Team Members

TRACY G.

Founder & CEO/Occupational Therapist   

SIPT Certified

Tracy is the CEO and founder of Exceptional Childrens Center. She graduated from Temple University in August 2009 earning a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with a concentration in sensory integration. While at Temple, Tracy became certified to perform the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test also known as the SIPT. Prior to completing her Doctorate she earned her Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1998. Tracy has a variety of work experience that includes work with adults and children. She opened her own private practice in 2005. Tracy has taken a number of continuing education courses that include extensive training in sensory integration theory and practice, a variety of auditory based interventions that include Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), therapeutic listening, REI or rhythmic entrainment and Berard Auditory Integration Training. She also has training in Astronaut Training, Handwriting Without Tears and Interactive Metronome.

KELLY R.

Director Of Speech Therapy Services  

PROMPT Trained

Kelly M.S., CCC-SLP, joined the staff at Exceptional Children's Center as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in April 2012. Kelly earned a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Iowa and earned a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University. She enjoys working with children of varying ages and abilities and their families, and she believes in a client-centered approach that builds on each child’s individual strengths. Kelly has completed a wide variety of continuing education courses in the areas of treatment, assessment and supervision that include PROMPT Levels I and II, Talk Tools Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy, Talk Tools Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach, Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development, TOTs: Tethered Oral Tissue Specialty Training, The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Feeding, The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, The Greenspan DIR Model/Floortime Approach, and The Center for AAC & Autism's Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). She is also

IMSE Orton-Gillingham Trained, a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds an active license as a speech-language pathologist from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.  

MEAGAN O.

Director Of Occupational Therapy Services  

SIPT Certified

Meagan M.S., OTR/L, Clinical Supervisor, joined the staff of Exceptional Children's Center in April 2010. Meagan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from the College of William & Mary before earning her Master of Science degree for Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While at VCU, she performed research in the Sensory Processing and Stress Evaluation Lab to study the physiological components of Sensory Processing Disorder. Meagan received her Certification in Sensory Integration including Administering and Interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) in 2015. She has also completed training in Handwriting without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Astronaut Training, and the Greenspan DIR Model/Floortime Approach as well as taking courses in leadership and supervision. In addition, she has completed a mentorship focused on treating children dealing with trauma and attachment issues. Meagan has experience working with children of varying ages and diagnoses in a one-on-one clinic setting in addition to providing consultation to teachers and school administrators to support children in preschool classrooms. Professional memberships include: American Occupational Therapy Association and Virginia Occupational Therapy Association. 


AISLYN MC.

Supervisor Of Speech Therapy Services

Orofacial Myofunctional Tx

Aislyn M.S., CCC-SLP joined the ECC team in October of 2019

and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She graduated from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014 from Towson University. Aislyn has experience working with adults in acute and subacute settings, as well as, pediatrics primarily in outpatient settings. She has experience working with children ages 12mos - 18yrs with a variety of disabilities including; mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, orofacial myofunctional disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, feeding disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Fragile X and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP).

She has attended the Play & Language: Roots of Literacy by Carol Westby course and AAC Training Course by Elizabeth Boertz of PRC. She has also attended the following courses which have helped her gain knowledge and understanding in the orofacial complex and ability to provide orofacial myofunctional therapy; Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development by Diane Bahr, Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure by Linda D’Onofrio and How to Differentiate Oral Placement and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders from Developmental Speech Sound Disorders also by Linda D’Onofrio. Most recently she attended the Virtual Talk Tools Conference-OMD Deconstructed: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Aislyn is an active member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions. 

SAMANTHA B.

Supervisor Of Occupational Therapy Services             

Samantha M.S., OTR/L joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center as an Occupational Therapist in March of 2016 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Community Health. She continued on to receive her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2013. She has experience working as a pediatric occupational therapist in outpatient, home and school based settings. She has completed a variety of continuing education courses including Handwriting Without Tears, Integrated Listening Systems, From Eyesight to Insight: Visual and Vestibular Assessment and Treatment, The S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, Talk Tools Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding, M.O.R.E.: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions and other courses with a focus on sensory integration and feeding. Samantha is passionate about helping children and families meet their goals through occupational therapy. Professional memberships include: American Occupational Therapy Association.     

CASEY A.

