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LLA Spotlight: Elise Bondy

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Elise Bondy!

Elise is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant who has been with LLA for seven years. She began by serving clients in our clinics, but is currently working in the schools. She became a therapist because she has always loved working with children. She was a nanny at one time and the child she cared for was in the Help Me Grow program receiving OT for developmental delays. Elise loved being part of his “team” and was hooked! Her favorite part about being a therapist is the excitement on a child’s face when they accomplish something new and the look on a parent’s face when they see their child reach goals they hoped for but weren’t sure they would be able to reach.

Let’s get to know Elise better!

Would you rather have Super Strength or the Ability to Fly?

I’d have to say flying.  I could get to the beach so much faster!

What is your therapy passion?

I love working with children with visual perception difficulties.

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite book?

I love to read and it’s impossible for me to choose one favorite book.  My favorites are biographies and mysteries.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I like to read, do crafts and cook.

What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy with their kiddo? 

Working with your child at home will help them reach their therapy goals.  We only get to work with your child for 30-60 minutes a week. When you reinforce the therapy at home everyone wins.

What is your favorite team?

Cleveland everything!  I enjoy Indians baseball games, Browns football and Monsters hockey.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

I have always wanted to go to Ireland.

Would you rather have Ice cream or Cookies?

Ice Cream – specifically Mint Chocolate Chip

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

I went to a Rod Stewart concert and he came to the edge of the stage and held my hand! ( I’m showing my age here.)

Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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