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LLA Spotlight: Carrie Thompson

Carrie has been a Physical Therapist with LLA Therapy for 9 years. She currently practices at Coventry Local Schools, Rittman Exempted Village Schools, and Manchester Local Schools. Carrie became a physical therapist because she loves helping others! By helping students improve their gross motor abilities within the school environment, she believes this also has a positive impact on the student outside of school during extracurricular activities, sports and time spent with family and friends.

What Is Your Favorite Part About Being A Therapist?

I love watching a student’s improvement on their skills and seeing how proud they are of themselves when reaching a goal. I do LOVE playing with toys also!!!

What Is Your Role In The Schools As A Physical Therapist?

I assess and identify children that may have a delay in gross motor skills and/or their ability to access their school environment safely and effectively. A team approach is then used to determine a student’s needs for improved success at school. Another essential part to my role is communicating with the school staff and parents, regarding the student’s gross motor needs and progression.

How Did You Discover Your Passion For Working With Kids?

After 10 years of working in Long Term Care, God led me to this job opportunity. When speaking on the phone with my now supervisor for the first time, she mentioned that her son was a teacher in one of the school districts available. What are the chances… son was in his class! I knew this was fate and never turned back!

What Is The Funniest Thing A Kid Ever Said To You In Therapy?

I see you are having a bad hair day!

What Is Your Favorite Inspirational Quote?

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

Who Is Your Favorite Sports Team?

All of the Cleveland teams!

What Is Your Favorite Season?

Football season!

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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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