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist 

PROMPT Trained

Casey M.S., CCC-SLP joined the staff at Exceptional Children's Center as a Speech-Language Pathologist in June 2015 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology and in 2014 with a Master's degree in speech-language pathology. Her graduate school externships took place at a pediatric clinic and an elementary school where she worked with children presenting with a variety of speech and language impairments. After graduation, Casey completed her clinical fellowship year at a pediatric clinic in Woodbridge, VA and provided early intervention services throughout Fairfax County. She has completed a variety of continuing education courses such as: the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, PROMPT Level 1, A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy, Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech, and Mouth Development, as well as Language Acquisition through Motor Planning, and Moving Forward with LAMP. Casey is an active member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

SYDNEY T.

Lead Occupational Therapist

Sydney M.S., OTR/L joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center as an Occupational Therapist in November 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University in 2013. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2015. Prior to joining ECC, Sydney worked in a sensory-based pediatric clinic during her clinical affiliation where she gained experience working with children with a range of diagnoses, including Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Prader Willis, and Down Syndrome. Sydney was also a graduate assistant at Thomas Jefferson University for The Child and Family Studies Program where she researched and established best-practices for families with children with developmental disabilities and delays. While at Thomas Jefferson, she also conducted research on the therapeutic effects of incorporating siblings into therapy. She is currently trained in iLS (integrated listening systems), is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and holds an active license to practice Occupational Therapy in Virginia. 

COLLEEN Q.

Lead Occupational Therapist

Colleen M.S., OTR/L joined the staff at Exceptional Children's Center as an Occupational Therapist in January 2018 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2013. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 2015. Colleen first became interested in occupational therapy while working in a preschool setting with children with developmental delays. Before joining the ECC team, she gained experience providing occupational therapy services to infants through Early Intervention, as well as children and adolescents in clinic, home, and private school/day care settings. Colleen has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is trained in the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding Therapy, The Alert Program for Self-Regulation and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Colleen holds an active license to practice Occupational Therapy in Virginia.   

MEGHAN F.

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist   

PROMPT Trained

Meghan M.S., CCC-SLP joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center as a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow in August 2016 and received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in May 2017. She is also part of the Exceptional Children's Center Feeding Team. She graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of the District of Columbia in 2016. Her involvement with Operation Smile sparked her interest in becoming a speech-language pathologist as she aspires to become a volunteer speech-language pathologist on one of their volunteer medical missions. Her clinical interests include articulation disorders, craniofacial anomalies, receptive and expressive language delays, oral motor skills and feeding and swallowing needs. She completed her graduate school placements at Rosemount Center in D.C, an early childhood education center, with bilingual children, at her on-campus clinic where she treated children and adults, and at a hospital in the acute care setting. Her externship placements were at a rehabilitation center working with individuals with aphasia and dysphasia, and at a variety of elementary schools in PG County treating children with articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays and stuttering difficulties in both a one-on-one and group setting. She has received training in Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing, A Three Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy, Talk Tools Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding, Autism, AAC, LAMP: Getting Started and PROMPT Level I. Meghan is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions. 

MCKENZIE R.

Speech-Language Pathologist 

PROMPT Trained

McKenzie M.S.,CCC-SLP joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center, as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), in January 2016. She graduated from Marshall University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and again in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. After graduation, McKenzie worked at Southern Ohio Medical Center, in their outpatient therapy clinic, home health, and inpatient rehabilitation unit. Here she gained valuable experience with children and adults with various speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. She also acted as the Stroke Coach for the inpatient rehabilitation unit where she worked with survivors of stroke and their families on transitioning to home, stroke education, and stroke prevention. She has completed the Introduction to PROMPT and PECS Level 1 courses among others. McKenzie is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license for speech- language pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.      

ELIZA R.

Speech-Language Pathologist 

 PROMPT Trained

Eliza, M.S., CCC-SLP joined the Exceptional Children’s Center team as a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow in June 2018. She graduated from James Madison University in 2016 with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Appalachian State University in 2018. Having her own developmental stutter incited her interest in becoming a speech-language pathologist to help others like her. Her graduate school externship at Exceptional Children’s Center cemented her interest in working with the pediatric population in the private practice setting. Eliza has experience working with children and young adults aged 18 months – 22 years of age with a variety of disabilities including: mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, orofacial myofunctional disorders, stuttering, articulation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and articulation. She has completed a variety of continuing education courses such as: Introduction to PROMPT, Preschool Stuttering Therapy, Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Infant Feeding: Baby-Focused, Family-centered Strategies and Solutions and When Baby Can’t Suck by Nina Ayd Johanson. Eliza is an active member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

MEGHAN "MEG" H.

