Director of Occupational Therapy
Jessica Clickener, OTR
After procrastinating on an assignment in senior English, I went to the library and just pulled a career card which happened to be for occupational therapy. I do not believe it was by accident that I fell in love with OT. That love and passion is still alive and gets me excited daily.
I have been a pediatric OT for 12 years now and still get just as excited today as I did back then when I see the increased independence of every one of my kiddos.
The Killeen area has been my home for 9 years and I have been working with the precious children of this area the whole time.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and working out in the yard or doing home improvement projects. I have 2 fur babies that I spend time with as well.
I enjoy working with all kids on achieving functional independence. I specialize in overall general development, sensory integration therapy, handwriting, visual motor and oral motor/feeding skill work. I look at each child as a puzzle that needs just 1-2 more pieces which I can provide to complete the puzzle. I look forward to meeting you and your child and embarking on this journey through this stage in life. See you at the SPOT!
Abilene Christian University
B.S. in Sociology 2003
The College of St. Catherine
M.A. in Occupational Therapy 2006
Kristin Golden, MA CCC-SLP
I have been a speech pathologist for 23 years and have worked in a variety of settings. At the start of my career, I worked with adults in rehabilitative settings in Florida. However, in 1999, I wanted to move closer to family and decided to move to Copperas Cove, TX. This is where I decided to change my focus to work with children and their families. I quickly fell in love with the children I worked with and was excited about how I was able to impact their growth and development of speech, language, and feeding skills. Children's SPOT 4 Therapy was birthed out of a love for the kids we work with and a true desire to provide a rich and dynamic therapeutic environment that will promote excitement to grow and learn each session.
University of Florida, BA Communication Sciences and Disorders 1992
University of Florida, MA, Communication Sciences and Disorders 1995
Director of Speech Therapy
Sue Ann Wacker, COTA
I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). I received my Associates Degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy in 1995 in Denver, Colorada. I am originally from Killeen, although I began my career in Denver before I relocated back home. I worked for 15 years in the adult population and have now been working in pediatrics for 7 years. I enjoy helping patients reach their goals and making a difference in their lives. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, my dogs and my family.
Denver Institute of Technology, AAS Occupational Therapy, 1995
Erica Muniz, Receptionist
Hi! I'm Erica Muniz, the medical receptionist for Children's SPOT 4 Therapy. I've been in customer service for over 10 years, but this is my first time working in a children's clinic. I was born and raised here in Central Texas, where I started my family that eventually became a beautiful blended family. In my spare time I love a little day shopping, cooking and family road trips. Being here only a couple of months I enjoy being the face and the voice for Children's SPOT 4 Therapy and the amazing ladies behind this wonderful establishment.
Emily Scicchitano SLP-Intern
I am a Speech Language Pathologist completing my clinical fellowship. I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and became a licensed speech language pathologist assistant at a pediatric outpatient clinic. While I loved being an assistant, I wanted to gain more knowledge regarding communication disorders in order to better serve my patients and their families. I returned to school and received my Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. My experiences include working with children and adults in outpatient rehabilitation facilities as well as within the public school setting.
I am interested in working with pediatric language delays and disorders, phonological processing disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. I enjoy helping my patients learn, grow, and reach their communicative needs through play-based therapy.
In my spare time, I like spending time with family and friends, crafting, and kayaking.
Utah State University B.S. of Communication Disorders 2015
Nova Southeastern University M.S. of Speech Language Pathology 2020
Dona Gaona, MS CCC-SLP
My career as a Speech Language Pathologist started out in the school setting allowing me to work and raise my 3 children. As my kids got older, I branched out into working in Home Health and Outpatient settings. I’ve been employed in positions that allowed me to help both children and adults improve their speech, language, and feeding skills. Now that my children are grown and have children of their own, I feel so grateful that I chose this field for my career. It has allowed me to move closer to family and continue to remain employed in a field that is rewarding and satisfying. My greatest joy has been becoming a Grandmother and I recently relocated to Temple to be closer to 3 of my 5 Grandchildren. The grandkids and I enjoy spending time seeing new sights, going to the park, seeing movies, and just hanging out together making memories. In addition to spending time with my grandkids, I have 2 spoiled fur babies that keep me busy.
Texas A&M University Kingsville B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders 1996
Texas Women's University M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders 1999
Micaela Monn, OTR
As far back as I can remember, I've always embodied a passion for working with the pediatric population. Leading up to my formal licensure as an Occupational Therapist, I worked with children in various positions ranging from child care aide, mentor, nanny and adaptive physical education peer buddy to the director of youth sports camps.
After receiving my master's degree in Occupational Therapy, I chose to broaden my horizon and delve into the world of acute care. Through this opportunity, I was fortunate enough to obtain experience treating adult patients with rare, chronic and progressive neurological conditions as a member of the neuroscience and stroke departments at a prestigious research hospital on the East Coast. It wasn't until recently that I chose to take this experience and apply it to the outpatient pediatric setting by relocating to Texas.
My favorite aspect of working in this new setting is the ability to assist each child with attaining functional gains, regardless of how profound, and sharing this success with the child's caregiver(s). I look forward to meeting you and experiencing this excitement with you and your child at Children's SPOT.
University of North Dakota Bachelor of General Studies, Health Studies 2018
University of North Dakota Master of Occupational Therapy 2019
Michaela Entzminger, OTR
I have known I wanted to be an OT for 10 years and working with children has always been my passion. I have worked with children as a volunteer and aide throughout my schooling the last 6 years. I was born and raised in this Central Texas area and plan to stay.
In my spare time I enjoy fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and animals. I am excited to fulfill my passion of helping others and touching lives by working individually with each child and family to gain independence and functional life skills.
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor B.S. Psychology 2016
Abilene Christian University M.S. Occupational Therapy 2019
Samantha Noel, MA CCC-SLP
Hello, my name is Sam and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist! I completed my bachelor's degree at the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) and my master's degree at the University of Iowa. I have clinical experience with children and adults in several settings, including skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and outpatient clinics; however, my passion is in working with children an dtheir families to improve communication and feeding/swallowing skills. I strive to lead fun and engaging therapy sessions that incorporate evidence-based practice to meet my patient's unique goals. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog, Mae.
University of Houston B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders 2017
University of Iowa M.A. Speech and Language Pathology 2019