Our Staff

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Rhonda Roberts Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist /CEO

Rhonda is a certified speech-language pathologist and the CEO of Social Learning, LLC.  She is the founder of The Social  Butterflies Club® Social Skills Program and The Monarch Club Social Skills Program.  Rhonda trains professionals across the country in The Social Butterflies Club® program and provides consultation for school systems implementing social language programs.  

Rhonda was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She currently resides in Virginia Beach with her son.  Rhonda received her Bachelors (97) and Masters (00) degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Rhonda is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Certified Member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Rhonda has a variety of experiences that encompass her 20+ years as a speech-language pathologist. For 10 years, Rhonda owned and directed Atlantic Speech Therapy, LLC providing speech-language therapy services and started the first local social skills program in 2004 in the Hampton Roads area.  Rhonda formerly was Director of Speech-Language Pathology at Shore Memorial Hospital. She also worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Hawaii Dept of Education.  Rhonda has a special interest in working with children with social communication delays, articulation disorders and those within the autism spectrum. She has extensive experience treating communication disorders in various populations including patients with central auditory processing disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, apraxia of speech, developmental delays, speech-language delays, and social anxiety disorders.  Rhonda is a certified Beckman Oral Motor therapist and she is trained in the Kaufman Method for apraxia of speech.  In addition, she has training in many areas including sensory processing disorders, the ALERT program, and the Social Thinking program by Michelle Garcia Winner.

Joan Price-Bayer, M.S., CCC-SLP

Joan was raised in Norfolk, Virginia. After living on the Outer Banks and in Gloucester, Virginia, she returned to Norfolk, where she currently resides with her husband.  Joan received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from James Madison University in 1986. After working as a preschool director, she returned to school and received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Old Dominion University in 2002. Joan is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Virginia and is a Certified Member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Joan worked as a full-time speech language pathologist in Norfolk Public Schools for 17 years. Joan has training in various areas of speech and language development including the Social Butterflies Club® Social Skills program and has completed many Social Thinking® trainings by Michelle Garcia Winner.

Maggie McCune Denvir OTR/L

Maggie is a certified Occupational Therapist and runs our Social Butterflies Club® Sensory Social group and Self Regulation groups.  Maggie has experience working with older children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum and related disorders.  Maggie has a strong sensory background and brings creative ideas to the groups to help with sensory regulation and social skills.

Jacqueline Grosso Bridgeman B.S., ED

Jacki obtained her degree in Early Childhood development from Old Dominion University. She has experience working in the public schools and for the local YMCA summer camp program. Jacki is our Lead  for our Social Butterflies Club© Enrichment Programs. She also runs our Blue and Red groups and assists with our Monarch Club groups. Jacki has been trained in the Social Butterflies Club© Social Skills Program, The Zones of Regulation Program,  and the ALERT program. She is currently pursuing her SLP-A degree at ODU in Norfolk, VA to further her ability to help her clients with social communication delays. Jacki lives in Chesapeake with her husband and 2 “furry-four legged” children.

Lisa Mathews

Lisa has been with the Social Butterflies Club® program since the beginning!  She is our lead assistant and assists with all aspects of our groups.  She has been certified in the Social Butterflies Club® Social Skills program and has training in sensory processing disorders, the ALERT program, and the Social Thinking program.  Lisa has many years of experience working in childcare and was also a Rehab Tech for Atlantic Speech Therapy, LLC.  Lisa resides locally with her husband and is the mother of two grown children.

Iola Malapira PTA

Iola is a Certified Physical Therapy Assistant and is our on site facilitator and assistant at one of our private school programs. Iola is trained in the Social Butterflies Club® Social Skills program and has completed many Social Thinking® and Zones of Regulation® trainings. She assists with our Blue, Red, and Monarch Club groups. Iola resides locally with her husband and teenage son.

Lisa Clark COTA/L

Lisa is a certified occupational therapy assistant. Prior to becoming a COTA, Lisa owned and taught at a local Montessori school and has over 15 years of experience working with children ages 2 through middle school. In addition to being a part of Social Butterflies Club®, she is a COTA at an inpatient rehabilitation facility that specializes in Neurological disorders. Lisa has been trained in the Social Butterflies Club® Social Skills program and has completed many Social Thinking® and Zones of Regulation® trainings. Lisa assists our members with their motor and sensory skills in the Blue, Red and Monarch Club groups. Lisa and her family have visited and lived in various places around the world, finally settling in Virginia Beach when her husband retired from the military in 2012.

Barbara DelDonna

Barbara is our office administrator AKA “Coordinator of Chaos”!  Barbara manages our intakes, schedules, reception, and our billing.   Barbara is a mother of 3 amazing children, one of which is on the autism spectrum. Barbara is active in the local autism community and she is a wonderful resource for parents and therapists. Barbara volunteers her time to help us and other organizations in the community.