Meet Our Team

Occupational Therapists

 

Amy Perry, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Director of Therapy
Amy received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. She has worked with children in the hospital, home, school, aquatic, and outpatient settings. She and husband, Bill, launched Foundations Therapy in 2003. Their passion is to provide a family atmosphere, quality therapy, and to be a resource for those in need. Amy specializes in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder and does presentations within the community. She has received extensive training in various therapeutic strategies, such as Astronaut Training, Brain Gym®, Therapeutic Listening®, Balametrics, oral motor techniques, handling, Handwriting Without Tears®, Getting It Write, and infant massage. She is Certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), Certified Trainer in Interactive Metronome®, Certified in Advanced Therapeutic Listening®, Certified in Infant Massage, and Certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Protocol. In her spare time, she chases after her three school-age boys. She enjoys relaxation at the park, fishing, and staying cool in a pool. She also enjoys anything outdoors where her boys can run and be boys!
Email: aperry@foundationstherapy.net

  

Crystal Garcia, OTD, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Crystal graduated with her Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eckerd College, where she also played collegiate softball. Crystal knew she always wanted to help others in any way that she could, and now, she gets to help children through play. Crystal’s passion for pediatrics was brought to light during high school when she coached the Special Olympics, and that fire continued to grow. She has experience working in the school system as an Intervention Specialist. She is eager now to be a part of our Foundations Therapy family. She devotes herself to creating a fun and nurturing environment that will motivate her clients to reach their highest potential.

Crystal was born and raised in Miami, Florida, from a Cuban background. During her free time, she loves to read a good book, watch sunsets, travel, go to Disney, watch the Red Sox play, and spend time with her family, friends, and dogs.”

Email: cgarcia@foundationstherapy.net 

Summer Hood, M.S., OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Summer received her Master of Occupational Therapy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from The University of Memphis. Before becoming an OTR, Summer discovered her passion for working in pediatrics while working as an intern at a school for special needs in her undergraduate years. Her favorite part about being an OT is that she gets to be creative and innovative while having fun! She loves coming up with new ideas to address kids’ needs to aid them in accomplishing the best outcomes of therapy.

In Summer’s free time, she loves watching basketball, reading, and craft time.

Email: shood@foundationstherapy.net

 

Brenna Spellissy, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Brenna received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical from the University of Central Florida. Brenna has a strong passion for serving and helping others. She discovered her true calling in pediatrics during her graduate career while completing internships in school and outpatient pediatric settings. Brenna states, “There is no greater feeling than helping my clients and their families accomplish a new goal or helping a child maximize functional success within their natural environment.” She dedicates herself to providing exceptional care while engaging in a fun and positive experience. Brenna has received further training in various therapeutic techniques, including Handwriting Without Tears, Reflex Integration, and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding trained therapist. Additionally, she has experience working with children and adolescents in the outpatient pediatric setting.

Brenna grew up in Clearwater, FL, and is excited to give back to her community while working in the field she loves! She loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, and enjoys anything outdoors during her free time!

Email: bspellissy@foundationstherapy.net

 

Andrea Schutz, LOT

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Andrea graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University. She has a history working in the field of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she supervised Occupational Therapy students for 7 years. She has worked in the school system for over 20 years. She specializes in working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She has a listening ear that allows her to meet the child and family right where they are and help them. Andrea enjoys dancing, music, and taking a stroll on beautiful Clearwater Beach at sunset. 

Email: foundationstherapy@foundationstherapy.net

  

Physical Therapist

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Speech-Language Pathologists

 

Bill Perry, MS, CCC-SLP 

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Director of Business

Bill received his Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. Bill has worked in private clinic, outpatient, inpatient, public school, private school, and preschool settings. He specializes in language literacy and children with feeding challenges. Bill utilizes techniques from multiple Orton-Gillingham based dyslexia interventions. He is a certified Barton Reading and Spelling System® tutor. He is trained in Lindamood Bell’s LiPS® , Seeing Stars® , and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs, and the Wilson Reading System®. Bill is also a member of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Florida Chapter of IDA. To keep up with current research, he attends conferences relating to dyslexia on an annual basis.

