The staff at Superior Therapy Services, Inc. are here because
they love helping children.
We are dedicated to the success of your child!
Superior's Therapy Staff:
Master's level Speech/Language Pathologists who are licensed by the State of Florida and
Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Bachelor's level Speech/Language Pathology Assistants who are licensed.
Bachelor's level Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists who are certified.
(All Therapists have had a background check through the Citrus &/or Hernando
County School Boards, meeting all of the government criteria under the Jessica Lundsford Act.)
Deborah R. Campbell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
- Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech/Language Pathologist
- Certified in Dyslexia Testing and Treatment at the Master Level
- Certified Early Interventionist (Early Steps Provider)
Advocate: services provided under Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA)
- Certified in Barton Reading and Spelling Program at the Master Level
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Member
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
- Florida Speech-Language
Hearing Association (FLASHA) Member
- Chair FLASHA Florida Medicaid Reimbursement
- International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Member and Provider
of Educational Therapists Member
- Ph.D Graduate from University of South
Research Scholar - University of South Florida
- Professional Membership/Certifier: Learning Ally
Dr. Campbell is the
owner and president of Superior Therapy Services, Inc. and Administrator of Early Intervention Services. She has
been Certified and Licensed as Speech/Language Pathologist for over almost 30 years. Dr. Campbell is also a pediatric and adult Swallowing Specialist. Dr. Campbell is a Certified Dyslexia Testing and Treatment Specialist
in addition to a Certified Orton-Gillingham Barton Tutor at the Master level. She is a Certified Early Interventionist
who specializes in birth to three-year old development. Dr. Campbell is a provider of the Making Math Real method. Additional credentials include Education Advocate, whose services
she provides through the Law Office of Alison Allman, Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA). Dr. Campbell completed her Ph.D at the University of South Florida: area
of research - Telehealth, Language, and Literacy. Dr. Campbell has
received training and continuing education in areas such as Lindamood Bell, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Integration, Special
Education Law and Advocacy, Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and Voice (FEES),
and Adult Neurology and is a Certified Neuro-biofeedback Technician. Dr.
Campbell is married with two children. She is passionate about the services she provides to her
clients. Dr. Campbell also works diligently to make sure
that her therapists and interventionist maintain the same integrity and quality of care that she expects of herself.
Joyce Chester, M.A., CCC-SLP
Joyce Chester, M.A.,C.C.C. is a licensed and certified
speech-language pathologist. Her work as a service provider varies, to mostly include the preschool
and school aged populations. As a native of Detroit, Michigan, and graduate (B.S.-1985/ M.A. -1986) of Central
Michigan University she has traveled and resided in a number of states, which has helped to expand
her skills professionally. Joyce joined the Superior Therapy Services team in August 2017 on a part-time basis.
lives in Citrus County with her husband, and best friend, of 35 years. She loves spending time with
family and believes that laughter and a smile is good for the soul, spirit and the atmosphere. Their move to Florida
was inspired by their 3 adult children, and 3 small grand children who she LOVES visiting with as often as possible.
Andrea J. Hawk, M.S.,-CCC-SLP
Andrea J. Hawk, M.S., C.C.C. is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with
over 39 years of experience. Andrea has provided services to clients ranging from preschool through young adult in school
and private clinical settings in Wisconsin, Illinois, Virginia, California, Japan, and now Florida. 27 years were spent overseas
working for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools coordinating and providing speech-language therapy services to students
with a wide variety of communication delays, and disorders.
Jennella Lawrence, M.A., CCC-SLP
is a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist. She has a Bachelor in Sociology from the University of Florida and a Master's in
Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. A third generation Floridian, she was drawn to
the field due to a deep desire to help others. Jennella is also a Barton Certified Tutor at the beginner level!
Jenna Garrick, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jenna graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language
Pathology. She has 10+ years experience in the school setting working with students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Jenna
is also a provider with Early Steps and has been working with the birth-3 population for 4+ years.
She enjoys spending her time with her little boy and traveling around the word.
Ciana Kraft, M.A., SLPCF
Ciana Kraft is a Speech Language
Pathologist Clinical Fellow. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree in Communication
Sciences and Disorders in 2023. She has a strong passion for helping families and positively impacting people’s daily
communications. She has always enjoyed volunteering at local elementary schools and working with children. She is dedicated
to furthering her expertise in order to help children and families in our community.
Emily R. Miranda M.S., C-SLPA, ITDS
Emily R. Miranda, M.S.-SLPA, C-ITDS, is a Licensed and Certified Speech/Language Pathology
Assistant as well as a Certified Infant-Toddler Development Specialist for Early Steps of Florida. She is also
the Early Steps Operations Manager for Superior Therapy Services, Inc. She is originally from Savannah, Georgia
area. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master's of Science degree in Developmental Disabilities
with a focus in Early Childhood Education in May 2020. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with two
Bachelor's degrees: Early Childhood Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Emily has worked as a Licensed
and Certified SLPA for 18 years and has been a provider for Early Steps as an Infant-Toddler Development Specialist since
May 2014. Emily has worked for Superior Therapy Services, Inc. since November 2005 and has been an active member
of the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2006. In 2017, she was asked to join the FLASHA Committee that
is working on the new rule being developed for SLPA supervision. Emily is married with two sons. She enjoys working
most with children under the age of three and children on the Autism Spectrum. She also desires to make a difference
in the lives of children with special needs, especially children with communication disorders and developmental disabilities.
- Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech/Language
- Early Steps Operation Manager
- Certified Barton Tutor at the Advanced Level
- Certified Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist
- Florida Association
of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists (FLASHA) Member
- FLASHA Committee Member - SLPA Rule Development
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Tia Morgan, B.S., C-SLPA, ITDS
- Licensed Speech/Language Pathology
- Barton Tutor at the Advanced Level
- Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist
- Early Interventionist Specialist
- Member of SLPA Guideline Committee
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Tia M. is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She moved to Orlando, Florida to acquire
formal education in Communicative Disorders at University of Central Florida. Tia has been working directly with children,
providing speech/language services, but not limited to, since 2004. She has worked as a Speech Therapist in both Duval and
Orange County School Districts. Tia is and has been a Licensed Speech/Language Pathology Assistant and an Advanced Level Certified
Barton Tutor at Superior Therapy Services Inc. since 2007. She also serves the birth to 3-year community through the Early
Steps Program. Her passion and innate ability to work closely with special need children and their families allows
her to analyze the situation well enough to provide effective techniques that are both individualized and strategic. She takes
pride in her work and continues to strive to make "the difference" with her kids.
Erin Blom, B.S., SLPA
Blom is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. She joined our team at STS in June 2018. She graduated from the University
of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012. Erin is now a Certified Dyslexia
Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. Erin
has spent over 12 years working with children of all ages. She really enjoys working with young children and watching them
grow and succeed. She is also an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist for Early Steps of Florida.
Paige Ortiz, B.A.,
Paige graduated from University of South Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor in Communication
Sciences and Disorders. Paige is a licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and is a Certified
Dyslexia Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. Paige previously worked as a pediatric CNA at Tampa General
Hospital in the Pediatric Unit. Paige is a member of the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association (FLASHA). She is
also an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist for Early Steps of Florida.
a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, December of 2018. Her main reason for joining our field was wanting to
make a positive impact on kids now and to be a happy memory after they’ve left speech.
Kim Batista, B.A., SLPA
Kimberly graduated from California State University, Bakersfield in 2018 with a
Bachelor of Arts in Child Adolescent and Family Studies. Since then Kimberly has worked as a preschool teacher, online
virtual tutor, K-12 substitute teacher, and taught in a private school setting with children with special needs. Kimberly
chose to change her course from teaching to speech therapy and earned her SLPA license in 2022. She is currently seeking
ASHA certification and more to build on her professional experience and knowledge. Kimberly is a mother of two girls and enjoys
spending her time off on family adventures.
Khadijah Rose, B.A., SLPA
Khadijah is a licensed Speech
Language Pathologist Assistant. She graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2019. She has pervious child
care experience ranging from infants to school-age children. She is currently working toward becoming a certified Dyslexia
Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. She also has interest in training to become an Infant Toddler Developmental
Specialist. She is devoted to improving the quality of life of children struggling with speech and language. Her plan for
the future is to obtain her Master’s degree, and go on to serve disadvantaged communities.
Tajshma Peterson, B.S - ITDS
Peterson a Certified Infant-Toddler Development Specialist for Early Steps of Florida. I have worked in the childcare field
with over 15 years’ experience along with state certifications and credentials through the Department of Children and
Families. I am originally from South Florida near Ft. Lauderdale. I graduated in December 2014 with my Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a minor in Early Childhood
Education from Springfield College. I enjoy
working with all children and families. My desires are to make a difference in the lives of children especially with
special needs that have developmental disabilities.
Raquel Mobley, Brooksville Office
I am born and raised in Brooksville, Florida. Attended Florida Agricultural
and Mechanical University to pursue a career in healthcare management, and I am continuing my education in that same field.
I have worked with children for more than 8 years as a youth counselor for the 4-H program. I believe working as an office
manager will broaden my knowledge in the healthcare management field.
Lisa Leirer, Crystal River Office
Wittie, Crystal River Office
a fun-loving person who enjoys working with people every single day! She has a B.S. in both Event Management and Hospitality
Management from the University of Central Florida. She is married with one little girl and loves spending time with her family.
She is also a huge Disney fanatic. Sarah enjoys coordinating things within the office and getting to know each and every one
of our clients every single day!
Myrica Ramos Lack, Brooksville Office
Myrica is a retired
Navy Vet with an A.A. in Early Childhood Development. She worked with children before and after her Navy career at various
daycares around the Tampa Bay area. Now she is putting both her love for children and her knowledge from the Military into
working in our Brooksville office.
Her big heart doesn't stop at children, she also has a love for animals that
she raises on her little farm.