We are excited to announce that have moved into our new, larger office at: 1270 McConnell Drive Suite B Decatur GA 30333. This location is conveniently located next to many important locations, including Mason Mill Park, Avis G. Williams Library, Toco Hills Shopping Center, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center
On Target Pediatric Therapy, LLC was established by Jennifer and Rachel to provide a comprehensive and affordable avenue of care for our children. At On Target, we provide professional Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy services while always maintaining an "at home" feel for all of our clientele. We welcome our customers to the On Target family where all of our services are tailor-made to suit each individual's needs.
We offer treatment sessions on Monday through Friday from 9am until 6pm in our offices. We are pleased to announce we can also provide our services at many schools. We offer evaluations, treatment sessions, group and information sessions on both a private pay and insurance based model.
Jennifer, in addition to co-founding On Target Pediatric Therapy, earned her Masters in Science from Columbia University and has over half a decade of professional experience. Jennifer is a self proclaimed 'therapy kid' who strives to enable children to feel the empowerment and loving care she felt from a great Occupational Therapist. She seeks to wholeheartedly assess each child by their strengths and use these unique traits to maximize their potential. Jennifer has worked in pediatric rehabilitation facilities, special need preschools, elementary and middle schools, evaluation centers and private clinics. She has received her L1 SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) Proficiency Certificate from the Star Institute, and has completed courses in Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Handwriting Without Tears, TEACCH, and DIR/Floortime approaches.
Besides co-founding On Target Pediatric Therapy, Rachel has over 10 years of experience and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Downstate University in New York. Rachel is passionate about bringing her expertise to a practice where children and their families can feel success in a tangible and genuine way. Avid about parental involvement, Rachel has spent years implementing approaches that enhance parent involvement in the therapy process. Rachel has treated a broad age range of pediatric clients, ranging from a few weeks old through middle school age, and clients with myriad diagnoses, enabling her to have a comprehensive understanding of pediatric occupational therapy. She continues to enhance her skillset, and is now certified in iLs (Integrated Listening Systems). Additionally, she has completed courses in Handwriting without Tears, Early baby treatment, Neurodevelopmental treatment, Interventions for Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Functional Vision, and Feeding assessment and treatment, as well as many other areas.
Mallery pursued her passion for pediatrics by completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Georgia State University in 2019. During her time at Georgia State, Mallery completed pediatric research that helped children with cerebral palsy develop their gross motor skills through virtual reality video games. Mallery also completed a pediatric clinical and pediatric volunteer work in Georgia and Honduras, working with a variety of different neurological and orthopedic cases. Mallery joined On Target Pediatric Therapy in March 2020 to continue pursuing her passion of working with children and helping them accomplish their goals. Outside of the clinic, she plays roller derby for the Atlanta Rollergirls and loves to skate the beltline with friends.
Stefanie is a speech-language pathologist originally from New Orleans. She obtained her master's degree from Louisiana State University, where she completed a thesis on experiences in vocal handicap among diverse populations. Prior to her work in private practice, she worked as a speech-language pathologist in both public school and hospital settings. Stefanie has a special interest in feeding, swallowing, voice, and motor speech disorders. She is also interested in autism/neurodiversity acceptance and advocacy. Her experience as a selectively mute child allows her to bring a special perspective to treatment, as she can remember what it was like to be unable to communicate effectively. She is trained in PROMPT and LAMP therapy techniques and is currently completing PROMPT certification. She is a member of ASHA and presented on diversity issues at the ASHA national convention in 2014. When she isn't working, Stefanie can be found camping, hiking, and writing. You also might be able to spot her at Dragoncon, which she attends and presents at annually.
Libby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with 2 minors in Religion and Music from Lee University in 2014. She then took a few years off to gain work experience as a sales representative for a youth art show company and as a full-time nanny where she realized her true passion for occupational therapy. Libby then attended and received her Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy at Augusta University in 2019. During her time at Augusta University, Libby had the opportunity to participate in multiple pediatric rotations in Athens and Augusta, GA as well as in Houston, TX where she had the privilege of treating patients with a variety of conditions. Libby participated in research opportunities while in graduate school with the privilege to present research on cognition at the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association Conference in 2018 and the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in 2019. Libby’s passion is to connect with and meet her patients and parents/caregivers where they are at in life whether things are going well or they feel like they have hit rock bottom in order to work together as a unit to reach their goals.
Kate grew up in the Chicago area, and received her bachelor’s degrees in human physiology and music from the University of Iowa in 2017. She then moved to Florida to attend the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to pursue her dream of becoming an occupational therapist. During her program, she had the opportunity to complete fieldwork rotations in hand therapy and outpatient pediatrics. Although she enjoys working with people of all ages, she developed a passion for working with kids. To complete her doctoral project, she created and implemented a pediatric group drumming program to promote social participation. Kate strives to provide child and family-centered care to make her treatments both evidence-based and fun for the children and their families. In her free time, Kate likes exploring her new city, exercising, cooking, playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family.
