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.
Lisa van Gorder, OTR/L, CEIS is the owner and Clinic Director of Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. 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 integrating theories from the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, food chaining, and the Ayer’s model of sensory regulation.
Tracy Colby, OTR/L has over 15 years of experience working with school-aged children who have had a variety of diagnosis, sensory, and learning needs. Her vast experience gives Tracy a depth of knowledge that allows her to help children feel successful while they learn how to reach their functional goals. Additionally, her experiences within the school system and outpatient clinic settings have given her insight on how to collaborate with families to create functional home programs. Tracy is also a Listening Program® provider.
Mary Driscoll, MS, OTR/L has extensive experience working with the pediatric population within preschool settings, and with movement-based groups with preschool to middle school aged children. She is enthusiastic about a holistic approach to treatment by using activities to integrating children’s neurological systems so that they are successful in their overall participation in everyday tasks. Additionally her experience with the pediatric population, and her background with massage therapy, have further established her belief of the importance of the mind and body connection with all children, regardless of diagnosis. Mary is also a Listening Program® provider.
Brianna Heighton, MS, OTR/L has experience working primarily with the pediatric population, beginning her work in an early intervention setting. Throughout her practice she has worked with a variety of medical and developmental diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing needs, and developmental delays. Additionally, she has been trained in the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, and is passionate about working with children and families to improve functional eating skills while recognizing the importance of family dynamic and carryover to home. Brianna is also a trained provider for The Listening Program®, the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, and the Bal-A-Vis-X program.
Veronica Ho, MS, OTR/L experience comes from her background with working in early intervention and outpatient settings. She has had the opportunity to treat children with a variety of diagnoses including developmental delays, gross and fine motor delays, and autism spectrum disorder. This work has allowed her to develop her skills with supporting children through collaboration with their families while providing individualized treatment. Additionally, Veronica is a trained provider for The Listening Program and the S.O.S Approach to Feeding.
Lauren Reppuci, MS, OTR/L has experience working with children and families in the community through early intervention and school system settings. Her background has made her dedicated with working collaboratively with children, families, and community providers to support participation in meaningful functional activities. Additionally, Lauren is trained in The Listening Programs®, and the Handwriting Without Tears, and Open Circle programs.
Courtney Vargas, MS, 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, general behavioral issues, and feeding concerns. Courtney is trained in The Listening Program®, in addition to the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, and the Astronaut and Bal-A-Vis-X Programs.
Cynthia Cifrino, MS, CF-SLP is a speech-language pathology clinical fellow and a proud graduate of Boston University. She has experience assessing and treating children from 3 years of age to 18 years of age in the domains of language delay/disorder, speech and articulation delay, fluency disorders (stuttering) and disorders of written language (reading and writing). She has experience working in both school and outpatient settings. She is particularly interested in school-age language, and presented a research poster in Fall 2016 at the American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) yearly conference on methods for informal assessment of word-finding difficulties in this population.
Amanda Judson, MA, CCC-SLP has experience with working in the public school system and the outpatient setting with a variety of children and diagnosis. Her experience includes severe autism, dyspraxia, and augmentative communication devices. Amanda’s philosophy includes evidence-based developmental approaches to speech and language treatment in order to teach functional skills for all learning environments. Additionally, her passion for children language disorders has allowed her to expand her knowledge and develop creative approaches that fit each individual child.
Mollee Langelier, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed speech language pathologist with almost 20 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.
Leandra Pfleger, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with experience working in early intervention and outpatient settings. She has worked with individuals 15-months through 18-years of age with variety of diagnosis including developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, reading and writing disorders, and articulation/phonology disorders. Her passion is supporting children through individualized treatment and collaboration with their families. Leandra is trained in the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, TalkTools’ Oral Placement Therapy, and Sheldon & Rush Early Childhood Coaching Method.
The office staff at Integrated Children’s Therapies, Inc. is happy to help you with any administrative and scheduling issues. Below are their days, hours, and positions.
Lisa van Gorder, Clinical Director – Monday – Friday 10a – 6pm
Joanna Dufault, Insurance Coordinator – Monday – Friday 7:30 – 3:30pm
Kathleen Ford, Administrative Assistant – Monday – Thursday 10:30am – 6:30pm Friday 10am – 6pm
Trina Varadi, Administrative Assistant – Saturdays only 7:45am- 2:00pm
Applicant must have a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy or a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, along with a certificate of clinical competence approved by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Further, individuals must be licensed in the state of Massachusetts with at least one year experience with the pediatric population. Candidates need to be able to provide treatment for a full range of pediatric diagnosis, and have experience with sensory integration. Experience in feeding therapy is a plus, but not required.
Individuals who do not have at least a year of experience with a pediatric population and are not licensed will not be considered
Benefits package include healthcare, vacation, retirement (Simple IRA), paid continuing education opportunities, and access to short and long term disability insurance.
Salary is negotiable and based on experience.