Founded by a Speech Language Pathologist in 1999 - Wellspring Therapy's award winning therapy and literacy services is one of the most respected and unique practices in the greater Annapolis area.


Wellspring Therapy is a multi-disciplinary speech practice that realizes every family is unique. Our treatment plans aims to provide the highest quality therapy services for all disorders that may negatively affect a person's speech, life and social skills.  Providing excellent service means taking the time to listen and fulfill the needs of our clients while ensuring that our communication is based on honesty and integrity.

We work with clients every step of the way to make sure they receive the services they need. Through our expert assessment, we help clients better understand their communication and/or occupational challenges. Our caring and qualified provider works with each client to design a treatment strategy individualized to their needs. 

We serve a wide range of clients from infants to geriatrics. However, our services are aimed at intervening early where possible, when human development is most rapid, thus giving each child the best possible start in their overall development. Because families have the greatest impact on their child’s development, services also focus on giving families’ information and teaching them new skills.

“ It is our MISSION to provide evidence-based evaluations and intervention to help build strong communication and literacy skills”

TEAM MEMBERS

 

Thembi Depass
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Lita Barboza
Lead Teacher/Private Tutor

Loren Toni Duglos
Speech Language Pathologist

 

 

Rachel D. Lane
Speech Language Pathologist, ASL

Kristy Clark
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Tangelia Terrell
Private Tutor

 

Kenesha Maratta
Director of Operations, Marketing & Business Development

John Depass
Director of Social Media

Wendy Gannon
 Lead Teacher/Private Tutor

Amaya Barboza
 Summer Aide (Seasonal)

 

Joyous Terrell
Summer Aide (Seasonal)

Melissa Spriggs                               

Lead Teacher

Julie Todaro

Occupational Therapist

Sarah Sullivan                              

Speech Language Pathologist

 

Hannah Freedman
Speech Language Pathologist, Evaluation Specialist

Keyara Thomas
Speech Language Pathology Assistant

LaTanya Beam
Speech Language Pathology Assistant, ESOL

 

 

Camille Vaughn
Occupational Therapist

Ashley Alexander
Speech Language Pathologist, ASL

Jesse Hall
Front Office Administrator

 

Open Positions


Speech Language Therapist (SLP)

POSITION SUMMARY

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work closely with babies, children and adults who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems, and with those who have swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties.  The role can involve working with a diverse client group, including people with physical and learning disabilities, hearing loss/deafness, psychiatric disorders or dementia.  SLPs assess a client's needs before developing an individual treatment plan to enable each client to improve as much as possible.  Treatment plans often involve other people with whom the client has a close relationship, for example family members or teachers.  SLPs may work as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside other health professionals such as physicians, counselors and other therapists.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • This position requires a current full license in Speech-Language Pathology as well a current CCC-SLP from ASHA. 
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of applicable experience is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide high quality direct speech-language therapy services to students according to students’ treatment plans.
  • Conduct assessments, analyze results, and write reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech, voice, fluency, pragmatics, language, and oral motor skills.
  • Develop treatment plans that are outcomes-based as well as child and family centered for overall educational improvement.
  • Ensure evaluations, treatment plans and delivery of services are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines. 
  • Manage and/or delegate to assigned SLPA team member(s)
  • Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders.

  • Consult with team members to develop and implement modifications and appropriate strategies such as visual supports, oral motor exercises, language strips, topics of conversation, and data collection.

  • Ensure students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with educators, families and related service providers.
  • Complete therapy notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to company policy. 
  • Work with team members to continually improve effectiveness of service delivery
  • Display professionalism at all times when interacting with children and parent


Speech Language Therapy Assistant (SLPA)

POSITION SUMMARY

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) work closely with Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), to execute specific components of a client’s program as specified in the treatment plans developed by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).  The supervising SLP retains full legal and ethical responsibility for the students/patients/ clients he or she serves but may delegate specific tasks to the SPLA.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of applicable experience is required.
  • Clinical Fellows (CFs) considered based on specialty

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Self-identify as Speech-Language Instructor to families, students, patients, clients, staff, and others. This may be done verbally, in writing, and/or with titles on name badges.
  • Exhibit compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, reimbursement requirements, and company policies.
  • Assist the SLP with speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation.
  • Assist the SLP during assessment of students, patients, and clients exclusive of administration and/or interpretation
  • Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
  • Document student, patient, and client performance (e.g., tallying data for the SLP to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising SLP.
  • Provide services under SLP supervision in another language for individuals who do not speak English and English-language learners.
  • Complete therapy notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to company policy as directed by supervising SLP. 
  • Work with team members to continually improve effectiveness of service delivery
  • Display professionalism at all times when interacting with children and parent

Certified Reading Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Tutor/Teacher (Certified, Licensed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POSITION SUMMARY

The primary responsibility for the Reading Specialist is to ensure optimal student safety and well-being; and to create a safe, stimulating learning environment for student(s). This position requires demonstrated expertise in effective teaching, tutoring and/or one-on-one management strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Minimum 3-5 years of applicable experience and/or coursework

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Academically support and tutor students as assigned & actively provide homework support for students daily, primarily literacy and communication skills.
  • Monitor reading/tutoring goals and satisfactory student achievement.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the core subject areas of English and Writing k-8th grade.
  • Create and maintain regular contact with parents, teachers and/or school administration.
  • Utilize evidence-based behavior guidance techniques to help children develop the ability to become self-disciplined.
  • Provide individual/small group tutoring to student(s) in-home/on-location as assigned
  • Assist student(s) in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.
  • Provide assistance to student in reading comprehension, reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for papers, or working on solutions to problems
  • Provide tutoring as a supplement to classroom teaching for success and improved academic achievement
  • Work with team members to continually improve effectiveness of service delivery
  • Display professionalism at all times when interacting with children and parents

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary responsibility for the Private Tutor/Lead Instructor is to ensure optimal student safety and well-being; and to create a safe, stimulating learning environment for all students. This position requires demonstrated expertise in effective teaching and classroom management strategies.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Academically support and tutor up to 20 youth & actively provide homework support for students daily, primarily literacy and math skills.

Monitor the tutoring program staff to ensure alignment with program goals and satisfactory student achievement.

Demonstrate proficiency in the core subject areas of English and Math k-8th grade.

Create and maintain regular contact with parents, teachers and/or school administration.

Utilize evidence-based behavior guidance techniques to help children develop the ability to become self-disciplined.

Participate in the recruitment and retention of program participants.

Ensure the safety and welfare of the students and maintain order in the learning center at all times.

Follow all company and program policies at all times.

Maintain attendance records and assist with snack preparation/distribution.

Organize and maintain program office, supplies, equipment, and facilities.

Meet regularly with the Tutoring Assistant to discuss updates and professional development.

Perform other related duties as needed.

 


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