Kelli Atangan, MS CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Director
Kelli is the owner and lead speech-language pathologist of Little Hands Speech Therapy. Kelli earned her master's degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She holds a state license in Virginia as well as ASHA certification. In 2017, Kelli earned an ASHA ACE award for completing over 70 continuing education hours in a three-year period. Kelli enjoys working with children with hearing loss, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, articulation disorders, language delays, AAC users, feeding and swallowing disorders, and complex medical needs such as feeding tubes and tracheostomy tubes. Kelli frequently sees infants and toddlers pre- and post- tongue and lip tie revision to help improve feeding outcomes.
Kelli is PROMPT Trained, an approach frequently used in the treatment of Apraxia. She has completed Basic Course on the DIR/ Floor Time Model for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kelli is trained in therapeutic feeding and swallowing from NICU through teenagers and has attended The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach Course (SOS), Catherine Shaker's pediatric and NICU courses, and is Beckman Oral Motor trained. Kelli completed an intensive 30-hour course in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy to help children and adults with mouth breathing and tongue thrust/ reverse swallow. She works closely with a team of dentists, physicians, orthodontists, and specialists. Her love of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL) has brought her to teach sign language workshops to parents and their babies and toddlers in order to facilitate communication at an early age. She has also seen the benefit of incorporating sign language into the treatment of children with special needs. Kelli lives in Brambleton with her husband and three sons.
Lindsay Borda, BS OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Lindsay graduated from James Madison University and is a board certified, state licensed pediatric occupational therapist with over 13 years experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, sub acute rehabilitation, schools, private practice, and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation. She holds certifications in Handwriting Without Tears, Kinesiotape, and Therapeutic Listening. Lindsay has worked with children with sensory processing disorders, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, rare genetic disorders, developmental motor delays and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She has also developed social skills and Handwriting Without Tears clinics in cooperation with other speech and occupational therapists. Lindsay lives in Brambleton with her husband and three children.
Kathleen Ann “Katie” Egan, M.A, CCC-SLP, BCBA, Speech-Language Pathologist
Katie is a native of Northern Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. Ed in communication disorders and earned her Masters from the George Washington University in Speech-language Pathology. Katie received her BCBA through study at the University of North Texas. Katie is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and is licensed to practice in Virginia. Katie specializes in developmental and intellectual disabilities and was the former director of Speech-language Pathology at the Northern Virginia Training center. Katie has provided SLP services across the past 14 years in a variety of settings including public and private schools, private practice, home health and long term care. Katie holds certification in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), is PROMPT Trained, and Beckman Oral Motor Trained. Katie has taken the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach Course (SOS) for feeding. She has treated children and adults with dysphagia, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ASD, dyslexia, language learning disorders, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and many neuro-biological disorders. Katie’s expertise in communication and behavior allows her to combine basic principles of human behavior to her speech interventions maximizing results and increasing independence for her clients. Katie lives in Reston Virginia with her family. In her free time she teaches Zumba for adults with disabilities at Service Source and enjoys spending time outside with her kids.
Brittany White M.S. OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Brittany is a board certified, state licensed occupational therapist. She graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. and M.A. in Occupational Therapy. As a clinician, Brittany has worked with children in outpatient clinics, school settings, lead OT summer camps, and group therapy. She has experience working with children ranging from birth to adolescence with conditions including autism, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, genetic conditions, cerebral palsy and TBI and CVI. She is familiar providing therapy within interaction groups using the DIR/Floortime model with preschool aged children. Brittany is personable, engaging, creative, and aims to make therapy sessions holistic and fun all while aspiring kids to be their best selves. Brittany has continued education and training in Handwriting Without Tears, Primary Movement Patterns (primitive and postural reflexes),Therapeutic Listening, Astronaut Training: a visual-vestibular protocol, Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, Interactive Metronome and Brain Gym. Brittany lives in Great Falls, Virginia and enjoys gardening, skiing, biking, hiking and spending time with her husband and dog, Cola.
Caroline Cohn M.S. OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Caroline is a board certified, state licensed occupational therapist, and a certified Early Intervention Professional in Virginia. She graduated from the Boston School of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, and a concentration in Pediatrics. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Caroline was a professional ballet dancer and dance teacher, and has over 10 years experience working with children of all ages. She taught dance classes in the Boston Public Schools, including students with special needs, autism, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, and limited English proficiency. During graduate school, Caroline returned to the Boston Public Schools as an occupational therapy fieldwork student, and worked with students ages 3 to 21 to address needs related to fine motor skills, visual motor skills, self-regulation, sensory, attention, and social skills. Caroline recently moved to Leesburg from Boston, and is very excited to join the Little Hands team.
Amanda DeAngelis, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Amanda received her bachelors degree in Journalism and Spanish from New York University
and her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington
University. She first became interested in speech pathology at the age of five when her brother
received speech for a language delay. She has always been interested in working with people and
absolutely adores playing with children and watching them develop. Her journalism background,
coupled with her speech training, has allowed her to solidify her love of words, language, and
Amanda has experience working with pediatric populations with various needs and has worked
in both a private and public school setting, conducting individual and group therapy, and
working through the IEP process. Amanda is fluent in Spanish and has facilitated bilingual
meetings, performed evaluations, and provided therapy sessions. She has participated in various
trainings, including PROMPT, PECS, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking, Language
Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP), Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy, Beckman
Oral Motor, Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars, several Childhood Apraxia of Speech trainings, and a
course on executive functioning.
Amanda is a member of ASHA and is licensed to practice speech pathology in Virginia. In her
spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, twin girls, and dog, taking barre
classes, and cheering on a variety of sports teams (Go Yankees!).
Dawn Dera, M.S., CCC-SLP
Dawn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the State
University of New York in Geneseo, New York and received a Master’s of Science degree in
Speech Pathology from Syracuse University. Dawn has 35 years of experience working with
preschool and elementary aged children in the Cerebral Palsy Center in upstate New York, the
Early Intervention program in Fairfax and Loudoun County and the Fairfax and Loudoun County
Public Schools. Dawn has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Down Syndrome, and Apraxia. She especially enjoys working with preschool children with
language delays, with an emphasis on augmentative communication and pragmatics. She has
her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech
and Hearing Association (ASHA) and her licensure in the state of Virginia. Dawn lives in
Herndon, Virginia with her family and enjoys gardening, the beach and traveling.
Kimberly Lee, Office Manager
Kimberly graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. degree in Marketing. She worked as a Hospitality Event Planner for many NASCAR and IndyCar Racing Teams for over 13 years. Kimberly lives in Loudoun County with her husband and daughters. She is excited about this new chapter in her career at Little Hands Speech and Occupational
Therapy and to be working with an excellent team that helps children and families.
Founded in 2010, Little Hands Speech Therapy serves families in Eastern Loudoun County, Virginia and parts of Western Fairfax. We also serve clients within the early intervention program in Loudoun County. Our team of therapists are dedicated to improving the lives of the children we work with. Our approach is family-centered and parents play an active role in every session. We offer in-home speech therapy and occupational therapy for children birth to teen as well as baby sign language workshops.
In-home Therapy - Serving Loudoun County & Parts of Fairfax!