Speech Language Therapy
Jordan Stewart, M.A. CCC-SLP
Jordan graduated from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Jordan was brought into this field by her desire to find a career that combined her communication skills and teaching with her passion to help children with special needs. She also holds a teaching certificate, graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a driven speech language pathologist with success in attaining childrens’ speech/language goals through enjoyable and imaginative customized therapy activities that naturally transfer to their daily environment. Jordan is knowledgeable about current evidence-based research findings and effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. She has experience in providing group and individual therapy in school and private settings to students ages 1-21. Jordan also has a working proficiency of Spanish and uses it with some of her Spanish speaking clientele. In her spare time she enjoys jet skiing, exploring beaches, reading, watching documentaries, playing tennis and traveling.
Alissa Belmont, M.S. CCC-SLP
Alissa earned her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She interned in Hillsborough County Elementary School’s and practiced speech therapy with children under supervision at the USF on-site clinic. She was brought into the field by her enthusiasm for language and love for being creative with kids. Alissa has a personal goal of earning an ACE award that is given to SLPs who earn 70 hours of continuing education within 3 years. She loves being creative and making every session full of opportunities to communicate and support language learning. In her spare time she likes to relax at the beach, read, write, cook, and try DIY art projects. Alissa often encourages parents to read to their children to increase their exposure to language every day.
Jessica Mullins, B.S. SLPA
Jessica is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant with her bachelors from Indiana State University. She will be attending graduate school in the fall of 2015. She decided to pursue speech language pathology because of her love and compassion for individuals with developmental delays. She has over 9 years of experience working with individuals of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jessica has traveled to Africa where she taught English to children and adults in local villages. She likes to ensure that families are well informed of their child’s goals and educates them on therapeutic materials which can be used at home. In her spare time, she likes to go to the beach, shop, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
Debbie Meissner M.S., CCC-SLP
Debbie joined Children’s Therapy Solutions after working for Manatee County Schools for 35 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her Masters degree from Florida State University. Debbie has vast experience working with a variety of ages and disorders. She has extensive experience working with children having autism, language based reading disorders, mental health, ADHD, stuttering, voice, language and speech disorders. She participated many years on the cleft palate team through Children’s Medical Services. Debbie has also been an adjunct professor for Nova University. She enjoys keeping current with latest therapy trends earning ACE awards from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association. Debbie finds working with her clients and their family to be very rewarding. She truly believes that it takes a village to raise a child.
Michelle Andrzejewski MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle received her B.S. and M.S. in Speech Language Pathology at Purdue University. At Purdue, she was a research assistant for a lab that was researching early predictors of autism spectrum disorders. She became a Speech-Language Pathologist because of her passion for working with children. She moved down to Florida two years ago and has loved getting to know the area. Michelle currently also works in the school setting with students from kindergarten through 5th grade. She loves to combine literacy skills with articulation and language goals. Almost all of her therapy sessions include reading a book. In her free time, Michelle enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, and playing games with her family and friends.
Caitlin Kellogg, M.A. CF-SLP
Caitlin earned her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She always had a desire to become a part of a field that would allow her to help make a positive impact in the lives of those in need, and speech has given her just that. Caitlin had the opportunity to complete a 14-week internship at Children’s Therapy Solutions and is happy to return to Florida joining the speech therapy team full time. Caitlin strives to make her therapy sessions enjoyable, creative, individualized, and let’s not forget…FUN! She aims to make differences in the lives of her clients one day at a time. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, cooking/eating (let’s be honest!), music, and simply just trying new things!
Morgan Wood, M.A. CF-SLP
Morgan’s enthusiasm and love for children lead her to earn a Masters of Arts in speech language pathology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in speech language pathology and audiology from The University of Akron. Morgan’s clinical internships allowed her to work closely with children with hearing loss, autism, speech delays, and language difficulties. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship at CTS and couldn’t be happier to be here. She is eager to provide evidence-based therapy to her clients to increase their overall communication. Morgan enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.
Alessandra Huertas, B.A. SLPA
Alessandra earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. She has more than 5 years of experience working with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays. She has worked with children in other settings as well for example, teaching piano at a private school. She wanted to pursue a career where she can teach, be creative, and help make an impact in other people’s lives. Alessandra was born in Peru, but grew up in California since she was 6 years old. She moved to Florida for college and fell in love with this state. She became certain about pursuing a career in speech language pathology after seeing the positive impact it had on her younger sibling first-hand. Now her desire and passion is to help children and their families just as her family was helped. Being bilingual she can help a broad range of children and families! In her free time she loves relaxing at the beach, painting, going to the movies, acting, traveling and exploring new places.
Courtney Addington, M.S. CCC-SLP
Courtney earned her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University. She currently has more than 5 years of experience in settings that include: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Educational Service Center Preschools, Public Elementary Schools, Outpatient Clinics and Home Visits. She pursued a career in Speech and Language Pathology due to her passion for working with children. She is adamant about staying up to date on the most current research to provide evidenced-based treatments. She enjoys using fun, creative, activities and incorporating literature into therapy sessions to keep children engaged and to maximize speech and language opportunities. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, swimming, reading and exploring new cities and beaches.
Andres Gordillo, M.S., CCC-SLP
Andres, “Mr. G,” graduated from the University of South Florida with his Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. He is trilingual and provides services in both Spanish and English. As a recipient of the 5th cohort grant from the Department of Education, his studies related to listening and spoken language in culturally and linguistically diverse children who are deaf or hard of hearing earned him additional certification as an Early Intervention Hearing Specialist. He worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist for 1.5 years. His background led him into the field. Andres grew up in Ecuador and came to America when he was 14 years old. Having grown up with a cousin with Down syndrome he noticed the lack of resources for treatment first-hand there. His goal now is to open his own clinic in Ecuador and make a difference in other countries too! In his spare time, Andres likes playing the guitar, soccer, running, and traveling.
Jessica Fanning M.S. CCC-SLP
Jessica received her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati and her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology at USF. She has been working as an SLP for over 7 years, in which she has worked with a variety of patients in schools, private practice, homes, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. She was inspired to become a Speech Therapist due to the vast variety of settings she could work in. During her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, and playing in a kickball league.