Kidz Connection Director
Tracey is SIPT certified and has been a practicing clinician since 1986. Her other areas of specialty are Orthopedics, Hand Therapy, Neuro Developmental techniques and Handwriting programs. Certifications include Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation, Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing. Her clinical affiliations are at Mt. Sinai Hospital Miami Beach, and Johns Hopkins. She has also worked at Easter Seals and in private clinic settings. Volunteered for project Medishare in earthquake relief and recovery.
Joy Bowers, OTR/L, MS CCC/SLP
Joy is dually certified in Occupational and Speech Therapies. She graduated from Florida International University for Occupational Therapy and Nova Southeastern for Speech and Language Therapy. Joy is the proud mother of Kristian and she is active in her community. Joy is Lead Therapist at Kidz Connection and is also a Broward County Public School employee. She is trilingual in English, Dutch and Spanish. Joy is dually licensed, works in the public school system, and is experienced in both the adult and pediatric population. Her specialties are AutismSpectrum Disorders, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Karen Langhauser, MS CCC/SLP
Karen has been practicing as an SLP since 1980. She enjoys crossword puzzles, music, traveling and spending time with her husband and sons.
Vanessa Bello MSCCC/SLP
Debra Beeferman, MS CCC/SLP
Alicia Halberstein, SLPA
has been working at Kidz Connection since 2007. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires as Licentiate of Speech & Language and Audiology. She currently works full time at Easter Seals South Florida as SLPA. She is the proud mother of a son and daughter living in Buenos Aires. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Catherine Mitchell, MSPT
Recently joined Kidz Connection and works in the clinic after school hours. Cat has been working in the school system since 1982 and is interested in computers and spending time with her godson. She enjoys reading comic books and loves working with children.
Ivette Citron-Tamari, RPT
Ivette has been working with Kidz Connection since 2007. She is currently working in the school system. Ivette graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.