Let’s Talk! Therapy Center is a therapist owned and operated company located in the Las Vegas valley. At Let’s Talk! Therapy Center it is our mission to provide clients with the most advanced speech, physical, and occupational therapy services. We strive to have each client reach their maximum potential. Let’s Talk! Therapy Center provides client and family-centered therapy. We encourage families to join us on this journey and experience the Let’s Talk! difference!
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Adrienne earned her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University. Adrienne is licensed to practice in the state of Nevada and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Adrienne has a passion for working with clients of all ages. As a leader in the area of pediatric and adult feeding and swallowing, she provides extensive training to therapists, clients, and families. Adrienne has extensive experience in evaluating and treating all areas of speech and language therapy.
Adrienne holds several specialized certifications including Adult and Pediatric Vital-Stim, McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Protocol and the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS).
Briana was born and raised in Los Angeles and received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of San Francisco in 2016. She later received her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Touro University Nevada in 2020. Her doctoral capstone project focused on the use of social stories and sensory activities to help preschoolers with autism develop self-regulation skills in the classroom.
Her interest in pediatrics first began when she was in high school working as a Kumon tutor and later as a one-to-one aide for high school students with autism. She enjoys the lightheartedness that comes with pediatrics and appreciates being a part of the creative world that children thrive in. She also believes in instilling confidence in each and every child she works with to help them achieve their goals inside and outside of therapy. When she’s not busy helping kiddos conquer the world, she enjoys reading, adventuring with her German Shepherds, checking out new foodie spots, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Heather Riggins brings a high level of energy and personality to the patients she treats. She has been a PT for 9 years. She was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. Heather enjoys treating patients of all kinds, is experienced in multiple techniques to help your child improve their functional abilities. She enjoys being an active member of an interdisciplinary team. Heather is passionate about helping children reach their highest level of independence and mobility while working with families.
Heather is a APTA certified clinical instructor, is certified in the Thera Suit Method and offers Intensive therapy and is a board member for Las Vegas AMBUCS (adaptive bikes for children).
Shelley Celeste In earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2009. She currently works as a Clinician Pediatric Physical Therapist in both the outpatient and acute care hospital settings. She is also a part-time instructor for UNLV’s Physical Therapy Program. She has been teaching the Pediatric Rehabilitation Course for the program since 2014.
Shelley is on her way to becoming a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She is very passionate about pediatric physical therapy and loves working with children and their families to meet their individualized goals!
Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Masters Degree in special education K-12, from Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI. She also completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology, from Bridgewater University and BCBA coursework from Florida Institue of Technology. Jessica has worked with children and adults with autism and other varying abilities since 2000 and started working in the field of ABA in 2008.
She has served as an educational assistant in special education classrooms, as a paraprofessional for several behavioral companies and as a high school special education teacher. Jessica has lived and worked as a Behavior Analyst in the home, clinic and school setting in Hawai’i, Colorado and Nevada. She also served with the Global Autism Project in the Dominican Republic in 2014. Jessica’s passion is providing mentorship within the field of ABA as well as providing high quality and ethical services to families within her community. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and hiking.
Alicia graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and continued at Western Michigan University to gain her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2018.
Alicia has experience working with children in the pediatric outpatient setting, as well as adults in the acute care setting. She has experience working with children from 0 to 18+ years of age with a variety of conditions and diagnoses. These include sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, schizencephaly, developmental discoordination disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, prematurity, as well as children with a history of trauma. Alicia is also certified in the Therasuit Method, an innovative approach to treatment for those with neurological disorders. She enjoys working with families to build a plan of care that fits into daily routines in natural environments, as well as ensuring children have fun while learning! Alicia is excited to share her passion of helping children and families as a part of the Let’s Talk! Therapy Center team.
Catherine (“Cate”) Crowley graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2015 with her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Women’s Studies in 2008 at the University of Michigan. Cate discovered her passion for speech-language pathology while living abroad in Santiago, Chile, where she taught English before attending graduate school.
