Lisa Sharp, M.A.
Lisa holds a Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of West Florida and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida. She is currently a Ph. D. candidate at Grand Canyon University specializing in cognition and instruction. In addition she teaches middle school Special Education through the ACCESS Points program at Young Middle Magnet. At school she is actively involved in student activities. Lisa serves as a liaison for the Title One program, a coach for Odyssey of the mind and a coach for Special Olympics. She is also involved with continuing professional development for the school leadership team. In her free time you can find her volunteering, running her craft business or planning her wedding.
About the Owner/Founder
Courtney Whitaker, MEd, BA-SLPA, ITDS
Courtney is a native Floridian and holds a Master's degree from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in Communication Sciences and Disorders specifically in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified
Infant -Toddler Developmental Specialist. Courtney has extensive knowledge and experience in working with children who have special needs. Courtney has spent the past 17 years providing services for children with language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and specific learning disabilities. She spends her free time playing with her 2 dogs, boating with her husband and traveling. Courtney enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Rays. Rays Up!
Kristy Irons, MS, OTR/L
Kristy is a Delaware native who attended the University of Tampa to obtain her Bachelor's degree in elementary education. She received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Towson University in Maryland and moved back to Florida to pursue her career as an OT. She has experience working in a pediatric clinic, therapy camp, inpatient/outpatient setting, and a school specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kristy is passionate in helping children grow, learn, and overcome challenges through therapeutic and client-centered play. She uses her knowledge and expertise about sensory processing techniques, social skills training, motor planning, cognitive/executive functioning, and handwriting to help children succeed in their natural environments. Outside of the clinic, Kristy enjoys swimming, sailing, boating, traveling, arts and crafts, and spending time with family.
Kristi Bell, BS-SLPA
Kristi received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she was an active member in the National Student Speech/Language Hearing Association. Kristi gained clinical experience at the university and has attended seminars on topics such as Auditory Verbal Therapy. She also has a degree in American Sign Language from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Early Intervention Solutions, Kristi taught high school American Sign Language in Plano, Texas. Kristi has been a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant since 2009.
Alexis Lopez, MS, OTR/L
Alexis was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida. Immediately following, Alexis moved back to Fort Lauderdale where she graduated with her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Alexis has experience in a variety of settings including the school system, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient pediatric clinic's, as well as facilitating a Hippotherapy Program in Odessa, Fl. She is certified to practice occupational therapy with the use of equine movement and sensory integration techniques. Alexis has always enjoyed working with pediatrics, focusing and expanding on their abilities, as well as encouraging further growth and independence. In her free time, you can find Alexis horsing around at the farm with her friends and horses, trail hiking or riding, playing and watching sports, camping, or participating in water activities.