Erin Patrick, MS, OTR/L
Founder& Co-owner/ Occupational Therapist
Erin is a registered and licensed master’s level pediatric Occupational Therapist. Erin graduated from the University of Georgia in 1998, then went on to pursue a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. Erin has worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for the past 15 years. Her passion and love for children led her into the pediatric arena and she’s been there ever since. Erin has worked in numerous settings including, hospitals both inpatient and outpatient, schools, home health and private practice. Erin believes in looking at all aspects of the child’s occupational profile when determining the child’s care plan. Erin has experience working with children of all ages and abilities including, sensory processing disorders, neurological and genetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, hypotonicity, developmental delays and fine motor/visual motor delays. Erin has training in numerous areas including, sensory integration, NDT, and therapeutic listening. Erin loves spending time with her husband, two daughters and miniature dachshund “Buddy”.
Dino acquired his share in BBP after recognizing the tremendous amount of Goodwill created in the community by Erin and the BBP team of therapists over the years. A CPA by profession, Dino has worked for Deloitte, Barclays Bank and has owned numerous
businesses in the food, hospitality and Software Industries. He ensures the smooth running of the day to day back of house activities. He gets a real kick from the kiddos coming by his office to say “hello to Mr. Dino!”
Dino lives in Marietta GA with his wife Kathy and Boston Terrier (Vasili) and has three “grown up kids.” His twin son and daughter graduated from Georgia Tech, making him a Yellow Jacket for life! In his spare time, Dino enjoys travelling, gastronomy, going to the gym and watching a variety of sports, with a strong emphasis on Georgia based teams!
Meet Our Team
At Building Blocks, we often strive to use a sensory integrative approach. We have found that this helps, not only with children with sensory processing difficulties, but also with children with language and speech delays. Each of our therapists’ use a family-centered treatment approach.
Therapy should be a fun experience and something your child looks forward to. Whether a child needs Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy or Physical Therapy, the experience should be fun and boost self-esteem. Parents are encouraged to participate in treatment, observe, ask questions, and utilize the home programs your therapist will design during and after your child’s sessions.
Our Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists have received specialized training using a variety of therapeutic techniques. These include but are not limited to, Sensory Integrative, Neuromuscular, and Neurodevelopmental approaches.
Lynette Lozano, MS, OTR/L
Lynette Lozano is a 2009 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Lynette began working in Pediatrics at a non for profit pediatric clinic in Rockford Illinois. She joined us here at Building Blocks in 2013 after relocating to Georgia with her Husband. Lynette loves serving the pediatric population and continues to expand her passion in this area. She has completed and implemented the Handwriting Without Tears program along with the SOS Approach to Feeding. Lynette also has experience with kinesiotaping, sensory diets, sensory integration and self care strategies. She has also facilitated social skills groups with us at Building Blocks. Lynette has treated children with diagnoses that include (but is not limited to) Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Visual impairment, Brachial Plexus, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delay and Down Syndrome. Lynette enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog. She enjoys traveling, music and the outdoors.
Patricia Herzog-Jacobs MS, OT/L
Patricia received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and graduated Cum Laude with an MS in Exercise Science from Georgia State University in 1985. She received her initial training with Sensory Processing Disorders during her internship at CDLD at U. of Alabama Medical Center. Patricia has worked in Pediatric Occupational Therapy for most of her career working in a variety of settings including: private practice, out-patient clinics, home health and both private and public school settings. She received advanced certifications in the following: ACSM Exercise Test Technologist, The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Integrated Listening Systems, Interactive Metronome. She has also completed many workshops in handwriting, feeding, sensory regulation and visual perception. Patricia is a native Atlantan, who has lived in Sandy Springs for the last 23 years. She is happily married and the proud parent of two college age children, a girl and a boy. In her spare time, she loves to play with her dog, watch movies and live entertainment, exercise, travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Chelsea Witters (Rubin) MS, OTR/L
Chelsea is a registered and licensed Master’s level Occupational Therapist. Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Florida (UF). She went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University (FIU). During her time at FIU, Chelsea was inducted into the Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Chelsea is interactive Metronome, Interactive Metronome Home, iLS, E-Stim and ultrasound therapy certified. She has worked with a variety of children with various needs including but not limited to fine motor, gross motor, sensory processing, and handwriting deficits. Chelsea strives to keep abreast of the latest practice strategies/guidelines for pediatric OT and prioritizes continuing education courses . She is passionate about helping children achieve their highest potential in their daily lives. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys being outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog Beau.
