Play Again Therapy

We educate, facilitate, motivate and provide support for clients, families and their communities for the well being of each individual.

Our Founder


Office Manager
Leslie Hawkins
Leslie's responsibilities include, patient intake and enrollment procedures, Medicaid and Private Insurance billing and questions, and general administrative duties.  Should you need her assistance with these or any other matters, she is available at our Morganton location, Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm.

Mary Woods, COTA/L, is passionate and committed to working 
with children for the past 25 years.  

​Experience includes: North Carolina public schools Exceptional Childrens classroom assistant, and aid to Occupational Therapy department prior to completing associate degree in occupation therapy.

​In addition, Mary holds an Advance Certificate in Assistive Technology.  Primary focus is on neurologically involved children and young children with sensory needs.Other skills: assistive technology, adapting equipment and access to computers.

Kelley Reid M.S. CCC-SLP/L joined Play Again in October, 2013. Kelley has 19 years experience working with children with speech and language delays. She has worked in a variety of settings including a Montessori School, Head Start, clinic based services, private therapy, home based services, preschool integrated services, and public school services. Kelley has experience with a wide variety of challenges children face including autism spectrum, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, expressive/receptive language delays, articulation/phonological delays, developmental apraxia,
oral motor/feeding difficulties, stuttering, and early language development delays with Spanish speaking families. She has
worked primarily with children birth to 5, but has experience with all ages of children, as well as adults in rehabilitative/nursing
home care.
Kelley's educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Communications, a Bachelors of Science in Education as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, and. Masters of Science
​in Speech Pathology from the State University of New York at Fredonia, NY. 

 Bambi Garrsion, M.S., CCC-SLP earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  She has over 14 years of experience working with children who demonstrate speech and language delays.  She has substantial experience working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  She is fluent in sign language and has additional training in Auditory-Verbal techniques and Cued Speech.  Prior to joining the staff at Play Again Therapy, Bambi worked in the public schools as a Hearing-Impaired Specialist for 11 years.  Before that, she worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Virginia School
​for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA.

Meet Our Staff

​ Monika Lesch, OTR/L
​​(registered and licensed
occupational therapist) has
​over three decades of 
exerience in pediatric 
​occupational therapy, including
​twelve in North Carolina public
schools. She has expertise in 
​the treatment of babies, 

​children, young adults with 

​​sensory processing challenges

and neuromotor disorders.
Monika is certified to administer the Sensory 

​​Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). Her experience 

includes extensive work with sensory integration and sensory processing challenges. She is also certified in Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT), a treatment technique
typically used for children
​with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Additional areas of training include oral motor intervention and eating challenges, sound therapy (SAMONAS), play therapy (Greenspan floor time approach), cranial sacral therapy, myofacial release, visual therapy, and Brain Gym. As a certified yoga instructor, Monika includes yoga in her practice with children.  Currently she is pursuing Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan.

Occupational and Speech Therapy Staff