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 (whatever shape that voice may take), 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, or behavioral difficulties. As an autistic adult herself, her treatment approaches are informed by her perspective as a member of the autistic community, the neurodiversity movement, and positive autistic identity.
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.
Emma esteves, ms, otr/l
Emma’s passion has always been working with children. She has worked across settings with children of all ages from infants to young adults. Her passion is helping kids to engage and participate in all areas of life. Throughout the treatment process Emma uses a child-led play centered approach, helping a child gain skills while having fun. She also believes that parent/caregiver education and coaching are essential to the therapy process to empower families to help their child grow and develop.
Emma is a Pennsylvania licensed occupational therapist and is certified nationally by NBCOT. Emma attended Elizabethtown College and received her undergraduate degree in Health and Occupation and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy.
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.
Meredith bailets, MS, CCC-SLP
Meredith enjoys working with children and adults, but has primarily worked with preschool and school-age students. She loves to incorporate games, play, music, and movement into speech therapy sessions. Meredith values parent input and uses evidence-based strategies to help children achieve their goals while building on skills they already possess. Her goal is to provide effective therapy and collaborate with parents on strategies to promote carry-over of skills at home and in the community.
Meredith is a Pennsylvania licensed speech-language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She earned a certificate for Competent Learner Model Curriculum (CLM) Implementation from West Virginia University. Meredith earned her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from La Salle University.
Valerie Chapman-jones, MS, CCC-SLP
In her 20+ year career as a speech-language pathologist, Valerie has primarily worked in school-based settings but also has experience in early intervention. Her passion is Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC). Valerie has extensive experience with exploring, trialing, and implenting no-, light-, and high-tech AAC supports with children with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes, autism, and apraxia of speech. Valerie’s goal is to help children with complex communication needs explore and find an AAC system that helps them become functional, independent communicators. Valerie believes that learning an AAC language system should be fun, not forced, and that speech therapy to teach AAC should focus on encouraging communication through novel, active language experiences. She also recognizes the critical role families play in trialing and implementing AAC to support their children.
Valerie is a Pennsylvania-licensed speech-language pathologist, has an Instructional Level II teaching certificate in speech and language, and maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Valerie graduated summa cum laude from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education majoring in speech-language pathology. She received her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Valerie recently earned a Master’s level Assistive Technology certificate from Bowling Green State University. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree, a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in assistive technology, also from Bowling Green State University.
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.
Emily harvey, MS, CCC-SLP
Emily enjoys working with children and uses strengths-based approach in her speech/language therapy. She employs child-led play-based therapy methods, integrating narrative and literacy-based activities, and also incorporating her client’s interests. She believes speech/language therapy should be functional and focus on improving the child’s quality of life, through all stages – from giving them a form of communication for the first time through helping them be self-determined and work on goals to improve their self-confidence related to their communication. As an autistic adult herself, her treatment approaches are informed by her perspective as a member of the autistic community, the neurodiversity movement, and positive autistic identity.
She is a member of the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective and as such is well-informed in and a strong advocate for the use of neurodiversity-aligned practices with autistic students, including presuming competence, valuing all forms of communication, empowering students, and encouraging self-advocacy and self-determination. She is also trained in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, Story Grammar Marker, play-based speech therapy, and Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing (DTTC).
Emily is a Pennsylvania licensed speech/language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She earned a B.S. in Communication Disorders along with a minor in Spanish from California University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a graduate certificate of advanced study in Autism Spectrum Disorders.