All About Bethlehem Pediatric Therapy Services
Our goal is to help improve children’s quality of life. Children and their families come to us because they are struggling, and our mission is to help determine the reasons behind the struggle and tailor a program to help improve the child and the family’s quality of life. We structure a therapeutic program to develop skills, but we understand that you and your family know your child best.
We provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to children 0-21 in their homes, at our clinic and in the community. We provide Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy and Pediatric Behavioral Services.
What makes us unique?
Collaborative model with parents, family members, and other professionals. They may attend your therapy session, or we may contact them via email or phone with your permission.
Experienced and highly trained therapists. All of our therapists are employees, and all receive continuing education in current treatment methods and conditions. We offer training for other professionals in the area.
Flexible scheduling options. We offer appointments in evenings until 7 and on Saturdays (Occupational Therapy).
Flexible location of services. Services usually take place in the clinic, however depending on your location, services may take place in your home, daycare or school. Home visits to monitor progress are possible, as well as community visits to schools and daycare. We also are providers of early intervention services for children ages 0-3 in Lehigh and Northampton County. In the early intervention model, services always take place in the home.
Bethlehem Pediatric Therapy offers a caring staff of professionals experienced across a broad range of pediatric therapy disciplines - occupational, physical, and speech therapy evaluations and treatments. Our associates are skilled in the latest and most advanced teaching, skills development and social programs. We opened our doors in 2007.
Learn About Our Therapists
Jennifer Doyle MA OTR/L is a graduate of Tufts University where she majored in Clinical Psychology and Child Study, and the University of Southern California, where she received her Masters in Occupational Therapy.
Jennifer specializes in Pediatrics and has worked in school, clinic and home-based early intervention settings since graduating in 2000. She has taken course 1 of the Intensive Sensory Processing Mentorship program with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller in Denver. She has completed training in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to feeding. She is trained in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) approach for children with Autism from ages 2-5. She is currently certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), the Listening Program, the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and Interactive Metronome. She has completed training in Therapeutic Listening and Integrated Listening Systems.
Jennifer lives in Bethlehem with her husband Chris and her son Charlie.
Blaire Blaufarb MS SLP-CCC is a an experienced SLP with a background in the outpatient pediatric, school, and early intervention settings. She holds certifications in the Hanen Program's "More Than Words", Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Approach, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants (SOFFI) Method, and Interactive Metronome. Blaire has pediatric feeding experience in treating mildly medically complex children, bottle feeders, and sensory feeding children. Blaire is also enjoying gaining experience working with children who have cleft lip/palates. Blaire’s passion in the field is targeting language and helping families/children reach their full communication potential by finding ways to identify and elicit positive speech/language production through play, books, natural routines, and family activities.
Blaire lives in Bethlehem with her husband, son, and dog.
Jessica Haynes MS SLP-CCC Jessica Haynes M.S. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist providing early intervention and pediatric clinic services. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Jessica has lived and provided educational speech therapy services in Connecticut, Maine, and finally here in Pennsylvania where she spent the last 3 years providing services in a Verbal Behavior classroom for the Intermediate Unit in Berks County. Jessica is PECS trained and is highly interested in augmentative and alternative communication.
Currently residing in the Lehigh Valley, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Suzanne DeGerolamo, COTA/L has extensive experience working in school and clinic settings with a specialization in Sensory Processing. Suzanne graduated from Virginia Tech in 1990 and became a Certified
Occupational Therapy Assistant in 1994. She is certified in Interactive Metronome. She has taken advanced training in Brain Gym and reflex integration with Sheila Frick.
Suzanne lives in Phillipsburg with her husband and 3 children.
Ellen Johns MS OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist with her Masters from Saint Francis University. Ellen is experienced in working with children with Sensory Processing, Neurodevelopmental, and Musculoskeletal challenges. Ellen is trained in Interactive Metronome, The Listening Program and Visual-Vestibular training via the Astronaut Program.
She lives with her husband, son and 3 daughters in Allentown.
Jennifer Davis BS, COTA/L is a graduate of DeSales University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology; and Lehigh Carbon Community College, where she received her Associates degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Jen specializes in Pediatrics and has over 20 years of experience helping individuals with Autism, Emotional Disturbance and Intellectual Disability. Jen has experience working in schools, homes and the outpatient setting.She is certified in Interactive Metronome (home & clinic), Therapeutic Listening, Integrated Listening Systems, The Safe and Sound Protocol and is a Certified DIR Basic Floortime Practitioner. She has received extensive training in reflex integration and sensory integration.
Jen lives in Quakertown with her husband Ryan and their two children,
Brenda Plourde, MS, OTR/L Brenda is an experienced Occupational Therapist with a background in treating children in their homes and in clinic settings. Brenda is highly experienced in early intervention and addresses feeding, motor skill development, sensory processing with a variety of children and diagnoses. She has advanced training in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), The Listening Program, Integrated Listening Systems, the Safe and Sound Protocol, Visual-Vestibular training via the Astronaut Program, and Reflex Integration with Sheila Fricke.
Brenda lives in Bethlehem with her husband and 2 daughters.
Laurie Barlow MS SLP-CCC is an experienced (20+ years) Speech Language Pathologist with experience evaluating and treating children, toddlers, and infants with communication, swallowing, and/or cognitive disorders
She has experience with medically fragile children develop mode of communication through AAC. She is a board member of the Northeastern Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Pennsylvania.
Lauri lives in Bethlehem with her family.
Brianna Swayser MS OTR/L is an occupational therapist providing early intervention and outpatient pediatric clinic services. She received a Bachelor’s in Health Science and Master’s in Occupational Therapy, both at Misericordia University. She has experience working in outpatient pediatric clinics, as well as school systems, with children with difficulties with sensory processing, feeding, motor skills (gross and fine), visual skills, and activities of daily living. She is new to Bethlehem Pediatrics and excited to grow her knowledge and experience with reflex integration and vestibular processing skills.
Brianna recently returned to the Lehigh Valley with her fiance and enjoys spending time outside and with family and friends.
Stephanie Rogers MS OT is a graduate of Misericordia University where she received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to earning her graduate degree, Stephanie worked in school-based and outpatient pediatric practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has 7 years of professional experience working with children with a variety of developmental and sensorimotor challenges. She is currently providing services in home-based early intervention. She has participated in professional development for primitive reflex integration and sensory processing. She has an interest in pursuing advanced education in assistive technology.
Karen Gualtieri MS, OTR is an experienced clinician specializing in pediatrics. She is a graduate of University of Scranton where she received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has taken advanced training in Sensory Processing and is certified in Handwriting without Tears, the Listening Program, Integrated Listening Systems, advanced training in Therapeutic Listening and Interactive Metronome. She is certified in DIR®/Floortime. She is trained in Rhythmic Movement and reflex integration.
Karen lives in Coopersburg with her husband Dino and their 3 children.
Vinnie Albanese MA, PT is a physical therapist who earned his B.S. from Stony Brook College. He has been practicing since 1996. Vinnie also has his M.S. in elementary education. Vinnie has been working in Early Intervention and outpatient therapy for 10 years. He enjoys working with a variety of children with sensory and motor challenges, and employs floortime strategies, parent training and functional therapy in a variety of settings.
Vinnie lives in Center Valley with his wife and daughter.
*8/22 Vinnie is currently working as a 5th grade teacher and not seeing patients. He may return in the evenings!