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Our Therapists

All Child’sPlay therapists are trained and experienced in various areas of pediatric therapy. They are also caring people who want the best for you and your child.

Jenni Boerner Jenni Boerner

Jenni Boerner is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She has 11 years of experience providing diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders in the preschool through middle school age population. Her areas of specialty include articulation and phonological disorders, fluency, language delays. She has training in adult foreign accent modification.

Jenni received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Montevallo. Jenni enjoys providing therapy for children of all ages and motivating them to be excellent communicators.

She is committed to engaging the family and other caregivers of her clients to maximize therapy results. She enjoys reading, exercise and old movies. She and her husband, Bob, have 3 boys.
Taylor Callicutt Taylor Callicutt

Taylor is excited to be joining the team at Child’sPlay and serving children at the Huntsville location! She graduated from Auburn University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders(War Eagle!) and earned her Master of Science from the University of Montevallo in 2017.

She has clinical experience working with children in various settings including school systems, early intervention, and private practice. She is eager to build relationships with her clients and their families, facilitate communicative success, and encourage each child to reach his or her full potential. Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, serving in student ministry, and attending music and theatre events.
Laura Cole Laura Cole

Laura is the Clinic Director of our Huntsville location. She joined the Child's Play team in November 2016 after her family moved to Huntsville from the Chicago area. She has been a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist since 1994 and has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and disorders in outpatient pediatric settings as well as in early intervention. She has training in and experience with LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) and SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory feeding approach), is a certified provider of the Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Protocol as well as an Early Intervention Specialist in the State of Alabama. Laura also has extensive experience in clinical supervision and clinical management as a pediatric clinic director in the Chicago area.

Hollye Dickey Hollye Dickey

Hollye Dickey is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She graduated from Alabama A&M University with a Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2010. Prior to working at Child’s Play, she worked with the adult and geriatric populations in skilled nursing settings and with children in elementary, middle, and high school settings. She has experience working with articulation disorders, language delays, social skills, fluency, dysphagia, and dementia. She loves traveling and spending time with friends and family. Hollye enjoys working with people of all ages and hopes to have a positive impact on their lives and their ability to communicate effectively.

Taylor Douthit Taylor Douthit

Taylor is a speech-language pathologist who joined Child’sPlay in May of 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Auburn University in 2016 and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Western Kentucky University in 2019.

She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including early intervention, elementary schools, private practice, and skilled nursing facilities.

Her favorite things about being a speech-language pathologist are helping clients learn to communicate effectively and providing fun and individualized therapy. She loves spending time with her husband, being outdoors, reading, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers (War eagle!).

Heather Dragash Heather Dragash

Heather Dragash is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders in 2000. Prior to working at Child’s Play, she worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and disorders in the outpatient, home, and school settings as well as in early intervention. She has training and experience with LAMP ((Language Acquisition through Motor Planning). Heather enjoys working with the pediatric population and is honored to play a part in helping children progress and achieve their communication goals.

Allison Fields Allison Fields

Ali joined our Huntsville office in September 2018. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from West Virginia University - School of Medicine in 2011. Her experience includes working with adults in skilled nursing and inpatient settings, and children in private practice and within the school system.

Ali is passionate about working with children and has extensive continuing education training and certifications, including SOS Approach to Feeding, Primitive Reflexes, SPD, and Therapeutic Listening. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and exploring ways to lead a healthier, more natural, wellness-based lifestyle.
Allison Goad Allison Goad

Allison Goad joined our staff in September of 2017. Allison completed her Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish from Harding University in Searcy, AR in 2013 and recently received her OTA degree from Wallace State in 2017. Allison previously worked with non-profit organizations in Kentucky and Huntsville prior to joining our team at CPTC. Allison has traveled to 8 different countries for various mission trips and enjoys photography and running as hobbies. She also enjoys cooking Cajun food as she is originally from Louisiana!

Lauren Goodson Lauren Goodson

Lauren is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2006 and received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from UAB in 2010. Lauren has worked in a variety of settings including: Early Intervention, school system, acute care, pediatric and adult outpatient and geriatrics. Lauren loves the pediatric population and is excited to be a part of helping these children and their families reach their goals. Lauren's interests include all things Auburn, Disney, sewing/embroidering, and spending time with her family/friends.

Casey Hutchings Casey Hutchings

Casey Hutchings is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who joined Child’sPlay in October of 2019. She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2018 with a Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She has clinical experience in working for the school system, early intervention, and outpatient rehabilitation. She loves spending time with her growing family and enjoys exploring all that North Alabama has to offer.

Bailey Rainey Bailey Rainey

Bailey is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. She graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2016. She earned her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2018 where she was recognized for outstanding academic and community engagement skills. Prior to starting her Master's program, she worked in various pediatric settings including an Autism Clinic for low income children. She has also logged extensive volunteer hours with Special Olympics, the Exceptional Family Member Program for military families, and has worked with at-risk teens and young adults regarding self-esteem, coping skills and making healthy life choices. She is passionate about advocating for children from all backgrounds and all ability levels to have equal access and participation in their communities. Her current settings include the Huntsville clinic, local private schools and home-based Early Intervention. She has received a Basic SOS Feeding Certification and has been trained in Routines Based Home Visiting for Early Intervention.

She loves the way OT takes a holistic approach to working with a child and their family or community to enhance their strengths and potential! In her free time, she loves crafting, cooking, traveling, playing with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.
Laura Schertz Laura Schertz

Laura is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development and earned her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from UAB in 2007. Additionally, she has 20+ hours of PhD coursework. Laura has worked in multiple pediatric settings including early intervention, school system, outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and higher education. She has worked at Children’s of Alabama since 2008, providing weekend therapy services for all OT needs, including neuro rehabilitation, physical rehab, and acute/ inpatient treatment of burn injuries.

Laura has specialized training and experience in all sensory, behavioral, and motor aspects of infant and pediatric feeding including swallowing/ dysphagia, the Pediatric Feeding Institute transdisciplinary approach, and Beckman Oral Motor; infant and toddler neuro-developmental treatment, routines-based intervention and caregiver coaching strategies in early intervention; custom pediatric upper extremity splinting; assistive technology and adaptive equipment throughout the lifespan; behavior modification principles; sensory processing and integration; management of congenital muscular torticollis; CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics); iLs (Integrated Listening Systems); LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning); Handwriting Without Tears; and evaluation and treatment of pediatric visual impairments in early intervention.

Laura is deeply committed to her clients and their families. Her primary goals as a therapist are to provide individualized, supportive, and evidence-based therapy services for each client; connect and build relationships with her clients and their family; and empower families to help their child reach their maximum potential. She believes you cannot “treat” a child in isolation and emphasizes the importance of a strengths-based approach and seeing the child first, rather than the area of concern or their challenges. Laura grew up in Huntsville and enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and 2 rescue dogs. She enjoys decorating, arts and music, and watching baseball and college football.