Sunshine Therapy Group is a pediatric therapy clinic dedicated to working with the whole child, while providing speech and occupational therapy.
Our speech therapy is dedicated to building a bridge for communication through speech/articulation, phonology, apraxia, voice, tongue thrust, fluency, reading/writing comprehension, auditory processing, ASD, cognitive deficits, among other developmental/acquired speech and language deficits.
Occupational therapy can be provided in one of our clinics to improve visual perception and visual motor, fine motor, gross motor, sensory processing, motor coordination and planning, self help skills, and handwriting.
We provide individualized 1:1 speech and occupational therapy within a variety of locations: our office, daycares, homes, and private/public schools. We service Lake and Orange counties.
Kristin Sloan is licensed and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Florida and is the owner of Sunshine Therapy Group. She was awarded her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from University of Central Florida in 2003. Her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology was earned from University of Central Florida in 2005.
Kristin began her career in Tuscon, AZ, as she worked with children for Arizona's Early Intervention Program. She also worked for Department of Defense in Illesheim, Germany within a local elementary school. Kristin relocated to Orlando in 2008 and currently works in private practice. She has completed numerous specialized trainings including Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Oral Placement Therapy; Nancy Kaufman’s training for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and Beckman Oral Motor Therapy.
Kristin specializes in the areas of:
Melissa attended the University of South Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2011. She then pursued a career in Speech Language Pathology by obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from USF in 2015. During that time, she worked as an SLPA (Speech Language Pathologist’s Assistant) for 2 years at Grassy Lake Elementary School. She then obtained a license to work as a Speech and Language Teacher in Lake County for the 2015-2016 school year. She began the Master’s Degree program at University of Central Florida in 2016. After 2 years of classes, clients, and externships (including experience at Aphasia House of UCF, a skilled nursing facility, and working for Debra Beckman, M.S. CCC-SLP), Melissa graduated from UCF in 2018 and became a Speech Language Pathologist licensed by the Florida Department of Health. Melissa has a passion for her field and a love for clients of all ages. In her personal time she teaches the youth at her church and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.