Kim Williams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Developmental Therapy Services/Speech-Language PathologistKim Williams, M.S., CCC-SLPKim earned her bachelor’s degree in speech and audiology from SUNY Cortland in 1981 and a master’s degree in communication disorders/speech-language pathology from Boston University in 1983. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1984. Kim has 36 years of experience working with young children birth to 9 years of age. She has worked with many children who have had established diagnoses and/or developmental delays leading to areas of need in oral-motor/feeding, articulation and/or language and literacy skills to include receptive, expressive and pragmatic language delays or disorders. Kim has always been mindful of respecting the feelings and thoughts of others both at home and at work. She stays busy with home projects, outside sport activities, socializing with friends and families, and most of all keeping up with her husband and Jack Russel terrier. Being well rounded has always been important to her in keeping herself energized and focused; it makes home and work a pleasure!
Director of Developmental Therapy Services/Speech-Language Pathologist
Heather Anacki, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language PathologistHeather Anacki, M.A., CCC-SLPHeather earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in social work from Stony Brook University in 1990. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in speech language pathology from State University College at Plattsburgh, N.Y. in 1997. She holds the American Speech/Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and was awarded the ASHA Award for Continuing Education in 2014 and 2017. Heather has enjoyed working with children and their families as a pediatric speech language pathologist since 1997. She has worked in early intervention, public school and pediatric clinic settings in her home state of New York, in Massachusetts and in Florida. Heather has prepared and delivered presentations on varied pediatric speech and language topics at local and state conferences. Heather values her personal relationships with her family and friends and strives to nurture them when outside of work. She tries to create time for herself to relax, recharge and learn, which provides her with the energy she needs to serve children and their families. Most of all, Heather values humor and laughter, and likes to incorporate both into each day!
Speech Language Pathologist
Melissa Cox, M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist/SarasotaMelissa Cox, M.S., OTR/LMelissa graduated from The University of Buffalo in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational science and a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She has completed continuing education courses in the areas of executive function skills, sensory integration, self-regulation, feeding, and oral motor skills. Melissa moved to Florida from New York after graduation and has worked in pediatric clinics ever since. Her favorite aspect of working with children is incorporating parent education into a child's therapy in order to equip and empower parents to uniquely work with their child in engaging and functional ways. Melissa uses her occupational therapy skills and passion for pediatric clients in her personal life serving in her church's Special Needs Ministry.
Susan Del Gallo, B.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist/North PortSusan Del Gallo, B.S., OTR/LSusan graduated with honors earning her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut (1986). She has advanced training in sensory integration and is sensory integration and Praxis Test certified. Susan has worked exclusively in pediatrics for 30 years in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, birth to three programs, home care and outpatient therapy clinics. Susan has recently relocated to Florida following 40 years of beautiful New England foliage and snow storms but is quickly adjusting to the wonderful Florida sunshine. She has extensive experience using scientific research-based interventions, behavioral interventions and therapeutic techniques working with a wide variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, genetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, learning disabilities and Dysgraphia as well as visual perceptual, fine motor and sensory processing deficits. Susan enjoys spending time with her family and dogs as well as spending time outdoors. She likes exploring all the exciting activities living in Florida full time allows and exercising. She believes all children need time to learn through play and gross motor movement activities.
Occupational Therapist/North Port
Shannon Lockhart, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language PathologistShannon Lockhart, M.S., CCC-SLPShannon graduated summa cum laude from Methodist College in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She earned her Master of Science Degree in communication sciences and disorders from East Carolina University in 2009. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech/language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and was awarded the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Shannon received a Mary Walker Award in 2009 for serving as an outstanding civilian liaison between military supervisors and civilian families. Shannon has worked with a variety of age groups in different settings to include pediatric clinics, long-term care facilities, public schools, and early intervention settings. She keeps busy with do-it-yourself home improvements and enjoying the Florida lifestyle with her husband and chocolate lab.
Sharon Robertson, Ph.D. OTR/L ATR
Occupational Therapist/SarasotaSharon Robertson, Ph.D. OTR/L ATRSharon earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in occupational therapy , her master's degree in Art Therapy, and a doctorate in spiritual science. She is a registered occupational therapist and a registered art therapist. Sharon began working as an occupational therapist in San Diego, Ca with cerebral palsy children using a neuro-developmental therapy and sensory integration frame of reference. Upon moving to Bradenton Fla., Sherry worked for Child Youth and Parent Services, a department of what was then the Glen's Corporation, providing therapy for private clients and workshops to parents and the community. Sharon was one of the first occupational therapists employed by the Manatee County School Board. Sharon has also worked at several different psychiatric institutes in Manatee County including Manatee Memorial Hospital. Sharon is an accomplished artist who seeks to explore the use of art to manage stress and use as a valuable tool for managing the inevitable trauma that results from being a conscious member of the human community. She writes poetry and on the weekends you will usually find her gardening. Sharon has a rich background of spiritual development and the use of meditation and art as a means to calm and center one in the wholeness of one's being.
Amy Smith, OTR/L
Occupational TherapistAmy Smith, OTR/LAmy was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated with honors from The University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's of science degree in occupational therapy. Amy has spent the last 20+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Lake Tahoe/Reno area working with children and families in outpatient pediatric settings, early intervention, private practice, and schools. As an occupational therapist, Amy feels grateful for the unique opportunity to become part of a child's development.
Celebrating milestones with each child and helping to maximize their potential through developmental therapy has very rewarding moments. Amy spent years involved in adaptive sports programs and is setting aside her snow skis for a time in the sun and sand. Amy brings along energy, optimism, and professionalism while working with children and their families. When not at work, you may find her out on the water, working on her golf game and/or spending time with her husband and her two Labrador Retrievers.