Meet Our Team

Speech Therapists

Annie Montemurro, MA, CCC-SLP

Annie

Bilingual English/French

Annie Montemurro holds her Florida state license and is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University in Canada (2005) and was awarded her Master’s of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2009).

Annie began her clinical work in the Spring of 2008 through the UCF clinical practicum program. Since graduating, her career has been focused on pediatric care in both office and home health settings. Annie currently serves as a clinician, as well as clinical director of First Words.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Apraxia Feeding/Swallowing
Articulation Oral Motor Therapy
Auditory Processing Disorders Reading Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders Receptive/Expressive Language
Cognitive Impairments Social Language
Developmental Delays Tongue Thrust
Early Intervention (Birth-3yrs) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tracy Robertson, MA, CCC-SLP

Tracy

Tracy Robertson holds her Florida State license and is nationally certified through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (1999).

During graduate school, Tracy gained experience working with children and adults in medical and private practice settings. Since graduating, her career has been focused on pediatric care in schools, clinics, and home health settings.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Apraxia Developmental Delays
Articulation Early Intervention (Birth-3yrs)
Auditory Processing Disorders Oral Motor Therapy
Autism Spectrum Disorders Receptive/Expressive Language
Cognitive Impairments Social Language
Megan Lambert

Megan

Megan Lampert holds her Florida state license and is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida (2014) and was awarded her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2016).

During graduate school, she gained experience working with children and adults in medical, private, and school settings. She also obtained a Hearing Specialist: Early Intervention graduate certificate from the University of South Florida (2016).

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Family Centered Intervention
Cognitive Impairments Feeding/Swallowing
Developmental Delays Listening and Spoken Language
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Receptive/Expressive Language
Early Intervention (Birth- 3 years) Social Language
Ana

Ana

Bilingual English/Spanish

Ana Quispe holds her Florida state license and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida (2013) and was awarded her Post Baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2015). Ana also holds her Certificate in Speech Language and Hearing Services.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Receptive/Expressive Language
Reading Interventions Social Language
Developmental Delays Written Language
Samantha

Sassy

Samantha “Sassy” Swahlen holds her Florida state license and is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Science (2013) and Master of Arts (2015) in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University.

During graduate school, Sassy gained experience working with both children and adults in private clinics, medical, and school settings. She also completed a bilingual extension program and research capstone project. Since graduating, her career has been focused in inpatient rehabilitation and pediatric care in schools, clinics, and home health settings.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Expressive/Receptive Language
Auditory Rahabilitation Feeding/Swallowing
Cognitive Impairments Oral Motor Therapy
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Social/Pragmatic Communication
Development Delays Traumatic Brain Injury
Shannon Tatum

Shannon

Shannon Tatum holds her Florida state license.  She is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  She earned her Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida (2015) and was also awarded her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida (2017).

During graduate school, she gained experience working with children and adults in medical and private practice settings.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Movement Disorder/Dysarthria
Autism Spectrum Disorders Feeding/Swallowing
Receptive/Expressive Language AAC
Early Intervention Social/Pragmatic Communication
Development Delays
Tara

Tara

Tara Vancil holds her Florida state license and is nationally certified through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mount Aloysius College (2002). Tara’s training includes experience working with children in both home and school-based settings, as well as working with the adult population in outpatient, acute and skilled nursing environments.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Autism Spectrum Disorders Cognitive Impairment
Early Intervention Fine Motor
Developmental Delays Handwriting
Sensory Integration
Megan

Megan

Megan Ingalls holds her Florida state license and is working towards her certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia (2013), completed her post-baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida (2015), and received her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2017).

During graduate school, Megan gained experience working with children and adults in medical and private practice settings.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Apraxia
Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders
Receptive/Expressive Language Cognitive Impairment
AAC Social/Pragmatic Communication
Development Delays  Voice Disorders
Kristen

Kristen

Kristen Inglis holds her Florida license and is working towards her certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2015). She also received her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2017). 

During graduate school, she gained experience working with children and adults in medical and private practice settings. 

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Cognitive Impairment
AAC Receptive / Expressive Language
Developmental Delays  Social/Pragmatic Communication
Michael

Michael

Michael Matthews holds his Florida license and is working towards his certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ave Maria University in 2015. He also received his Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2018.

During graduate school, Michael gained experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders, childhood fluency disorders, early language intervention, articulation disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, and reading and writing disabilities. Michael also participated in research projects relative to childhood fluency disorders. He has presented his research at both UCF’s graduate research showcase and ASHA’s annual national conference. Michael, under the tutelage of Dr. Martine Vanryckeghem, published an article in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology on children who stutter and their emotional response to stuttering.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Apraxia of Speech
Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders
Receptive/Expressive Language Fluency Disorders
Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) Reading and Writing Disorders
Early Intervention
Kacey

Kacey

Kasey Abueg holds her Florida license and is working towards her certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2013). She also received her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2018).

Kasey gained her experience during graduate school, while also working as a school-based Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) within elementary, middle and high school settings for the Osceola County School District. In addition to her time in the school district, Kasey gained experience working with children and adults in the medical setting.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Reading and Writing Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders Receptive / Expressive Language
Early Intervention  Social/Pragmatic Communication
Holly

Holly

Holly Kennon holds her Florida license and is working towards her certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2016). She also received her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2018).

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
ArticulationMedically Fragile Populations Feeding and Swallowing
Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders
Receptive/Expressive Language Social/Pragmatic Communication
Abby

Abby

Abigail Mina holds her Florida license and is working toward her certification through the American Speech-language Hearing Association (ASHA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh (2016), and her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida (2018).

During graduate school, she gained experience working with children and adults in medical and private practice settings.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Articulation Cognitive Impairment
Autism Spectrum Disorders Fluency Disorders
Apraxia  Social/Pragmatic Communication
Receptive/expressive language Voice

Occupational Therapists

Toni

Toni

Toni Rose Derequito holds her Florida state license and is nationally certified though the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). She earned her Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (2016), and her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences (2017) from Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, Florida.

Areas of Specialty include (but are not limited to):
Autism Spectrum Disorders Fine Motor
Developmental Delays Handwriting
Early Intervention