Our Team Approach

PDC’s highly skilled professionals, all specialists in early childhood, are trained in a number of important disciplines…


Developmental Specialists

Untitled2PDC’s Developmental Specialists have advanced degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education.

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Physical Therapy

Untitled3PDC’s Physical Therapists help children to develop their gross motor skills.

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Occupational Therapy

Untitled5Occupational Therapists place special emphasis on a child’s hand usage.

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Speech/Language Therapy

Untitled4Our Speech and Language Pathologists are experts in communication skills.

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Psychology/Social Work

Untitled6These team members work with children who are demonstrating behavioral and emotional concerns.

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nursingThe PDC nurse works with families to monitor a child’s health and medical status.

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PDC Staff

Executive Director

Maureen Atwood

Program Director

Patricia Pellegrino

Team Leaders

Terry Kardasen

Lynn Meyers

Laurie Shaw

Diane Farella

Sarah Lynn

Melissa Roller

Occupational Therapists

Maureen Atwood

Amy Puntin

Heidi Ferren

Gillian Spoehr

Kaitlyn Mirabile

Physical Therapists

Melissa Roller

Paula Reis


Virginia DeMarco

Jackie Strawn

Teacher Assistants

Adrienne Hamilton

Developmental Specialists

Patricia Pellegrino

Terry Kardasen

Lynn Meyers

Laurie Shaw

Catherine Decker

Karen Varney

Nanciann Ryer

Sara Jarvie

Shannon Ciuk

Samantha Zawistowski

Speech Pathologists

Kate DeMarco

Tara Lindheimer

Terri Sash

Diane Arduini

Speech Assistants

Chelsea Huff

Danielle Serafin

Social Workers & Psychologists

Diane Farella

Julie LeBlanc

Marti Elliott

Lisa Baumbach

Autism Specialists/BEAR Program

Sarah Lynn

Jessica Healy

Marzena Kosik

Mary Thigpen

Andrea Door

Adrienne Hamilton

Business Staff

Administrative Assistant

Courtney Kenyon


Laura Snyder

Billing Manager

Jennifer Parsons

Vision Specialist

Perkins School for the Blind

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