Staff Bios  

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.)

 


 

 Dr. Deborah R. Campbell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 

 

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  • Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Certified in Dyslexia Testing and Treatment at the Master Level
  • Certified Early Interventionist (Early Steps Provider)
  • Educational Advocate: services provided under Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA)
  • Certified in Barton Reading and Spelling Program at the Advanced Level
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Member
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
  • Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association (FLASHA) Member
  • Chair FLASHA Florida Medicaid Task Force
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Member and Provider
  • Association of Educational Therapists Member
  • Ph.D Graduate from University of South Florida
  • Professional Membership/Certifier: Learning Ally

 

 

Debbie 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 26 years.  Debbie is also a pediatric and adult Swallowing Specialist.  Deborah is a Certified Dyslexia Testing and Treatment Specialist in addition to a Certified Orton-Gillingham Barton Tutor at the advanced level.  She is a Certified Early Interventionist who specializes in birth to three-year old development. Deborah is a provider of the Making Math Real methodology from Berkeley University.  Additional credentials include Education Advocate, whose services she provides through the Law Office of Mark Kamleiter, Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA).  She recently completed her Ph.D at the University of South Florida: area of research - Language and Literacy.  Deborah 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.  Deborah is married with two children. She is passionate about the services she provides to her clients.  Deborah also works diligently to make sure that her therapists and and interventionist maintain the same integrity and quality of care that she expects of herself. 

 


 

Teri Nosbisch-Bailey, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

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  • Licensed and Certified Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Certified in Dyslexia Treatment with the Barton Reading & Spelling Program at the Advanced Level
  • American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
 
  

 

 
Teri is a Licensed and Certified Speech/Language Pathologist. She graduated from SUNY at Fredonia with her Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Teri has been a practicing Speech/Language Pathologist since 1997 and has worked at Superior Therapy Services, Inc. since October 2002. 

Joyce Chester, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

 

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 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. 

 

Joyce 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 

 

 

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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

 

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Jennella 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!


 Emily R. Miranda, M.S. C-SLPA, ITDS 
 
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  • Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
  • 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
  
 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 recently 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 14 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.  
 
Tia Morgan, B.S., SLPA, ITDS
 
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  • Licensed Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
  • Barton Tutor at the Advanced Level
  • Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist
  • Early Interventionist Specialist
  • Member of SLPA Guideline Committee

 

 


  
 

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

 

 

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Erin 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 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., C-SLPA, ITDS

 

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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 working towards becoming a Certified Dyslexia Tutor with the Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor. 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. 

    


 

Rachel Canter, B.S., C-SLPA, AC

 

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Rachel is a licensed and ASHA certified Speech/Language Pathology Assistant. She was born and raised in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Rachel attended Western Carolina University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Spring of 2021. She has over 6+ years of child care experience and is passionate about helping her clients succeed! Rachel is a member of both FLASHA and ASHA. Rachel is also Autism Certified by IBCCES to better serve individuals on the autism spectrum and to be a resource for families and other professionals. She loves the field of speech-language pathology and the ability to helps others find their voice! 

 


 

Laura DeFillips, B.H.S., SLPA 

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Laura graduated from the University of Florida in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Disabilities in Society. She is a licensed Speech/Language Pathology Assistant and is attending the University of South Florida for her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. 


 

Danielle Perugini, B.A., SLPA

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Danielle is 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.   


Harmony Tyler, B.A., SLPA

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In 2017, Harmony graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is certified in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and is currently working on obtaining a certificate in Assistive Technology Application. Her passion is to encourage, teach and guide children to find their voice.    

 

 

Khadijah Rose, B.A., SLPA   

 

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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

 

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Tajshma 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  

 

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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  

 

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