Speech-Language Pathologist

PROMPT Trained

Meg M.SP., CCC-SLP joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center as a Speech-Language Pathologist in August 2019. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and a minor in American Sign Language. She earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina in August 2016. Her graduate school practicum placements included both pediatric private practices and an elementary school, where she was able to gain experience working with children with a wide variety of speech and language impairments. Prior to beginning work at Exceptional Children’s Center, Meg spent three years working in public schools outside of Richmond, VA, where she provided speech and language therapy for preschool through high school age children with a diverse range of communication disorders. Meg has taken PROMPT Level 1 training, is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and currently holds a license for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions. 











KELLY M.

Occupational Therapist 

Kelly M.OT, OTR/L, joined the staff at Exceptional Children's Center as an Occupational therapist in January 2020 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. Kelly graduated from Saint Francis University (SFU) with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Science in 2014 and a Master's of Occupational Therapy in 2015. While at SFU, Kelly competed for 4 years as a Division 1 swimmer. Prior to joining ECC, Kelly gained experience working in a sensory-based clinic specializing in treating children with a wide range of diagnoses including autism, ADHD, SPD, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and stroke. She also gained experience implementing a variety of treatment techniques including DIR/Floortime, Zones of Regulation, Astronaut Training Protocol, and the SOS Approach to Feeding. She completed continuing education courses on visual rehabilitation in the pediatric setting, and the SOS Approach to Feeding Therapy. Kelly enjoys building therapeutic relationships with children and families. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, running half marathons, and spending time with her two dogs.   

OLIVIA M.

Occupational Therapist

Olivia M.OT, OTR/L joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center as an Occupational Therapist in April 2019 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She earned her Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a focus on Human Occupation Studies from Xavier University in 2016. She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Xavier University in 2018. Prior to joining Exceptional Children’s Center, Olivia gained experience in an outpatient pediatric clinic in Columbus, OH during her graduate school fieldwork rotation. She has experience working with infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, fine motor delays, gross motor delays, developmental delays, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), sensory processing disorders, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome. She is passionate about providing client centered care to meet the unique needs of every child and family. She has taken courses such as the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding Therapy and Practical Sense in S.I. amongst others. Olivia is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association and holds and active license to practice Occupational Therapy in Virginia. 

LIZ S.

Occupational Therapist

Liz M.S., OTR/L joined the Exceptional Children’s Center team as an Occupational Therapist in February 2019. She earned her Bachelor of science degree in Psychology from the James Madison University in 2013. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. Liz has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder, and other needs in a variety of settings, including sensory integration clinics and after-school programs. Liz is passionate about providing functional and play based care to improve the well-being of the entire family system. She has completed training in DIR/Floortime, Sensory Processing Disorders through the STAR institute, and reflex integration. Liz holds an active license to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Virginia. 

HANNAH A.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hannah M.A., SLP joined the Exceptional Children's Center team as a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow in June 2019 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Education specializing in Human & Social Development in 2016. She then went on to complete a post-baccalaureate year and earn her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2019 from the George Washington University. Prior to graduate school, Hannah completed a summer internship at a speech and language camp for preschool children with special needs, which ignited her interest in working with the pediatric population. She has experience working with children across the lifespan, having completed graduate school externships in private clinic and non-public high school settings. She holds a license for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.  




TANVI R.

Occupational Therapist

Tanvi will be joining the Exceptional Children's Center team in August 2021. Tanvi graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021. While studying at VCU she developed a toy lending library to help increase play opportunities for the Richmond community

and completed her Level II Fieldwork placement at Exceptional Children's Center. Tanvi is an active member of AOTA, and board certified. She is very passionate about working with the pediatric population to provide quality family-centered care. In her free time she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with family.  



EVA A.

Occupational Therapist

Eva MOTR/L graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Global and Community Health. She went on to receive her Master's of Occupational Therapy from Radford University in 2021. Prior to joining Exceptional Children’s Center, Eva worked in a pediatric clinic during her graduate school fieldwork where she gained experience working with children with a range of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, fine motor delays, and developmental delays. Eva is looking forward to collaboratively working with clients and their families to provide high quality care and meet their unique needs. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and holds an active license to practice Occupational Therapy in Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.   

AMBER R.

Occupational Therapist

Amber M.S., OTR/L joined the staff at Exceptional Children’s Center as an Occupational Therapist in March of 2020 and is part of the Feeding Therapy Team. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta in 2007 and worked in early childhood education, first as a teacher and then a director, for several years before returning to school to pursue OT. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences in 2019. Prior to joining ECC, Amber worked in a sensory-based pediatric clinic & school during her clinical affiliation where she gained experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Sensorineural Hearing Loss. While at Emory & Henry, Amber conducted research on the developmental impacts of neonatal abstinence syndrome. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association, and holds an active license to practice Occupational Therapy in Virginia. In her free time, Amber can be found biking, painting, and hanging out with her two cats. 

