Pediatric & Neurological Therapy

5301 Providence Rd., Suite 80
Virginia Beach, VA
pediatric-nuerological-therapy Phone: 757.467.1900 Click to call Fax: 757.467.7900 Office Hours: Monday – Thursday : 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday : 7:00 am – 3:00 pmDirections
Southeastern Pediatric and Adult Neurological Services has six convenient locations throughout Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Physical, occupational and speech therapists provide extensive and innovative therapy to both children and adults, diagnosed with a variety of long term and cogenital disorders and acute orhopedic and neurological dysfunctions. Therapists collaborate with patients, families and physicians, along with a multi-disciplinary team throughout the rehabilitation process to facilitate improved functional outcomes and provide optimal care for patients.

For more information please visit our website: Southeastern Therapy for Kids

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Our Staff

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Beth King,
MS, CCC-SLP, Operations Director – Pediatric Division
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Beth is the director of the Adult neurological and pediatric therapy division, known as Southeastern Therapy for Kids. She is a Speech-language Pathologist and joined Southeastern Physical Therapy in 2004. Beth received her B.S. in speech-language pathology and audiology in 1997, and her M.S. in Speech-language Pathology in 1999 from Old Dominion University.Beth works with patients who have difficulty with speech, language, voice, and cognitive function, as well as, patients who have oral-motor feeding difficulties. She has a wide range of experience with both the pediatric and adult population including those with oral aversion, articulation disorders, and communication disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury, and dementia.

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Janice Barrera
DPT, Clinic Manager
Kempsville Office
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Janice is a physical therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2007 and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2010 from West Virginia University. She is also a registered yoga teacher and has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Atma Bodha Yoga studio. She loves implementing yoga as a therapeutic treatment tool for various diagnosis as a way to increase strength, range of motion, and body awareness. She has been to several continuing education courses on therapeutic yoga for children with developmental disorders as well. She has also taught group therapeutic yoga classes to children. Janice enjoys working with infants as young as a few days old to toddlers and children with developmental delays due to cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, hypotonia, etc. She also is fascinated by the neuro system and likes to treat adults with a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, etc.

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Ashley Drabik,
MS, OTR/L, Clinic Manager
Great Neck Office
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Ashley is an Occupational Therapist specializing in pediatrics. She received both her Bachelors of Science (2011) and Masters of Occupational Therapy (2012) from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh In addition to working with a variety of diagnoses within the pediatric population, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, DiGeorges Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and feeding difficulties, Ashley has worked in an adult outpatient clinic focusing on hand therapy. She received training in S.O.S. Feeding Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Interactive Metronome. Ashley is passionate about client-centered care and using a holistic approach in therapy to help children reach their full potential.

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Allison Kennedy,
MOTR/L, Clinic Manager
General Booth Office
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Allison is an Occupational therapist who received her Bachelor’s of Health Science with emphasis on rehabilitative services from the University of Florida in 2005. She earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Science in 2007. She has worked with patients of all ages, from the assessment and treatment of newborns to adults. She has over eight years of experience specializing in pediatric practice.

Allison’s focus is improving her patients’ quality of life by enhancing their ability to function and giving them greater independence. She is skilled in helping patients with a wide range of disabilities including sensory processing impairments, orthopedic deficits, neurological impairments, and autism. She has extensive experience working with medically fragile children and children with developmental delays, including family involvement and support. Allison has worked in a variety of settings which include outpatient clinics, private schools, prescribed pediatric extended cares as well as skilled nursing facilities. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach to care and is committed to working with each patient’s team to achieve the best possible results.

Allison sees patients at the General Booth location where she is the Clinic Manager for the Pediatric and Neurology Division.

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Shkia Grant,
MA, CCC-SLP, Clinic Manager
Granby Office
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Shkia is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her BA in Speech-Language Pathology from Elizabeth City State University in 2004 and her M.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University in 2008.

Shkia has experience in treating and providing skilled intervention to the pediatric population in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, oral-motor and Autism. She also provides skilled intervention amongst the geriatric population in the areas of cognition, speech-language, voice and swallowing disorders. She enjoys working with the pediatric as well as geriatric community and has a passion for helping others.

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Meghan Cyplik,
MS, CCC-SLP, Clinic Manager
Haygood Office
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Meghan is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years of experience in both pediatrics and adults. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University in 2005 and her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Radford University in 2007. Meghan has a variety of experience providing speech services to public schools, day cares, preschools, private schools, private clinics, as well as home health services. Meghan has expertise in treating and providing skilled intervention to the pediatric, school aged population, and adults. She has proficiency in the areas of articulation, apraxia, auditory processing disorders, language acquisition, receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language, fluency, Autism, and individuals requiring augmentative/alternative communication systems. She also has experience in working in the area of cognition, Aphasia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. She believes each treatment plan is created based on the personal needs of the individual and that team/family collaboration plays an important role in success and carryover of learned skills.
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Katie Silva,
M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinic Manager
Kingsborough Office
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Katie Silva
Katie is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her B.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech in 2010 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University in 2013. Katie loves working with children of all ages in a pediatric outpatient setting. She has experience providing treatment in the areas of language, articulation, and fluency, as well as with children diagnosed with Autism and children requiring augmentative/alternative communication systems. Katie has also worked with adults suffering from speech, language, and cognitive impairments resulting from brain injury, stroke, and dementia.