Located close to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center at the intersection of Kingsborough and Wimbledon Square, the Kingsborough 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.
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
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