At Dr. Deb’s Center for Child & Family Development, we use a unique “teaming” or “multidisciplinary” model to work together to treat the “Whole Child”. We are a team model for these families for which they often receive services from more than one of our professionals.

Each of our team therapists has their own unique and expansive areas of specialization, but they also integrate a child’s goals across the entire team, working together to combine their expertise to help that child reach his or her fullest potential.

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Meet Dr. Deb

Founder & Director of Dr. Deb’s Center for Child & Family Development

Dr. Galvin, is an accomplished clinician, educator, and researcher. Referred to as “Dr. Deb,” by the children, youth, and families she serves, Dr. Galvin provides education and training for parents and professionals on a wide range of topics related to child and human development. Dr. Galvin’s research interests focus on evidenced-based practices and translating current research findings into daily practices.

Her vision of creating a multi-disciplinary center grew out of her established private practice of nearly thirty years. Under her leadership, the Center advances to meet the community’s need.

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Education & Background

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Educator/Specialist in Special Education
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and innovation for using customized, evidence-based clinical services
  • Recognized for excellence in education at undergraduate, graduate and post-professional levels
  • Research: specialized in autism, evidenced-based treatment strategies, social and emotional development, sensory processing and regulatory disorders, attachment disorders
  • Recognized by Autism Speaks and other peer and community support organizations as a leading Midwest and National expert in serving children and families using a treating the “Whole Child” approach. Dr. Galvin specializes in service, research, and training in the areas of Autism Spectrum disorders, sensory processing challenges, regulatory disorders, behavioral challenges, attachment disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, rare/low incidence disorders resulting from metabolic, genetic and environmental origins
  • Publications: Dr. Galvin has a long history of authoring peer-reviewed, scientific literature, as well as publications for community audiences

Therapists

Will Warnes, MD

Will Warnes, MD

  • Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Provides Diagnostic Support and Medication Management for Center Clients
Jami Growney

Jami Growney, OTR/L 

  • Pediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Continuing Education Specialist
  • Pediatric Feeding Specialist
  • Breastfeeding Specialist
  • Self Care Skills
  • Oral Motor Skills
  • Food Allergies
  • Reflux and Medical Challenges
Andrea Bennion

Andrea Bennion, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Communication Disorders & Delays
  • Autism
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Language Impairments
Sarah Barber

Sarah Barber, MS, CCC-SLP 

  • Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Communication Disorders and Delays
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Autism
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder Treatment
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Dr. Shelby Sanderson, DPT

  • Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • Functional Kinesiology Taping
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release
  • Developmental and Gross Motor Skills
  • Postural Training and Support
  • Gait Dysfunction
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Dr. Karen Jordan, PhD

  • Jordan Psychological Assessment Center
  • Comprehensive Psychological, Psychoeducational, Learning and Behavioral Assessments for Children, Adolescents & Adults
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Therese McKechnie, LSCSW

  • Affiliated Provider, Owner, Counseling Connections
  • Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
  • Specialist in Grief and Loss
  • Family Life Stressors
  • Couples
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Anne Meeker Watson, PhD, MT-BC

  • Board Certified Music Therapist
  • Early Childhood Specialist
  • Nationally recognized author
  • Nationally recognized composer & performer
Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

  • Director of Operations
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Marcy Heaney

  • Director of Marketing

The united belief of OUR team is a commitment to providing customized care tailored to meet the individual needs of children and their families.

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