Ms. Peck, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Ithaca College and
earned her Master’s degree at Case
Western Reserve University.
Ms. Peck began her career at The Rainbow School, a
preschool for children with special needs, in New York City.
Her caseload consisted of children with developmental speech
and language delays among a diverse population. She worked
with children in individual sessions as well as in the
classroom running small groups.
In 2001, Ms. Peck joined the Cleveland Clinic Children's
Hospital for Rehabilitation, where she worked with children
with a variety of disorders including Cerebral Palsy,
Apraxia, Autism, and developmental language delays. She has
also worked at The Agnon School, in
Beachwood, Ohio, evaluating and treating children in
preschool through eighth grade.
Ms. Peck is certified in Debra Beckman Oral Motor
intervention techniques and has taken the Level 1 PROMPT
course. She also supervises graduate students in her field.
Ms. Peck joined The Center for LifeSkills in 2003 to
experience a smaller, more specialized and family-centered
Ms. Richards, OTR/L, holds a
Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabethtown College and is
registered (certified) and licensed occupational therapist.
She has worked with clients with a range of diagnoses,
throughout the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics. Ms.
Richards is trained in Greenspan's D.I.R. model and has
lectured extensively on this subject.
Ms. Richards began her career at Harborside Healthcare of
Beachwood, completing evaluations, screening and treatment
for long-term care and skilled care units from 1995-1998.
She worked closely with physical therapists and
speech-language pathologists to maximize clients’ progress.
It was at this point that she learned the importance of a
team approach to therapy.
In 1998, Ms. Richards joined Barrie Galvin and Associates,
LTD. She treated children with a variety of diagnoses,
including PDD, Autism, Regulatory and Multisystem
Developmental Disorders, ADD, Sensory Integration
Dysfunction and hand function disorders.
Additionally, while with Barrie Galvin, Ms. Richards
developed the Floor Time lecture and coaching series, which
included three nights of lecture and parent/caregiver
coaching sessions. She also lectured at the Ohio
Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA) State Conference, for
several schools throughout the state of Ohio, and for Physical
Therapy Associates of Chambersburg, Inc. in Chambersburg,
A co-founder of The Center for LifeSkills in 2002, Ms.
Richards has helped create a dynamic cooperative style of
therapy for children with a variety of needs. She has also
written two children's books: A Garden Tale and
A Woodland Tale, stories about friendship, acceptance,
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