Our staff consists of highly qualified and skilled therapists and specialist with a variety of background to provide the most comprehensive child and family services in the Fargo, ND and southeast North Dakota area.
Stacey Miller, B.S. CDFS
Stacey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development Family Science from North Dakota State University in 1994 with a minor in Individual and Family Wellness. She is currently enrolled at Minot State University Graduate School and is working towards her Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Special Education.
Stacey’s prior experience include being a the Head Infant Teacher in a local daycare program, being a Head Start Pre-school teacher for 5 years and a Self Sufficiency Case Manager for 4 years at a community action agency. She has experience working with children, families and community agencies. Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, reading, and being on the State PTA Board. Stacey joined Early Intervention Partners as Coordinator in May of 2011.
Shannon Buckmier, PT, MPT
Shannon received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of North Dakota in 1994 and 1995.Shannon has been working with special needs children since 1999. Shannon has experience
in all areas of pediatric care including inpatient, outpatient, early intervention, and schools. She has additional training in NDT, aquatic therapy, Down's syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Her interests include gross motor development in children of all ages, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, acute care, and exercise prescription for children and adolescents. She also does PT consults for Early Intervention Partners. Shannon spends her free time exercising, reading, spending quality time with her family and friends and enjoys the lakes whenever possible during the summer. Shannon joined Early Intervention Partners in 2005.Show Less
Sharon Drewlo, BS, OTR/L
Sharon received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from UND in 1988. She has worked in pediatrics since 1995, in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient, Rehab Day, Hospital Program, Home Health, and Early
Intervention. Sharon is a certified provider of the Therapeutic Listening Program and SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Program. She also has extensive training on Sensory Integration and Neuro-Developmental Treatment. Sharon has worked with many different diagnoses including Developmental Delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Prematurity, and Sensory Integration Disorder. She is a member of AOTA and NDOTA. Sharon values being able to work with the children, parents, and caregivers in their natural environments, to help children with special needs achieve their maximum potential in their daily activities, play, and routines. Sharon volunteered for FM Challengers. She also does foster parenting. Sharon enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling, camping, downhill & cross country skiing, and gourmet club. Sharon joined Early Intervention Partners in 2007.Show Less
Alaina Seeley, MS, CFY-SLP
Alaina received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from South Dakota. She has worked with the population in both the public school and settings. She has experience in articulation, phonology, language, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), fluency, social aspects, and cognition.
Alaina is the lead for AAC. Through Early Intervention Partners, she works with schools, IPAT, Dynavox, and Tobi Reps. Alaina believes that families are an essential part of the team and treatment should be individualized to fit each child's needs. She loves the opportunity that direct therapy gives her to connect with her patients and their families in their homes. Alaina spends most of her free time with her family, including four nieces and one nephew. She spends her summers at her family lake cabin in Bemidji, MN. She also enjoys running, playing golf, and outdoor activities. During the winter, Alaina travels north to watch UND hockey. Alaina joined Early Intervention Partners in 2010.Show Less
Dani Buggert, B.S. Elementary
Dani received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Valley City State University in 2003. She is currently attending the University of North Dakota for her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education.
Prior to joining Early Intervention Partners, Dani was a teacher with Clay-Wilkin Head Start. Through this she provided supports to families and worked very closely with parents to provide the best learning environment for their child. Dani has a five-year-old daughter and enjoys spending a lot of time with her family. In her free time, she loves to read books, especially mysteries. Dani joined Early Intervention Partners in 2012.Show Less
MS, Special Education
Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in Special Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Tom has experience in Early Childhood Special Education, including 26 years of experience in ND and MN and two years of Infant Development in Southwestern MN. He also has seven years of experience as an Extended School Year Coordinator. His areas of interest include Autism and Early Childhood Special Education. Tom is certified in ECSE Birth-6, Intellectual Disabilities K-12. He also earned an Autism Certificate and Director of Special Education Certificate. Tom enjoys spending time with his 4 adult children and their spouses. He also loves movies, likes singing in the church choir, playing piano, and camping. Tom joined Early Intervention Partners in 2013.
We ensure the highest quality of care and the best outcomes for our clients.
Stephen Olson, BS, OTR/L
Stephen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1995. He has been working in pediatrics since 1999 in multiple settings including acute care,
outpatient, school-based services, and community- based services. Stephen was a primary therapist for specialty clinics serving children with Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Pediatric Neurological Injury, and Growth and Development for NICU graduates. He has extensive training in the areas of NDT, Sensory Integration, Growth and Development, Splint and Orthotic fabrication, Handwriting, and Feeding. Stephen is certified in the SOS feeding program. He is an active NDOTA and AOTA member. He also serves on the ND Medicaid task force. Stephen is the Director of Early Intervention Partners Infant Development Program, appointed by the Governor to the State Interagency Coordinating Council since 2003. Stephen enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and spending time with his children. He is also involved in coaching youth basketball, baseball and football. Stephen also serves as the OT Coordinator and owner at Pediatric Therapy Partners.Show Less
Rochelle Dingmann, MS, OTR/L
Rochelle received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy degree from University of Mary Bismarck, ND in 2004 and since then has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including NICU, inpatient, and outpatient therapy. Rochelle has specialized training in the treatment of neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,
working primarily on early feeding difficulties, orthopedic management, positioning and environmental stimulation management. She also is a trained provider of the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Program and provides individual treatment addressing feeding issues in children. Rochelle joined Early Intervention Partners in 2011.Show Less
Kendra Routh, MS, CCC-SLP
Kendra received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Minot State University in 2003 and her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
from Minot State University in 2005. Kendra has experience treating a variety of disorders including oral motor deficits, auditory processing deficits, apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language and cognitive deficits. She has worked with a wide variety of patients, including those with Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum disorders, and traumatic brain injury. She has experience in private practice, public school and preschool settings. Kendra began working at Pediatric Therapy Partners in 2006, and transitioned into her position at Early Intervention Partners in 2011. In the summer of 2011, Kendra became a Hanen certified instructor for It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, and More Than Words parent programs. Kendra enjoys collaborating with parents and other professionals in order to help children reach their fullest potential.
In her spare time, Kendra enjoys being active in the community, spending time with family, reading, and taking pictures.
Megan Hauck, MS, OTR/L
Megan received a Master's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of North Dakota in 2009. Prior to joining Early Intervention Partners, Megan worked in a long term care and transitional care setting for three years.
Her areas of interest include working with children with autism and children with disabilities. She was trained in ABA therapy in 2003 and spent time working with kids with autism while going to college. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, family, and going to the lake. Megan joined Early Intervention Partners in 2012.
Natalie Johnson, Screen
Natalie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Valley City State University. Prior to joining Early Intervention Partners, Natalie led and developed a tutoring program for young children, with various developmental and academic needs.
She also has experience in the public school setting. Natalie’s areas of interest include: providing resources and education to families, to assist in maximizing their child’s learning potential. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, the lake, decorating, and fitness. Natalie joined Early Intervention Partners in 2012.
Rachel Stoltman, MS, CCC-SLP
Rachel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Rachel has worked with the pediatric and adult population in medical and school settings and is qualified to provide therapy for language, articulation, voice, augmentative and alternative communication, fluency, social aspects and cognition. She is certified in Visual Phonics and Beckman Oral Motor. Rachel believes that each child has their own unique learning style and home visits should be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. She also believes that open communication is an important component of working with all families. Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and being out at the lake. Rachel has been at our sister company since 2011 and is still a speech-language pathologist at PTP. Rachel joined Early Intervention Partners in 2013.