SPEECH & lANGUAGE tHERAPISTS

Jennifer D. Ruckner, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

Jennifer D. Ruckner, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

Jennifer D. Ruckner, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

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 Jennifer received her Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University.  She has been a speech-language pathologist since 1990 working in a variety of settings to include Early Intervention, school districts and private practice.  Jennifer piloted a preschool expressive language program for Stafford County Schools.  Jennifer specializes in Social/Pragmatic Language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive Language Disorder, Feeding Disorders, and is Beckman Oral Motor Certified.  She provides services through clinical setting, Telepractice and in home. In 2008, she and partner Patti Minicucci created Tots To Teens Therapy Services to provide speech and language resources in an interdisciplinary approach to the families of Northern Virginia. Jennifer is currently Vice President of Public Relations for the Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia.

Patti H. Minicucci, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

Jennifer D. Ruckner, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

Jennifer D. Ruckner, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

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 Patti received her Bachelor's of Science Degree and Master's Degree from Florida State University.  She has been working as a speech-language pathologist for more than thirty years.  Her experience includes extensive work in the School Systems, Early Intervention, and multidisciplinary facilities including United Cerebral Palsy and Easter Seals.  Patti specializes in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive Language Disorder, Feeding Disorders, and is Beckman Oral Motor Certified. She has been a guest speaker at State Conventions, pediatricians’ offices, Early  Intervention program,  VCU Intensive Feeding Clinic and several  Universities on topics of Feeding as well as Telepractice. In 2008, she and partner Jennifer Ruckner created Tots To Teens Services to provide speech and language resources to the families of Northern Virginia.

Voted along with partner, Jennifer Ruckner, as Volunteers of the Year as Ambassadors for the non-profit organization, Feeding Matters.

Traci Berry-Owens, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jennifer D. Ruckner, M.S., CCC-SLP Co-owner

Traci Berry-Owens, M.S., CCC-SLP

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 Traci received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree and Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University of Hayward (now known as California State East Bay).  Traci has clinical experience in acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, home health, school-based and tele-therapy services.  She has worked with pediatric through geriatric populations for over 18 years. Traci has worked at Fauquier Hospital in outpatient pediatric rehab serving children ages 1-16 with a variety of disorders and diagnosis.  She has a special interest in early intervention and assistive technology.  Traci enjoys working together with parents and families to help them help their children.

Kristin M. Molloy M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristin M. Molloy M.S., CCC-SLP

Traci Berry-Owens, M.S., CCC-SLP

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 Kristin graduated from the University of Hartford in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She earned a Master's of Science in Communication Disorders from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2008. She began her career providing early intervention services to children ages birth to 5 years in the state of New York. She has since worked in pediatric private practice and public school settings. Kristin specializes in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Delays, Oral Motor/Sensory Feeding Disorders, Expressive Language Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2016, Kristin relocated to Virginia and joined the Tots to Teens Therapy team.


Dana Scatchard, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristin M. Molloy M.S., CCC-SLP

Dana Scatchard, M.S., CCC-SLP

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 Dana graduated from James Madison University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science Disorders. She then received her Master’s Degree in 2008 from Radford University. Dana began her career in the adult field and moved to the pediatric field in 2013. She has attended the M.O.R.E. course and Brain connections course, and is also certified in vital stim therapy and the Beckmann Oral Motor program.

Caressa Benone, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristin M. Molloy M.S., CCC-SLP

Dana Scatchard, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Caressa received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder from Kansas State University and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University in 2003. Upon  graduation, she started working with the pediatric population in a  variety of settings including early intervention in the school setting. 

She has also worked with adults modifying foreign accents since 2004.  

Caressa is currently licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. In addition, she has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA. Caressa has worked in  several states including Georgia, California, Virginia, Maryland and  Washington, DC. She also lived in Costa Rica for two years working as a speech-language pathologist. 

Caressa has three young children. She  enjoys playing board games with her children, reading, kayaking and  scuba diving. 

Eileen Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP

Eileen Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP

Eileen Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Eileen graduated from the State University of New York College at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 1989. She earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University in 2001 and completed her ASHA certification (Certificate of Clinical Competence CCC-SLP) in 2002.  Eileen started her career in Buffalo, New York working with children who have special needs. After moving to Virginia in 1991, Eileen has worked in the public-school systems in Fairfax County and Stafford County with children ages 2 to 20. Eileen has a variety of experience working with children who have cognitive impairment, varied genetic disorders, Autism and general speech or language disorders. Eileen is returning to Tots To Teens as a part time therapist. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching movies.  

Sarah Yerxa, M.S., CCC-SLP

Eileen Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP

Eileen Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Sarah received her Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elmira college in 2006 and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in 2008.  She began working for Tots to Teens in 2009 after working in skilled nursing and school settings.   After taking some time off to have her two daughters and relocating to her home state of Maine, she is excited to be back in the field with Tots to Teens thanks to the opportunity of teletherapy!