Rhonda is the owner and director of Social Learning, LLC. She is the creator of The Social Butterflies Social Language 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. Recently, she has published several materials related to the Social Butterflies Program.
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.
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, aphasia, ADHD, ADD, developmental delay, visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental retardation, pervasive development disorder, dysphagia, apraxia, dysarthria, traumatic brain injury, cleft palate, articulation delay, language delay, voice disorders, and fluency 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.
Maggie is a certified Occupational Therapist and runs our Monarch Club 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 Monarchs to help with social cognition and communication.
Heather is a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and is our sensory “guru” for all things sensory. Heather works full time in the school system and will often help out during our summer camps. Heather has worked with us for many years and is a certified provider for the Social Butterflies Club® Program. Everyone loves when Mrs. Heather comes for a visit!
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 works as a full-time speech language pathologist in Norfolk Public Schools, where she has been employed since 2002.
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® Training program and has training in sensory processing disorders, the ALERT program, and the Social Thinking program. Lisa has many years experience working in childcare and was also a Rehab Tech for Atlantic Speech Therapy, LLC. Lisa is the mother of two grown children.
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.