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G & E Therapies Professional Staff

 

We at G&E Therapies are very proud of the company we have built. This would not be possible without the talented and experienced staff we have working with us. Our team of professionals is dedicated to the clients in the community and to helping children and their families achieve their goals.  We would like to take a moment to introduce you to our staff so you may better understand our commitment to and preparation in providing services to the community.

 

Physical Therapy

 

Gerilyn M. Gault, BS, PT: Co-Owner, G&E Therapies Ext. 1: I graduated from Ithaca College in 1991 and have since dedicated my career to the treatment of clients with developmental and neurological impairments.  My years of clinical experience have included treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injury, acute medical conditions, rehabilitation, and children from the NICU through school age. As an NDT certified therapist since 1994 with a focus on function within a transdisciplinary approach, I believe the success of the child is strongly linked to the success of the child’s family unit, community, and support system. I have continued to study the development of children in conjunction with sensory processing disorders and business management. As a mom of 3 children, my experiences have taught me empathy and patience. With a rich background in the medical setting and a journey of lifelong learning, my interests include:

 

Children born premature

Geriatrics and Long term care

Supplemental PT and CORE Evaluations

 

Elizabeth C. Finch, BS, PTCo-Owner, G&E Therapies Ext. 2:  I graduated from the Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1994. Since graduation, I have a variety of clinical experiences including long-term adult out-patient rehabilitation, hospital acute care, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, long term nursing home care, and working with pediatric clients birth through school age. My strengths include treating clients with neurological disorders using a functional, transdisciplinary approach. To help foster my understanding of the brain, I have had continued education in NDT, sensory processing and sensory integration. For all diagnoses and clients, the team approach is a vital part of treatment.  The power of family and the support network is an integral part of success. Being a mom of 3 children, a professional businesswoman and a clinician with over 20 years of clinical experience has made me the therapist I am today.  My interests include:

Developmental disabilities

Geriatric and Pediatric treatments

Community interactions with G & E Therapies

 

As Co-Owners of G&E Therapies since the company opened in 1999, our vision has always been to provide quality, rehabilitation services to the individuals in our community.  We are committed to each child, each family and each individual achieve their goals. Our dedicated staff provides a variety of skilled services when it is convenient to our clients with the highest level of quality possible. Our dedicated team of professionals upholds these values and must demonstrate open communication, accountability, flexibility, and advanced treatment skills in a dynamic environment.  We are proud to lead the G&E Therapies team to provide the community with quality rehabilitation services.

 

Patti Mosher, BS, PT, CCO Ext. 709:  I graduated from Ithaca College in 1976.  Since that time I have had the opportunity to provide therapy in a variety of clinical settings, and develop skill sets as an administrator of a large therapy department.  My many years of clinical experience include hospital acute care and outpatient, long term adult rehabilitation and home care.  I have always been very passionate about providing care in collaboration with an entire team of professionals that compliments my skill sets.  Being closely connected to the family and caregivers of the client is very important to me.  My interests include:

 

Long term adult rehabilitation

Provide support to G&E Staff

Lifelong learning opportunities

 

Kathy White, PT Ext. 710: I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse in 1990. I have 26 years experience working in a variety of settings, including:  acute-care inpatients; outpatients; private homes (0-3 year olds and geriatrics); nursing homes (short and long-term rehabilitation); schools (K-12); and pre-schools (3-5).  I have been lucky enough to work with clients with a variety of diagnoses and delays.  My interests include:   

Neurological disorders

Children with developmental delays

Orthopedic disorders 

 

Carrie Shore, MSPT, ATP Ext. 706: I graduated from Ithaca College with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1995.  Immediately following graduation, I began working in Pediatrics; primarily, with the birth to five year old population. Over the past 20+ years of my practice, I have expanded my experience and have been very involved with treating folks, from birth to late adulthood, with a wide range, and severity, of developmental disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Autism, Angelman’s Syndrome and generalized developmental delays. In addition to ongoing treatment services, I have been extensively involved with evaluation of individuals in need of Durable Medical Equipment throughout my career. In 2007, I received my national certification as an Assistive Technology Provider (ATP), through The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. I have significant knowledge in assessing for, and obtaining, a variety of adaptive equipment pieces, working with vendors, writing letters of medical necessity for insurance approval and adjustments and modification of equipment. I’m very excited to be working with the team at G&E Therapies sharing my special interests in:

 

Adaptive Equipment

Early Intervention and Preschool Services

Aquatic Therapy

Individuals with developmental disabilities, birth through adulthood

 

Beth Parks, PT Ext. 711:  I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.  I have worked in hospital, outpatient clinic, home care and private practice settings with my primary focus in pediatrics.  My passion is working with infants and children of all diagnosis, especially medically fragile children with greater physical impairments.  One of my greatest joys is to witness the first independent steps of a child and freeing a child to have independent mobility within their environment.  I have extensive continuing education skills in the areas of Hippo therapy, Aquatic therapy, Neurodevelopment Techniques, Sensory Integration, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Kiniseo Taping, Total Motion Release, and Motor Learning.   I am excited to be part of the G&E Therapies team to continue to serve children in Early Intervention and children of all ages in our community.  After raising my 3 children and watching them grow into young adults, I have even greater compassion for the young.  My primary interests include:

 

Developmental Disabilities

Hippo Therapy

Aquatic Therapy

Home care to educate families and caregivers

 

Lynnette Maslin, PTA Ext. 708: I have been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 1992.  I have been employed by SUNY Broome as a clinical lab instructor in the PT Assistant program for 19 years.  I have a variety of clinical experiences working with the geriatric and orthopedic population, outpatient population and pediatrics.  My pediatric experience has spanned the course of 17 years and has included home care, preschool and school aged children.  I hold a special place in my heart for those children with autism.

