About the Therapist
Desiree Slone, A.S., COTA/L
Front Office & Intake Administrator
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy
Desiree graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville with her Associate of Occupational Therapy degree. She is a certified occupational therapy assistant and holds her certification to practice occupational therapy through the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. She is licensed to practice occupational therapy in the state of Florida.
She practiced in a variety of settings, her favorite being pediatrics. In the past, Desiree worked as a COTA and rehab coordinator where she worked hand in hand with Speech and Physical Therapy, leading the outpatient department. During this time she learned much about the back side of therapy and what goes on beyond the treatments. She learned all the “behind the scenes” of daily clinic operations, learning about insurance, scheduling, and handling interpersonal interactions with the team and families. This eventually led to a position as an office administrative assistant. She now works at More Than Speech as the Front Office & Intake Administrator. She is the first point of contact for families and a friendly face for all staff and families.
For most families, the therapy world can be so confusing, overwhelming, and parents find themselves lost. Desiree strives to provide the utmost attention, care, and help to all incoming and current families and believes that every family deserves a smile and a listening ear. Desiree strongly believes that proper patient care starts from the time of inquiry, ensuring that More Than Speech families' needs are met through the highest quality of service.