Get to Know TCS!
Helping Children Find Their Unique Voices
Can words on a webpage truly paint a picture of TCS? We hope so, but we doubt it.
We are a group of professionals eager to give back to our community. There is a need for pediatric therapy services in the Harrisburg area, and TCS is ready to do all that we can to meet that need. As a nonprofit therapy organization, we are committed to making life better for clients and their families in central Pennsylvania.
How? By helping each client to find their “voice.” Without a voice, dreams and aspirations are sometimes unattainable. When given the building blocks of self-confidence, acceptance, and improved skills, children of all ages and abilities can discover their unique voices. It is the underlying goal of therapy to provide these building blocks to your child, help them face their challenges, and empower them to use their newfound voice to actively participate in life.
A completely accessible facility just off of Carlisle Pike in Camp Hill, we are excited to introduce this updated and innovative space to you and your families. Children and adults alike are put at ease by our welcoming environment, which feels like a home.
With a specialized therapy gym featuring state of the art equipment, your kids might even want to stay and play after their therapy session (don’t say we didn’t warn you)! In addition to our gym, we offer fully equipped and private treatment rooms.
We believe that just as your child is constantly growing and changing, so should our treatment strategies.
Therapists should draw from experience, but also continuously further their own professional education. Most of all, they should apply their experience and education to your child’s needs and priorities to make your tomorrow better than your yesterday.
A key component of our nonprofit therapy organization is a robust, fully HIPAA-compliant electronic medical records system, because we value your privacy and confidentiality.
Andrea Gibson, MS, OTR/L
Andrea has a passion for helping children and young adults reach their full potential. She especially loves working with children with sensory processing challenges, autism spectrum disorder, or behavioral difficulties.
Andrea believes in a family-based approach, and in conjunction with working with children she strives to empower parents to better understand and support their children in all environments.
She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and has presented at AOTA’s national conference.
Andrea is a Pennsylvania licensed, nationally certified occupational therapist. She earned an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University. She also holds an M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and a B.S. in Biology from Houghton College.
Gabrielle Spangler, OTD, OTR/L
Gabby knows that the main occupation for children is PLAY! She strives to use play and fun within each session to help the children and families she works with grow and learn new skills to be more independent in their everyday activities. Using evidence-based treatment, Gabby is passionate about finding the best fit for each individual child and using creative approaches to reach the goals of the child and family. She is passionate about working with the strengths of each child and always celebrating the little things.
Gabby has specialty interest and training in feeding with a developmental approach. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Gabby is a Pennsylvania licensed, nationally certified occupational therapist. She earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University and B.S. in Exercise Science at Immaculata University.
Melissa anderson, pt
Melissa believes that every movement, no matter how large or small, should be respected and applauded, and that every child she treats or instructs should develop a love of movement. Her passion is not only to determine a child’s physical needs, but to meet those needs with evidence-based, meaningful treatment techniques, equipment, and adaptations while respecting the child and family’s desires and expectations.
Melissa’s philosophy is that movement should be functional and fun. She has 34 years of experience treating a wide variety of diagnoses and assessing children’s needs for orthotics, specialized equipment, and wheelchairs.
Melissa is a Pennsylvania licensed physical therapist. She earned an B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds an B.A. in Liberal Arts with emphasis in Developmental Psychology and Dance from Sarah Lawrence College.
Elizabeth Harding, MS, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth has been working with toddlers through college age students for over 3 decades. She has provided therapy in a variety of settings in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Her goal is to discover your family’s interests and strengths in order to provide a creative, fun, responsive environment for everyone involved in your child’s therapy.
Areas of specialization and special interest include play therapy for children with autism, genetic disorders, and developmental delays and disorders. She has extensive experience in treating articulation, phonological processing disorders, apraxia, language, and stuttering.
Elizabeth is a Pennsylvania licensed speech-language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She earned her BS in Communication Disorders and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.