Carolyn Maxwell is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working in public & private schools setting since graduating with her Master’s from California State University, Northridge in 2008. She holds a Speech Pathology license in the State of California, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Carolyn’s passion is to support the development and growth of communication skills with those
she comes in contact with. She is thankful for an environment that allows her to teach and guide children, parents and caregivers to work towards their ambitions. Empowering, embracing and celebrating each individual’s needs influences Carolyn’s ability to have compassion and engage with children who have communicative disorders.
On her off time, Carolyn enjoys her time at the beach with her family and traveling around the world to enjoy live music and great food.
Amanda was born and raised in Michigan. She spent nine years in gymnastics and became a gymnastic coach while attending college.
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Michigan State University and in 2017 she acquired her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Wayne State University. Following graduation Amanda worked at an outpatient facility for children with neurological disabilities and in 2018 became Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) certified. Amanda’s love for the practice of physical therapy and CME is driven by helping children reach their milestones, increasing their confidence, and helping them feel more included in society.
Amanda is passionate and dedicated to helping her patients. Her compassion and professionalism are evident during every treatment session as is her commitment to ensuring patients and their families feel comfortable, engaged, and informed throughout their therapy sessions.
Carolyn Maxwell is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working in public & private school settings since graduating with her Masters Degree from California State University, Northridge in 2008. Carolyn holds a Speech Pathology license in the State of California, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Carolyn’s passion is to support the development and growth of communication skills in those she provides therapy to and is thankful for an environment that allows her to teach and guide children, parents, and caregivers towards their speech and language goals. Empowering, embracing, and celebrating the individual needs of her clients influences Carolyn’s practice. With compassion and the use of current evidence-based practices, Carolyn enjoys contributing to the growth of her clients with various communicative disorders.
Corinne Pettit was born and raised in the Central Valley. She moved to Bakersfield in 1992 and has since made it her home. Corinne has been married to Justin Pettit, a local cattle rancher, since 2009 and together they have three children. All three of their children; Luke, Hank, and Cora, were born prematurely and required care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Cora was delivered at 31 weeks gestation and remained in the NICU for 4 weeks. Having two premature babies before Cora, Corinne noticed her delays early and began early intervention services locally at 7 months of age. Shortly thereafter, Corinne began researching alternative therapy and subsequently began to travel for such therapies, including Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) and intensive therapy, both of which were not provided locally. This is when Corinne and Justin began to see Coras body and life change drastically. The intensive therapy services Cora was receiving out of town were no longer considered alternative or optional for Corinne and Justin, they were a necessity for Coras future. Cora was diagnosed at 20 months old with Cerebral Palsy and from there, Corinne began planning. Once a diagnosis was established, Corinne made it her goal to bring these therapies to Kern County. LEAP Therapy, Corinne’s dream and Cora’s legacy, aims to make CME therapy accessible for all children and their families who could benefit from their services. Corinne and Cora look forward to meeting future families and watching the leaps and bounds clients will make while at LEAP therapy!