Since 2003, Aaris therapy has been dedicated to helping children and adolescents build the skills they need to be successful in school and life. As the Valley’s premier provider of integrated therapy services, our therapists are trained to understand the ways challenges can impact learning. We focus treatment around the student’s strengths to improve the skills they need to be successful both socially and academically.
Because we combine a wide range of both traditional and non-traditional therapies under one roof, we can integrate services to help children achieve their greatest potential. Our comprehensive approach addresses the needs of the whole child, targeting the skills they need now and for the future. Aaris Therapy Group is an approved provider for both the Ohio Autism Scholarship and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, and a member of the Ohio Scholarship Providers Association.
Executive Director; Speech Language Pathologist
• 2010: Solving the Social Equation mentorship at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Burlington, Vermont with a focus on the Social Thinking® curriculum • 2015: Social Thinking® Clinical Mentorship Training at the Social Thinking® Clinic in Boston • Coordinating social skill programing in the Mahoning Valley since 2008 • Since 2007: has had the honor of working with school administration to develop and improve therapy programming and documentation procedures as well as training teachers and staff on collaborative goal writing for IEPs • 2008-2010: worked with teachers across the state to involve language based multi-sensory graphic organizers and social cognitive strategies for improved student performance in the classroom • 2011- Became Scholarship Provider with ODE • 2015-Present: NE Ohio Regional Representative for the Ohio Scholarship Providers Association
FUN FACTS ABOUT TIFFANY
Tiffany’s favorite vacation is visiting friends who live on the Gulf of Mississippi, boating out to the island and eating pre-cubed cheese! She also enjoys watching movies and spending time with family and friends. She loves having the neighbors over for weekend camp fires in the summer. She is grateful for her wonderful husband and 2 children who have always supported her in her career. Tiffany has recently found a new passion with the health and wellness benefits of yoga, aromatherapy, and selfcare in general.
Acacia received her undergraduate education at Kent State University and her Masters at University of Akron. She has extensive experience in education as well, teaching children from preschool to 12th grade. When not at Aaris, she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with family.
Certificate of Clinical Competence and licensed by Ohio Department of Education
ALLISON ST. GEORGE
(MA, MT-BC, NMT)
Allison graduated from Walsh University with a B.A in Social and Behavior Sciences before earning her Masters in Expressive Therapies/Clinical Mental Health from Lesley University with a clinical specialization in Music Therapy. She is a music therapist from Boardman, Ohio that implements individualized goals and objectives for the students she works with by using music interventions to achieve therapeutic goals. Allison enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Board Certified-Music Therapist
Certification Board of Music Therapists
Neurologic Music Therapy
Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy International Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute
Christen Attended Gannon University where she earned her B.S. and M.S in Occupational Therapy. She serves clients from birth to 18 years, focusing on pediatrics, sensory integration and visual motor skills (reading dysfunction). Christen has been with Aaris Therapy since 2006 working in the school systems as well as doing clinical work at the outpatient office. She enjoys being challenged in finding new and creative methods for helping children and loves crafting.
Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed ODE 5-year Pupil Services Certification
Jane earned her Bachelors in Mathematics and Business Administration from Grove City College before earning a Master in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Akron. She is a generalist with particular interests in early intervention, articulation/phonology, phonological awareness and literacy. Jane and her husband Rick live in Cortland while their daughters, Tessa and Claire, both attend college. Jane and Rick love their empty nest, but are thrilled when Tessa and Claire are home for a visit.
Ohio Board of Speech and Hearing Professionals Board/Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
License Number SP9170
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):
Certificate of Clinical Competence
Jen graduated with a Bachelors degree from New York University and received her Special Education Masters from Youngstown State University. She utilizes behavior analytic intervention for students struggling with academic needs, social skills, physical abilities, social emotional regulation, life skills, and explosive and unsafe behavior. Currently, Jen is a PhD candidate at Kent State University.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst: Penn State University
Certified Intervention Specialist
Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)
Juliette is a graduate of Westminster with a B.S., as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Duquesne University. She travels to see students in their school buildings, online students at their homes and one day a week in the office in Niles. When she isn’t doing physical therapy, she is a horse enthusiast and a certified polo instructor specializing in teaching riding and polo to kids.
Ohio Physical Therapy License
KELLI M. MCLAUGHLIN
Speech-Language Therapist and Pathologist Lead SLP for Teletherapy
Kellie received her Bachelors and Masters in Speech and Language Pathology from Kent State University. She specializes in school age children and provides face-to-face and teletherapy, which ranges from expressive language, receptive language, articulation, phonological awareness, decoding abilities and social language skills. Kelli enjoys camping, yoga, reading and spending time with her two children.
Scholarship Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
Letra is the Scholarship Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. Letra’s most rewarding moments at Aaris Therapy are when she sees a child improve from their therapy; and that bitter sweet moment when they are discharged for mastering their goals. She enjoys traveling, sports and hanging out with her family.
Madison attends Youngstown State University for Early Childhood and Special Education and has received Aide Permit through the Ohio Department of Education. In addition to loving her work as a Behavior Tutor, Madison is an all-star cheerleading coach at Dream Team All-Stars for their special needs team, Promise. She enjoys babysitting and shopping and loves her two dogs.
Aide Permit through ODE
Speech-Language Pathologist (M.A., CCC-SLP)
Melissa received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her MA in Speech-Language Pathology from St. Bonaventure University. She focuses on articulation/phonology, orofacial, myofunctional disorders, phonological awareness, literacy and social skills. Melissa loves to spend time with her children, Mason and Caroline, and her husband Tom.
Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:
Speech-Language Pathologist SP8086
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):
Certificate of Clinical Competence
Sara is a graduate of Kent State University where she received her B.S, M.A., and Certificate in Disability Studies and Community Inclusion. During Sara’s free time, she enjoys supporting the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indians. Sara loves to cook and (try) to bake. On weekends she enjoys watching movies, being outside and hanging out with her family.
Ohio Department of Education Pupil Service License
Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology Conditional License
American Speech-Language Hearing Association Clinical Fellow
Director of Contract Services
Sarah received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Gannon University. While her primary responsibilities as a director include acting as liaison between therapists, building directors and the executive director, Sarah enjoys maintaining a small caseload. She serves clients from preschool to age 21, acting as liaison between clients and therapists as well as quality control for documentation compliance. Sarah loves her job at Aaris and enjoys traveling with her husband and two dogs.
Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L)
Schedule coordinator and Administrative Assistant
Sheri schedules all office clientele and virtual clientele from online schools. She has always lived in the area and never plans on leaving because she is working her dream job at Aaris. In her spare time, Sheri enjoys spending time with her family, dabbling with photography, enjoying music, going to concerts, watching sports and traveling.
**Cannot register for Wednesdays ONLY – must also include some Tues/Thurs office time for the best
therapeutic outcome of the program **CAN pick and choose which dates you will attend – space is limited and will be honored on a first REGISTERED / first serve basis
950 Youngstown-Warren Rd.
Suite A Niles Ohio 44446