The Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists at Premier Pediatric Therapy are state licensed and have the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Each therapist has at minimum of a Master’s Degree and post-graduate training. Our close team of Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists each have our own unique areas of interest and expertise.
Dr. Laura F. Mac, M.S., CCC-SLP.D
Laura is the owner and director of Premier Pediatric Therapy, P.A. Laura received her Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida. She then continued to earn a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Laura has a passion for learning, researching, and helping children communicate. In December of 2015, she received her Doctorate in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, with a research concentration in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Laura is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Florida and a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
On a personal note, Laura is a Florida native and mother of 3 beautiful children. She has had field experience working with pediatrics across diverse professional settings (hospitals, schools, private practice). She has a special interest children with autism spectrum disorders, pragmatic disorders, language delays, articulation disorders, feeding disorders/aversions, and apraxia. Laura has extensive experience working with various populations including patients with central auditory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, developmental delays, various genetic syndromes and neurological disorders, dysphagia, dysarthria, cleft lip/palate, pervasive developmental disorder, voice disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
Amber Stephens, M.A., CCC-SLP
Amber has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Florida. Amber is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Florida and a Certified Member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has had a vast range of clinical experience. She has worked in the hospital, clinical, and public school system. She also works as part of a multidisciplinary team consulting local children and families with extensive medical/feeding issues. Amber’s enthusiasm, knowledge base, and passion for others makes her an asset to the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
Taylor Berge, M.S., CCC-SLP
Taylor has earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Hope College and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the Elmhurst College. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Florida. Taylor has been an active participant in planning and volunteering at several community organizations in order to assist in improving the lives of children with special needs. Due to her philanthropic endevoreus and caring heart, Taylor was awarded the CARES community service award. Taylor has a passion for pediatric neurology and treating children with various neurogenic developmental delays such as, developmental speech and language delays, childhood apraxia of speech and autism spectrum disorders( just to name a few).Taylor has passion for helping children. Her compassionate heart along with her clinical expertise makes her an asset to our dynamic team of therapists.
Megan Mustian, M.S., CCC-SLP
Megan has received a Bachelors degree from Florida State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Child Development. In addition, Megan completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida Atlantic University. Megan has had a wide range of clinical experience working in several local hospitals assisting in the speech, language and feeding needs of a variety of neurogenic and developmental disabilities. Megan has a huge heart for working with the medical fragile population and children with various special needs and abilities. She is a knowledgeable, sensitive, and caring therapist.
Shannon Rielly, M.S., CCC-SLP
Shannon earned a Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has gained a variety of clinical experiences in outpatient clinic, school, and hospital settings. She has worked with children in the areas of articulation, language, pragmatics, and fluency. Shannon is passionate about working with children and their caregivers to help them reach their full potentials.
Ashley Nastri, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ashley is a native Floridian and has practiced Speech-Language Pathology in the state for 8 years. Ashley earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida State University. She is licensed in the state of Florida and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Ashley has clinical experience across several settings, including schools, medical and private. She has experience treating a variety of impairments and disorders including articulation/phonological, language, voice and fluency and pragmatic language. Ashley has a love for music and often incorporates it into her sessions to help facilitate client progress.
Melissa Frey, M.S., OTR/L
Melissa Frey graduated from Touro College, New York in 2001, were she earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. To date, Missy has more than 13 years of experience in pediatric treatment with children of all ages. She has provided occupational therapy in many different settings and environments from Hippotherapy, home based, school based and center based therapy. Missy has extensive training in Tomatis, Therapeutic Listening, Sensory Motor Integration, Visual Motor Interventions, Handwriting Without Tears and Brain Gym. an experienced occupational therapist with specialized training in Sensory Integration (SI), DIR/Floortime and Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT). She is dedicated to helping children improve self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Madeline Marianacci, M.S., OTR/L
Maddy has earned her Bachelor’s degree from her home state, at University of Connecticut. She then turned in her snow shoes for flip flops to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in Florida. Maddy graduated with high honors from Nova Southeastern University and is a proud member of the National Occupational Therapy Honors Society, Phi Theta Epsilon. Maddy’s passion has always been helping children, as she has volunteered her time with the Pediatric Special Olympics and Hippotherapy. She has even taken that passion all the way to Dublin, Ireland, at which time she volunteered at a school for visually impaired children. Maddy has clinical experience with a variety of impairments, including Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and Developmental Delay, as well as a special interest in sensory processing and integration. Maddy strives to find innovative, creative, and fun ways to connect with children.
Brittany Capriotti, M.S., CF-SLP
Brittany has earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Florida State University. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Florida. In addition, Brittany has a diverse clinical background. She has completed field experiences in a variety of therapeutic settings including, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and private pediatric clinics. While completing her Master’s degree, Brittany worked for the Palm Beach County School District, providing speech and language therapy services to children aged from Pre Kindergarten to 5th grade. As a Palm Beach County native she has a passion for serving the children of our local community. Brittany’s enthusiasm and passion for helping children makes her an asset to our team.
Beatrice Dormestoire, M.S., OTR/L
Beatrice “B” has over 10 years of experience working with the pediatric population. Her passion for helping children is evident. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, Beatrice has assisted in bettering the lives of children in a variety of settings (as a cognitive trainer, tutor, and preschool teacher’s aide). In addition, Beatrice worked as a teacher’s aide at Easter Seals, a center for children with special needs. Her dedication and passion for the children at the center helped solidify her path into occupational therapy. Beatrice then went on to earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences then a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Beatrice has clinical experience working with medically fragile children, Down’s Syndrome, developmental delay, seizure disorders/epilepsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Beatrice is fluent in both English and Creole. She enjoys making children smile and using her creative mind to build inventive therapy sessions.