 

Pediatric school aged children

Neurological disorders

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Natasha M. Gdovin, OTR/L Ext. 721: I graduated from Kean College of New Jersey in January 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.  After graduation I was employed with Elizabeth General Healthcare Corporation, later renamed Trinitas Children’s Therapy Services, in Elizabeth and then Cranford, New Jersey.  During that time I provided school based Occupational Therapy services to students in preschool through high school.  I worked in a variety of school settings treating a variety of students.  During my employment I served as a staff, district lead and senior therapist.  I also served as the corporation’s orientation coordinator.  After relocating to New York I provided contract services with Family Enrichment Network, Vestal Central School District and Broome Tioga BOCES.  I am proud and excited to be part of the school-based team that helps students function in their school environments.  Areas of Interest:

 

Educational law and practices

Consulting with teachers

Emotional/behavioral disorders

Autism/PDD

 

Kimberly M. Wiggins, OTR/L Ext. 724: I graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in December 2001.I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, preschools, home-care services, administration, and psychiatric centers. My knowledge of handwriting, fine motor skills, sensory integration, and using mobile devices for children with disabilities is vast and current. I currently hold certifications in:  Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner Bloser Handwriting, The Listening Program, and Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities.  I enjoy meeting new families, evaluating their children, and providing strategies that can be helpful the next day. I feel that it is extremely important to educate parents and professionals about OT techniques and approaches that can be used on a daily basis. Therefore, I provide workshops at a national and local level on an array of topics. I can also give a unique perspective to parents and professionals because I am a new mom to infant twins and an adoptive parent of a boy with many special needs I seek learning opportunities on a regular basis to broaden the repertoire of services that can help families and professionals. My areas of interests are:

 

OT Evaluations for preschool and school-aged children

Early Intervention Core Evaluations

Certified as a Handwriting Specialist with the Handwriting Without Tears Program

Certifies provider of The Listening Program

Fine Motor Coordination

Sensory Integration

Educating parents and professionals about various OT topics

Certified in Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities

 

Deborah A. Kollar, OTR/L Ext. 720:  I graduated in 1990 from State University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.  After graduating I worked in a variety of settings in the Broome County area including; Adult Outpatient, Acute Care, Nursing Home, Early Intervention, Preschools, and Schools.  I also have administrative background as the director of an Occupational Therapy Department.  My specialty and love has always been in pediatrics in which I have 25 years experience working with this population.  My area of interest is especially in Sensory Processing Disorder and I have extensive background in Sensory Integration and am SIPT certified.  I enjoy the challenge and variety of issues seen with this population and love to problem solve with families to assist them with this disorder.  My areas of interest are:

 

Sensory Integration

OT Evaluations for Early Intervention, Preschool and School-aged children

Parent Education

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

School Age Therapy

Functional Visual Deficits

Developmental Delays

 

Laura Bird,  OTR/L Ext. 718: In 2009, I graduated from Scripps College with an degree in Honors Neuroscience. Before attending graduate school, I spent the next five years in a variety of different healthcare positions, including an associate at the nation’s leading healthcare consulting firm, a counselor in a dual diagnosis treatment center and a Service Coordinator for children and adults with developmental disabilities. After obtaining my Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Midwestern University in Arizona, I immediately began managing a clinic where I worked in full body orthopedics for adults and children, as well as with the geriatric and dementia population. I have completed additional certification in kinesiotaping, vestibular and balance training and dementia outcomes. Since relocating to New York, I have had an opportunity to complete the pediatric residency program at G&E Therapies.  My areas of interest are:

 

OT Evaluations for preschool and school-aged children

Early Intervention Core Evaluations

Sensory Integration & Sensoy Room Design

Educating parents and professionals

 

 

Speech Language Pathology

 

Anne Marie Murphy, MS, CCC/SLP, Autism Services Coordinator Ext. 0:  I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from The College of Saint Rose and received a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from Ithaca College. Over the last 30 years, I worked with infants, toddlers, school aged children, and adults with a wide variety of communication disorders in settings such as outpatient rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, Headstarts, ARC sites, daycares, special education preschools, home health, hospitals, and private homes. I have several years of experience working with autistic children and their families, both as a service provider and more recently as the Autism Services Coordinator at the G&E Therapies Recreational Summer Camp.   My interests include:

 

Children with Autism and PDD

Parent Support Group

Community Resources

 

