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Denise PowellDenise Powell, PT is a therapist with 32 years of experience in both adult and pediatric care.  She has worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, schools and home environments.  This has given her the ability to see the practical struggles clients have through environment changes and those of development and aging.  She provides physical therapy assessments and treatment specializing in balance, vestibular rehabilitation, and sensory integration in children.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, Physical Therapy option and received her Physical Therapy Certificate from California State University Northridge and the University of California at Los Angeles Hospital and Clinics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has practiced in a wide variety of settings.  She has specialized training in the following areas:

* Sensory integration, certified in 2001
* Vestibular rehabilitation, certified in 2004 adults, 2010 pediatrics 
* Visual-vestibular rehabilitation
* Neurological Diseases 
* Parkinson's Disease
* Stroke
* Balance
* Resistance and strength training
* Weight training
* Integrated Listening System
* Orthotics
* Orthopedics

Denise works on improving sensory processing from the ground up by working on vestibular related issues first, such as fear of movement and heights, motion intolerance,  poor coordination, and poor sensory integration; as well as vestibular dysfunction associated with dizziness and vertigo. She also works with clients who fall frequently, are behind in motor development, clumsy, weak, or have poor strength and posture.


 

Sue EdrisSue Edris, M.Ed, Reading Specialist

Sue Edris is a teacher with a master’s degree in Behavior and Learning Disabilities with a reading specialty. She has over 20 years experience teaching in public and private schools and 30 years in tutoring math and science as well as reading & English. She has worked in the North Atlanta area for the last 16 years and is familiar with local curricula.

She has experience working with students who have ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Seizure Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, hearing impairments, visual impairments, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Down’s syndrome, and learning disabilities

Sue’s wide variety of teaching techniques helps students to develop lifelong learning skills. She finds that the Elementary Skillsteaming Program teaches students social skills and how to relax and calm themselves in stressful situations. The Feuerstein Instrumental Environment Program helps students with thinking and focusing skills.

The Lindamood- Bell Multisensory reading and comprehension Programs address the sensory cognitive weaknesses in both written and spoken language which impacts reading, comprehension, spelling and writing.

Sue is able to engage students of all learning levels because she is genuinely interested in understanding not only their abilities but also the student’s personality and response to the challenges of learning. 

She is offering one to one tutoring and small group social skills classes.

 

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