Meet the St. Peter's Pediatric Therapy team. 

Pediatric Physical Therapists

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Laura Braun, PT, MSPT

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics

Education: Bachelors in Biology from Carroll College, 1998; Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific, 2000      

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids and husband; biking, hiking, cross country skiing, reading, crafting, as well as enjoying the great Montana outdoors.

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Melissa Stiles, PT

Clinical Interests or Areas of Specialty: pediatrics, ankle/foot positioning and bracing

Education: Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY, 2003

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends/family, watching sports, reading, crafts and spending time outside in the sunshine.

Pediatric Occupational Therapists

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Sarah Cox, MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, fine motor skills, sensory processing, self-regulation, ADLs

Education: Bachelors of Psychology from St. Ambrose University, 2011; Masters of Occupational Therapy from St. Ambrose University, 2012

In my free time, I enjoy eiking, camping, cooking, crafting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Lindsey Ferber, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, sensory processing, self-regulation, fine motor skills, self-help and activities of daily living, Autism Spectrum Disorders, feeding

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from South Dakota State University, 2006; Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of South Dakota, 2008.

In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Sarah Anne Maxell, MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, infants, feeding, sensory processing/self-regulation, fine motor skills, developmental delays, motor coordination disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound, 1993; Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound 1995

My greatest love is being a mom. Prior to becoming a mother, I also enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, skiing, running, aerobics and gardening.

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists

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Chris Caniglia, MS, SLP

Clinical Interests: Pediatric populations in the areas of language and speech disorders and feeding/swallowing with a specialty in social interaction for children and teens struggling to communicate with peers.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1984; Masters of Science in Communication Disorder from University of Oregon – Eugene, 1987

In my free time, I love to be outside year-round hiking, camping, skiing, etc., as well as travelling and enjoying my two children.

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Theresa Metropoulos, MCSD, CCC-SLP

Clinical Interests: Children with speech, language or feeding challenges, cleft lip-palate, childhood apraxia of speech

Education: Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Montana, 1979; Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Montana, 1981  

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in the Montana outdoors, traveling and doing volunteer activities.

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Janelle Wilson, MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Interests: early intervention, preschool and school-age speech and language intervention

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from University of Montana, 2014; Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Montana, 2016

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, spending time with my horse and dogs, going to the lake, reading and hiking.