Located off of Independence Road, near the outpatient campus, Sentara Independence. the Haygood office provides speech, occupational as well as physical therapy for children and adults with experienced therapists in a caring environment through the Pediatric and Neurological Division.
Southeastern Therapy for Kids provides 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.
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.
Lauren ConnerMS, OTR/L
Lauren is an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics. She received her bachelors of science degree from Florida State University in the areas of psychology and child development. While receiving her undergraduate education Lauren worked as therapeutic assistant at a residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center and in local preschools collecting data for reading research. She received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Lauren has worked in outpatient pediatrics, as well as inpatient rehab with a focus on cognitive rehab following traumatic brain injury. Lauren has always had a passion for working with children and has experience with a range of diagnosis including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADD/ADHD and feeding difficulties. Lauren believes in making therapy fun and motivating while working on the skills needed to succeed in everyday life!
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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