About ˈKrēdō Home Therapy
After first hand dealing with the struggles that come with searching for qualified therapists within the area, we knew that there were other parents and children that were enduring the same situation as us. Our company was created to address the unique difficulties found within pediatrics and to provide hope to families that feel helpless after other attempts have failed or not provided the benefit sought. We wanted to make the process easier for families and to include parents as much as possible in the evaluation, creation, development process and ongoing support for the children we provide service to. We found this to be very challenging with other companies and believe that it is critical for the success of our children in order for them to flourish and overcome the difficulties they face.
Meet Our Therapists
Stephanie Burns - Speech & Language Pathologist
Stephanie grew up in North Carolina and received her Masters in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University. She loves working with early school age children to assist them achieve better communication both in the home and in the academic setting. She finds it rewarding to be a part of a team that is child-centered with the mutual goal of assisting the child in reaching their maximum potential.
Rebecca Fenner - Occupational Therapist
Rebecca has over 16 years working exclusively with pediatrics within the Central Florida community. She grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL and received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially the joys of raising three amazing children.
Rebecca believes the best advice to parents looking at occupational therapy as an option for their child is to take little steps at a time and not get overwhelmed. Focusing on small incremental progress is key in making an impact in the child's life even if it seems impossible! She loves working with children because she believes all children are unique and seeing each one develop and progress in their own way and with the "just right" therapeutic approach, is a gift to witness.
Natalie Amorim - M.S. - CCC - SLP
Natalie received her Masters in Speech & Language Pathology from The University of Utah. She has been assisting children with their speech and language goals since 2011. She has worked with a broad range of children with varying communication disorders. She has experience working within school, home and clinical settings. She loves working with children, as she has two young children of her own. She is passionate about assisting kids in their quest of achieving their full potential in life and becoming more independent.
Cristine Beach - M.S. - CCC - SLP
Crissy is a speech-language pathologist licensed by the Florida Department of Health and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. At the University of Florida she earned a Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2009 and Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011.
As a speech language pathologist, Crissy has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, including private homes, preschools, clinics, outpatient hospital and inpatient rehabilitation.
Crissy specializes in the areas of:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Fluency (stuttering) disorders
Language (receptive / expressive) disorders
Pragmatics / social skills
Pre-literacy skills / Phonemic awareness
Sensory, motor and behavioral feeding
Speech (Articulation / phonology) disorders
Dr. Karen Hans - PHD - BCBA
Dr. Hans grew up in Central Florida. She possesses her undergraduate degree in education from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Hans went on to pursue her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis at The Ohio State University, where she studied under Drs. Cooper, Heron and Heward. Her master’s thesis focused on using self-monitoring to help increase on task behavior in the classroom under the supervision of Drs. Heron and Heward. After completing her masters, Dr. Hans went on to provide behavior support in a central Florida school district by becoming a district behavior specialist. She left this role to become a director for a small behavioral health company who provided in home services to families and focused on early intervention. Dr. Hans then obtained her PhD in the United Kingdom at the University of Kent. Her doctoral thesis focused on increasing socially appropriate behavior in the classroom by having the staff focus on giving students more positive statements than negative statements.
Dr. Hans has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for 15 years, and has worked within schools, homes, communities, and clinic based services. She has served a wide variety of ages from toddlers to geriatrics. Her passion lies in working with early learners, and she specializes in providing services to children. Dr. Hans has provided trainings to school districts, students, colleagues, and presented her work at national and international conferences.
Valerie Esoff MOT. - Occupational Therapist
Valerie completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida. She received the majority of her pediatric training at Winnie Palmer and Arnold Palmer hospitals here in Orlando, Florida. She has worked in various pediatric settings including the neonatal intensive care unit, local school system as well as outpatient clinics. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in pursuit of visiting all 30 MLB stadiums in North America.