Minor Achievements Learning Center specializes in private therapy or small group classes for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children. Our highly qualified professionals provide a whole-child approach to language, social skills, movement and fun.

 

Theresa Ruth, MS, CCC-SLP

Pediatric Speech-Language PathologistTheresa Ruth SLP

Theresa completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University and received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She has over 22 years’ experience in school settings, including 12 years in dual role of Lead Teacher and SLP in a Pre-K Communication Disorders Classroom. She has completed TalkTools® training in oral placement therapy. She enjoys working with children in the areas of oral motor, articulation and language delays. In her free time, Theresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and traveling.

Lori Binko, MA, NBCT

Special Education TeacherLori Binko

Lori Binko has taught inclusion special education prekindergarten for 14 years, most recently in Pinellas County, Florida.  She has presented at multiple national and regional conferences, held district leadership positions, led workshops, and mentored other teachers.  To support the varying exceptionalities of her students, she created custom materials and curriculum supports using her artistic talent and extensive experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorder. Today, she continues to help children with special needs as co-founder and CEO of LessonPix, Inc. supporting over 30,000 customers.  She is currently enjoying new aspects of her career as the founder and director at Minor Achievements Learning Center and leads small group classes in social skills and communication instruction.

Lori Goehrig, MS, CCC-SLP

Assistive Technology Professional and Speech-Language PathologistLori Goehrig, SLP

Lori Goehrig, MS, CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science in Communication and Sensory Disorders at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at West Virginia University in 1987. Lori has worked in the public school setting for over 30 years, providing services to students ages 3 to 22. Her interest and passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) began in Maryland when working with middle school students within a specialized classroom. Lori joined Broward County Public School’s Assistive Technology Team in 2011 and developed and implemented training for school staff on Core Vocabulary and students with limited verbal language skills. After moving to New Port Richey, Florida, in 2017, Lori joined the Pinellas County School’s Assistive Technology Team where she continues to focus on integration of AAC and core vocabulary within the classroom setting.

Andrea Schutz, MS, LOT

Pediatric Occupational TherapistAndrea Schutz, LOT

Andrea graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University. She has a history working in the field of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she supervised Occupational Therapy students for 7 years. She has worked in the school system for over 20 years. She specializes in working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She has a listening ear that allows her to meet the child and family right where they are and help them. Andrea enjoys dancing, music, and taking a stroll on beautiful Clearwater Beach at sunset.

Additional Staff:
Jill Renner, MS, LOT, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Carolyn Maguire, Special Education Teacher & Reading Specialist
Kim Edwards, Special Education Teacher & Behavior Specialist Lisa Smith, Child Development Associate Teacher
Rachel Pearson, Gardener & Special Education Associate Tchr Jasmine Sebastian, Special Education Associate Teacher
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (727) 234-0924