Our Vision

At Mount Pleasant Pediatric Therapy it is our vision to provide therapeutic interventions that maximize your child’s growth and progress. We believe in being an active part of your child’s team and do our best to communicate with other service providers (ABA therapists, psychologists, physicians, etc.). By employing the use of a collaborative approach to treatment, we are able to support your child and family’s goals—across a variety of disciplines and environments—thus creating a complete, cohesive plan of care.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is rooted in the strong belief that your child’s development should be at the core of all planned interventions. We believe that your child should be given the opportunity to communicate his or her wants and needs in the most functional way possible, as well as, participate in all activities in their daily life.

Every child is an individual; our skilled therapists understand this. They meet each child at his or her level and customize sessions to meet specific needs.

When working with your child, our therapists  will create a comfortable environment that promotes progress and motivates your child through play.

Our Mission

It is our commitment to you and your family to be a source of support in working with your child towards the success of his or her communication, motor, and sensory goals. We promote the carryover of your child’s learned skills, thus encouraging your child to use what he or she has learned in a functional manner in all settings.

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Meet Our Team

Speech Language Pathology

Annmarie Leahy

Annmarie Leahy

M.S. CCC-SLP

Annmarie is the owner and director of Mount Pleasant Pediatric Speech Therapy, LLC. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nazareth College of Rochester; located in New York. Annmarie holds a state license to practice Speech-Language Pathology in South Carolina and has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC). In addition, she is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Annmarie continues to enroll in ongoing professional development courses in order to maintain certification and proficiency; in order to provide optimal service adhering to standards of best practice. Annmarie is married to her high school sweetheart, Frank, who is a practicing Physical Therapist at Franke at Seaside in Mount Pleasant, SC. When not at work, you can find the two of them having fun with friends and family.

Lexy Hite

Lexy Hite

M.A., CCC-SLP

Lexy Hite, M.A., CCC-SLP, received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Ohio University in 2018. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Hearing from Cleveland State University in 2016. She holds a state license to practice Speech-Language Pathology in South Carolina. Along with her fellow speech teammates, she has participated in PROMPT training to increase oral motor movement for articulation patients. In addition, Lexy has been trained in Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) to increase expressive language, receptive language, attention, and relationships between children and their parents. Lexy chose pediatrics because she loves to see speech and language skills grow just as fast as the children do! She loves to work with toddlers who have limited verbalizations and are learning to communicate. If she is not working, you can find Lexy spending time with her friends, going to the beach, at the gym, or binge watching shows on her couch.

Kelsey Mazur

Kelsey Mazur

M.A. CCC-SLP

Kelsey Mazur, M.A., CCC-SLP, received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University in 2017. Kelsey holds a state license to practice Speech-Language Pathology in South Carolina and has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC). She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition to this, Kelsey has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Neumann University in Elementary and Special Education. She has experience in various areas of speech and language, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices, and oral motor activities. Kelsey is engaged to her fiancé, Zak, and is planning a wedding in Charleston. When not at work, Kelsey enjoys the beach, trying new restaurants in Charleston, and spending time with friends and her two dogs, Oliver and Molly!

Dru Craft Hyman

Dru Craft Hyman

M.A., CCC-SLP

Dru was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her Master of Science degree from Appalachian State University in Speech-Language Pathology. Dru has a passion and commitment to serve others. With a broad range of clinical experience within the pediatric population, she has worked with children with disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, apraxia, articulation disorders, and auditory and language processing disorders. Dru, also, has a particular interest in working with children with swallowing and feeding disorders. In her spare time, Dru enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, Cub, relaxing at the beach, cheering on her Gamecocks, and traveling.

Stephanie G. Chandler

Stephanie G. Chandler

M.S.P CCC-SLP

Originally from Connecticut, Stephanie moved to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2011. She also holds a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Carolina. Stephanie has experience working in public schools and private practice in both South Carolina and Georgia. She particularly enjoys working with children and bilingual families. Her goal is for every child to “find” his or her voice! She holds a license in Speech-Language Pathology in South Carolina and Georgia, and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competency through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. With her spare time she enjoys yoga, running, days at the beach, and enjoying the many restaurants of Charleston with her husband Matt.

Kylie Jester

Kylie Jester

M.S., CF-SLP

Kylie is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, however, she attended undergrad and graduate school in South Florida. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Communication Studies and Disorders. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Kylie has a passion for complex speech and language diagnoses and enjoys working collaboratively with a team. She enjoys furthering her knowledge and has presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing national conference and at the European Society of Swallowing Disorders on pediatric oral and g-tube feedings and on primary progressive aphasia. Kylie moved to Charleston to be close to her family, specifically her three sisters and nephew. Outside of work, she can be found exploring the city, beaches, and nearby mountains.

Occupational Therapy

Kellye Tolley

Kellye Tolley

M.S. OTR/L

Kellye Tolley is the owner and director of Mount Pleasant Pediatric Therapy. She is a registered, licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology from East Tennessee State University. Kellye later graduated from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee with her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. Pediatric therapy is where her heart and specialty lies. Kellye has received post-graduate training in Handwriting without Tears, Astronaut Training, Sensory Processing through the STAR Institute, Reflex Integration, Floor Time Approach, and Integrated Listening System (iLs). Kellye moved to the Lowcountry in 2011 from East Tennessee. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Dusty, who is also our lead Pediatric Physical Therapist. Together they have been blessed with the sweetest little boys, Luke & Levi!

Sadie Bradshaw

Sadie Bradshaw

M.S. OTR/L

Sadie Bradshaw is a registered, licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee. She also was a Lend Trainee through Vanderbilt University, focusing on leadership in interdisciplinary practice in pediatrics. Sadie has received post-graduate training in Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Sadie moved to the Lowcountry in 2018 from Chattanooga, Tennessee. In her spare time she loves exploring and running the beach’s with her dog Charlie, baking and playing/coaching soccer.

