Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. (ICT) was developed to offer a holistic approach to treating the children. We recognize that it is the day to day interactions with families and caregivers that truly make a difference in a child’s life. Because of this, our staff works closely with families and other team members to create functional strategies that can be carried over within everyday activities. This team approach helps families help their children reach their goals.
Furthermore, ICT is known as a sensory based, feeding therapy clinic. Our staff has the expertise and experience to offer treatment that touches both the sensory focused and behavioral concerns that arise from feeding issues. We use activities that address feeding concerns through sensory play and feeding-based approaches. Additionally, not only do we offer one-on-one feeding treatments with children, but at times also offer several peer-to-peer feeding experiences with our licensed clinicians.
Integrated Children’s Therapies is able to offer occupational, and speech and language services to our families. As each child brings something unique, each of our staff members also brings their own experience to help children to reach their full potential. Our staff is all highly trained and experienced in pediatrics and sensory integration. Each has experience working in a variety of settings with varied ages and diagnostic categories
Lisa van Gorder, OTR/L, CEIS, is the owner and Clinic Director of Integrated Children's Therapies. Lisa’s experience working in outpatient clinics, schools, and with early intervention programs has given her good insight on how to facilitate, and obtain functional goals for children with a variety of diagnoses. In addition to her clinical experience, Lisa is certified in Sensory Integration, a provider for The Listening Program, and is a Certified Early Intervention Specialist. Furthermore, Lisa has additional expertise in feeding issues while creating and coordinating a variety of feeding groups for children with multiple needs.
Courtney Vargas, OTR/L, experience comes from her work in pediatric outpatient clinics and school based settings. She is passionate about sensory integration therapy and how she is able to blend theory and treatment to see positive outcomes. Additionally, Courtney has extensive experience of dealing with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and general behavioral issues. Courtney Listening Program provider and trained in the Astronaut Program.
Melissa Kostel, OTR/L, brings her experience from a variety of settings including early intervention, outpatient clinics, social skill groups, international treatment settings, and schools. She has a special interest in children with Down syndrome, feeding, autism spectrum disorders, and sensory processing needs. Melissa enjoys helping children reach their unique developmental potential and empowering parents to be a part their child’s progress. Melissa is a trained provider for the Listening Program, Astronaut Program, and in SOS feeding techniques.
Holly Fadie, MS, CCC-SLP, has experience working with a variety of populations and language impairments in private, school and hospital based settings. She has received extensive training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems as well as working with children on the Autism Spectrum using specialized visual support based instruction. Holly has also coordinated and created social groups for children with various abilities and language skills to promote positive social experiences and improve pragmatic language through play-based intervention
Mollee Nosek, MS CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech language pathologist with 15 years of experience working with school-aged children. She has worked with children ages 2 to 12 who have had a variety of speech, language and learning issues. Mollee believes in a strong connection between functional language around the home, school and in natural settings as well as a strong connection between language and literacy for academic excellence. Bridging the gaps between home, school, and the outside world help her students to achieve their personal best. Mollee has experience working with children who have Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, and Articulation Delays/Disorders such as Apraxia.
Rebecca Gammons, MS CCC-SLP, has extensive experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including: early intervention, preschool, and public school. In addition to her work experience, Rebecca is a PROMPT-trained clinician, a program that combines oral motor and developmental activities to achieve cognitive function and social skills goals. It is through these experiences that Rebecca is able to help children, and their families, use functional activities to achieve outcomes at home and in the community.
Samantha Taft, MA CCC-SLP, currently splits her time between ICT and the public school system where she works with elementary age children grades K-5th. She has had extensive experience in working with children with severe autism, dyspraxia, emotional/behavioral disorders, and augmentative communication devices. Her philosophy includes evidence-based developmental approaches to speech and language treatment in order to teach functional skills for all learning environments. Her passion for children language disorders has allowed her to expand her knowledge and develop creative approaches that fit each individual child.
Jacquie Sargent, OTR/L, has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, early intervention programs and schools. Through her practice she strives to help children reach success while collaborate with caregivers to integrate ideas into daily routines. Jacquie has experience working with children with varying diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing needs, and developmental delays. Jacquie is also a Listening Program trained provider.
The office staff at Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. are happy to help you with any administrative and scheduling issues. Below are their days, hours, and positions.
Lisa van Gorder, Clinical Director – Mon – Thurs. 9am – 7pm, Friday 9a – 6pm
Wendy Whiting, Insurance Coordinator – Monday – Friday 10:30 – 2:30pm
Lisa D’Alessio, Administrative Assistant – Tuesday – Friday 9am-1:30pm.
Alison Tidd, Administrative Assistant – Mon – Thursday 1:30-7pm, Friday 1:30-6pm
Trina Varadi, Administrative Assistant – Saturdays only 9am-2:30pm