Our Therapists

Meet Our Wonderful Therapists

We love our therapists! They all have a wide range of experience working in different settings, but they all love working with children.

Meet them below, and click here to learn more about Chaya, Kids Aboard Therapy's Founder and CEO


Ivona Morris, OTD, M.S., OTR/L

Speech-language pathologist

Dr. Morris received her bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the University of Central Florida. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine with both a master's and doctorate in Occupational Therapy, and is a former teacher. 

She is an ImPACT Trained Occupational Therapist (ITOT) with specialized training in concussion management. She has over 3 years experience as an OT, working with the pediatric population in home health, outpatient clinics and schools, and the geriatric population in skilled nursing rehabilitation centers. She enjoys impacting one’s quality of life in a holistic manner.


Devorah Kids Aboard Therapy

Devora

Speech language pathologist

Devora Leah Thaler is a speech language pathologist with over fifteen years of experience working in pediatric settings from toddlers through middle school.

She is passionate about language development and communication skills; helping children and their parents learn just how powerful and important the communication process is.

Proudly, she is a mother to six wonderful and lively children who also provide real life experience, interactions and growth.


Elle Kids Aboard Therapy

Ellen

M.A.CCC Speech - Pathologist

Ellen has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 35 years, working in homes, hospitals and clinics. She specializes in oral motor/feeding/swallowing problems, speech/language and neurological disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more.


Although she's very progress-oriented, she provides a unique style of personalized therapy in a nurturing, learning environment.




Parker

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Parker has proudly been a Speech Therapist since August, 2016

She graduated with her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from nova Southeastern University. She has been so fortunate to have worked with various populations including: kids of all ages, developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation setting.

She can’t wait to meet you and your loved one(s)!


Arielle

cota/l

I have worked in the childcare setting as a daycare assistant before beginning my path in Occupational Therapy. Now, as a pediatric COTA, I get to play all day while achieving developmental goals. I love to research so my experience is with both adults and children. I’ve worked in neuromuscular therapy for adults, home health, ortho, and now Peds OT. I’ve been a COTA for 4 years. I am a graduate from Keiser and in the process of obtaining my masters in OT.


Taika Kids Aboard Therapy

Taika

Occupational Therapist assistant

Taika is a graduate from Keiser University with an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy.

She has 5 1/2 years experience working with kids as a pediatric COTA, giving them not only the skills but the tools to improve their daily lives.

She believes therapy can be fun and an interactive place for a child.


Melissa

cota/l

Melissa Brownstein is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and a true Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelors in Health Science and from South University with an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

Melissa has experience working with pediatric patients and has worked with children aged 2 to 16 with a variety of developmental differences including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, genetic disorders, and social emotional challenges. Melissa is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and supporting their confidence in their natural environments (home, school, and in clinic). Melissa enjoys discovering what motivates each child and finding innovative ways to support their participation in meaningful play, peer relationships, and functional activities. Melissa believes that a fun centered environment can best promote growth in each child’s development. Melissa is excited to be a part of the Kid’s Aboard Therapy team and support your child.


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