Meet the Team

For more than 75 years, we have offered a level of pediatric care unmatched in Louisiana and more advanced capabilities than any other children’s hospital in New Orleans.

Services We Offer

Behavioral Psychology Services
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Social Work
Speech and Language Services
Outpatient Feeding Therapy
ABA-based Parent Coaching Sessions
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Evaluation of School-Related Problems

Specialty Clinics We Offer

Autism Assessment Clinic
NICU and High Risk Pediatric Development Clinic
Neuromotor Spasticity Clinic
Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Clinic
Down Syndrome Clinic

Autism Assessment Clinic

The Michael R Boh Center for Child Development is pleased to announce our new family-centered, multi-disciplinary Autism Assessment Clinic. This clinic is designed to assess children ages 2 – 4 years of age for suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder using evidence-based assessment tools from multiple disciplines of child development. The child will be seen by a team of specialists on the day of their visit. The multi-disciplinary team will consist of a medical developmental specialist, a psychologist, a speech pathologist, and a social worker, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation. Guardians are important member of team providing essential information to the physicians and participating in the assessment The team will review developmental and family history prior to the visit, and then interview guardians about their child’s development, language skills, play skills, social skills, and behaviors while also directly interacting with the child. After the evaluation is complete, the results will be shared with the family along with tailored recommendations to support the child’s development. In addition to the tailored treatment recommendations, our social worker will assist families in connecting with resources to follow through on the recommendations.

A Real Dream Team

Ochsner did more than build a state-of-the-art space – we built a team of experts, all leaders in their fields, passionate about being part of world-class facility that’s truly making a difference.

Division of Developmental Pediatrics

Ted Atkinson, MD

Ashley Dimitri, NP

Division of Child Psychology

Lee Ann Annotti, PhD

Nicole Lasserre, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Megan Binder, PhD

Abigail M. Wischkaemper, PhD, BCBA

Lacey Seymour, PhD

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Aaron Karlin, MD

Maurice Sholas, MD


Team Members

Davina Tampira, MA, Psychometrician

Gary Griffin, MA, Psychometrician

Courtney Gonsoulin, Speech Therapist

Sally Guidry, MS, BCBA, LBA

Physical Therapy
Ashley Kenda, PT, DPT
Supv-Rehab Services

Chrissy MacMaster, PT, DPT, PCS

Danielle Hoffman, PT

Kristen Kurtz, PT, DPT


Occupational Therapy
Lauren Papania, MOT, LOTR

Emily Wilton, MOT, LOTR


Speech Therapy

Simone Laroussini, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC

Kelley McCarthy, MS, CCC-SLP

Ashley McInnis, MCD, CF-SLP

Jessica Brasel, MCD, CCC-SLP

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