Terra Moscalink

Terra Moscalink

MOT, OTR/L

Terra is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Charleston to trade in the cold and snow for sun and beaches. Terra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2012. She is NBCOT certified and licensed by the state of South Carolina. Since moving to the LowCountry, Terra has been providing occupational therapy services to children in a home, daycare, and in an outpatient setting at the clinic and in the pool. Some specialty post-graduation training she has received include Handwriting Without Tears, Integrated Listening System (iLs), Sensory Processing, and Interactive Metronome. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time at the beach.

Liviana Sacco

Liviana Sacco

MS, OTR/L

Liviana (Liv) was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s of Health Science and Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Scranton. She is currently NBCOT certified and licensed in the state of South Carolina. Liv has always enjoyed working with children, the joy they bring from the simplest of pleasures and their inherit drive to have fun. She moved to South Carolina following school to start her career and has worked in the field of pediatric occupational therapy since graduation. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring Charleston with her friends and family, walking her dog Murray, spending time outside, and eating around the peninsula.

Annie Fagan

Annie Fagan

MS OTR/L

Annie Fagan is NBCOT certified Occupational Therapist and licensed by the state of South Carolina. She received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2003. Annie loves working with children and has been practicing in the field of pediatrics since graduation. Annie has received post-graduate training in Handwriting without Tears, Reflex Integration, Sensory Processing Disorder and she also has extensive training and certification in Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) auditory program. Annie moved to Mount Pleasant in 2013 from Connecticut for a change of weather and lifestyle. She loves spending her time with her son, Liam. When not at work, she enjoys the beach, pool, gym and being with family and friends.

Kaylee Tate

Kaylee Tate

MS, OTR/L

Kaylee Tate is originally from Asheville, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Appalachian State University. From there, she went on to teach Special Education in eastern North Carolina. Kaylee then attended Milligan College and received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She is currently NBCOT certified and licensed in the state of South Carolina. She has received post-graduate training in Integrated Listening Systems. Outside of work, Kaylee enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring outdoors, playing with her dog, Winston.

Physical Therapy

Dusty Tolley

Dusty Tolley

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dusty grew up in East Tennessee before moving to the Lowcountry for an internship during his Physical Therapy graduate program. He obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from East Tennessee State University. Dusty began his career in orthopedics and felt a call to pediatrics while running an orthopedic clinic in Mount Pleasant. After having two children of his own (Luke and Levi) he made the switch to pediatrics full time. He is blessed to work alongside his wonderful wife, Kellye. Dusty has a strong background in manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise instruction to improve the function and abilities of all our pediatric friends. He loves working in an interdisciplinary clinic where he can collaborate with Occupational and Speech therapists on a daily basis. Dusty has vast experience with treatment of torticollis, orthopedic conditions such as knee, hip, foot, ankle, shoulder and elbow pathologies, neurological conditions, developmental delay, as well as many other conditions.

Josie Alavi

Josie Alavi

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Josie grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee. She earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga then went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Josie has been working with the pediatric population ever since she was in high school. Her passion for working with kids started when she taught swim lessons to children of all ages. Her passion grew as she participated in adapt to play events, the GIST Girls Youth Science Camp, and worked as an intern at Mount Pleasant Pediatric Therapy. Josie’s goal is to be a lifelong advocate for children and to provide support and encouragement so they can live their best lives. When she is not working, Josie likes to hang out with friends, go to the beach, and ride her bike.

Kathleen Schaefer

Kathleen Schaefer

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kathleen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. She received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. While at MUSC, Kathleen was a trainee in the SC LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program as well as a camp counselor at Camp Hand to Hands, a constraint-induced movement therapy camp. Kathleen received extensive training at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, focusing in NICU follow-up screening, the neuromuscular clinic, wheelchair seating, and neonatal massage. Kathleen always knew she wanted to work with kids and participated in many activities while in school that solidified her choice including adaptive yoga and gymnastics, special Olympics and various rotations in pediatric clinics. She enjoys working with kids of all ages and is passionate about helping them to reach their fullest potential! In her free time she enjoys doing yoga, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Kristen Hubbard

Kristen Hubbard

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kristen Hubbard grew up in Manning, SC. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from The University of South Carolina and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Medical University of South Carolina. During her three years of Physical Therapy school, Kristen developed a love and passion for the pediatric population through participating in Camp Hand to Hands, taking an elective class on special topics in pediatrics, and helping to build “Go Baby Go” cars for local children. Her goal for all of her children is to help them become the best, most confident version of themselves. When Kristen is not at work, she enjoys attending USC sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing on the beach.

Administration

Paige Kesler

Paige Kesler

Billing Manager

Paige moved to Charleston from Southern Kentucky to attend the Medical University of South Carolina. After receiving her master's degree in health administration, she worked in retirement community management and primary care management before joining the team at Mount Pleasant Pediatric Therapy. Paige enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter.

Frank Leahy

Frank Leahy

Behind the Scenes Extraordinaire

Frank received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester; located in New York. When not building, fixing, painting, calculating or creating something at the clinic, he is the Rehabilitation Director and active Physical Therapist at Franke at Seaside in Mount Pleasant, SC. Frank is an active problem solver and has an innate drive for helping others. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Annmarie, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Layne Manos

Layne Manos

Referral Coordinator

Layne is a local through and through. She was born and raised right here in Charleston. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mississippi College. Layne has worked in sales and marketing for the past 9 years, but her passion for helping others and working with kids led to her transition to the medical world. Layne loves being out and about town with her husband and baby girl.

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