interest include feeding disorders, apraxia and motor planning speech disorders, dysphasia, and developmental delays. Tashana has worked in many diverse settings but finds the greatest gratification in providing speech therapy services to the early intervention population, ages 0-3. Tashana is licensed to practice in South Carolina through the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
In her spare time, Tashana enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved dog, Dallas. Tashana's motto to live by is, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin.
Taylor Thornton, RBT
Taylor Thornton is a Registered Behavior Technician with Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Taylor has gained several years experience working as a registered behavior technician and she enjoys providing behavior therapy services to her clients and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, going to concerts, listening to music, drinking coffee, and spending quality time with her friends and family. One of her biggest passions is helping and guiding others through life's obstacles, so providing behavior therapy services brings her tremendous purpose and happiness!