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LLA Spotlight: Sabrina Mottershead

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

Sabrina is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been with LLA for 3 years! She serves clients at Ashland City Schools and the Medina clinic. She became a therapist after seeing the positive impact a speech therapist made on a close family friend of hers, and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else after that. Her favorite part about being a therapist is working with kids and really connecting with them. Letting them know through her actions and interactions with them that she truly cares about each of them!

Share a success story!

I think each client has something uniquely different about them, and seeing them grow and achieve success in their own way (sometimes it’s their skills that grow, other times it’s simply their confidence) honestly brings me so much joy every time – so it’s hard to pick just one story! If I had to choose, I would say that seeing the confidence grow in one of my hearing loss patients was unbelievable. She was brave and courageous in trying out the techniques we came up with together to help repair communication breakdowns. The amount that her confidence grew was unbelievable and inspiring, and her communication skills increased as a result too.

Let’s get to know Sabrina better!

Would you rather have pizza or tacos?

This shouldn’t even be a question! PIZZA duh! Dill pickle pizza from Ohio Pie.

What is your therapy passion?

Working with kids who have language deficits and finding ways to help generalize newly acquired skills into the classroom.

How did you discover your passion for working with children?

A close family friend of mine suffered a very unfortunate stroke, leaving him with locked in syndrome. I witnessed the SLP work with him and his family early on and saw her provide him with ways to communicate with his wife and kids. It was truly a light in such a dark time and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else after that. I went back to school and became an SLP!

What do you do in your free time?

I like to work out, take my dog for walks, and hang out with friends and family.

What is your favorite team?

Toronto Maple Leafs

What is the funniest thing a kid has ever said to you in therapy

“In 12 years I’m going to be a lot taller….and you’re going to be much MUCH older”

What is your favorite sport?

I love to play soccer, but I love to watch hockey

What is your best advice for kids?

Go play outside and have fun! Being a kid is awesome.

What is the best therapy advice you have ever received?

Be flexible. Might seem simple, but it goes a long way in the therapy world and life in general.

Where did you grow up?

Brampton, ON Canada

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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