We believe that the true power of therapy lies in the human connection between therapist and patient. That is your superpower. You shouldn’t have to trade productivity for quality care. You shouldn’t have to spend your time off cobbling together resources. Our goal is to help you save time with instant access to printable resources, including education handouts, therapy materials, references, eval tools, and HEPs. With all the time you save, you can spend your energy connecting with your clients and changing lives.
We believe that people in therapy are fighters and survivors and that they deserve therapy resources that inspire them.
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Everything we create is grounded in the social/empowerment model of care.
Megan Berg, MA, CCC-SLP
Therapy Insights was founded by Megan Berg, MA, CCC-SLP. Megan spent 8 years as a science communicator before returning to grad school to pursue a career in speech-language pathology. Working and living with scientists from Antarctica to New Zealand to Tanzania built her skills in visually distilling complex information for diverse audiences. In order to capture the science story, she’s gone 5 weeks without a shower, survived 40 below temperatures camping on an ice sheet, and driven 8 hours in first gear of a busted Land Cruiser in the middle of the night across the east African rift. She captures the world in these three words: complex, magnificent, paradoxical.
Megan received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and graduated with a masters in speech-language pathology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She interned for the Oglala Lakota County School District in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and on the stroke and traumatic brain injury units at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She completed her clinical fellowship at the Weld RE-4 school district in Windsor, Colorado. She spent three years serving post-acute care and long-term care with Innovative Rehabilitation and is currently a PRN SLP in western Montana.
Megan brings her broad range of experience as a science communicator to the field of clinical rehabilitation by creating visually engaging, inspirational therapy materials that are balanced with both evidence-based practice and the art of human connection.
Writer and Editor
Stephanie earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Minnesota Duluth. During her professional career, she has provided therapy to adults within a variety of settings including: skilled nursing facility, home health, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and hospital acute care. Stephanie currently works for Regions Hospital in the acute care and inpatient rehab department within the hospital and outpatient rehab at the Neuroscience Center in St. Paul, MN. She provides therapy to individuals with aphasia, apraxia of speech, brain injury/concussion, cognitive impairments, degenerative diseases, dementia, dysarthria, dysphagia, head and neck cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. Stephanie is also a facilitator for a Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now (MnCAN) conversation group in St. Paul, MN. She enjoys supervising graduate students and helping them develop their clinical skills as they prepare to be future SLP professionals. Stephanie has a passion for continuous learning, teaching other medical professionals about speech language pathology, and advocating for the SLP profession. She is excited to join Therapy Insights and help create innovative and inspiring materials to support SLPs in providing the best patient care. Stephanie describes the world in these three words: fascinating, curious, dynamic.
Melissa (Missy) Haidle, OTR/L
Missy studied at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho and enrolled in the combined bachelor to master program in Occupational Therapy. She thought that she was going to work with the pediatric population and completed fieldworks in outpatient pediatric clinics serving children with autism and sensory processing disorders, early intervention, and completed her second level II at Shriner’s Children Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Life is funny and during her level II fieldwork in physical dysfunction she was surprised at how much she enjoyed working with the geriatric population. In May 2014 she successfully completed her coursework and passed the National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy. Missy’s first therapy position was with TD Therapy Services based out of Pocatello, Idaho and served primarily at a skilled nursing facility at a critical access hospital, and a rural school district in Southeast Idaho. In 2015 she accepted an occupational therapist position at a skilled nursing facility with Innovative Rehabilitation and has enjoyed the dynamics of the residents, family, colleagues, and healthcare system. Missy enjoys being a fieldwork educator to occupational therapy students by supporting and guiding their clinical skills and critical thinking to provide best patient care. Missy would describe the world in these three words: beautiful, changing, exciting.
Bailey Womack, M.S. CCC-SLP
Bailey is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and feeding therapist who has worked in schools, outpatient settings, and private practice for the past 8 years. She received her Master’s degree at the University of Vermont. Bailey is thrilled to be a part of Therapy Insights’ mission to provide helpful, evidence-based, and person-centered resources to fellow clinicians everywhere. She is a Nashville native and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, dog, and family/friends. Additionally, she and her husband are working on opening an outdoor preschool. If she were to describe the world in three words, they would be: extraordinary, challenging, inspiring.