With feeding, Bill uses an oral sensory approach in his therapy sessions. Bill is certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, and has attended advanced trainings in SOS. He is trained in TalkTools’® Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding, Oral Placement Therapy, Oral Motor Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development, and Jaw Stability programs. Bill also implements oral motor exercises from the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Bill is a Certified Interactive Metronome® Trainer. 

Bill was a high school teacher and coach of multiple sports. He and his wife Amy have three active boys. He enjoys playing tennis and fishing.
Email: bperry@foundationstherapy.net

 

Kelsey Curtis M.S., CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelsey graduated with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Harding University in 2013. She has experience with children of various ages, diagnoses, and backgrounds. She enjoys collaborating with other disciplines to utilize a holistic approach to therapy. She has worked in both a school and clinic setting. In addition, Kelsey has training in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). 

She lived in Kentucky, Idaho, and Arkansas before moving to Florida in 2022. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys being outside, traveling, going on walks, and exploring new coffee shops.

Email: kcurtis@foundationstherapy.net

 

Chelsey Lindhorst, MA, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Chelsey graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She has experience working with children and teenagers in outpatient and school settings with various communication disorders, including articulation disorders, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, she is trained in Natural Language Acquisition and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), various high-tech AAC systems, and integrating communication goals with academic standards.

Chelsey was born and raised in Florida and has lived here her whole life. In her free time, she enjoys painting, boating, playing video games, and exploring the Dunedin area with her boyfriend and their dogs, Cooper and Ellie.

Email: clindhorst@foundationstherapy.net

 

Carol Matthews, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Carol is a graduate of the University of South Florida. She has spent her career moving around the country with her Navy husband and four kids. She has 25 years of experience working with children and adults in various settings, including schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Carol has expertise in language delays, oral-motor impairments, apraxia, fluency disorders, and hyperfunctional voice disorders. In addition, she has experience with a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, including Eye Gaze technology. Carol is a proud USNA mom and enjoys spending her free time at the beach and Disney! 

Email: foundationstherapy@foundationstherapy.net

 

Shayna Siegel, MS, CCC-SLP 

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Shayna received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of South Florida. She has experience working with children in clinical and educational settings with various communication challenges. Shayna is PROMPT trained and especially enjoys working with children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, language delays, and early intervention.

In her free time, Shayna enjoys relaxing in the sun, reading, playing sports, and bonding with her dog, Casper.

Email: ssiegel@foundationstherapy.net

 

Kristi Stearns, M.S., CCC-SLP  

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist 

Kristi received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from Florida State University with a Psychology Minor. Shortly after, she moved to Massachusetts, where she earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University. Kristi had resided in Boston and New York City for most of her professional career and was excited to join the Foundations family, moving back to her hometown! She has experience working with both children and adults within clinical, medical, and academic settings. Kristi has recently worked for programs treating pediatric and young adult populations with autism spectrum disorders with a concentration in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) special-interest group for AAC. She also has experience with Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary and is PROMPT trained. Kristi co-manages and makes content for her communication blog in her free time. She also loves to be outdoors, whether it is kayaking at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin or going for long walks with her boxer pup in downtown Palm Harbor, FL.

Email: foundationstherapy@foundationstherapy.net

Lisa Stratton, MA, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Lisa graduated with her degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Florida. She has experience working in the outpatient, school, and home settings. She enjoys working with children in the areas of oral motor, feeding, articulation, language delays, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder. She uses techniques such as Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Horn and Straw Programs, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and various oral motor techniques, such as Boshart Techniques and Overland Protocols. She uses the LiPS Program from Lindamood Bell and enjoys working with all disciplines in order to maximize progress for each child. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, photography, and doing seasonal craft projects.  

Email: foundationstherapy@foundationstherapy.net

 

 

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