Leslie McRoberts, MS, OTR/L
Leslie earned a B.S. in Community Health and Health Promotion from Georgia Southern University. She graduated from Brenau University with a M.S. in Occupational Therapy. Lesliehas experience in school-based OT, hospital/homebound services, adult rehabilitation, and mental health. Her experience as an OT in school settings gives her insight into functional problems children may experience in academic settings. Leslie works with children on fine motor skills, sensory processing, executive functioning skills, visual motor integration and visual perception by using play as a primary therapeutic tool. She is experienced with Handwriting Without Tears, Keyboarding Without Tears, Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking curriculum, and sensory integrative techniques. Outside of OT, Leslie enjoys outdoor activities, reading, traveling, and playing with her dog.
Alexis Marslender, MS, OTR/L
Kylie Womack, MS, OTR/L
Kylie is a registered and licensed Master’s level Occupational Therapist. Kylie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Elon University where she ran on the cross country and track team. During her time at Elon, Kylie was very active on the leadership board of her campus branch of Autism Speaks, and was also involved in Special Olympics serving as a swim coach for two years. She went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Kylie has experience working in hand therapy, neurological inpatient rehabilitation, and is most passionate about pediatrics. Kylie has treated children with diagnoses that include (but is not limited to) Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delay, and Brachial Plexus Palsy. Kylie loves spending time with friends and family (including her bulldog Buster), traveling, and eating Italian food.
Sarah Gingrich, MHS, OTR/L
Sarah has been a part of the Building Blocks Pediatrics team since December of 2012. She is a master’s-level board-certified occupational therapist. Sarah’s passion for working with children grew out of her work with orphans living with disabilities and HIV in Kingston, Jamaica throughout high school and college. She also spent a summer in Cork, Ireland working in community programs for adults and children with special needs. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in psychology where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Georgia. Sarah has clinical experience with a variety of pediatric populations and has training in adult orthopedic and neurological conditions. She utilizes various treatment modalities including Handwriting Without Tears, The Zones of Regulation self-regulation curriculum, sensory integration, and neuro-developmental approaches to help her patients achieve their goals. She has completed advanced training curriculum in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding as well as the Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention program. She is passionate about helping all children realize their potential and loves seeing them succeed and have fun during therapy! In her free time, Sarah volunteers as a Fairy Godparent with Bert’s Big Adventure and provides volunteer therapy services in Kingston, Jamaica. Sarah also enjoys painting, dancing, cooking, and curling up with a good book when she wants to relax.
Angi Sklar OTR/L
Angi Sklar graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Medical University of South Carolina with her degree in Occupational Therapy in 1995, coupled with a degree in Psychology from The College of Charleston. Angi began her career at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation hospital in Nashville,TN working on the Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurological inpatient rehabilitation unit. She then broadened her horizons by working as a lead clinical site coordinator and project manager for a company specializing in clinical research trials in ophthalmology. She transitioned from working with adults to children in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. Her interests surround sensory integration, NDT treatment, yoga, and using exercise, among other tools, to make learning fun. She is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears. She has been described as a “MacGyver” occupational therapist because she enjoys finding creative, practical, and efficient solutions to everyday challenges without breaking the bank or your busy schedule! When not at work, Angi enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband and son.
Stacy Lyons, MS, OTR/L
Stacy received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2009, and her BS in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in 2006. When in graduate school she was published twice through peer-reviewed journals and AJOT, the national publication for OT, for projects related to Oral Motor Development in Cardiac Infants and the Importance of Exercise in Children with Diagnosable Conditions. Since graduation her area of practice and passion has been pediatric therapy. She has worked with a number of conditions including sensory integration disorders, developmental delays, feeding concerns, handwriting concerns, neuromuscular conditions including CP, TBI, and mitochondrial disorder, and Down Syndrome. She is certified in Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, The Astronaut Program, Feeding Therapy based in the SOS approach, visual concerns including perception and ocular motor control, executive functioning, and neurological development including neurological vestibular assessment and rehab. She enjoys playing soccer recreationally after playing in college at Furman, spending time with her husband and two young sons, and working with families to make therapy an integral part of their child’s success. She currently runs a non-profit developmental play group called Growing in Grace for children 0-5, which teaches parents about sensory integration.
