ERIN M. CLEMENS, OTR/L, BCP, CIMI
Owner and Clinic Director
AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Erin Clemens is a 2001 magna cum laude graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in schools, early intervention services providing home-based therapy, daycares, group homes, and outpatient clinics. In 2004, Erin became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor through the Loving Touch Foundation, and currently teachers both group classes and private instruction on the techniques of infant massage for parents and other caregivers. In July 2007, Erin became a Certified Handwriting Specialist through the Handwriting Without Tears (R) Program. Erin has been a certified provider of the Therapeutic Listening Program since 2011, and develops home programs for families using this approach. She also provides feeding therapy and has been trained in the Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol as well as the SOS Approach to feeding. She has presented at numerous local and state conferences on varied topics such as handwriting, sensory processing, executive functions, feeding, and fine motor development.
Erin has been the President of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association since 2016, and is in her second term as President.
Erin is a past adjunct faculty member for the Northern Virginia Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program teaching the Developmental Disabilities course for four years.
Erin is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA). She was the secretary for the Northern District of the VOTA from 2012-2013. She was the co-chair of the Northern District of the VOTA from 2013-2015.
Erin takes an active role in advocating for children and families who have a child or children with disabilities, particularly military families. She was a contributing writer for the book Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families, a guidebook from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). She is also in the process of writing a handbook for families on childhood development.
Erin maintains an active role in professional associations as well as community organizations. She keeps herself educated on current evidence-based practices to ensure the provision of the highest quality of care. She keeps current on therapeutic trends and evidence-based research. She maintains current national and state licensure by regularly attending a variety of continuing education conferences and workshops to further her knowledge in pediatric occupational therapy. Erin enjoys spreading the word and educating the local community on the importance of occupational therapy across the lifespan, in addition to the value that occupational therapists provide to a multitude of settings and practice arenas.
Erin was accepted into the AOTA's Leadership and Development Program in Bethesda, MD in September 2012. She spent four days learning from the top leaders in the profession, including the President, Vice President, President-elect, and Vice President-elect of the AOTA. She also spent a day on Capitol Hill speaking with VA Senators' offices on current legislative issues impacting occupational therapy.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, hiking, cycling, and reading. She volunteers on the PTA of her son's Chinese School and volunteers in her community whenever time allows.
JENNIFER FAHERTY, MOT, OTR/L
Assistant Clinic Director
Jennifer Faherty is the Assistant Clinic Director at Pediatric Achievements. She graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Jen specializes in working with mental health conditions, sensory processing disorders, feeding issues, and executive functioning challenges within the pediatric and young adult population. She is a certified Trauma Professional. She is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears and Therapeutic Listening.
Jen grew up in the Northern Virginia area and loves working with local families. Her favorite treatment activities include food preparation, crafting, and strategy games. She is a member of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, playing video games, and exploring the Northern Virginia and DC dining scene. Her hobbies include baking, cooking, and photography!
DR. ELIZABETH (BETH) LaRocca, OTD, OTR/L
Beth earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Belmont University. Because of her passion for pediatrics, Beth completed a short-term fellowship through Vanderbilt's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). During her academic career, she also completed two research projects, one concentrating on sensory processing and the other focusing on pediatric power mobility. Her research has been accepted for presentations at state and national conferences. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with families, community members, and other health professionals. Beth currently serves as the Research Coordinator at Pediatric Achievements, as well.
Throughout school, she volunteered with the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association, where she held a variety of leadership positions. In one of these roles, Beth implemented a statewide mentorship program for students and new practitioners. She has presented on the success of this program at a state conference. She is a current member of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Beth has completed continuing education training in various feeding approaches including the SOS Approach to Feeding. In addition, Beth has completed training related to the integration of primitive reflexes, pediatric yoga, sensory processing, and executive functioning skills.
In her free time, Beth enjoys the outdoors, baking, practicing her calligraphy, and playing with her dog, Wanda!
Paige Murray, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Paige received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her clinical fellowship year at a pediatric feeding institute that specialized in treating a variety of oral motor, sensory, and behavioral based feeding disorders. She has experience in pediatric outpatient clinics and private practice settings. Paige has completed several continuing education courses to further her clinical knowledge in feeding, apraxia, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods, including Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonemic Targets (PROMPT), the Beckman Oral Motor Approach, and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). She is also a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
When Paige is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, or reading a book.
DR. COURTNEY REYNOLDS, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist Therapy Lead Team Manager
Fieldwork and Volunteer Coordinator
Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Lynchburg in May of 2019. While studying at the University of Lynchburg, Courtney helped manage a pro bono health clinic and treated uninsured and underinsured patients of all ages in the Southwest VA area.
Courtney has a long history of working with children prior to becoming a physical therapist and spent a great deal of her time being a nanny, which established her passion for working with children. Courtney has pediatric physical therapy experience in both the outpatient and school-based settings working with a variety of ages and diagnoses. One of Courtney’s passions is advocating for her patients and their families to make sure they get the care they need and deserve. Courtney has a specialty interest in the infant population as well as the pediatric pelvic health population!
Courtney has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2016 and is a member of both the pediatric and neurological sections.
Courtney grew up outside of Richmond, VA and then relocated to the Northern VA area after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband and Goldendoodle, watching and playing sports as well as putting together over 1000-piece puzzles!