ABOUT

Get to Know the Therapists and Staff

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Meet The Team

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Elon Bruner, M.A. CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Owner

Elon is a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA). Elon received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in 1997. She is the owner and the lead therapist at TheraKids, Inc. Elon previously worked at the University of Florida Speech and Hearing Center at Shands Hospital for five years as a clinical faculty member. However, she felt a desire to assist in the community in which she called "home." Therefore, in 2002, Elon established TheraKids, Inc. here in Ocala.

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Kelsey Cannady,

M.A. CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelsey is a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Kelsey received a Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida in 2010. She began her internship here in January of 2010 and now works as a Master's level clinician. Kelsey has an interest in the field of Alternative Augmentative Communication and the use of both high and low tech communication devices.

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Emily Downey,

M.A. CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Emily is a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Emily received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2015. Before returning to her hometown of Ocala to serve the community she calls home, she received an extensive clinical education at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital which cultivated her love for kids, their families and helping them reach their full potential

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Sarah Kuczewski,

M.A., CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

 LSLS Cert. AVEd

Sarah is a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and AG Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Sarah received a Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida in 2014. Beginning with her externship and clinical fellowship, she spent seven years working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd), specializing in teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants to learn to listen and talk. Sarah has a desire to love families well, and she enjoys celebrating every little communication victory.

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Melissa Singletary, B.A.

Speech-Language

Pathology Assistant

Melissa Singletary is a clinical Speech-Language Pathology Assistant specializing in pediatrics. Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Florida in 2010. She previously worked for two years within the Alachua County School System with children who have language, speech, reading, writing, and cognitive needs.

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Priscilla Mendoza, B.A.

Speech-Language

Pathology Assistant

Priscilla Mendoza is a clinical Speech-Language Pathology Assistant specializing in pediatrics. Priscilla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida in 2012. She previously worked at Beth Ingram Therapy Services for two years in a clinical and school based setting.

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Kaitlyn Fenton, B.A.

Speech-Language

Pathology Assistant

Kaitlyn Fenton is a clinical Speech-Language Pathology Assistant specializing in pediatrics. Kaitlyn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida in 2019. Prior to graduating, she was a Research Assistant for the Rightpath Research and Innovation Center and a member of National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association

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Harry Bruner

Office Manager,

Owner

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Alaina Whipple

Administrative Assistant