Taylor earned her bachelors of science degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University in 2016 and her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Alabama State University in 2018. While enrolled in her masters occupational therapy program, Taylor had the opportunity to complete internships in a variety of different settings including inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, early intervention and the school system which expanded her knowledge about both orthopedic and pediatric developmental conditions. To further her knowledge, she also completed an international fellowship in Jinja, Uganda where she worked beside other pediatric occupational therapist from around the world to provide quality care to children at an orphanage called Home of Hope. Taylor is passionate about providing quality, evidence based practice to each of her clients while developing a lasting relationship to best assist them in reaching their goals.
Andrea is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with experience assessing and treating pediatric and geriatric populations in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and private clinics. Andrea earned both her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Disorders and Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Alabama. Throughout her graduate school and clinical experiences, Andrea gained experience treating a wide variety of pediatric communication disorders related to complex developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as general learning disabilities. Through these experiences, she developed a passion for providing engaging, fun, and individualized therapy to children of all ages. She believes that all children are unique and special and that their early communication development is crucial for establishing a foundation for success in their next steps in life. Andrea aims to work collaboratively with children and their families to provide quality therapy services, develop lasting relationships, and help children achieve their greatest potential through effective communication skills. In her free time, Andrea enjoys cooking, reading, painting, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Deena received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Northridge in 2016 and earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. During her doctoral program, Deena's studies included a specialized curriculum with a focus on sensory processing. She then completed her residency by designing and presenting research on strategy patterns used by children during fine motor manipulation. Since joining the On Target team, Deena has continued to add to her specialties through courses in DIR Floor time and Pediatric Complex Feeding Issues. Deena is passionate about creating a client centered environment where kids and parents can be active participants in their own therapy process. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dog as well as watching sports.
Megan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Louis University where she studied Communication Sciences and Disorders and Special Education. Following graduation, she worked in a primary classroom at an Oral Deaf Education school where she expanded her experience and refined her passion. Working in a classroom setting highlighted the importance of individualized instruction and grew her love of helping children find their voice through various communication methods. She received her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University. During her graduate program, Megan gained experience with adult and pediatric populations in hospital, private practice, and school settings. Throughout graduate school, Megan engaged in research and presented at the Greater Cleveland Autism Society regarding strategies for increasing functional and verbal communication with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Megan believes in a child-first philosophy and is passionate about providing therapy that is engaging and fun for the child. Megan believes that a collaborative approach allows children the opportunity to develop all of their goals in one unique setting and build confidence across skill sets to best prepare them for their next steps in life. She strives to help students in the earliest stages of development build their own bridges through learning effective communication. When she’s not playing pretend or laminating materials, Megan enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and traveling.
Michelle earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1999. She worked in public schools in Maryland and Massachussetts for 12 years providing therapy services to children with a wide variety of special needs. During that time she additionally took on the responsibility of being the Special Education Team Leader at one of the schools in Massachusetts where she helped write comprehensive IEP’s for the students in that school district. After leaving Massachusetts, Michelle spent a few years being a full-time mom and is now excited to return to her first passion, helping children learn to use their motor skills to the best of their abilities. Michelle has taken many continuing education courses over the years, most recently she has learned some new techniques for treating Idiopathic Toe-Walking and took a course in Hippotherapy (a form of therapy that utilizes the horse and it’s movement as a treatment tool to achieve the individual patient's goals). In addition to working here, Michelle provides Hippotherapy at Chastain Horse Park.
Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Eastern University in 2013 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2016. During her time at Thomas Jefferson, she realized her passion for working with children during a clinical rotation at a children’s rehabilitation hospital. She comes to On Target Pediatric Therapy with 3 years of experience working with children in both hospital and outpatient settings, specializing in working with infants and toddlers with high medical complexity. Ashley has experience treating a wide variety of pediatric conditions and has received continuing education training in assessing and treating premature infants. She is passionate about supporting families and caregivers as active participants in the therapy process in order to help children reach their full potential within their homes and communities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and playing soccer.
Hailing from England, Gaby graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communications, with a focus on interpersonal communication, marketing and psychology. After university, she trekked across 3 continents to expand her knowledge and understanding of other cultures and then moved to Israel, raising her young family, before finally settling Atlanta in 2012. Gaby gained extensive management skills through her experience as a Realtor and property manager in both the UK and Georgia, where she managed over 75 properties. She is immediately recognizable not only for her London accent but also for the care and attention that she provides to every patient. She is always available to be a listening ear and her knowledge, experience and passion enable her to determine the needs of each patient and liaise with the appropriate healthcare providers, working together to provide clients with the best care. When she is not hard at work at OTPT, Gaby can be found doing Zumba, recording voice-overs, or spending time with her family.
© 2018 On Target Pediatric Therapy, LLC