Allison Rosenfield, MS, OTR/L
Allison is an Occupational therapist with experience in the clinical setting and in the home setting. Allison graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Master of Occupational therapy degree in 2013. Allison is a member of the Georgia Occupational Therapy association and enjoys working with children with varying abilities, ranging from babies to adolescents. Allison has a passion for working with children to help them find the “just right” challenge to allow them to be able to participate in their everyday activities. Allison is currently trained in Astronaut training and therapeutic listening! Her personal interests include spending time with family and friends, going to exercise classes, and going to the movies. Her professional interests include making sure every child gets the best possible care, to ensure the best possible future for them.
Stephanie Stock, M.A., CCC-SLP
Stephanie is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as a Master’s of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, Stephanie sought out an independent study at UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). This experience furthered her knowledge of working with children (and families) with Autism. Stephanie has extensive training on the Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports (SCERTS) model, a model aimed at building communication skills in children with Autism. Stephanie has experience working with children, ages 2 to 18, in the following areas: Articulation and Phonology, Fluency (Stuttering), Early Childhood Language Delays, Expressive and Receptive Language Delays and Disorders, Autism, Pragmatic Language (Social Skills) and Down Syndrome. Stephanie is a proud SLP! When she is not working, this native Floridian enjoys exploring Georgia’s many sights, volunteering with the Junior League of Atlanta’s and cheering on her beloved Florida Gators!
Allison Eastep, MS, CCC-SLP
Allison received her B.S. Ed from The University of West Georgia in 2007. She then completed her masters in 2010 from Western Kentucky University. Allison has been practicing speech therapy since graduating in various settings. She has worked successfully within the schools, outpatient rehabilitation, and private practice. Allison enjoys focusing treatment on improving family oriented concerns as well as patient preferences and needs. She has focused her interests in pediatric feeding as well as social communication skills with adolescents diagnosed with Autism. She enjoys participating in continuing education in these areas as well! Allison lives in Woodstock with her husband and 2 children and looks forward to working with you and your family.
Sherry Dorsey, M.M.Sc., CCC-SLP
Sherry has had extensive experience working with children in clinical settings, private practice and in school settings. She particularly enjoys helping children to reach their true potential thru play, targeted activities, and engaging experiences. Sherry has a deep respect for both the importance of strong speech and language skills and the frustrations that children and their families experience when struggling with difficulties communicating. Sherry graduated from Emory University with a Masters of Medical Science in Speech Pathology. She is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed by the state of Georgia.
Megan Martinez, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Megan earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Georgia and her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from Georgia State University. She is nationally certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as holding her Georgia state license. She has successfully worked in a variety of settings including sub-acute rehabilitation, public schools, and in home private practice. She has worked with children and adults of all ages, all over the Atlanta area. Megan enjoys working with a family centered approach to therapy. She strives to include parents and caregivers in all aspects of therapy. Megan has experience serving children and their families with a variety of disorders and delays including but not limited to: articulation/phonology disorders, expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, genetic disorders, Apraxia of speech, and feeding difficulties. When not working, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and pet dog. She also enjoys cooking/baking, reading, and traveling.
Caren Rothstein, MS, CCC-SLP
Caren is a Speech and Language Pathologist with a wide range of experience. She came to Building Blocks after retiring with over 30 years of experience in Cobb County Schools. She obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Georgia and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Georgia State University. In addition she holds an advanced Educational Specialist degree in Early Childhood from Georgia State University. Caren especially enjoys working with the pediatric population and their families. She demonstrates high level skills working with a wide variety of disorders including, but not limited to those with cognitive, learning and social/pragmatic difficulties. She prides herself on her empathy and patience towards all children. In her spare time, Caren enjoys spending time with family and especially doting on her grandchildren.
Sally Norman, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Sally is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who earned her degree in Communication and Sciences Disorders from Auburn University and her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University. She is certified nationally through the American Speech Language Association (ASHA) as well as holding her Georgia State License. Sally’s aspirations to become a Speech Language Pathologist started when she was just six years old when she would join her younger brother in his speech therapy sessions. Her mom explained that Sally was the only one who could relate what he was trying to say to everyone around him. Sally has worked in several locations including outpatient adult rehabilitation, the public school system in Fulton County, and a pediatric clinic in Columbus, Georgia housed in Easter Seals of West Georgia. Sally has experience serving children ages 3 months to 18 years old and their families with different types of disorders, delays, and medical backgrounds. Examples include: genetic disorders, Autism, Apraxia of Speech, oral motor and feeding difficulties, articulation/phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language delays/disorders, down syndrome, delays/disorders in Pragmatic (social skills), and Fluency (stuttering). When she is not working, Sally enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog Penny, and her friends. She enjoys reading, cooking, taking Penny on walks, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets!