Megan Wilkinson, OTR/L
Megan is an occupational therapist residing in Shaker Heights, OH. Her primary area of expertise is in specialized post-acute neurorehabilitation, but she has also worked in inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities. Additionally, she works as a content writer and consultant for Therapy Insights. She is passionate about providing functional and creative tasks for her patients in order to maximize their independence and make therapy enjoyable! When she’s not working, she loves music, creating art, and exploring the outdoors – with her greatest joy being spending time with her two boys and husband.
Tasanyia Sebro-Calderon, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD
Tasanyia Sebro-Calderon is a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 14 years of clinical experience with individuals across the lifespan. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in language & linguistics, and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology. She is currently a PhD candidate, and Clinical Science Doctorate candidate. Tasanyia provides speech and swallow intervention, training and resources to individuals domestically and internationally. She is currently the Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation at a medical facility in New York. She is also the CEO of a private practice servicing individuals in New York. Tasanyia is fluent in spoken Creole, French, Spanish and American Sign Language. Tasanyia would describe the world in these three words: divine, karmic, and enigmatic.
John (Johnny) Rider, PhD, OTR/L, MSCS, CEAS
Johnny earned his Bachelors of Arts in Deaf Studies and Linguistics from Utah Valley University, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada, and his PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Science emphasis) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, acute care, home health and hospice, school-based, and primary care. He is a visiting researcher at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and presents nationally on topics related to chronic pain rehabilitation, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation, and health behavior change. He has advanced training/certification in physical agent modalities, post-concussion management, mental health, ergonomics, functional movement analysis, vestibular rehabilitation, neurodegenerative disorders, and fall prevention. Johnny is currently an Assistant Professor at Touro University Nevada in the School of Occupational Therapy and enjoys exploring beautiful Southern Nevada and Southern Utah with his wife and five children. In his limited spare time, he also works as a certified American Sign Language Interpreter specializing in mental health and medical interpreting. Johnny would describe the world in these three words: intriguing, beautiful, and inspiring.
Jennifer Leger, MSP, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology and master’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina. Jennifer’s passion for the field of speech-language pathology and working with the adult population stemmed from first-hand experience of her father suffering from a stroke at the age of 49, leaving him with both expressive and receptive language deficits or what is known as aphasia. Jennifer’s career began working in private practice with both the pediatric and adult populations; however, she is thankful to now have her dream job as the primary speech pathologist on the Traumatic Brain Injury team at Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, which is now affiliated with Prisma Health – Upstate. Jennifer primarily evaluates and treats speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing skills from a variety of etiologies such as anoxia/hypoxia, brain tumor resection, car accidents, falls, status epilepticcus, stroke, and more, and is also co-leader of an aphasia support group. Jennifer is excited to join the Therapy Insights team and assist with creating ideas and improving her research skills of evidence-based practice. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys watching sports, spending time with her husband, family, friends, and her adorable miniature dachshund, Bentley. Jennifer describes the world in these three words: diverse, encouraging, surprising.
Heidi Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP
Heidi Miller earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in international relations and after a five-year special education teaching career that took her from Philly to Denver, she headed back to the east coast and earned her master’s from the University of Tennessee in speech language pathology. Heidi and her family now live in southwest Virginia where she currently works as a pediatric SLP for a rural health network where she serves patients in an outpatient clinic, early intervention home-based services, and newborns in labor and delivery. Heidi has extensive experience working with kids with receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language disorders. In her current position, she has developed a passion for infant feeding and swallowing challenges and has worked to build up support for this population in her rural community. Heidi firmly believes knowledge is power and access is imperative. Part of our job as therapists is to provide not only services and support to our patients, but also to their families and caregivers and is committed to ensuring that all patients and all communities have access to quality therapy services. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter, and two pups. They all find joy in hiking together, cooking together, and watching sports.