Now hiring RBTs!

Phone: (352) 372-0047

Testimonials:

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

This place does an excellent job with the clients, they are very professional and truly 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

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

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

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 of Speech and occupational Therapy
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.

Violet Kyong, MsED, BCBA
Our BCBA and ABA Clinical Lead, Violet Kyong, has extensive expertise in ABA, plus is also a specialist in early children’s education.She has a MS in General and Special Education, and an MA in Organizational Psychology from NYU. Violet leads an exceptional group of RBTs with diverse backgrounds and languages, all with previous experience in early intervention. She is part of the Leadership Team at ACG, working closely with our other Clinical Lead and autism expert, Elizabeth Robuck.

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.

Jana Sanford, COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Jana has worked in pediatrics for 7 years in both the outpatient clinic and school settings. She specializes in handwriting, early intervention and social skills, and loves her patients and their families with a true authenticity which motivates her every day. Jana lives in St. Augustine with her husband and two children, and enjoys beach time, playing with her kids and kickboxing.

Reina Dulapang, OTR/L
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.

Bailey Ueding, M.S. CCC-SLP
Bailey is a Gainesville native. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University and her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. Before joining ACG in 2015, she gained six years of experience working with preschool and school-aged children within the public school system. Her interests include articulation/phonological disorders, written language disorders, and aural habilitation. Outside of work, Bailey enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and pets!

Brunilda G de Paz, SLP, CCC
Brunilda graduated from the University of Florida in 1987, and has over 30 years of experience in articulation and phonology, fluency and language disorders. She specializes in bilingual children. She has worked in both school and clinical settings, and now supports us as a part time therapist and trusted advisor.

Carla Rivera
Carla is originally from Puerto Rico. Received a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from University of Turabo. She moved to Gainesville with her husband, who is also an SLP, and their two dogs. She specializes in working with bilingual patients. Her interests include working with children with language and reading disorders, articulation impairments, children on the Autism Spectrum and other related disorders, and feeding difficulties.

Anika Sarwar, COTA/L
Anika grew up in Orlando and moved to Ocala in 2016. She went to OT school at Keiser University in Orlando. She enjoys spending time with her two kids.

Jennifer Beguiristain, MA CCC-SLP
Jenny is a Miami native who specializes in bilingual therapy. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida. She has worked in both school and clinical settings. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and pups.

Samantha Vaillancourt, MA CCC-SLP

Samantha comes to us with eight years of experience in speech-language therapy in various pediatric and school settings. Experienced in treating children with Autism, language impairments, articulation disorders, and intellectual disabilities, she is also skilled at using assistive technology to implement augmentative and alternative communication systems. She has served children from linguistically and culturally diverse populations.

Inee Green, MA, CF-SLP
Inee joins the ACG team as a graduate from the University of Florida’s Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate and Masters programs. She is originally from South Florida but has made Gainesville her home since 2010. She enjoys working in early intervention but loves providing therapy to children of all ages. When not at work she spends her time reading, traveling, and engaging in community service.

Tay Su, MOT, OTR/L
Tay grew up in Naples, Florida. She attended and graduated from the University of Florida, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences and her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. Tay completed her Level II Fieldworks in outpatient pediatric and rehabilitation hospital settings. Outside of work, she enjoys running, yoga, and spending time outdoors.

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.