Occupational and Speech therapists specializing in autism, sensory integration, and augmentative communication.

Victoria McGowan CCC, SLP Speech/Language Pathologist

Vicky is a Speech-Launguage Pathologist who has been practicing for 16 years in Gainesville and the surrounding areas. She specializes in reading, augmentative communication, and pragmatic language. She is trained in Reading With TLC, Social Thinking, and the SCERTS Educationl Model. Vicky received a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Langauge Pathology from the University of South Florida.

Laura Aeder MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Laura is an Occupational Therapist certified in Sensory Integration. She received her Bachelor's at Emory University majoring in Psychology and her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. She has been practicing for 16 years and has multiple certifications. Laura is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding therapy, Therapeutic Listening approach, reflexes and their impact on movement, learning, and behavior, as well as the SCERTS Educational Model.

Lily Baiser MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Lily is certified in Sensory Integration. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida and her Master's in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She has 11 years of pediatric experience in clinic, home, and school based settings. Lily is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems, and Astronaut Training.

Katie Roark, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech/Language Pathologist

Katie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing in Gainesville and the surrounding areas for the past 11 years. She specializes in reading, augmentative communication, and executive functioning. She has received training in using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Orton-Gillingham methods, and has taken training from Susan Norwell on how to improve reading ability in nonverbal children. Katie also used to work for the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UF CARD) where she worked closely with other professionals on issues including behavior management, toilet training, classroom collaboration (training teachers and school staff), and social skills acquisition. Katie received both a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida.