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ABOUT

THE LEAP TEAM

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SPEECH THERAPIST

Carolyn Maxwell, M.S., CCC-SLP

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.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Amanda Rohkohl, PT, DPT 

Amanda was born and raised in Michigan. She spent nine years in gymnastics and became a gymnastics 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

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SPEECH + FEEDING THERAPIST

REBECCA ANWYL, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rebecca Anwyl earned her Masters of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, Sacramento in 2002.  She has worked in a variety of public schools, a nonpublic oral/aural school for children who are deaf/hard of hearing, and in a private clinic where she began her training and practice in feeding therapy.  Rebecca has taken additional training and worked with children needing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools as well as children with needs relating to apraxia of speech, oral motor delays, and articulation/phonology.  She holds a Speech Pathology license in the State of California and is nationally certified as a Certificate of Clinical Competence holder from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Rebecca gets excited by the functional growth her clients make in their speech, language, and feeding skills, both for them and for their parents and caregivers.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Pam Moore, MOTR/L

My name is Pam Moore and here is the 411 on me. I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma, then Texas Woman’s University where I earned my Master of Occupational Therapy Degree. I have been a pediatric occupational

therapist for 30 years, specializing in the treatment of cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and have experience with range of other developmental diagnoses. I also have a focus on sensory processing. I love working with kids and their families to help them reach their highest potential!

 

I started my career working in Houston, Texas for TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation

and Research) where I worked with pediatric brain injury and spinal cord injury patients. I have worked in several private clinics including Neurodevelopmental Treatment Services or NTS, where I was trained in the Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) approach. I later served on the board of directions for 5 years and our annual meetings were in Laguna Beach, and this is where I first fell in love with California. Eventually, I moved home to Tulsa and opened my own small multidisciplinary pediatric

therapy clinic. Last summer, my family relocated to to Bear Valley Springs, and I later

began volunteering with the therapeutic horseback riding organization, Rising Star

Riders. A conversation there, with a grandparent connected me with LEAP!

 

I look forward to meeting you!

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SPEECH THERAPIST

Jackie Mueller

Meet Jackie, a compassionate professional with extensive knowledge in communicative disorders and psychology. Jackie is a proud Edmonton, Alberta native, born and raised in Canada. In 2007, during her first year of her marriage, Jackie and her husband embarked on an exciting new chapter, relocating to sunny California.

Jackie Graduated with honors from California Polytechnic State University, SLO, in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Social Psychology. Jackie's commitment to growth led her to pursue further education at California State University, Northridge, where she completed a post-baccalaureate degree in Communicative Disorders in 2018 and recently graduated with distinction in May 2023, earning a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jackie finds joy in spending time with her husband and four children, embracing an active lifestyle with activities like beach days and bike rides. She values her cultural background and makes trips to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to reconnect with family and friends.

Jackie eagerly embraces each opportunity that comes her way, anticipating new adventures and the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those she encounters.

OFFICE MANAGER

ELIZABETH OXLEY 

​Elizabeth is a born and raised Bakersfield native! She lived in Abilene, TX briefly during college where she acquired a degree in Child and Family Sciences at Abilene Christian University. She has previously worked as an Early Intervention Specialist before deciding to go back to school and pursue a degree in Speech Pathology.

Elizabeth is passionate about helping family receive the services that their children should be receiving. She strives to be not only a friendly face, but also a good resource for our LEAP families who are looking to schedule more services for their children.

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