Kempsville Office – Main Office
Located near the Fairfield Shopping Center at the corner of Lord Dunmore and Providence Roads, our Kempsville 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 Kempsville, 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.
Beth KingMS, CCC-SLP
Operations Director of Pediatric Division
Beth is the Operations Director of the Adult Neurological and Pediatric Therapy Division, known as Southeastern Therapy for Kids. She is a Speech-language Pathologist and joined Southeastern Physical Therapy in 2004. Beth received her B.S. in speech-language pathology and audiology in 1997, and her M.S. in Speech-language Pathology in 1999 from Old Dominion University.
Beth works with patients who have difficulty with speech, language, voice, and cognitive function, as well as, patients who have oral-motor feeding difficulties. She has a wide range of experience with both the pediatric and adult population including those with oral aversion, articulation disorders, and communication disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury, and dementia.
Janice BarreraPT, DPT
Kempsville Clinic Manager
Janice is a physical therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2007 and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2010 from West Virginia University. She is also a registered yoga teacher and has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Atma Bodha Yoga studio. She loves implementing yoga as a therapeutic treatment tool for various diagnosis as a way to increase strength, range of motion, and body awareness. She has been to several continuing education courses on therapeutic yoga for children with developmental disorders as well. She has also taught group therapeutic yoga classes to children. Janice enjoys working with infants as young as a few days old to toddlers and children with developmental delays due to cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, hypotonia, etc. She also is fascinated by the neuro system and likes to treat adults with a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Kimmy EllerMS, CCC-SLP
Kimmy is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Southeastern Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University School of Science in 2002. In 2005, Kimmy graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from East Carolina University’s College of Allied Health Sciences. Kimmy has extensive experience in outpatient pediatrics, early intervention, and in “designer” schools (i.e.: private schools for emotionally/psychologically challenged children and a school for children with Autism). Kimmy enjoys working with all populations and is enthusiastic about treating children and adults with speech and language concerns. Kimmy implements an individualized approach in order to enhance the most meaningful and functional communication for her patients.
Laura GrizzardMA, CCC-SLP
Laura is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2004 from Radford University and her MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008 from Hampton University.
Laura has experience with the pediatric population providing treatment in the areas of articulation, language, fluency and Autism. She also provides therapy to the geriatric population in the areas of cognition, swallowing, stroke, dementia and traumatic brain injuries. Laura enjoys working with both the pediatric and geriatric population.
Meagan GrubbsMS, OTR/L
Meagan Grubbs is an Occupational Therapist who graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Alabama in 2015. She also received a Bachelor of Science in 2013 from Auburn University. Meagan has experience working with both pediatrics and adults in the outpatient setting. She loves working with children and enjoys the fast-paced nature of pediatric therapy. She is passionate about empowering her patients to be as independent as possible in activities that are meaningful to them.
Brittany MowfyMS.Ed., CF-SLP
Brittany is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2016 from Old Dominion University. Brittany has experience with adult and pediatric patients. She has worked with adult patients who are experiencing communication difficulties resulting from a stroke, head injury, or neurological disease. In addition to these areas, Brittany also has experience treating adult and pediatric voice and swallowing difficulties. She is experienced in treating preschool and school age children speech articulation, stuttering, and language delays and has a strong skills set treating individuals with autism who require language intervention.
Randy WanttajaMA, CCC-SLP
Randy is a Speech-Language Pathologist at our Kempsville clinic in Virginia Beach. He received a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2004 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Randy has over 10 years experience treating both adult and pediatric patients.
Randy has worked with adult patients who are experiencing difficulties with aphasia, speech, language, comprehension, and memory, resulting from stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases. Randy also has experience treating patients experiencing voice problems due to overuse, as well as those with swallowing difficulties. He has experience evaluating and treating non-verbal patients requiring speech-generating electronic devices (Augmentative-Assistive Communication) to communicate. Randy also enjoys treating pre-school and school-age children requiring therapy for speech articulation and intelligibility, stuttering, language delays, autism, and social language disorders.
Sarah HarscheMS, OTR/L
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Tracey ScottMA, CCC-SLP
Tracey received her BA in Biology in 1988, and her M.A. in Communication Science and Disorders in 1999 both from Hampton University.Tracey is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Southeastern Physical Therapy where she specializes in pediatric Speech Therapy. She is also a full time-school based Speech Pathologist. Tracey has experience with treating articulation, oral-motor, language, and fluency disorders, as well as, providing treatment to autistic and severely impaired patients in need of assistive and/or alternative communication systems.
Corinne O’NeilMS, OTR/L
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Tamika TraynhamMA, CCC-SLP
Tamika is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her BS in Speech-Language Pathology from Old Dominion University in 2008 and her M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University in 2008. Tamika is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Southeastern Physical Therapy and is also a full time-school based Speech Pathologist. Tamika has experience in treating and providing skilled intervention to the pediatric and school aged population in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, Autism, and children requiring augmentative/alternative communication systems. She also provides skilled intervention to the geriatric population in the areas of cognition, traumatic brain injuries, and swallowing disorders.
Dana Taylor OliveiraMS, CCC-SLP
Dana is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Old Dominion University in 2005 and her B.A. in Speech Communication from George Mason University in 1998.
Dana specializes in infant feeding and dysphagia in the pediatric population. She has had training in neonatal and infant feeding, sensory feeding aversion, and pediatric dysphagia with extensive experience in a children’s hospital and pediatric outpatient clinics. She has a wide range of experience working with infants and children including those with communication disorders, articulation disorders, and feeding difficulties resulting from prematurity, stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, and brain injuries. She has a passion for working with infants and children of all ages to assist them in all aspects of their growth and development.
Kathy StilesMS, CCC-SLP
Kathy Stiles is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her M.S. Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Old Dominion University in 1999.
Kathy enjoys working in pediatrics with all ages. She has experience working with infant intervention programs in the Tidewater area as well as several local preschools. Kathy provides skilled speech-language treatment for articulation, language, and fluency. She also has experience working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders using the Floor Time approach to learning. Kathy’s passion is helping young children to learn through purposeful “play.”
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman
Mary BanksPT, DPT, ATC
Mary is a PRN pediatric physical therapist for Southeastern Physical Therapy. She is a full-time school-based physical therapist as well as an athletic trainer for a local middle school in Virginia Beach. She has been practicing as both in the area since 2005. She also has experience working with the geriatric population. Mary graduated with her B.S. in Health Education with an emphasis in athletic training/Psychology (minor) in May 2001 from the Monroe Park Campus of VCU (Richmond, VA). She has been a practicing licensed athletic trainer since 2002. Mary graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December 2004 from the Medical Campus (MCV) of VCU. Mary specializes in pediatrics and enjoys evaluating and treating a variety of pediatric genetic and neurological conditions including Spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cerebellar ataxia, Freidrich’s Ataxia, Down syndrome, ASD, and countless others. She also enjoys working with high school and middle school athletes and the orthopedic issues and injuries that may arise from their sports especially back and SI joint issues/injuries. She grew up in Virginia Beach having graduated from Salem HS in 1997.