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Sunny Speech Therapists

 

Annika Suarez, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CIMI-2

Annika Suarez is the owner of Sunny Pediatric Services and is a speech-language pathologist, international board certified lactation consultant and certified infant massage instructor. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University. She has specialized training in the following: Beckaman's Oral Motor Assessment & Intervention, Beckman's Deep Tissue Release, Assessment and Remediation of Tethered Oral Tissues (Tongue-Ties), Tummy Time!™ Method for Pre-crawling Babies, Early Language Intervention, and Infant Massage Instruction. Annika's passion is working with infants and toddlers with feeding, oral motor and language delays. She is a member of the following organizations: American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), International Association of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP), La Leche League (LLL) of Tallahassee, and Healing Arts Alliance (HAA). Annika serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.

 

Annika@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

Caitlin Boland, MS, CCC-SLP

Caitlin Boland is from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida and her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. She has experience treating the pediatric population in the public school setting in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, AAC, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language, and fluency. She has received specialized training in the DIR/Floortime Model. Caitlin is very excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Pediatric Services, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and communication skills. Caitlin serves children in Tallahassee, Monticello, FL and surrounding areas.

 

Caitlin@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

Lindsay Adcox, MS, CCC-SLP

A Tallahassee native, Lindsay Adcox completed her Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. After working as a summer camp counselor with children with disabilities, she was inspired to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in 2015 before completing her full-time summer internship in Indianapolis with Community Health Network, splitting time between inpatient rehabilitation and pediatric outpatient. Lindsay has experience treating individuals of all ages, from children to elderly adults in a variety of settings including adult rehabilitation, elementary, middle, and high school settings, pediatric outpatient, and home health. Lindsay is very excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Pediatric Services, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and feeding skills. She serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.

Lindsay@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

Betsy Ganus, MS, CCC-SLP

Betsy Ganus completed her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Harding University and Abilene Christian University, respectively. Betsy, her husband, and their three daughters recently moved to Tallahassee from Arkansas, where they have lived for the past 10 years. Betsy has speech language pathology experience from pediatric to geriatric populations, in a variety of settings including adult rehabilitation, long term care, elementary and middle school settings, pediatric outpatient, and most recently, as an adjunct professor of communication sciences and disorders at Harding University. Betsy is passionate about helping families in need of support during the first years of their children’s lives. Betsy is excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Pediatric Services, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and feeding skills. She serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.  

 

Betsy@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

Brittany Knippel, MA, CCC-SLP

Born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, Brittany Knippel completed both her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Florida.  After graduation, she completed her clinical fellowship year at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, specializing in acquired brain injury and disorders of consciousness.  After a few moves around the southeast, Brittany and her husband were thrilled to return home to Tallahassee in 2013.  Brittany has experience working with patients across the lifespan from birth through palliative care in settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinics.  As a mom of 3, she is especially passionate about supporting families during those special (and uniquely challenging!) early years.  When she’s not at work, you can find her watching classes at her daughters’ dance studio, on the ball fields with her son, or curled up with a good book.  Brittany is excited to be a part of the Sunny Pediatric Services team, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and communication skills. Brittany serves children in Tallahassee, FL, and surrounding areas. 

 

Brittany@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

 

Kalin Akes, MS, CCC-SLP

Kalin Akes completed her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Abilene Christian University. She has spent 10+ years practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist in children’s hospital, school, and private settings. Kalin is passionate about supporting families and seeing their children make progress with speech, language, and feeding skills. She is excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Pediatric Services, working with children and their families to enhance their feeding skills. She serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.  

