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  • Dr. Amy Ciardi is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the neurodevelopmental evaluation and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Chicago, IL, with a focus on child and adolescent development. She furthered her training through a clinical internship in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology...
  • Carolline Turnbull, B.A., BCaBA, is a Board Certified associate Behavior Analyst. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology at Kent State University and her course work for her BCaBA at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Carolline has worked in the area of behavioral management of children and young adults with autism for more than 10 years.
    Carolline worked...
  • Danielle Stelbasky, OTD, OTR/L, is a licensed and registered, board certified occupational therapist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at John Carroll University, and then earned her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville.
    Danielle joined The KidsLink School in 2016, when working as a behavioral therapist before attending graduate school to...
  • Halle Stelbasky, M.A., CF/SLP, completed her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders at Butler University and her master's degree at Cleveland State University. Halle completed a semester of her graduate clinical work with KidsLink, along with working in a variety of other settings, including public schools, clinics, and hospitals.
    Halle has a passion for working with individuals...
  • Hanna Darling, MOT, OTR/L is a licensed and registered, board certified occupational therapist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and then earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Cleveland State University.
    Hanna completed a portion of her graduate fieldwork at KidsLink, along with working in a variety of other settings, including...
  • Director
    Jaclyn Crissinger, M.S., BCBA has worked with children and adults with autism and developmental delays for 10 years. She has held positions as a classroom teacher in public schools, a behavior specialist in a school for students with developmental delays, and currently works at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center as a behavioral consultant. Mrs. Crissinger is a certified special education teacher...
  • Jennifer Miklovich, MOT, OTR/L, is a licensed and registered, board certified occupational therapist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Recreation Therapy at the University of Toledo; and then earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University. She has been working with children on the Autism spectrum since 2010 and enjoys every moment with each child.
    Jen currently...
  • Jocelyn Geib, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is a licensed speech and language pathologist who provides assessment and treatment at KidsLink. She also serves as the executive director at The KidsLink School Program. Dr. Geib completed her Ph.D. in Education- Learning and Development from Cleveland State University. She completed her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at Kent State University as well as course...
  • Jordon Gliem, M.A, CCC-SLP, BCaBA is a licensed speech language pathologist. She completed her undergraduate degree in hearing, speech, and language sciences at Ohio University, her master’s degree in speech and language pathology at the University of Akron and her BCaBA at Florida Institute of Technology. Ms Gliem started working with children on the autism spectrum during her senior year of...
  • Katie Southall, M.A., BCBA, COBA has worked with children and adults with autism and developmental delays for 15 years. Katie received her undergraduate degree in education from Mount Union University, her master’s degree in Special Education from Cleveland State University. She completed her Behavior Analysis coursework through Florida Institute of Technology, receiving her BCBA in 2016.
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  • Kelle DeBoth, Ph.D., OTR/L is a licensed and registered, board certified occupational therapist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her PhD through Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. DeBoth has also completed all required coursework towards...
  • Kelly Kapadia, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA is a licensed teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked as a special education teacher in both public and private school settings for more than 15 years. Kelly received her undergraduate degree and teaching license in special education from Ohio University, her master degree in literacy from Walden University, and completed her Behavior Analysis coursework...
  • Kristin Hopkins, MOT, OTR/L, KidsLink School Occupational Therapist Coordinator, is a licensed and registered, board certified occupational therapist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Kent State University, and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.
    Kristin joined The KidsLink School in 2012, when working as a behavioral therapist before...
  • Kristin Uland, M.A., CCC/SLP has over a decade of experience working with children with communication impairments, and an emphasis on clients who are on the Autism spectrum. She is passionate about working with clients and their families to help them achieve their communication goals, whether through implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication programs, or bringing clients together...
  • Lauren Hagenbuch, M.A., CCC/SLP is a licensed speech language pathologist. She earned her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Ohio State University and her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Akron. Lauren is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, the Ohio Department of Education, and is a certified member of the American...
  • Lauren Kelly O’Hara, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical child psychologist with a subspecialty in the area of pediatric psychology, a field dedicated to addressing the emotional, social, and cognitive functioning of youth in the context of promoting health and managing a medical illness.
    Dr. O’Hara earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree at Kenyon College followed by Master of Clinical Child...
  • Mandie Bettis, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Mandie has been with KidsLink since August 2019. She graduated with her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees both from Kent State University.
    She comes to KidsLink after 10 years at Akron Children’s Hospital. At Children’s, Mandie specialized in pediatric neurology. She was a Clinical Coordinator for several...
  • McKenzie Marson, M.A., CF/SLP, completed her undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences at Kent State University and her master's degree at Baldwin Wallace University where she worked with a variety of clients from infants to geriatric. Ms. Marson has worked at the Monarch School in the preschool program and in the S.T.A.R.S. program in Geauga County, working with students across multiple...
  • Michelle DePolo, Psy.D., BCBA-D is a Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with the KidsLink Family of Services. Dr. DePolo serves as the Director of the Behavior Stabilization and Reintegration Program with the KidsLink School, and she heads the Psychology Department and the Independent Educational Evaluation teams with KidsLink NeuroBehavioral Center....
  • Mikaela Uhlman, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a licensed school psychologist with KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center. She earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree at Ohio Wesleyan University followed by a Master of Education and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology at Kent State University. During her training she completed apprenticeships in early intervention and early childhood education. Prior to joining...
  • Nevada Reed, M.D., is an ABPN board certified pediatric neurologist. She completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine. She finished her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
    Dr. Reed has over twenty years of expertise in treating children and young adults with a variety of neurological diagnoses. She is an advocate...
  • Rachel Kallin, EdD, BCBA is an Intervention Specialist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center and the KidsLink School. Rachel earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Youngstown State University as well as Master’s and Educational Specialist’s degrees in Special Education from Kent State University. She earned her Doctorate of Special...
  • Rachel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology, which she received from Kent State University and the University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, respectively. Rachel also completed her Behavior Intervention Specialist Certificate through Kent State University, allowing her to sit for her BCBA exam in 2014.
    Rachel has been with Kidslink Neurobehavioral Center since 2008,...
  • Rebecca Embacher, M.Ed., BCBA, COBA. Rebecca is a licensed teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked with children and adults with autism and developmental delays since 2002, working with children of varying ages and instructional levels in home, school and work environments. Rebecca received her undergraduate degree in psychology from John Carroll University, her masters degree...
  • Shana McFeaters, B.S.Ed., W.D.P. received her B.S. in Education from Malone University and a Reading Endorsement from Kent State University. Shana is certified as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.). The W.D.P. credential has prepared Shana to diagnostically teach students identified with a language-based disability such as dyslexia. Shana has over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience in...