Meet Miss Becky

​​Meet Miss Katherine

Meet Miss Nicole

Meet Miss Alexa


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Becky Turner, MA, CCC-SLP


Becky is a Florida native, born and raised on the beautiful beaches of the Florida panhandle. She spent the last 10 years living in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois and is beyond excited to be back “home” in the Sunshine State. Becky received her Master’s Degree (2005) in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue the field of speech-language pathology. She firmly believes that no matter the age, the best gift she can give is to help others communicate with their families and loved ones.

Becky has experience working with both children and adults in numerous settings, such as home-based therapy, private clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. She is experienced in evaluating and providing treatment in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, ASD, articulation, expressive and receptive language, fluency, oral motor dysfunction, sensory processing disorders and both sensory based and structurally rooted feeding difficulties. Becky has worked as an early interventionist, a traumatic brain injury specialist, CFY supervisor, feeding specialist, and therapist mentor. She has lead several school-age social language groups utilizing the Superflex curriculum and has been trained in the use of Interactive Metranome, SOS feeding therapy, Beckman Oral Motor Therapy and several cognitive-communication treatment techniques.

Becky strongly believes that each patient is unique; therefore, takes an individualized approach with each patient and their treatment plan. She sees the importance of working in conjunction with her patients, their families, other professionals, and schools to develop and implement treatment programs to best serve her patients and facilitate carryover of skills into their everyday environments.

Outside of the treatment room, Becky enjoys going to the beach and being outdoors with her family and friends. Traveling, crafting and shopping also bring a smile to her face. 


Karly Zengel, PT, DPT 

Karly received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. During her time at Florida Gulf Coast, she took a special interest in learning and presenting about the benefits of physical therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum. She is now Autism Fitness® certified where she carries out individual and group fitness sessions for children on the spectrum. 

Over the years, Karly has gained experience treating individuals in both outpatient and home health settings. She has worked with a variety of pediatric diagnoses including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Torticollis, and Toe-Walking. Karly enjoys finding ways to make therapy fun and exciting while still accomplishing the individual goals of the child. Establishing a close and trusting relationship with her clients and families is very important to her to assist in maximizing the child’s independence.

Karly has lived in Tampa for the past two years and just recently bought her first home. In Karly's free time, she enjoys boating in Tampa Bay, checking out new coffee and brunch spots, making charcuterie boards, and decorating her new home (with lots of plants). Karly loves to stay active, whether that be attending CrossFit classes, running, or biking.

  • Amazing Kidz Therapy provides premier pediatric therapy services to children from birth to the age of 18.
  • Quality care and customer experience are the cornerstones on which we are founded.
  • Every child is unique and deserves services that reflect the same in order to maximize their independence within all of their natural settings, including home, school and play.
  • Support families through care, education, and resources that enhance the lives of those we touch.
  • Passionate about strengthening the variety of  communities that we serve.

​​​​​​​Kathleen Pici, OTR/L, CAS

Kathleen attended Utica College of Syracuse University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002.  While obtaining her degree, Kathleen worked as a Community Integration Specialist with children, assisting them assimilating within a variety of environments to expand their social skills and community involvement.

Kathleen has specialized training in Hand Writing Without Tears®, Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention, Interactive Metronome, Orthotic Contracture Management and Seating and Positioning. Kathleen is a certified Autism Specialist with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. In addition, she is a certified trainer in Spaced Retrieval cognitive strategies.  Kathleen is incredibly passionate and enthusiastic in her work within the pediatric population.  Her experience spans evaluating and treating a variety of populations including (but not limited to) Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Behavioral Disturbances, Down Syndrome, Selective Mutism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, ODD, ADHD, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis and congenital neurogenic motor disturbances.   Kathleen approaches her treatment with a client centered, individualized approach for each patient and family with the understanding that each child and family is unique and deserves their treatment to be tailored to their specific needs.  Her evaluation and treatment is centered around the whole child to ensure that all needs are addressed to allow the child to maximize their development and thrive within their multitude of environments.


Outside of the office, Miss Kat enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, time with friends, participating in various charity organizations, cooking, crafting, and reading. She loves to travel, especially to places that have a beach!

​​​Katherine Hines-Timothee, MS, OTR/L

Katherine Hines -Timothee is an NBCOT Certified occupational therapist that is motivated and passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals. She received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2015.  Katherine currently lives in the Brandon, FL area but has enjoyed working in several other counties in Florida and New York City.


