Personalized Speech Pathology Services

Therapeutic Endeavors offers speech language pathology services. Our mission is to bring therapy to our clients, as we provide therapy in our clients’ natural environment. Natural environment includes homes, daycares, schools, and ect. We aim to offer our professional knowledge as we become a part of our clients endeavors to diminish difficulties.

 

Compassionate Speech Therapy 

Easy and fluent communication with friends, colleagues and loved ones is crucial to maintaining a happy and productive lifestyle. At Therapeutic Endeavors, we fully understand how frustrating it can be to live with speech difficulties and disorders and aim to provide all of our clients with patience, compassion and encouragement during our sessions together. Treatment is most effective when it is done in an environment that is comfortable and 
familiar to the client, and when parents, family members or caregivers are involved in the process. Wherever possible, we take the holistic approach first in all of our speech pathology and language therapy services, combining an interdisciplinary team to truly tailor the experience to the needs of our clients. We offer free screenings, so get in touch with us today to transform your quality of life!

Meet The Team

Therapeutic Endeavors is committed to providing the highest quality speech, language, and feeding services within your child’s most natural setting including: home, daycare, and school settings. Our therapy is based on the belief that early intervention is critical to development, learning, and communication skills. We know speech therapy is a very personal experience, and is specifically catered to each patient and their unique situation. We take our time to develop and train our team to provide exceptional therapy to our patients in need. One child, one family at a time.

Our Team

Our Treatment

Cherry Belle Baquial Support Coordinator

Cherry is an honorable mention graduate of Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a graduate of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan in 2013. As a Psychology graduate, she worked in different aspects of Psychology branches such as Industrial/Organization setting, Clinical and Psychological setting. And with that, she was able to run things organizedly and efficiently which helped Therapeutic Endeavors, LLC for two years already. As of now, she is the backbone of Therapeutic Endeavors who do most of the back office tasks.

In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, learn new languages, and have a great time playing with her daughter.

Britney Desir, M.S. CCC-SLP

Britney Desir started her career at the age of 21 practicing speech therapy in the school system for 5 years. She moved on from the school system to provide skilled speech- language service in a skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility, private practice, and home health.

 She graduated from Florida State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders shortly thereafter.

Britney Desir is married with two amazing little boys, one who inspired her interest to early intervention due to his premature birth. She has personal and work experience overcoming challenges caused by developmental delays. Not only does Britney have a special interest in early intervention, she has a passion for geriatrics and adults that may suffer from consequences of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, dysphagia, or other debilitating disorders.
In Britney’s spare time she enjoys baking, reading, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jenee McPhail, BS, SLPA

Jenee is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology in 2021. Within the next couple of years she worked as a Clinical Medical Assistant, an Aide at a Preschool for children with Autism, a Substitute Teacher from ages K1 – 8th grade and worked as a K1 teacher. 

Through her experience she found her calling to become an SLPA and continue her education to become an SLP. She went back to school to complete a post-bacc program through FSU and is now a licensed SLPA with plans to continue education in order to get her Masters and become an SLP. She is excited to learn as much as she can through her experiences and to continue finding new ways to help those in need.
She has always loved working with children and plans to continue working in Pediatrics as she pursues her career. She looks forward to seeing her clients grow as they reach their goals in a way that makes them excited to learn.
In her free time she loves reading books, spending time with loved ones and traveling.

Jessica Johnson

 

Anna Dittman, BS, SLPA

Anna is a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who has recently graduated from Florida State University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her education has provided her with extensive knowledge that she has applied to volunteering with an Early Head Start location, as well as to her research assistant position at the FSU School of Communication Science & Disorders. She was inspired to enter the field by those in healthcare who have treated her own disability in swallowing when she was a child, and is dedicated to continuing her education by seeking a graduate program in the future. Anna would love to use her passion for the pediatric field during her treatments to connect with young patients in a way that is fully positive, engaging, and fulfilling.

Alexis Dyess, MS, CCC-SLP

Alexis is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with a passion for serving all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics, with all different diagnoses from a language delay to feeding/swallowing difficulties to cognitive communication impairments. She graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Central Florida. She started her career working with geriatrics in skilled nursing facilities for just under two years before switching to pediatrics only for about a year. She now has the privilege to treat both populations through Therapeutic Endeavors in a variety of settings including outpatient, schools, daycares, and nursing homes!

Kelsey Young, M.Ed, CCC-SLP

Kelsey Young began her career in speech therapy in the summer of 2015 as a speech-therapist assistant, where she worked with children with various developmental disabilities. Following her graduate degree, she completed her Clinical Fellowship at Therapeutic Endeavors and is now in the process of receiving her national certification, the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
She graduated from Valdosta State University (VSU) Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders as a student-athlete (volleyball). Shortly after, she graduated from VSU Summa Cum Laude with her Master’s degree in Education with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Throughout her career, she has formed a passion for working with young children and improving their communication skills within their environment. Along with early intervention, Kelsey also enjoys working with school-aged children to assist their articulation, language, and pragmatic development. 
Kelsey is a Tallahassee native who recently married to her high school sweetheart, Danny. In her spare time she enjoys boating, beach trips, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and their fur-baby, Samson.

Michael Walch, MS, CF-SLP

Michael is a licensed Speech- Language Pathologist who recently graduated from Florida State University in Summer 2023 with his Masters in Communication Science and Disorders. Michael is completing his Clinical Fellowship year in order to receive his Certificate of Clinical Competence. He has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses in the outpatient and school settings. He particularly enjoys working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and ASD populations.

He enjoys volunteering in the children’s ministry at his church, playing board games, and reading.

Leslie Maldonado, BS, SLP-A

Leslie is a licensed SLPA born in Boston Massachusetts and moved to Tallahassee, Florida at a young age. She graduated from Florida State University in 2021 with a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Leslie recognized her calling in pediatrics from her experiences in multiple work settings over the past six years, varying between her careers of being a SLPA and Preschool Teacher. She has worked in schools, daycares, and outpatient clinics alongside RBT’s, OT’s, and SLP’s. Through these experiences Leslie has focused on improving patient care working with several types of communication disorders, such as developmental delays and Autism. She specializes in therapy management in ages ranging from infants, preschool children, school-aged children, and even some adults.

Her passion to help children continues to grow as well as her commitment to expand her expertise in therapy management. Leslie is very proud to have established her SLPA career and plans to continue her education and receive her masters as an SLP.

Angie Bolden, OTR/L

Angie Bolden has her Master’s in Occupational Therapy contracting with Therapeutic Endeavors, coordinating and supervising the Occupational Therapy department.

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