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 cofounder, 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 has served as Vice President of Public Relations for the Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia.
Caressa received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders 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 and in the school setting.
She has also worked with adults modifying foreign accents since 2004.
Caressa is currently licensed in Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition, she has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA. Caressa has worked in several states as a speech-language pathologist including Georgia, California, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. She also lived in Costa Rica for two years working as a speech-language pathologist. Caressa also serves as our PR Director.
Caressa enjoys paddle boarding with her three children, reading, skiing, and scuba diving.
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. Kristin also serves as our Lead Therapist for our Early Intervention and Telehealth services.
Alecia received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University and was accorded her provisional license to practice in Virginia. She has intern experiences at a pediatric private practice, outpatient pediatric hospital, and university clinic. Alecia has worked with clients who have speech, language, and feeding disorders. Additionally, she has an interest working with autistic clients and with the Deaf and hard of hearing populations. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, crocheting and spending time with her 2 cats.
Lauren received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education as well as her Master’s of Education in Communication Disorders from the University of Virginia. She is currently licensed in Virginia and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA. After experiences in the schools, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities, she began her career working in a pediatric private practice and has remained in that setting since. Lauren specializes in feeding disorders and infant feeding. She joined the Tots to Teens Therapy team in 2020 and currently provides services in the clinical setting and via telehealth. Lauren also serves as the Clinical Manager of our Prince William location. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, swimming, boating, and anything outdoors with her family!
Sarah received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication of Sciences & Disorders from Radford University in 2015, and her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders from California University of Pennsylvania in 2018. She is licensed to practice in the state of Virginia, and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). After completing internships in learning centers, pediatric private practice, and skilled nursing facilities, she began her career working in the public schools in 2018. In the school setting Sarah worked with children aged 5-18 years old. She gained experience working with children who had articulation & phonology disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, social-pragmatic language disorders, fluency disorders, genetic disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sarah switched to working in pediatric private practice in 2020. She has special interests in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, speech sound disorders, and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family & friends, swimming, and cooking!
Christina received her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Midwestern University in Arizona. Prior to joining the Tots to Teens family, she gathered clinical experiences in multiple settings including outpatient therapy centers, a deaf and hard of hearing center, and the public-school systems in Florida, Arizona, and Virginia. Christina enjoys working with clients with a variety of needs including articulation/phonology, expressive and receptive language, fluency, cognition, and apraxia of speech. She has special interests in speech sound disorders and contributing research to the field of communication disorders. Christina is passionate about working as a part of a multidisciplinary team to best address the unique needs of her clients.
Nicole graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Pittsburgh and was accorded her provisional license to practice in Virginia. Throughout her years in Pittsburgh, she focused on pediatrics and interned in a variety of schools, outpatient centers, and a private practice. Growing up in Virginia, she always had a passion for teaching kids how to take care of and ride horses. This interest, paired with her interest in speech and language, have led her to this special field of work. She enjoys helping students of all ages and loves to include variety and fun into her therapy sessions. In her free time, Nicole enjoys baking, running, and riding her horse Lily.
Emily graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University and was accorded her provisional license to practice in Virginia. Being from Argentina, Emily is a bilingual speaker and has a special interest in working with bilingual families and incorporating both Spanish and English in her sessions. She enjoys working with students of all ages and has experience working with medically complex clients, augmented communication (AAC), language and speech disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Throughout her time in the DMV area, Emily had the opportunity to intern at a pediatric outpatient hospital, school, and university clinic. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new restaurants, being outside, and planning her next trip home.
Jairia received her Bachelor’s of Science in Social Psychology from Park University. Growing up with deaf parents, she was first introduced to the importance of speech pathology by her mother who received speech services while growing up in a deaf boarding school. Learning American Sign Language alongside English as a child, it has always been a natural calling of Jairia’s to work in the Deaf community as well as with children of all ages. Currently working towards her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders, Jairia is looking forward to the opportunity to learn all that she can with Tots to Teens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four daughters, crafting, and swimming.
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