Therapy Bridges, LLC


Founders of Therapy Bridges



Jacqueline C. Hoxie, MA, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist and Co-owner/Founder of Therapy Bridges, LLC

Jacqueline received her BS in psychology at Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Jacqueline worked as a pediatric listening therapist for the Tomatis Method of auditory integration prior to attending New York University to receive a MA in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in pediatrics in 2004. Jacqueline has pursued a variety of continuing education, including the USC/WPS approved certification in sensory integration, vision therapy, interventions for children with autism, advanced training in John Barnes Myofascial Release, and hippotherapy. She has worked in school-based pediatrics in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as in outpatient adult and pediatric occupational therapy. Jacqueline is experienced in using a variety of school-based programs, including Handwriting Without Tears and the Alert Program, and is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Jacqueline has experience providing in-services and running social skills groups.Jacqueline was born and raised in Allentown, PA until moving to England during her high school years. During college, Jacqueline returned to study in England and travelled around the world on Semester at Sea. Jacqueline spent her early adult years living in the Washington, D.C. metro area and New York City. Her strong interest in outdoor activities and her ties to family brought her back to living in Allentown, PA five years ago. During her free time, Jacqueline enjoys the company of her husband, dog, two cats, and two horses, studies Parelli Natural Horsemanship, expresses herself through drawing and painting, practices Raja yoga, and spends as much time outdoors as possible. 



Beth Pfeiffer, Ph.D., OTR/L, BCP

Occupational Therapist and Co-owner/Founder of Therapy Bridges, LLC
 
           

Dr. Beth Pfeiffer earned a B.A. in Psychology and Special Education from Arcadia University, an M.S. in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in pediatrics from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences teaching pediatric courses and mentoring research in the entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy programs.  Dr. Pfeiffer coordinates the post professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and certificate programs in the department. She is currently involved in both qualitative and quantitative research examining the impact on participation and quality of life of sensory processing disorders on adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD. She is very active in pediatric clinical OT practice where she is involved in treating children in school and in private practice settings. Dr. Pfeiffer is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests and has completed the pediatric NDT training. Along with this, she has additional training in two listening programs, Therapy Listening and Integrated Listening Systems and feeding interventions. 



 

Heather Stauffer, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist and Co-owner/Founder of Therapy Bridges, LLC

Heather Stauffer, MS, OTR/L graduated from Misericordia University in 2003 with a master’s in Occupational Therapy and a specialization in pediatrics.  She previously worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant for five years after receiving an Associate in Applied Science degree in 1998.  Heather has worked in pediatrics for 14 years.  She has worked in school settings, private practice pediatric settings, early intervention, adult acute care, traumatic brain injury and hand therapy rehabilitation.  She has presented information to groups of parents on topics related to sensory integration and feeding treatment.  Heather has attended yoga certification courses for health care professionals.   She has run yoga classes for children with special needs at the ARCH of Lehigh Valley and in pediatric therapy settings.  She has completed research on the use of yoga with students that are diagnosed with ADHD.  In addition, Heather has attended trainings in the areas of vision and vestibular treatment, executive functioning, PECS, feeding, autism and developmental disorders.  She has experience running social skills groups with school students and has an interest in beginning to run groups for students that exhibit feeding difficulties. 




Our Therapy Team


















Heidi Beck, MS, SLP/L

Staff Speech-Language Pathologist

Heidi Beck earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.  She is an ASHA-certified and PA state-licensed speech/language pathologist with 16 years experience treating children in a clinic setting and in Early Intervention.  Heidi believes that working with families is a vital part of enhancing a child’s communication development. She has much experience with children with a wide range of communication disorders including childhood apraxia of speech, feeding disorders, hearing impairments, and expressive and receptive communication delays.  Additionally, she is certified in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program.  In her spare time Heidi enjoys reading, running, and watching her sons play sports.



Alison J. Fry, MA, SLP/L
Staff Speech-Language Pathologist

Alison Fry has been a speech-language pathologist servicing school aged students since 1984. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Art degree in speech pathology from Kent State University. She holds a PA license in Speech, the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, and a PA teaching certificate in speech K-12.  Her employment history includes primarily public schools with minor affiliations with hospital and clinical settings. She is currently working for the Oley Valley School District and Therapy Bridges.  Areas of expertise include: speech/language diagnostics; therapeutic remediation of speech/language disorders specific to articulation, fluency, pragmatics, language processing, and expressive and receptive language skills (i.e. semantic, syntactical, and supralinguistic ability); consultation with parents and interdisciplinary team members; and assistive technology programming. Alison has worked with a wide range of student populations including Autism/Spectrum Disorders, Physically handicapped, Speech/Language Impaired, Intellectually Impaired, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Other Health Impairment



Jennifer Miller, MS, OTR/L
Staff Occupational Therapist

Jennifer Miller, MS, OTR/L graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2000.  She received a master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2009 with a specialization in pediatrics and sensory processing.  She received her certificate in sensory processing disorders in 2005.  She has been working in pediatrics for over 13 years in schools, early intervention, and outpatient clinic settings.  She is trained in using the therapeutic listening program, handwriting without tears program, SOS and AEIOU feeding programs, treatment tools for executive functioning skills, and vision treatment.  She is certified to teach Handwriting Without Tears program to teachers and therapists.  Jennifer is also certified in performing the Sensory Integration Praxis Test.  She is participating in a journal publication for AOTA, which will be published this October 2012.  Jennifer has experience lecturing teachers, parents, and therapists on SI and sensory processing. Jennifer is happily married and lives in Allentown with her family.  She is the mother of a toddler named Elizabeth, who was born weighing one pound, nine ounces.  She enjoys camping, boating, swimming, and being physically active with her family. Jennifer also enjoys travelling in the states and internationally.



Barbara Potter, PT
Staff Physical Therapist

Barbara graduated from The Ohio State University School of Physical Therapy.  She had the opportunity to work in geriatric rehab following graduation.  Then, Barbara and her husband had 3 terrific children who taught her so much that she jumped into pediatric physical therapy 18 years ago.  Although not bilingual, Barbara has been working on building on her 2 years of High School Spanish and learning to communicate with the Hispanic families, including translating their goals, strategies, and other communications, into Spanish so they understand how to best help their child. She has received training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Total Motion Release (TMR) techniques.  When time permits, Barbara enjoys teaching Sunday School, providing hospitality to missionaries (this is one way to see the world), gardening, attending continuing education classes, and reading books written by Moms who have children with disabilities and are overcomers.



Alana Smoyer, MS, CCC/SLP
Staff Speech-Language Pathologist

Alana Smoyer, MS, CCC/SLP received her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University of PA in 1999.  She has been working with the pediatric population exclusively since that time, both privately and through Early Intervention Programs in the Lehigh Valley area.  She works part-time at Therapy Bridges in addition to her full-time position as an Independent Contractor with Lehigh County's Early Intervention Program.  Alana has experience with a variety of speech and language therapy approaches, and she specializes in using the Hanen Approach to language stimulation and development.  She has clinical experience working with feeding concerns and oral-motor delays, in addition to speech and language delays.  She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors for her outstanding achievements in maintaining and furthering her knowledge through continuing education.  She is married and has three daughters with her husband, Ryan.  When Alana is not working, she enjoys assistant coaching her daughter's soccer team, participating as an assistant Girl Scout leader with her daughter's troop, exercising and weight training.  Alana also enjoys serving in activities and functions through her church. 




 
 
 
 
 
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