She has worked in schools with children ages 2-12, adolescents and young adults in home health and out patient settings, and private practice settings with toddlers, school age children, adolescents and adults. Since moving to Vegas, Cate has had the opportunity to receive training in feeding therapy, orofacial myology, and recently became Vital Stim certified. She is excited to be living and working in Las Vegas!
Desirae Wingerter is a Las Vegas native and UNLV graduate. She has been working with individuals with Autism and similar neurodiversities since 2007, in both the non-profit and private clinic sectors. Desirae is a Board Certified and Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst, currently working on her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis. Desirae is passionate about program development and supporting Las Vegas’ differently-abled communities.
Yaelene is a newly graduated Physical Therapist Assistant from Carrington College set to learn all she can in Pediatrics. Growing up with family that required Physical Therapy services, she learned how much of a difference physical therapy can make on someone’s everyday life. Yaelene wanted to be that person to help facilitate someones potential Independence. In her free time she enjoys dancing and spending time with her family.
Pamela Betkowski, COTA/L, is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. Graduating in the year of a world pandemic, she has received her Occupational Associate’s Degree with the hopes of helping others. New to the occupational therapy world, she discovered the profession after a sustained injury left her wondering how she was going to complete basic activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting, and continuing to participate in the hobbies she enjoys most. Her newly-discovered love for occupational therapy brought her back to school to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
During clinical rotations, she has had the opportunity to gain experience in various fields of study including pediatrics, acute outpatient rehabilitation, hand therapy, and prosthetics and orthotics. Her passion for pediatrics brought her to Let’s Talk! Therapy Center after graduation. Aiding in the treatment of children between ages birth to adult, she hopes to expand her knowledge to improve the lives of many people from all walks of life.
Gathering inspiration from her coworkers, she further hopes of returning to school for her doctorate degree to become an Occupational Therapist. When she is not surrounding herself in all things occupational therapy-related, she enjoys reading books, drinking coffee, and starting random new hobbies such as creating charcuterie boards.
Shannon holds the following certifications:
NBCOT Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) 1991; NDTA NDT/Bobath Treatment 1994; Pediatric Myofascial Release 1993; Neurokinesthetic Approach to Handwriting 1997; Retrain the Brain for Handwriting1997; Kinesiotaping Pediatric Applications 2002; Comprehensive Program in SI(SIPT)2004;First Strokes Multisensory Handwriting 2006; Cranial Sacral Therapy I,II 2006 & 2007; Interactive Metronome Certification 2007; AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) 2016; AOTA Fieldwork Educator 2017; Astronaut Training 2019; Therasuit Method 2020
Shannon believes the most inspiring part of being a pediatric occupational therapist is two part, first she is able to witness the amazing strength and perseverance of families and children to become their best self and is honored to be a part of that journey. Second, she has the incredible responsibility and joy of sharing her passion and helping to educate the next generation of pediatric therapists in their internship programs. She believes the following quote from basketball legend Magic Johnson sums it all up, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”
Vicki Cleverley Wardell, M.A., CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with speech, language, feeding and swallowing, apraxia, social pragmatic communication, voice, and fluency disorders, as well as neurological disorders and disease (such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussion, aphasia, dementia, Parkinson’s). She has experience working with pediatric and adult patients in outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, radiology (instrumental swallow studies), educational settings, adult vocational, and behavioral ABA home health.
Vicki attended Utah State University, where she earned an Associate of Science degree, a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders, and a Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is passionate about continuing education and has completed specialized training in conducting and analyzing modified barium swallow studies, is certified to provide the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®), McNeill Dysphagia Therapy® (MDTP), and therapeutic neuromuscular electrical stimulation via Vital Stim®Therapy and DINES® Specialty training. Vicki is known for her commitment to excellence in patient care and facilitates collaboration between colleagues, caregivers, and staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients.