Geri Aman, OTR/L
Geri graduated with a Bachelor of Science
in occupational therapy
from the University of Puget Sound
in Tacoma, Washington in 1977.
She has over 30 years of experience
working with children in a variety of settings.
In addition to pediatrics,
she has worked in home health and hospice
as a therapist, rehabilitation coordinator, and director.
Geri has participated in
a wide range of continuing education courses
related to pediatrics.
She is trained in a variety of sensory integration techniques,
the Wilbarger Deep Pressure Protocol,
Bal-A-Vis-X, and Therapeutic Listening.
She has also received extensive training
on dealing with children with feeding difficulties.
When Geri is not working at the clinic,
she enjoys camping, spending time with her children
and doing crafts.
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Kecia Speck, COTA
After graduating with an associate's degree in 2014 from LBCC
and becoming certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant,
Kecia obtained her COTA license and landed her dream job at PTP.
She began working at PTP in February 2015
and has enjoyed learning from and
working alongside each member of this awesome team.
Kecia completed her fieldwork education at Good Samaritan Hospital,
Trillium Children's Farm Home, and the Oregon State Hospital.
She has 13 years of experience working with children
as a special needs assistant for the Sweet Home School District.
Kecia believes that evidence-based practice and continual
education are essential to creating successful therapy interventions.
She is an active member of the Oregon Occupational Therapy Association.
Family is the most important aspect of Kecia's life.
She and her family are involved in 4-H, OHSET, Teens and
Oregon Mustangs and the Mustang Heritage Foundation.
When not at work you can find her at the barn or riding on a trail.
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Emily Mattson, COTA
Emily has worked with children in multiple disciplines for over 10 years.
She worked as an aide in a pediatric outpatient clinic
where she fell in love with the profession and
decided to go to school to become an occupational therapy assistant.
Emily graduated from Linn-Benton Community College in July of 2016
with an Associate's of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy.
Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends,
especially if that time is spent outdoors hiking, camping, or
exploring new places.
Emily has a German Shepherd that is normally by her side in most
of these activities.
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Carmen Larrazabal, OTR/L
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Dawn Joutras, DPT
Dawn grew up in Indianapolis, IN
and has always enjoyed an active lifestyle.
From babysitter, to camp counselor, to
kids fitness instructor, to preschool teacher,
every job that Dawn has loved had a common denominator: kids.
Therefore landing upon a career in pediatrics was no surprise.
Dawn completed her B.S. in Biology at Millikin University
in Decatur, IL and then moved to Southern California
to attend USC , where she completed her Doctor of
Physical Therapy in 2015.
While at USC,
Dawn completed clinical rotations in adolescent sports medicine,
outpatient pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, and inpatient rehabilitation.
Dawn completed her final 16 week internship at
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
which confirmed her passion for pediatric rehabilitation.
Dawn recently relocated to Corvallis with her husband, Justin,
who is starting residency at
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for orthopedic surgery.
Prior to coming to Pediatric Therapy Professionals,
Dawn worked at a multi-disciplinary outpatient
pediatric clinic in the Los Angeles area.
Dawn believes that multi-disciplinary settings are the best approach to
rehabilitation and enjoys collaborating with other disciplines
to provide comprehensive and individualized care to each child.
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Virginia Pedersen, CCC-SLP
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Krista Scroggins-Young, SLPA
Krista recently completed her course work to become a SLPA
through Chemeketa Community College and is certified to practice
speech therapy in Oregon.
For the next several years she will continue her university studies
to become a certified Speech Language Pathologist.
She achieved a BS in Exercise and Sports Medicine
at Oregon State University in 1999.
She has a background working with children at Kid Spirit at
Oregon State University as well as teaching gymnastics for over 10 years.
She finds it exciting and enjoys the challenge of working
with children and helping them succeed in their area of need.
Krista grew up a military brat and has lived in Germany, Italy and
many states in the USA during her life time.
She and her two sons (ages 9 and 11)
moved from Colorado to Corvallis in 2013.
She stays busy taking her boys from activity to activity
when she isn't working or studying.
In her free time she enjoys meeting up with
friends, traveling, exploring, hiking, road trips and just relaxing.
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Michele Stroup, SLPA
Michele attended Stephen F. Austin State University in
Nacogdoches, Texas and received a Bachelor's Degree in
Communication Science and Disorders.
Upon graduating, she completed her clinical hours for her
Texas Assistant Speech Language Pathologist license at
the North Texas Rehabilitation Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.
She worked with clients from birth through geriatric with a
variety of diagnoses.
Some diagnoses were:
articulation, receptive, and expressive language difficulties,
autism, traumatic brain injury, fetal alcohol syndrome,
auditory processing disorder, and Parkinson's Disease.
Michele worked at a program that provides intervention
and care for abused and neglected children.
She has two dogs, a Bluetick Coonhound and a Border Collie.
She enjoys hiking, reading and traveling to new places.
She is interested in soccer, photography and board games.
While in Texas she enjoyed going to the San
Antonio Rodeo every year.
The Spurs are her favorite basketball team.
Michele moved to Oregon with her husband,
whom she married in 2015.
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Mental Health Counselors
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Janda Grigsby, LPC
Janda has been with PTP since November 2015.
Prior to working here she worked part time in private practice.
She has training in Play Therapy.
Janda graduated from Corban University with a Master's
of Arts in counseling in 2013.
She has experience working with children, young adults, adolescents,
adults and the elderly.
She worked for 3 years at the Children's Farm Home
in Corvallis as a treatment specialist.
She worked with children and adolescents who were
struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral problems.
Janda earned her Bachelor's of Science in
Applied Psychology from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2007.
Janda's counseling philosophy uses a person centered
approach to therapy.
She believes people are resourceful,
capable of self-understanding,
and are able to make the changes they desire.
By building a relationship based on warmth, genuineness, and empathy,
she believes she can create an environment where her clients can work
towards growth and change.
When not working Janda enjoys spending time with her
family and friends, planting flowers, home improvement
projects and cooking and baking.
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Bryan was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon.
He has lived up and down the valley from Medford to Portland.
In addition, he has lived in Texas and Washington.
He was born on May 4th
(may the force... May the 4th...),
so it goes without saying that he is a huge Star Wars fan.
"Star Wars is my life and I would not change a thing about it!"
He is engaged to be married next year.
He is a hard worker and enjoys being around children.
He has 2 younger brothers and an older sister.
He loves to cook and his favorite color is red.
He is the proud parent of his puppy, Harley.
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Michelle moved to the Philomath area about 6 1/2 years ago
to live closer to her family.
She moved to the area after living in Roseburg for a short period of time.
She grew up on the Oregon Coast,
Coos Bay/North Bend area for the majority of her life.
She has two boys, 21 and 16 years old.
Michelle's younger son is a Junior at Philomath High School
and wants to be a First Responder/Firefighter
and attend the Fire/Science program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem
after he graduates from high school.
Michelle is married and lives in Philomath with her husband,
boys, and their many furry family members.
Michelle is excited to become a part of the Pediatric Therapy Professionals family
and grow with the company as a billing specialist.
She has worked in the medical field the last 15 years.
She has experience working with many aspects of front office work
in various medical facilities.
She loves interaction with patients
and tries to ensure that their interactions are very welcoming.
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Za is an Oregon native.
He lived in Sweet Home for a good part of his life
and graduated from Sweet Home High School.
He enjoys bike riding, working
on his family's farm and spending time
with his family.
He is a hard worker and enjoys being able to assist children and
families get the services they need at PTP.
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Ryan has a long history
with Pediatric Therapy Professionals, Inc.
as he is the son of Geri Aman, the coordinator.
He has helped organize the building,
paint, set up computers, move equipment,
solve technological problems
and just pitch in wherever he was able to assist.
Growing up in the home of a pediatric occupational therapist,
he learned first hand the ins and outs of occupational therapy.
He has been a tremendous asset over the years!
Ryan graduated from Oregon State University
in June 2011.
He received a bachelors of science degree
in environmental science.
He had worked as a student intern at Wah Chang in Albany
as an environmental technician for 3 years.
He is in the process of applying for jobs in that field now.
He married his wife, Tammy
in the summer of 2010 and lives in the Corvallis area.
They are excited about their future and where it may lead.
Ryan is happy to work here
to assist the front office staff.
He enjoys meeting families and
being a part of this team.
In his free time,
he enjoys camping, traveling
(he and Tammy went to Greece for their honeymoon),
reading, movies, entertaining with friends and being with his family.