MEET YOUR PATHWAYS
Sarah MaiOTR/L, MOT
Megan DeBoomMS, BCBA, LBA
Carley PowersM.S., CCC-SLP
To equip families of children and young adults with practical strategies and purposeful activities today, which prepare them for a meaningful, productive, and authentic adult life in the future, utilizing evidence-based, best practice provided by therapists with advanced knowledge in Down syndrome.
All services are designed and facilitated by Down Syndrome Innovations’ highly skilled therapy team, which includes two occupational therapists, a speech-language pathologist, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Pathways therapeutic services equip the individual, and his/her parents, caregivers, and extended family members with skill-building strategies and individualized supports that are targeted to daily life in the home and community. Our primary goal is to maximize their potential for a meaningful and productive adulthood that includes employment, daily life independence, community integration, and social inclusion.
We recognize that people with Down syndrome have an incredible capacity to learn essential life and vocational skills when provided access and opportunity, effective instructional strategies, visual supports, and individualized modifications, and the parents and caregivers in their environment are taught and empowered to facilitate their independence in their daily life.
Position: Vice President of Lifespan Services/Occupational Therapist
Education: Masters of Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas
Sarah has practiced as an occupational therapist in the pediatric and adult population, in school and community-based practice, with a concentration in developmental disabilities. She has expertise in program design, daily living skills, fine motor, functional visual skills, sensory processing, behavior, assistive technology, feeding, and home adaptations.
Position: Director of Therapeutic Services/Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Education: Masters of Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders, University of Kansas
Megan has practiced as a BCBA in the pediatric population, in school and home-based practice, with a concentration in reducing maladaptive behavior. She has expertise in creating function-based positive behavior support plans, creating visual supports, teaching functional communication skills, and training caregivers.
Position: Occupational Therapist
Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas and Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center
Morgan is an occupational therapist and is thrilled to be joining the Pathways team here at Down Syndrome Innovations. Her previous experience includes working in school and community-based settings. She has experience working across the lifespan with individuals with various disabilities, supporting engagement in daily activities, life skills training, and motor skill development including handwriting and fine motor activities.
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Education: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Abilene Christian University
Carley is a speech-language pathologist excited to join and learn from the Pathways team! Her previous experience includes working in the schools, clinics, and hospitals. She has experience with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), receptive and expressive language, executive functioning, and phonological disorders.