BLAIR S.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Blair M.S., CCC-SLP joined the ECC Team in February 2021. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014 and her Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016 from James Madison University. Prior to working at ECC she had experience working with children ranging from birth to 18 years of age in an outpatient clinic and students ranging from preschool to high school levels within private and public school settings. She is passionate about treating speech sound disorders, oral motor skills, receptive and expressive language disorder and delays, fluency impairments and working with AAC users. Blair has received training in the DIR Floortime Model, PECS Level I, the Kaufman Method, LAMP Words for Life, the Social Thinking Curriculum, and the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Blair is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license to practice for Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Department of Health Professions.  

EMILY D.

Speech-Language Pathologist-CFY 

Emily M.S., CF-SLP joined the Exceptional Children’s Center team as a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow in June 2022. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2017 with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She then completed two terms of AmeriCorps, where she served in elementary schools in San Jose, CA and Washington, DC. Here she provided literacy tutoring as well as other academic support to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She returned to Ithaca College to receive her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2022. Her clinical externship at the Exceptional Children’s Center solidified her passion for working with pediatric populations. Emily holds a provisional speech-language pathology license for the state of Virginia. 




JENNIFER D.

Occupational Therapist

Jennifer MS, OTR/L joined Exceptional Children's Center team as an Occupational Therapist in December 2021. Jen graduated from Towson University with her combined BS/MS in Occupational Therapy in 2015. She recently graduated from George Mason with a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder and plans to sit for her boards for Autism Specialist in Summer 2022. She first worked at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, working with the criminally insane and those with severe mental disorders. She then transitioned to working in an inpatient/outpatient hospital where she worked with individuals from infancy to older adulthood. Jen has worked with pediatric and adult diagnosis including intellectual disability, stroke, amputations, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Downs Syndrome, auditory processing disorder, blindness, social anxiety, apraxia and ADHD to name a few. Jen greatly enjoys doing community involvement with children with disabilities. She feels it is important for those children, as well their parents, to experience being part of a team or activities they once thought unavailable to them due to their disability. In the past she has run a special needs t-ball team, soccer team and swimming group which included children with all types of disabilities. Jen went through a long two year process including numerous interview and training to obtain a facility dog from Canine Companions for Independence. She obtained Nevada, facility dog, in 2019 and he has helped numerous children since that time, working alongside her in the clinic as well as with community activities. When not in the clinic Jen enjoys gardening, hiking with Nevada and her husband and painting ceramics. Jen holds an active license to practice as an occupational therapist in Virginia.

NEVADA

Facility Dog

Nevada is a 4 year old golden retriever/black lab mix who joined Exceptional Children's Center Team as a facility dog in December 2021. He was formally trained by Canine Companions for Independence and chose to work with Jennifer Dickson as a Facility dog in 2019. He loves working with children with special needs. He was specially trained to complete tasks and follow commands to help motivate the children and maximize their treatment. He has worked in a hospital setting and an outpatient setting completing tasks such as providing deep pressure in a hospital bed, holding string while children string beads, pulling scooters down the hallway, holding and picking things up and overall providing motivation and emotional support for all those who work with him. He also helps out with community events such as T-ball and soccer for increased participation and increase social skills. He loves peanut butter, green beans and sneaking treats when he can. His all time favorite thing to do is take naps and you can often see him sleeping on his bed in the OT office when he is not helping a friend. 

LAURA M.

Occupational Therapist

Laura, MOT, OTR/L graduated from James Madison University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and a minor in Special Education. She then received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Emory and Henry College School of Health Sciences in 2021. Prior to joining Exceptional Children's Center, Laura was an intern at a facility called The Speech and Language Center located in Harrisonburg, VA where she worked closely with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, fine motor delays, and developmental delays. Laura then pursued fieldwork opportunities during graduate school with children further gaining experience working with children with diverse needs. Laura is so excited to be apart of the ECC team, and work alongside families to help their children achieve their goals. Laura holds an active license to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Virginia. 

JAIME O.

Speech-Language Pathologist-CFY

Jaime will be joining the Exceptional Children's Center Team in August 2022. More information coming soon...

JACKIE B.

Occupational Therapist


PHILIP GREER

Chief Financial Officer



VANESSA P.

Patient Care Coordinator (Bilingual English/Spanish)

KILEY B.

Patient Care Coordinator

JOANNE D.

Biling Director

GRACE S.

Billing Specialist