Bryana Williams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Bryana is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist who attended Purdue University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She completed her Master’s program in 2012 and began practicing in the school systems in California where she gained experience working with children aged 3-21 in the areas of expressive/receptive language delay, phonological and articulation disorders, fluency disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech, Cerebral Palsy, and a multitude of additional delays and disorders. She moved to Georgia in June 2014, and soon made the switch from the school systems to private practice, where she continues to work with children to develop their speech, language, and/or oral motor skills.
Allyson Shelley, PT, DPT
Allyson graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science as well as minor in Childhood and Family Development. From there, she went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia (now known as Georgia Regents University). Allyson has worked with children in a variety of settings, including private practice, school system, hospital/acute care, home bound, and in the aquatic environment. She joined the Building Blocks team in 2013 and enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities to increase their access to play and to their environment. In her spare time, Allyson enjoys running, spending time in the kitchen, refinishing furniture, and helping her husband cheer on the Bulldogs.
Maura Waugh, PT, DPT
Maura has been working with Building Blocks since August of 2016. Maura received her Doctor of Physical therapy from Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in Denver Colorado in 2010. She also has a BA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Maura has experience working in the school system and the aquatic environment and has been working in pediatrics for several years.
Tanya joined the Building Blocks Team in 2015 as our Office Administrator after moving from Columbus, GA to the Roswell area. Tanya manages our East Cobb and Buckhead locations and has an extensive administrative/care coordination background in the medical field with vast experience spanning over 26 years. She enjoys working with the children and families of Building Blocks as well as the Building Blocks Staff in order to maintain a successful, thriving environment. Tanya feels very fortunate that her career and her love of children have come full circle with such an amazing organization. In her free time Tanya enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Billing and Office Support
Susan joined the Building Blocks Team in early 2017 and is responsible for a variety of billing and administrative duties. After earning a Business degree in Management from the University of Georgia, she started her working career as a flight attendant at Delta Airlines before spending several years as a Client Account Representative in the telecommunications industry. After taking some time off to start a family, Susan is excited to have joined this great team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three elementary age children.
Before moving to Georgia from Los Angeles, Maureen Dorsey managed an office of 150 technical professionals for a large tax corporation. Having previously owned 2 retail businesses she has acquired vast experience in delivering excellent customer service. She has been an insurance billing specialist for pediatric therapies since 2006.
Monica Pachorek has a Business Degree in Management and Finance and has been in the field for over 20 years. In addition, she also has 10 years industry specific experience in Insurance billing for pediatric therapists. She is well versed in navigating the landscape of insurance, both private and Georgia Health Partnership Programs. Having two children with special needs of her own, she brings a unique perspective to the table. Monica lives in the Greater Atlanta Area with her husband and two young boys.
What Building Blocks Pediatrics Means to Us
I am so fortunate to be one of the owners of Building Blocks and consider myself extremely blessed to be an integral part of the Building Blocks family. Over the last several years, I have grown to love the children and families of Building Blocks as my own, and strive to create lasting relationships with each person who enters our doors.
We have an amazing team of therapists who are an extremely large part of what make Building Blocks so special. We strive to hire only the best therapists/staff, and remain indebted to the wonderful group of therapists who bring their compassion, knowledge, expertise and love for children to the families of Building Blocks each day.
If you are looking for a therapy clinic and/or just beginning to navigate the “therapy world,” we would be honored to help you in your journey. We strive to create a child and family-friendly environment, where parents and children feel comfortable expressing themselves and a place where new learning and progress is “the norm”.
Please feel free to call or email anytime if we can support you in any way. We know that your child’s potential depends in large part to the care he or she receives along the way, and we promise to provide the best care possible. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you to the Building Blocks family and hope that Building Blocks brings as much joy and love to you and your family as it brings to us each day.
Kindest Regards, Erin Patrick
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