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Spectrum Speech, Language and Occupational Therapy Services is designed to offer the missing link to optimize your potential. Quality intervention and communication keeps your program evolving toward higher level achievements. Therapists are fully licensed and insured. A Master’s level therapist provides an individualized evaluation and treatment plan to target your specific needs.


Alison. M. Evans, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Alison earned her bachelor of science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Elmira College and a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Penn State University.  Alison is originally from upstate New York, relocating to South Florida over 25 years ago. Alison has experience in treating and managing in a variety of settings including; inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, schools, home health and private practice. She has experience with a variety of pediatric populations including clients with delayed language, apraxia of speech, myo-functional disorders, phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, food aversion, pediatric dysphagia, social skill pragmatic disorders, and stuttering. Alison’s skill set expands across a variety of adult disorders including individuals with neurological disorders such as stroke, brain injury, and Parkinson’s Disease. Alison has previously developed and managed Stroke and Parkinson’s support groups in Palm Beach county. Alison began private practice in 2005 and Spectrum Speech and Language Services has been growing and serving children and adults with communication disorders. When not at work, Alison enjoys riding horses and traveling.

Lindsay DeArce, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Lindsay obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida.  She attended the University of Texas at Dallas to complete her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders.  She brings with her experience of working with children within the public school system, within centers for children with autism, and with pediatrics within the home health system.  Lindsay has also competed and presented research on the topic of preverbal communication involving assessment of auditory comprehension levels in children with ASD.  She enjoys working with a diverse pediatric caseload and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team.

Emily Gant, B.S., SLP-A

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Bill Appelbaum, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

Bill earned his master’s degree in  Occupational Therapy, with honors, from NOVA Southeastern University in 2012.  Bill Has been working in a pediatric setting since graduating, working with a number of age ranges and populations including clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Bill also has experience with adults in outpatient, inpatient and acute rehabilitation setting. Bill has special interest and training in a number of assistive technology devices including tablets, motion controlled devices, and programs such as Typing Without Tears.  Bill currently resides in Boca Raton and enjoys traveling with his family, playing board games with friends and cooking.

Jillian Estes, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

Jillian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northwestern College and was awarded her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors and was an active member of her Student Occupational Therapy Association. Jillian has clinical experience in pediatric inpatient, outpatient, acute care, school, and early intervention practice settings. She has treated a broad range of pediatric diagnoses and conditions including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, feeding difficulties, fine/gross motor delays, and handwriting challenges. She has also provided comprehensive occupational therapy services to children with cancer diagnoses, accidental and non-accidental trauma injuries, and other complex medical conditions. In addition, Jillian has experience providing therapeutic programs including Handwriting Without Tears®, SOS Approach to Feeding®, Zones of Regulation®, and the ALERT Program®. Jillian understands that each child is unique, and she strives to create a fun, client-centered environment. Her professional goal is to empower children to achieve their highest level of engagement in meaningful occupations, facilitate health and wellness, and support families/caregivers in their role within each child’s life. Jillian continues to expand her clinical knowledge and has enjoyed growing within the Spectrum Speech & OT family.