Located close to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center at the intersection of Kingsborough and Wimbledon Square, our Kingsborough 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 Kingsborough, Chesapeake 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.
Katie SilvaMS, CCC-SLP
Chesapeake Clinic Manager
Katie is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her B.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech in 2010 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University in 2013. Katie loves working with children of all ages in a pediatric outpatient setting. She has experience providing treatment in the areas of language, articulation, and fluency, as well as with children diagnosed with Autism and children requiring augmentative/alternative communication systems. Katie has also worked with adults suffering from speech, language, and cognitive impairments resulting from brain injury, stroke, and dementia.
Shana SealMS, CCC-SLP
Shana is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Old Dominion University in 2013 and her M.S.Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology from ODU in 2015. Shana has experience working with the pediatric population providing treatment in the areas of articulation, language, Autism, fluency, and hearing impairments. Additionally, Shana has worked with the adult population providing treatment for those with aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, dementia, cognitive impairments, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological conditions.
Melissa StaplefordMS, OTR/L
Melissa received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware and attended Nova Southeastern University in South Florida to obtain a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. She spent time at various well-renowned rehabilitation hospitals during her education, including the Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, FL, and MossRehab in Philadelphia, PA. Her specialties include sensorimotor-based approaches, sensory integration therapy, executive functioning and social skills groups, play-based therapy, training in the SIPT and Handwriting Without Tears. She also has experience in neurological, orthopedic and hand rehabilitation, is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner and is a fieldwork educator for OT students. Melissa joined Southeastern Physical Therapy after relocating to Virginia Beach from Maryland, where she worked treating children in a private, outpatient clinic in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When she is not creating fun and functional treatments to improve the lives of her patients, she enjoys the beach life, travel and nature photography. Melissa brings enthusiasm, creativity, and compassion to her patients and their families to help them build a bright, promising future and to lead a fulfilling life.
Kayla Smithson KaneMS, OTR/L
Kayla Kane grew up in Charlotte, NC. In her undergraduate years at East Carolina University, she became interested in the field of occupational therapy, because she felt it embodies the philosophies and traits that she values, such as viewing the individual holistically – as an integrative unit with psychological, emotional, social, and physical needs. Kayla worked as a rehab technician on a pediatric inpatient rehab unit at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC where she developed a love for working with pediatrics. Thus, Kayla pursued and received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy in December 2015 from East Carolina College of Allied Health Sciences. Including her fieldworks at Vidant Medical Center and Charlotte’s Medical Center, where she gained valuable hands-on experience working with a variety of ages and conditions including neurological disorders, traumatic injuries, as well as Sensory Processing and Integration disorders and Autism. Kayla has over 3 years of pediatric work and volunteer experiences with a wide variety of diagnoses ages, and settings. Kayla is trained and certified in the Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT) curriculum and strives to address her clients holistically through building strong therapeutic rapport, client-centered functional interventions, and facilitates collaboration with other professional disciplines and family members.
Mary Blake HinshawMS, CCC-SLP
Mary Blake is a Speech Language Pathologist who received her B.S in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015 and her M.S in Speech Language Pathology in 2017 from James Madison University. She loves working with both pediatric and adult populations in the outpatient setting. Mary Blake has experience evaluating and treating children of all ages in the areas of language, articulation, fluency, hearing loss, and alternate/augmentative communication. Additionally, she has experience evaluating and treating the adult population who are experiencing deficits in speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognition that have resulted from traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and various other neurological conditions. Mary Blake is passionate about working closely with patients and their families to provide individualized treatment.