Lisa Vander Geeten holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University. She specializes in pediatrics.
“I am a strong believer in early intervention. It is the key to helping kids succeed. I also feel it is important to work with families, extending the work we do here at the clinic into the home setting.”
Lori Guszkowski earned her Bachelor of Science degree in
Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University. Throughout her 40 year
career and her 30 years at Columbia St. Mary’s, Lori has been involved
in a variety of innovations. She initiated the pediatric outpatient
occupational therapy program as well as developed the therapy services
provided in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Lori is accredited in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) administration, and is trained in pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and pediatric cranio-sacral therapy. She also maintains her expertise with many continuing education classes.
Lori has experience in treating children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration and modulation dysfunction, neurological disorders, behavioral issues, anxiety, fine motor delay, ADD/ADHD, seizure disorders, visual perceptual and visual motor deficits, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, dyspraxia, head injuries, feeding difficulty, and activities of daily living.
"I believe it is very important to involve parents in the therapy we provide to the child. The carry-over helps the child to build skills and attain family goals."
Michele Nowak-Lareau is a Speech Therapist specializing in pediatric diagnostic evaluation and treatment as well as feeding. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Winona University and her Masters of Science degree from Marquette University both in Communication Disorders. Michele is also Neuro Developmental Training certified.
“I use play and parent involvement to help children make progress.”