Mary Mason Palombaro, MA CCC-SLP Ext. 722: I graduated from State University of Buffalo with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders in May of 1981.  I initially began working with adults with developmental disabilities in residential and workshop placements and then became involved with preschoolers with developmental delays.  After relocating to New Jersey, I worked for a year at a private school providing speech-language services to school age children K-8th grade with a variety of disabilities.  I returned to the Binghamton area and worked as a co-teacher with a special educator in a BOCES integrated Preschool program for several years.  Through my work in the classroom, I became interested in strategies for including children with disabilities in Regular Education classrooms and for 7 years coordinated Federal Research Grants at Binghamton University examining successful strategies for inclusion.  I returned to my first love, providing services to preschoolers with disabilities, and have remained involved with that for the last 13 years.  My interests include:

Early Intervention and Preschool Evaluations

Child Language and Speech Development

Inclusion of children with disabilities with their typically developing peers

 

 

Kerry Zostant, MS, CCC-SLP Ext. 707: I graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester in December 1997 with a Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology and continued on there to complete my Masters in Speech Language Pathology in May 2000.  I am currently a Speech Pathologist for Union-Endicott Central School district during the year, working with elementary students with varying speech/language needs.   I have 16 years of experience working in a variety of settings including:  public schools (K-12), BOCES center based and district based programs, preschools, nursing homes, and private homes.  I have two boys of my own which has taught me to be flexible and prepared for anything.   I am excited to be a member of the G&E Therapies team, allowing me to pursue my interests which include:

 

Early Intervention and Preschool Services Evaluations

Child Language and Speech Development

Collaboration with Families to Best Meet the Needs of Their Child

 

John Adams, TSHH Ext. 712:  Speech and Language Therapist with 30+ years experience.  I received my BS in Speech Pathology in 1979 and my MA in 1986 from West Chester University in 1986.  I returned to school to receive my MA from University of Phoenix in Curriculum and Instructional Design in 2004. I have previously worked in the Montrose School District and currently provide Home Instruction with Cyber School students in PA with Agora and PA Virtual charter school.  I joined G&E Therapies in September 2013 where I enjoy providing Speech services to consumers at Achieve and the students of Children's Home Wyoming Conference.  I enjoy spending time with my family and especially my new grandson, Aiden.  In my spare time, I have a DJ business and perform at weddings, anniversary parties and host Trivia at local restaurants.  My interests include:

 

Implementing new technology such as iPads, DynaVox tablets, and other devices that allows non-verbal individuals the ability to communicate with others

Playing the guitar and recording music in my home studio

 

Special Instruction/ Education

 

Sue Hubbard, MSEd Ext. 719: I graduated from Oswego State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I am certified to teach nursery school through sixth grade. In 1998, I completed my Master of Science degree also at Oswego State to become certified in Special Education (all ages). My work experiences include early intervention special instruction services and Core Evaluations.  I am also teaching elementary school (k-6) special education. Collaborating with parents, therapists and regular education teachers helps to develop instruction that is team oriented and focused on consistent and appropriate needs for each child. As a mom of small children, I have rediscovered the joy of learning through play and am excited about helping little ones in our area do the same!  I look forward to working closely with families to ensure each child learns and grows to his/her potential.  My interests include:  

 

Language acquisition

Developmental delays

Attention deficit disorder

Emotional and learning disabilities

Autism

Speech/language impairments

 

Victoria Rose, MSEd Ext. 713  I graduated from Elmira College in 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I then went to SUNY Binghamton and received my Masters in Special Education in 2005. I taught for 10 years at a Head Start agency as a special education teacher where my classes contained children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old. Recently I received my second Master's in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2015. At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year I began teaching grades K-2 at Broome -Tioga Boces in a high behavioral program. It is one of my priorities to be a collaborative team player. I feel this is the best way to ensure the needs of the children and their families are met. I am a big supporter of play based learning as it is important in the overall development of children. Children learn social and academic skills through play. I look forward to working closely with children and their families to ensure both growth and obtaining the optimal learning environment of the child. My interests include:

 

Developmental delays

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Emotional and learning disabilities

Behavioral needs

Language Acquisition

 

Ashley Maben, MSEd, Ext. 716- I graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. Then I attended Binghamton University and recieved my Masters in Special Education in 2015. I taught for one year at the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference, working with children with behavioral and emotional needs. I currently work at a local catholic school as a fourth through sixth grade science teacher, as well as an Odyssey of the Mind coach for the fifth grade team. I believe that children grow and learn the most when they are actively engaged in play. I look forward to working and playing with families in order to help children grow to their fullest potential. My interests include:

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavioral needs

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Developmental delays

Emotional and learning disabilities

Attention Deficit Disorder

 

We hope you find this information helpful to become more familiar with the extensive experience our staff has to offer the community! We are always expanding and improving our services to help benefit the community. We are an approved provider agency for Supplemental and Core Evaluations in Broome, Tioga, Delaware, Chemung and Chenango Counties!  We look forward to working with you in your community. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us! Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Gerilyn M. Gault, PT        Elizabeth C. Finch, PT

 

Co-Owner G&E Therapies            Co-Owner G&E Therapies

 

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