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Meet Our Team

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Mary Coburn, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Mary Coburn is a state-licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She specializes in both early intervention, and with children presenting with complex communication needs that require multiple tools and supports including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Mary is a Hanen certified provider in both It Takes Two to Talk®  and More Than Words® for social communication. She also uses other evidence based strategies such as Natural Language Acquisition and Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.

 

Mary lives in Olympia with her husband and two children. Mary earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces New Mexico. She has worked with the pediatric population, in both school and private practice settings, since 2009. Mary lives in Olympia with her husband and two children. As a parent of two neurodiverse children, with one having both language and social communication challenges, she has first hand knowledge and experience with how important the role of advocacy and acceptance is for a child's well being.

Mary approaches therapy and parent coaching by developing a deep understanding of each child and then assisting to empower them in ways so they can better navigate through their brain-based challenges. It is her mission to help parents and clients change negative perspectives towards brain-based challenges, focusing on the importance of considering each child's learning style as it relates to learning at home, in school, and in their therapy sessions.

 

Mary enjoys gardening, running, hiking, sewing, and spending quality time with her family. She is a mother of two and a strong advocate for her own son who faces daily communication challenges. Mary brings a unique perspective to her therapeutic approaches. Her dual roles allow her to provide parents with a platform where their concerns, fears, and frustrations can be met with compassion and understanding of the challenges that are often presented when raising a child who struggles with communicating even at the most basic of levels.

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Occupational Therapist

Matt Hart, OTD, OTR/L

Matt Hart is a state-licensed and NBCOT certified occupational therapist (OT). He received his Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Utah Valley University in 2011 and received his Doctorate of OT from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 2015. Since then, Matt has specialized in working with pediatric populations, where he has provided services in private practice and in school settings. Currently, Matt works as an OT for the North Thurston Public School district in addition to Whole Child Therapy Services. Matt is from southern California but moved to the Olympia area to be closer to his wife’s family.  Matt enjoys racquetball, golf, and spending time with his wife and their three young daughters.  Matt’s passion is working with children and helping them to achieve their highest potential physically, emotionally, and socially. His approach is to treat each child as an individual, always keeping in mind their unique strengths and differences. He strongly believes in the role of family involvement, as well as collaboration with caregivers, teachers, and other professionals, as integral to a child’s growth and overall success.