Through occupational therapy, Katherine gets to live her passion for helping others. Katherine enjoys working with people of all ages and seeing the results of the hard work they put in together. She describes that there is no better feeling than when it all "clicks" and a child's progress blooms.


While attending Florida Gulf Coast, Katherine gained experience working with a SIPT certified occupational therapist performing therapy sessions in the homes of many children with various diagnoses-- from ADHD to cerebral encephalopathy. 


After graduation, Katherine worked for the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation where she worked with both adult and pediatric clients who are survivors of a traumatic brain injury along with other neurologic challenges. Katherine has served in the District 75 school system of New York City. ​ While working in elementary aged schools, Katherine has been able to make a positive impact on both her student's academic and their fine and gross motor goals to allow them to achieve more in and out of the classroom.


In Katherine’s spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, daughter, dog, and extended- family/ friends. She also enjoys hosting small get-togethers and traveling (her goal is to visit each of the continents- except Antarctica because it is too cold). 

Speech Therapy

Mission:

Amber Hernandez, MA, CCC-SLP


Amber received her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Central Florida (2011).


While she currently lives in the Riverview area, she has also worked and lived in Orlando and Arkansas. Amber has worked in the school system, at skilled nursing facilities, at private practices, and in the preschool setting. Working in different settings has afforded her a wide range of experiences.


Amber is experienced in providing treatment to many areas of the speech and language field, including but not limited to, ASD, AAC, Apraxia, Articulation, Expressive and Receptive Language delays, and early language development. She has worked with numerous AAC devices and enjoys implementing visual communication into most of her therapy sessions. Amber believes that it is very important to involve families in the treatment plan to ensure carryover to all aspects of the child's life. She also feels that it is important to look at the whole child when evaluating and treating, including any related disciplines to ensure the child's treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs. Amber enjoys collaborating with other disciplines and has experiences working with a wide range of other professionals.


​Outside of the treatment room, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats, fish, and lots of plant babies that keep her busy at home. Amber enjoys a balance between lazy days at home and outdoor activities. She loves to go to the beach, boat, and be close to the water. 

Physical Therapy

Meet Miss Kat

​​​Nicole Swallow, MS, OTR/L

Nicole received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Indiana State University. Nicole has recently relocated from Illinois, where she has lived for her whole life. She is excited to make her dream of living in Florida come true, with her dog, Belle, alongside her. 

Nicole had always wanted to work with kids, and occupational therapy became her dream job shortly after discovering it. She has a passion for helping her kiddos thrive, and has experience working in an outpatient pediatric setting. Nicole has evaluated and implemented treatments for children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing difficulties, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, emotional regulation difficulties, Down Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Muscular Dystrophy, and rare genetic conditions. Nicole looks at every aspect of the child throughout treatment and loves to collaborate with other professionals to ensure the best care for her kiddos. Nicole values input from parents and works hard to ensure each kid gets the time and energy they deserve. Nicole is to continue helping as many kids along the way as she can.  

Outside of loving her job, Nicole loves her family and friends, Disney, puzzles, and traveling. She is excited to explore the area and make the Tampa Bay area her home! 

Meet Miss Karly

Alexa Van Bomel, MA, CCC-SLP.

Alexa found herself returning to the Tampa area after living in Boston, Massachusetts for 5 years to spend more time with her family and enjoy the sunshine. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University (2018). She went to High School in Lithia (go Wolves!) and completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in Orlando (go Knights!).

Starting at a young age, Alexa had an undying desire to help others, especially children. She has experience working in various settings that catered to children of all ages: Early Intervention, an Elementary school, a Middle School, a Charter school, and a private practice.

Alexa has been fortunate to evaluate and treat children with an array of disorders and delays, including but not limited to: Angelman’s Syndrome, aphasia, articulation, Autism, Down Syndrome, expressive language, receptive language, pragmatic language, Selective Mutism, and intellectual disability. Alexa places an emphasis on progress monitoring, data collection, client assessment, caregiver carry-over and interdisciplinary collaboration. She has always been passionate about a child-first approach and focusing on their specific needs. Miss Alexa's interpersonal skills, compassion, and communication, combined with her ability to adapt, allow her to drive  therapeutic outcomes while providing a positive experience for her patients. 

Outside of the treatment room, Alexa enjoys spending time outside with her boyfriend and puppy Harvey. She loves to travel, go on walks, bake, paint, or craft, and spend time with her family.

Meet the Therapy Team

​Vision:

Meet Miss Amber

​Occupational Therapy

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