Now hiring an SLPA!

Phone: (352) 372-0047

Selected Best Outpatient Facility for 2013, we get the majority of our referrals from doctors and psychologists in our community.

Testimonials:

We recently asked our ACG dads and moms to share with us their best ACG moment. This is what they said:

There are so many, and I do mean MANY! But the best moments are the ones where my children actually see the benefits for coming to ACG Therapy and see that they can succeed on their own with the tools and tips provided by their therapists!” – Fräu, Parent

My favorite moment at ACG is seeing the look of confidence that is now in my son’s eyes when he starts reading independently. I appreciate everything that Catherine has done and is continuing to do for my son. ACG ROCKS!!!” – Shakkerra, Parent

One of my favorite moments is watching my son make his obstacle course in OT. He has done well to make strong his core/back muscles and his handwriting is so improved. Which he then takes into speech and writes well there, also. Its wonderful to see him overcoming anxieties and trying new things with wonderful therapists.” – Julianne, Parent

Our favorite activity at ACG has been all the themed therapy sessions from dirt cups to shark week to making a play set with puppets. The boys are so excited to say and share what they accomplished. They staff knows how to motivate the kids so they have fun while learning/improving their skills.” – Melinda, Parent

My favorite moments occur daily as my daughter learns to express herself with the help of the wonderful speech therapy provided at ACG!“ – Elena, Parent

This place does an excellent job with the client s they are very professional and truely know their craft. The clients are eager come for their sessions full of smiles and hate to leave. That is the gratitude of the work they do. Good job we love what you do to help those who need your services.“ – Priscilla, Parent

Staff:

We only recruit and retain therapists and support personnel that are not only experts at what they do, but fully enjoy their careers. This results in a highly professional and creative team and a nurturing and fun environment.

Phillip Weil, BA, MA, PEERS certified
Phillip oversees the operations at ACG Therapy Center. A University of Florida graduate with a diverse and multicultural background, Phillip heads the ACG team in close collaboration with our Clinical Lead, ensuring alignment to the Center’s Vision and Mission. His experience includes educational and work experiences in US, Canada and Puerto Rico. He is certified in PEERS Social Skills intervention.

Liz Duda Robuck, MA, CCC-SLP, PEERS Certified
Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Lead
Liz comes to us from the University of Florida, with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders, and a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Liz leads our talented team of therapists, ensuring a multidisciplinary approach customized to every child. A born teacher and mentor, she has trained students and mentored young therapists. She has participated in research efforts at UF, and has extensive experience with children on the Autism spectrum. She is recognized for her work on the development of social skills at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), where she co-created a social skills club for teens with ASD known as “MyFriends.” She is a certified provider of PEERS, a social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. Liz has also received continuing education in pediatric feeding therapy techniques geared towards treating children’s sensory, behavioral, and oral motor needs. Additionally, she is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning), and Visualizing-Verbalizing for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, and Thinking.
liz@acgtherapycenter.com

Catherine Kadechka, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Catherine graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience working with both pediatric and adult population with speech, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders. Catherine has been trained in Teach Me to Talk: Early Speech & Language Development, Teach Me to Talk: Building Verbal Imitation, and K-SLP strategies. Her interests include early intervention, expressive/receptive language disorders, stuttering, and reading. Catherine grew up as an Air Force brat and enjoys painting, traveling, and going to the park with her husband and dogs.

Keith Tisdell, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Keith has enjoyed being an OT for over 15 years, loves being a husband to his wife of 17 years, and father to 3 beautiful children.

Melissa Driggers, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Missie joined ACG Therapy Center in 2013 after working as a traveling therapist. She graduated from Keiser University in Jacksonville, FL with an associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in variety of settings including a rehabilitation clinic, skilled nursing facility, an outpatient pediatric clinic, and an assisted living facility. She is certified in Therapeutic Listening and Astronaut Training. In addition, she has taken courses in visual processing and sensory integration. Missie enjoys working with children with a variety of diagnosis including developmental delay, autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and disorders of sensory processing.

Jana Sanford, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Jana is a Gainesville native but has lived all over. She got er first degree in photography at FIT in New York, then moved to Atlanta where she discovered and fell in love with OT! Jana worked in the school system in Georgia for 3 years and now has the pleasure of treating the wonderful children at ACG. She tries to incorporate art and creativity into her treatment sessions whenever possible. She is a proud wife and mother of a 3 year old and 2 crazy boxers!

Reina
Reina is originally from the Philippines and has 10 years of OT experience.  She is married and lives in Gainesvill, and during her off-time she enjoys gardening, cooking and traveling.

Janet
Janet comes to us with 16 years of pediatric experience and currently lives in Green Cove Springs.  When she’s not working at ACG or parenting foster children, Janet enjoys reading and cross-stitching.

Mark
Mark is currently completing his clinical fellowship with us at ACG and enjoys working in pediatrics.  When not at work, Mark likes to play drums and enjoys computer technology.

Support Staff:
Putting our patients and their family’s interest above everything else is reflected in everything we do beginning at the front desk, and in all of our processes. Thus our support staff is as carefully selected as our therapists.

Insurance/Payment:

We are contracted with many insurance plans, but we also bill insurance companies that allow out-of-network benefits.

We work with you to ensure we maximize insurance coverage, and we strive to keep our fees accessible, so that you get the services you need. In order to optimize the process please:

  • Contact your insurance agency to understand what is covered. If you call, please document your contact information (names, dates), and the exact information provided to you.
  • If a referral is needed, please ensure we have it before your appointment.
  • Tell us quickly if you change insurance companies!
  • Co-pay is due at the time of service.

We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal.