About Us

Pediatric Therapy Partners offers comprehensive sensory-based speech and occupational therapy services for children and their families living with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, sensory-based learning difficulties and other developmental and behavioral issues. Comprehensive assessments, individualized intervention, family support and consultation are available to enhance your child’s individual capabilities and foster independence.

Meet Our Talented Team

Kay Born

Owner & Occupational Therapist, Sensory Integration Certified, Board Certified Neurofeedback

Kay Born, OTR/L began Pediatric Therapy Partners in 2005 to help children and their families living with Sensory Processing Disorder. She received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Professions from The Ohio State University in 1994. She has been certified in the evaluation and treatment of children with Sensory Processing Disorder since 1998 and is approved to administer the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test). She also has advanced training in Therapeutic Listening and the iLs Listening System. Kay completed an Intensive Mentorship at the STAR Center in Colorado in May 2009. She introduced neurofeedback to her practice in 2010. She earned her Board Certification in Neurofeedback in 2018.

Nicole Studer

Occupational Therapist

Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Walsh University. She then moved to Terre Haute Indiana to receive her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Indiana State University. Nicole enjoys the multi-sensory and play-based approach at PTP. She believes in the power of play to motivate and engage her clients.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys being out on the water, baking, and traveling with family and friends.

Abby Julian

Occupational Therapist

Abby received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Marquette University.  She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Sport Management from The Ohio State University and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Abby worked as an intern at PTP in 2018 and is excited to rejoin the team as an occupational therapist.  She completed a clinical rotation at Developmental Pathways for Kids, an outpatient pediatric clinic with a focus on Sensory Integration and Social Thinking concepts.  She is passionate about adolescent mental health and athletics, as she completed her Doctoral Capstone helping high school student-athletes with the transition into college.  Abby strives to build strong relationships with her clients and create a fun environment where each child feels welcomed and empowered.  Abby loves dogs, all things neuroscience, and playing volleyball in her free time.

Abigail Phillips, M.A, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Abby received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from Ohio University, in 2020. She went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology from Ohio University, in 2022. Since graduating, Abby has worked in outpatient settings, joining Pediatric Therapy Partners in October of 2023. Abby is passionate about augmentative-alternative communication (AAC), Autism Spectrum Disorder, birth-3 and school age receptive and expressive communication disorders. Abby has taken continuing education courses focusing on AAC and ethics within the field of speech and language pathology. In September of 2023, Abby was awarded the Distinguished Early Career Professional (ECP) Certificate from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). When it comes to therapy, Abby takes a neurodivergent, play-based approach. Her goal is to meet all clients where they are at, while focusing on their strengths. In her free time, Abby enjoys hanging out with her family, friends and two dogs, Daisy and Marley.

Beth Bruckman

Occupational Therapist

Beth received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. She then moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she received her Doctorate in Occupational therapy at Belmont University. While there, she completed pediatric and mental health clinical rotations and completed her capstone with a non-profit organization assisting youth in foster care. Since graduating, she has worked in schools ranging from kindergarten to high school and in outpatient clinics. Beth joined the Pediatric Therapy Partners team in 2021. She strives to provide play-based, child-led, and identity-affirming interventions to help children live their most fulfilling lives.

In her free time, Beth enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, doing yoga, and gardening.

Aubrey Hersey, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Aubrey received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University where she also earned her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. During her Master’s program, she completed several pediatric clinical rotations in both the clinic and school setting. Aubrey gained considerable experience working with children with expressive and receptive language disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and fluency disorders. She has also received training in the use of the Wilson Reading System to teach foundational literacy skills which is an area that she is passionate about. Aubrey prefers using a play-based approach in therapy to allow children to learn language in a natural, stress-free environment. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys reading, spending time outside, and going on walks with her husband and golden retriever, Winnie.

Elise Naticchia

Occupational Therapist

Elise received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Rice University. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University. She completed her doctoral capstone in partnership with the Columbus Zoo to help create tools to make the Zoo more inclusive and accessible for those with sensory processing challenges. Elise is passionate about providing neurodivergent affirming care and building meaningful connections with her clients through engaging and creative play. In her free time, Elise loves spending time in nature, playing piano, seeing live music, and cuddling up with her cat at home.