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AUSTIN BELLMORE

Speech- Language Pathologist

M.A., CCC-SLP

Certified Autism Specialist

Austin Bellmore graduated from Hampton University (Hampton, VA) with her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Nevada. 

 

Austin has provided services for school districts, early intervention, and private clinics. She is passionate about providing the best quality care to young clients of all diagnoses. Austin is experienced in working with children with diagnoses such as: autism spectrum disorder, articulation disorders, ODD, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, apraxia, developmental delays, AAC devices, and more.

 

When she is not working, Austin enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time outside with her husband, Jordan, and young son, Carter. 

 

 

 

CHRISTINE ZINN

Speech- Language Pathologist

M.S., CCC-SLP

Christine Zinn is a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. Christine received her Master's degree from Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. She holds dual state licenses in both Illinois and Nevada, as well has her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Christine has extensive experience in parent coaching, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) - both basic and advanced, and Early Intervention play-based therapy. 

"Miss Chris", as her clients call her, has had the benefit of working in many therapeutic settings including public and private schools, specialty communication classrooms, home based birth to three services, university clinics, and hospital outpatient rehabilitation. 

Remediating communication disorders supports Christine's belief that children have special ideas to contribute and that their families benefit when everyone understands one another.

 

 

TAYLOR SLATTERY

Occupational Therapist

OTR/L

Taylor Campanella-Slattery graduated from Touro University Nevada with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. Taylor is a certified Occupational Therapist through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and is licensed in the state of Nevada. 

 

Taylor played collegiate soccer at the University of Utah during her undergraduate career. While attending graduate school, Taylor assisted with the development of a play group with the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, addressing gross and fine motor skills for children with Down Syndrome.

 

Taylor has experience with both adults and children with orthopedic and medically fragile diagnoses, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and Down Syndrome. 

 

When Taylor is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She loves to spend time cooking, playing golf and soccer, and going on walks and hikes with her dog.

LIZETT MONTES-LOPEZ

Speech- Language Pathologist

M.S., CCC-SLP

Lizett Montes graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno earning her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Nevada.  

Lizett enjoys working with children of all ages and with a range of communication disorders. She completed her externship at a pediatric clinic and in a high school, which allowed her to obtain experience in language, articulation, literacy, social skills and with AAC devices. Her skill set also includes providing services and parent education in Spanish and English. Her priority is utilizing evidence-based practices to identify and address her patients’ needs.

Outside of the clinic, Lizett enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

GELELA FIKRE

Speech- Language Pathologist

M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Gelela Fikre graduated from Nevada State College with her Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Nevada. 

 

Gelela is passionate about providing services to our youngest clients and developing relationships with her clients and family members. She also speaks fluent Amharic.

 

She has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder and providing feeding, articulation, and language therapy. Gelela has a background in providing services in schools and teaching English and as second language in China.

 

When she is not working, Gelela enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and frequent trips to Target. 

KELSEA HEWITT

Speech- Language Pathologist

M.S., CCC-SLP

Kelsea was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Kelsea received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Nevada, Reno (Go Wolf Pack!), where she found her passion for Speech-Language Pathology. She continued her education at The University of the District of Columbia, where she received her Master's degree in 2017. She is licensed in the state of Nevada and California and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. 

Kelsea has experience working in pediatric clinics, ABA clinics, and the school district. She has worked with children diagnosed with a variety of disorders including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fluency Disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Pediatric Feeding, Pragmatic Disorders, as well as Articulation/Phonological and Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders and Delays. 

Outside of work you can find Kelsea cheering on the Vegas Golden Knights at a game, seeing her favorite artists in concert, finding the next best brunch spot, or taking her dog Chance to the park. Kelsea is looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child!

ROBIN EMBREE

Office Manager

Robin opened My Turn with Austin Bellmore in August 2018. With a background in healthcare, Robin brings the working knowledge of insurance and office management.

 

Robin has loved the transition to pediatric therapy. She says that children make even the mundane things fun! She strives to make My Turn a fun and welcoming environment.

 

In her free time, Robin likes traveling, eating, and looks forward to adventures with her new travel trailer.

MAGGIE PINIERO

Patient Concierge

Maggie is our patient concierge who started part-time and quickly worked her way into a full-time role. She is a Las Vegas local and speaks fluent Spanish. Maggie strives to greet patients with a positive attitude and assist them with navigating the world of pediatric therapy.

 

She enjoys being a part of what My Turn represents and seeing firsthand the growth that our patients achieve during therapy (and the excitement they show when she refills the prize bin!).

 

Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking gourmet meals, playing with her pug Stella, volunteering with Goodie Two Shoes, and traveling to adventurous places.