About Us

We believe that people in therapy are fighters and survivors and that they deserve therapy resources that inspire them.

 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.

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Everything we create is grounded in the social/empowerment model of care.

Megan Berg, MA, SLP

She/her
Founder and Co-Owner
Creative Director

Therapy Insights was founded by Megan Berg, MA, 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.

Megan Wilkinson, OTR/L

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Co-owner, Business Director

Megan specializes in post-acute neurorehabilitation and has also worked in inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities. She is passionate about providing functional and creative tasks for her patients in order to maximize their independence and make therapy enjoyable. She first encountered Therapy Insights as a clinician and loved incorporating the resources into her practice, and was overjoyed at the opportunity to become a content writer for the OT writing team. Now, in her new role as co-owner and Chief Business Development Officer, she is excited to help achieve the company mission of empowering therapists to provide engaging and evidence-based resources to their clients. When she’s not working, she loves music, creating art, traveling, and exploring the outdoors – with her greatest joy being spending time with her two boys and husband.

Allie Karagozian, MS, OTR/L

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Writer

Allie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She studied abroad in Ecuador during graduate school, and this experience opened her eyes to the broad possibilities within the occupational therapy profession.

Allie lives just outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys. She currently works in the acute care setting at Rush University Medical Center. She has experience working with a wide variety of populations at the acute care and inpatient rehab levels at RUMC. Before this, Allie worked in inpatient rehabilitation and behavioral health settings at a small community hospital on the South Side of Chicago. Most recently, Allie created an organization called Holding Both to support women through the complexities of secondary infertility through the lens of a mental health and women’s health occupational therapist. Through her organization, she facilitates groups and has launched a podcast for women to share their stories and for professionals to communicate their knowledge about the topic. Allie is passionate about promoting health literacy and strives to be an occupational therapy pioneer and leader in unique and non traditional practice areas. Allie would describe the world in these three words: vibrant, mysterious, and ever-changing.

David Lewis, OTD, OTR/L, CFPS

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Writer

David Lewis, OTD, OTR/L, CFPS is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy currently specializing in the acute hospital, sub-acute rehabilitation, and fall prevention settings. He works at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY, and Middletown Park Rehabilitation in Middletown, NY. He is an adjunct professor in the SUNY Orange Occupational Therapy Assistant program where he teaches Medical Conditions, Geriatrics, and Physical Skills. Dave is a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist and a Matter of Balance Coach. While earning his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Dave created Access Outdoors Occupational Therapy, an online resource and consulting service focusing on accessibility, adaptability, and networking in outdoor recreation and education. Before beginning his OTD program, he worked in nonpublic school settings for students with disabilities at The Sierra Academy of San Diego and The Center of Spectrum Services. He also graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Communications. In his free time, Dave enjoys all things related to the outdoors, traveling, fitness, cooking, and adventure with his beautiful family.

Jean Verdaguer, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS, CDP

She/her/hers
Writer

Jean is a proud Marquette University alumna and holds both a bachelor’s in communication sciences disorders and master’s in speech language pathology, complemented by a minor in neuroscience and psychology. She began her career in skilled nursing facilities in the greater Milwaukee region, then later transitioned to an outpatient setting and in-home therapy services, focusing on the adult and geriatric population in assisted living and memory care facilities. Currently, she works full-time at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Hospital with Ascension, an intensive inpatient rehab facility specializing in traumatic brain injury, disorders of consciousness, and stroke rehabilitation. Jean’s diverse skills also extend to covering acute care populations, including the neuro ICU, burn ICU, and med surg floors. Currently, she is certified in DINES/NMES, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She is passionate about incorporating diversity and inclusion in her work and actively pursues learning opportunities so she may provide the highest-quality of care and learning experiences for her patients and colleagues. Jean has been a long time supporter of Therapy Insights and their mission and is excited to share her expertise as part of the Therapy Insights team and community.

Outside of work you can find her outdoors either hiking, climbing, biking, camping, or finding good trees to hammock in to read a book and enjoy nature.

Gina VanDeusen, MA, CCC-SLP

She/her
Writer

Gina VanDeusen graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies from the University of New Hampshire and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from The George Washington University. She has genuinely enjoyed working with both adults and pediatrics from the beginning of her career. Gina lives in Maine and currently works for a local hospital primarily with adults in the acute care, outpatient rehab, and skilled nursing settings evaluating and providing quality person-centered therapy for individuals with a variety of disorders including dysphagia, voice, motor speech, myofunctional therapy, cognitive communication, and fluency. She has multiple speciality certifications and populations of particular interest include: head and neck cancer, sleep disordered breathing and orofacial myofunctional disorders, swallowing difficulties, traumatic brain injury, AAC, and neurogenic disorders. In addition to working in the hospital setting, she is grateful to have experience working with a diverse population across the lifespan in other settings including private practice, teletherapy, early intervention, and preschools/schools. Therapy Insights resources have been a staple in Gina’s daily toolbox and she is thrilled to be a part of this team to expand her skills as a content writer and help reach a broader community by creating functional and engaging materials. When she is not working, you can find her traveling, cooking up a new recipe, or exploring the outdoors with her husband and son.

Stephanie A. Waters, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC, TSSLD

Writer

Stephanie A. Waters, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC, TSSLD graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in Speech and Language Disabilities and from New York Medical College with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and works at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, airway management, language development and augmentative and alternative communication. She also works as a PRN SLP at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. She has served as a clinical educator and guest lecturer at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY as well as an adjunct professor for Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She enjoys traveling to new places with her husband and daughter, trying new desserts and spending time with her rescue forever puppy, Tucker. She is excited to become part of the Therapy Insights team to provide information regarding medically complex pediatrics across the care continuum. Three words that she would use to describe the world are: inspiring, interesting, and synchronous.

John (Johnny) Rider, PhD, OTR/L, MSCS, CEAS

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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.