Kalin@SunnyPediatricServices.com

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Sarah Flammer, MM, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah has been a speech-language pathologist in public schools since 2016 where she works with students Prek to 5th grade; she joined the Sunny Pediatric Services team part-time in 2022. Sarah holds state certification and licensing from the Florida Department of Education and  Department of Health, and a national certification of clinical competence through ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). She enjoys working with clients on emerging language skills, speech sound production, dysfluency (stuttering), language and communication skills, along with exploring augmentative and alternative means of communication when applicable

 

Sarah@SunnyPediatricServices.com 

 

 

Tina Vallone, MS, CF-SLP

Christina Vallone completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Florida State University. There, she received extensive training on using an interdisciplinary approach for the treatment of development disabilities in pediatric patients through their KIDDs grant program. Christina has experience treating individuals of all ages, from children to elderly adults in a variety of settings including acute care, pediatric outpatient, home health, and elementary, middle, and high school settings. Christina is very excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Pediatric Services, working with children and their families to enhance their language development and feeding skills. She serves children in Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.

Christina@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

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Olivia Brown, MEd, CCC-SLP, CBS

Olivia is a speech-language pathologist and certified breastfeeding specialist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and Master’s degree from Valdosta State University. She has worked with the pediatric population since 2018. Olivia has received extensive training in infant and toddler feeding difficulties and tethered oral tissues. She is passionate about supporting families and helping their young children achieve the best outcomes. Olivia is excited to be working with infants and toddlers to address feeding skills and language development. She provides services to children in Wakulla and Leon county.

Olivia@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

 

Lauren Jacobs, MEd, CCC-SLP

Lauren Jacobs is originally from Mississippi, but has lived in the Tallahassee area for the last 12 years with her husband and two kids. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida State University and her master's degree in Communication Disorders at Valdosta State University. She has experience treating individuals of all ages, from children to geriatrics, in a variety of settings. She has experience treating the pediatric population in the public school setting and early intervention therapy services in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, AAC, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language, swallowing and fluency. Lauren is very excited to be a part of the team at Sunny Pediatric Services, working with children and their families. Lauren serves children in Tallahassee, Crawfordville, and surrounding areas.

Lauren@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

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Sunny Occupational Therapists

Dr. Angela Wallace, OTD, MEd, OTR/L

Angela is an Occupational Therapist at Sunny Pediatric Services. Angela was previously a special education teacher in the Tallahassee area, specializing in early childhood education and taught children with varying exceptionalities. Angela attended the University of Florida for her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in early intervention. She has had experience addressing breast feeding, bottle feeding, and feeding difficulties. Angela utilizes a holistic OT approach to collaborate with parents, caregivers, and other professionals to address the needs of the child based on the family’s goals and priorities. Outside of work, Angela likes to volunteer in the community, participating in advocacy and support efforts to improve the lives of families and children with disabilities. She enjoys being outdoors to kayak or run and completing crafts or watching Disney movies on rainy days. Angela will service families and children in Wakulla and Leon county. It is her mission to support families and children in our community to participate in meaningful and desired activities.

  Angela@SunnyPediatricServices.com

Saint Claire Mottley, MSOT, OTR/L

  Specializing in self-regulation & sensory-motor strategies, Saint Claire has a service history providing direct therapeutic care for pediatric clients aged 0-21 in Florida & community-based/built programs for people aged 0-100+ worldwide. She is passionate about providing general lifestyle & occupational therapy services to families who do not receive person-centered services otherwise. She is excited to be a part of the Tallahassee care team.

SaintClaire@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

Jake Bryant, COTA

Jake has been a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, servicing the community since 2018. She is passionate about providing client centered interventions, with experience working with pediatric clients aged 0-21. Jake believes that each child deserves the opportunity to reach their potential and she values the role that caregivers have during the treatment process to collaborate with helping their child succeed and gain independence. Jake specializes social and cognitive development, self and emotional regulation, sensory integration, and early intervention. Jake is a dedicated mom of three and enjoys having park days with her family. She loves photography, to dance, sing, and star gaze. It is Jake's mission to advocate for families in our community who are potentially high risk and/or may have been missed for possible delays, with the intent to serve and improve family outcomes. She is excited to be servicing Tallahassee and surrounding areas.

  Jakedra@SunnyPediatricServices.com  
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Brittney Campbell, OTD, OTR/L

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Brittney@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

 

Sunny Physical Therapists

Mari Therrien, PT

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Mari@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

Sunny Office Staff

Madison Kenworthy

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Admin@SunnyPediatricServices.com

 

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Sara Collins

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