Meet Your Therapist
MS CCC-SLP, Prompt Trained
Aleisha VanAmburg, MS CCC-SLP is a Florida state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds her Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC’s) through ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association). Mrs. VanAmburg obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of South Florida. She began her career in 1997 working in the public school system as a speech language pathologist at an elementary school with a large population of children with special needs. In 2002, she expanded her clinical skills to include working in a private outpatient clinic for twelve years treating pediatric clients with a variety of delays and disorders. Mrs. VanAmburg continued her career as a clinical instructor in the graduate program for Speech Language Pathology at the University of South Florida (Go BULLS!) for three years until realizing her dream of opening her own private practice with a focus on family centered intervention.
Our clinic opened in the fall of 2015 with a small team and only 1000 square feet and has continued to grow and thrive, adding occupational therapy services and an additional 1000 square feet in 2019. We have been helping a multitude of wonderful children and families ever since! Aleisha is Prompt Trained and specializes in working with children who have issues with motor planning (Apraxia) and feeding difficulties. She also works closely with families to wean children from tube feedings to oral feeding. She enjoys working with younger children but has over 25 years of experience working with all types of delays and disorders, She is still passionate about her chosen career. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking and boating. She is an avid yogi and intuitive to her clients needs.
Alexandra Davis, OTR/L
Alexandra is a Florida state-licensed Occupational Therapist. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida and continued her education earning a Master’s of Occupational Therapy at Advent Health University.
In addition to working on our team for several years, Alexandra also works in early intervention, servicing the birth-3 population, and at a hospital in inpatient rehabilitation. Alexandra is passionate about applying the knowledge and expertise she has gained from her vast experience across multiple settings.
Alexandra continues to expand her skill set by continuing to take courses to enhance her practice. Alexandra has advanced training in DMI, CIMT and Bimanual Therapy styles. In combination with these skills, Alexandra uses a variety of modalities to help children achieve their milestones. Alexandra is passionate about helping children participate in all aspects of their lives to the fullest extent.
Alexis Swartz OTR/L
Alexis is a Florida state-licensed occupational therapist. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida in Sport and Exercise Science and continued her education earning a Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in Occupational Therapy. Alexis completed her clinical internships at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in their pediatric outpatient center and James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in the Acute Care department.
Prior to her education, she served as a teacher’s aide at the Baudhuin Preschool serving children with Autism and the Conductive Education Center of Orlando serving children with cerebral palsy. She also has experience working with children with Zika Virus, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, stroke, developmental delays and down syndrome.
She is passionate about pediatrics and occupational therapy as a whole and believes her calling is to encourage and assist children in reaching their fullest potential through play!
Katia Cardona, MS, CCC-SLP, Prompt Trained
Katia is a Florida state licensed bilingual speech therapist in her clinical fellowship year. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University (Go Noles!) and her Master’s Degree from North Carolina Central University where she completed a specialized track in bilingualism and special education. Katia worked as a speech-language pathologist assistant in the Pasco County School system before returning to earn her Master’s.
While working with toddlers-school age children in the school system and in various externships, Katia gained experience working with receptive and expressive language impairments, social pragmatic impairments, articulation disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.
Katia is passionate about helping children reach their fullest potential!
Courtney Turner, MS, CCC-SLP
Courtney Turner, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Florida state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds her Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC's) through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Courtney earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida and her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Jacksonville University. She began her career in Jacksonville working in a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center for medically complex and fragile infants and toddlers.
After moving back to the Tampa Bay area she transitioned to the outpatient pediatric setting as well as within the schools and hospital homebound programs. Courtney is passionate about working with the pediatric population and is excited to be a part of the Family First Therapy team!
Jennifer Rosado, MS, CCC-SLP
Jennifer is a Florida state licensed, Spanish-speaking, bilingual speech therapist. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. Jenn worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant before pursuing her Master's degree and continuing her career as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.
Jenn has valuable experience working with children from early childhood to young adults with literacy disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, and various speech and language disorders. She is an experienced tutor of the ‘The Barton Reading and Spelling System’ and is PROMPT trained. She is passionate about coming alongside families on their unique journeys to meaningful communication and connection!
Melissa Guidry, BS Ed. ITDS
Melissa’s background is in early childhood education with a BS degree from University of Memphis. She taught elementary school before transitioning into the Head Start Program where she found her passion working with and leading educational programs for Head Start families. She has 3 children, Kayla, Nick and Tyler and is an advocate for her own children's unique needs.
She served families in Hillsborough County's Early Steps program providing parent support and education as an in home infant toddler developmental specialist. She enjoys working with families in the process of obtaining therapies and gains personal joy in each child's successes. In her free time she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family, hiking, camping, boating and cooking.