Meet Our Therapists
At Child’sPlay in South Huntsville, our therapists are not only trained but also adept in using diverse therapeutic methods. They engage with each child on a one-on-one basis, enhancing their abilities and boosting their self-assurance. In a lively and engaging environment, our Huntsville-based team equips children with essential skills for success.
Heather is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who returned to her hometown of Huntsville, AL, from Richmond, VA in 2020. She joined the Child’s Play team in December 2023.Heather received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2002 and earned her master’s degree from Alabama A & M University in 2010. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 13 years and has experience in inpatient rehabilitation, long term care, outpatient, and the public schools. She has special interests in speech sound production disorders, early childhood language, and fluency/stuttering.
Heather enjoys providing therapy that is highly individualized and centered on a strong positive connection between the therapist, the child, and their family. She agrees that “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship” (Dr. James Comer). Heather enjoys reading, practicing yoga, loving on her puppies, and spending time with her family.
Joanne Clark is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She is originally from New York but has lived in Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, and now Alabama. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Mount Mary University in 1995. She has worked with the adult population in hospitals and private practice, serving outpatient ortho, inpatient rehabilitation, pain management, and work conditioning programs. She has worked with children from birth to 21 years of age, serving early intervention, outpatient services, and school settings from preschool to high school. She has received specialized training in sensory integration, vision therapy, play therapy, and oral motor dysfunction. She enjoys serving children and families, using a multi-sensory approach to improve the lives of children.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going out to eat, and spending time with her husband and grown children.