Located off of Independence Road, near the outpatient campus, Sentara Independence. our Haygood Southeastern Therapy for Kids clinic provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, as well as pediatric physical therapy with experienced therapists in a caring environment. Southeastern Therapy for Kids provides pediatric physical therapy services to meet the rehabilitation needs of patients, their physicians and parents. We work with children from birth to adulthood providing timely, individualized therapy services in a caring environment through the personalized attention of a committed staff.
At Southeastern Therapy for Kids, we go above and beyond when it comes to the treatment of our young patients. Our goal is to make their experience as close to “play time” as possible. Our specially-trained pediatric physical therapists work one-on-one with our young patients to help them, encourage progress, and form lasting bonds. In addition, our pediatric physical therapists work to improve a child’s gross motor ability (large muscle groups) which facilitate improved mobility, coordination and balance.
We’ll also do everything in our power to accommodate your busy schedule – including getting your child in for an appointment within 24 hours. Whether your child needs physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy, we’re here for you. Our friendly Haygood, Virginia Beach staff is happy to walk you through necessary paperwork and assist in any way possible, including insurance questions and scheduling. We’ll even call your insurance company for you to help you understand your benefits. The Southeastern Therapy for Kids team has partnered with Ivy Rehab in their joint mission to offer more services and an exceptional patient experience. The same caring staff at Southeastern Therapy for Kids will continue offer the same great service their patients have come to expect.
Meghan CyplikMS, CCC-SLP
Haygood Clinic Manager
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.
Kasie HealeyMS, CF-SLP
Kasie is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her B.S. in Speech Language Pathology in 2014 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Kasie enjoys working with both pediatric and adult populations. She has experience in evaluating and providing skilled intervention to the pediatric populations in the areas of language, articulation, voice, fluency, swallowing, and feeding. Kasie enjoys working with pediatric populations to facilitate early language skills as well as feeding therapy to children of all ages. Kasie has experience in evaluating and providing skilled intervention to the adult populations in outpatient setting with speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive impairments as a result from traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia. Kasie has a passion for developing individualized treatment plans with the incorporation of parents and families to facilitate positive outcomes and success for each patient.
Megan NewcombMS, OTR/L
Megan is an occupational therapist who received her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University in 2011 and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2015. Megan allows evidence based practice to guide her treatments and employs a client centered approach to each therapy session. She is passionate about helping patients of all ages increase their independence and improve their overall quality of life.
Allison PlanchakPT, DPT, OCS
Allison is a physical therapist who sees both pediatric and orthopedic patients at the Haygood location. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Old Dominion University in 2009. In 2013, Allison earned the advanced clinical designation of Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Allison has a background in evidence-based research and experience working with patients of all ages. She has worked with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses, both surgical and non-surgical, and was recruited to help establish post-surgical rehabilitation protocols for local surgeons. She also has experience working with amputee populations and many adult neurological diagnoses such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, and Spinal Cord Injury. Allison also has renewed passion for working with children with developmental delay after managing the rehabilitation of a family member. Allison believes that patient education is a key element to the rehabilitation process, and she works to ensure that patients and their families understand their diagnoses and treatment plans to better reach their goals.
Elizabeth ForgeyMS, CCC-SLP
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