Hollie Porter, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lead Therapist – SLP
Hollie is a Speech-Language Pathologist certified and licensed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Hollie earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. Since 2017, Hollie has supported graduate students and clinical fellows in their journey towards their professional and educational goals.
She has over 9 years of experience working with children of all ages in school, home, and daycare settings. Hollie has worked extensively with children aged newborn to five years old in Harford County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. Hollie specializes in early intervention, developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder with an emphasis on articulation, language and communication needs for children and adolescents. Her approach to therapy is family-centered and play based, focusing heavily on the relationship between the caregiver and child. This approach offers reliable and individualized tools to support communication needs.
Christina Praydis, M.S. CCC-SLP
Christina is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Maryland. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language-Hearing Pathology from Loyola University. She also holds additional credentials in family-centered education and coaching from The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk Program. Christina also provides support and supervision to speech-language pathology graduate students from various colleges and universities.
Christina has 6 years of experience working with children aged from newborn to five years old in Harford County, Howard County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. She specializes in early intervention, receptive and expressive language delays, articulation/phonological delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Christina enjoys working with children of all ages, leveraging collaborations with other expert professionals and family members to improve the child’s functional communication skills.
Dawn Moore, OTR/L, SIPT
Lead Therapist – OT
Dawn is a well-tenured and experienced Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 23 years of experience in the industry. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University in 1999. Dawn is certified in Sensory Integration and in administering The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Dawn also holds additional certifications in Therapeutic Listening and has extensive training in the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship based Model (DIR/Floortime). Over the years, Dawn has worked in a variety of settings, including early intervention, medical, educational, and the private sector occupying both supervisory and team member roles.
Dawn has been working at The Maryland Therapy Network since 2008. During her time here, she has mentored many graduate students, providing support and guidance towards their educational and professional goals. She is currently the Lead Occupational Therapist and enjoys working with a diverse team of therapists dedicated to helping children grow to their fullest potential.
Kelly Gottschalk, M.S. CCC SLP
Kelly Gottschalk serves as Clinical Coordinator for The Maryland Therapy Network’s Baltimore-Regional programs. Kelly earned her Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Towson University. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Qualified Early Intervention Specialist.
Kelly has more than 24 years of experience working with children in early intervention, educational and private sectors. Prior to joining The Maryland Therapy Network, Kelly worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist satisfying a contract with Baltimore City Public Schools. Later, she was promoted as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Clinical Coordinator, where she managed 40 clinicians and served as a liaison to 13 school districts. In her role at The Maryland Therapy Network, Kelly oversees a dynamic administrative and clinical team that supports 400 children.
In addition to her clinical work, Kelly provides mentoring, supervising, and training of our pediatric therapists and partners with them to provide comprehensive, evidence-based evaluations and interventions to a diverse client population. She believes in a reflective approach, while actively providing support and communication for therapist’s goals, wants and needs.
Amy Holtzner, COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Amy is an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) with over six years of experience in pediatric health and wellness. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McDaniel College and an Associate of Applied Science from St. Catherine University as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. While Amy has many years of experience and a diverse portfolio of clients, her calling is to provide developmental care to children and their families.
Amy has over 4 years of experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She specialized in facilitating therapeutic groups and implementing effective crisis intervention to children coping with a wide range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, developmental and cognitive disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Amy has spent her COTA/L career working with children in Head Start programs, schools, and private sectors with a focus on sensory processing and fine motor development.