Meet Our Therapists

Dionne Brunson, OTR/L

Jacqueline Murry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dionne Brunson, OTR/L is a graduate of Tuskegee University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She is a gifted and thoughtful caretaker of children with two sons of her own. Dionne is a distinguished and experienced Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of service. Since 2002, Dionne has successfully owned and operated Progress Village Pediatric Therapy. In the pediatric setting, Dionne has treated children with cerebral palsy, autism, genetic disorders, traumatic brain injuries, sensory processing disorder, and developmental delays. Dionne is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association as well as the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. In her free time Dionne lends her services to the community by providing training in the public school setting to teachers and staff on the benefits of sensory input throughout the day.

Jacqueline Murry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Since graduating, she has been working with infants, children, and adults in various settings with communication and feeding/swallowing needs for over 18 years. She also received her doctorate in early childhood special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Murry has years of experience as a therapist, trainer, and researcher. She is also a certified trainer through the Georgia Association of Young Children (GAYC).

Ashley Burdette, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ashley Burdette, M.S., CCC-SLP received her undergraduate in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Georgia in 2014 and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University in 2016. She has experience treating a variety of pediatric speech and language disorders including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic disorders, pediatric stroke, stuttering, articulation disorders, and language disorders. Ashley is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Jennifer Buxton, OTR/L

Jennifer Buxton, OTR/L, graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 1997 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Jennifer has spent her career working exclusively in the area of pediatrics. Working in both the private clinic setting and in the school system, Jennifer has had the opportunity to work with children from birth to age 21 who have been diagnosed with physical disabilities, developmental delays, mitochondrial disorders, genetic disorders, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disorders, to name a few. Jennifer particularly enjoys the challenges involved with working with children diagnosed with Autism and with emotional behavioral disorders. When not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters, making arts and crafts, and, on really good days, curling up with a good book.

Dr. Tara Marsh, PT, DPT

Dr. Tara Marsh, PT, DPT has been practicing physical therapy for 16 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedic, pediatric sports medicine, early childhood intervention, acute rehab, geriatric long term care, aquatic physical therapy, chronic pain clinic and home health. She has currently been working with students with disabilities in the school setting and in pediatric/adult home health. Dr. Marsh assists teachers and families with wheelchair needs. She performs adaptive seating, wheelchair and durable medical equipment evaluationswith the local vendors in the area. Dr. Marsh performs in home consultations with adults with disabilities to address equipment needs.

Bianca Reed, OTR/L

Bianca Reed, OTR/L, is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia with a degree in Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy. Bianca has experience with varying diagnoses including down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injury, and cerebral palsy among other diagnoses. Bianca has over half a decade of experience across multiple settings including school-based therapy and early intervention. Bianca is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Georgia Alliance of School Occupational And Physical Therapists.

Natalie Lutz, M.S. CCC-SLP

Natalie Lutz, M.S. CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Alabama in 2016, and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University in 2018. Since graduating, she has been working with children ages birth to 18 in the pediatric setting, treating a variety of speech, language, and feeding disorders. This includes but is not limited to autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic disorders, learning disabilities, pediatric dysphagia, stuttering, articulation, and language disorders. Natalie is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Carly Shapiro, OTR/L

Carly Shapiro, OTR/L, is a graduate of Augusta University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Since graduating, she has been working with children ages birth to 18 in the pediatric setting to facilitate their ability to achieve their highest potential in daily life skills. In the pediatric setting, Carly has treated children with autism, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, traumatic brain injuries, sensory processing disorders, and developmental delays. Carly is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association as well as the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association.

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