Who We Are
Holland Pediatric Therapy is owned by Diane Holland, M.S., CCC-SLP. Diane has over 30 years experience working with children and their families, including 22 years as Director of the John Morris Speech and Language Clinic, a clinic affiliated with the speech-language pathology program at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She was also involved with the teaching of undergraduate speech pathology students. Diane has also worked in private pediatric practice prior to beginning her own clinic.
Diane received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has been a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association since 1983. She has worked extensively for the past 25 years with children who have autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, articulation and phonological delays, receptive and expressive language delays and fluency disorders. She has attended numerous training workshops including the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Childhood Apraxia of Speech, swallowing disorders, and Pam Marshalla's oral motor therapy. Although she received the Regent's Superior Teaching Award for her teaching in the speech-language pathology program at USAO, her biggest compliment was when one of the students in the speech pathology program described her as the "Child Whisperer" for her work in the pediatric speech and language clinic. She is privileged to be able to work with children with communication difficulties and their families.
Sarah grew up in Norman, OK. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She has been a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association since 2008. She has worked extensively for the past 10 years with children who have autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, articulation and phonological delays, receptive and expressive language delays and fluency disorders. She has attended trainings in pediatric feeding disorders, autism spectrum disorders and Pam Marshalla’s articulation therapy techniques. She is dedicated to working with children and their families and helping them reach their greatest potential.
Claudia Schaff has worked with both children and young adults for the past 16 years in Bilingual Early Childhood Education and as an adjunct Spanish instructor at the University of Oklahoma. Claudia received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Oklahoma, her Masters of Bilingual Education from Southern Methodist University, and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Central of Oklahoma. As the daughter of a professor, Claudia credits her father for her passion in education. She is extremely happy to be working with children as they reach their speech and language goals.
Jeannine comes to Holland Pediatric Therapy with 19 years of experience in speech and language therapy. She has worked in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, public and private schools, child development centers, and outpatient speech therapy clinics. Jeannine also owned and operated a successful private speech therapy practice for ten years. She has extensive experience working with children who have autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, articulation delays, receptive and expressive language disorders, and hearing loss and fluency disorders. Jeannine attends training workshops every year and has received specialized training in augmentative communication systems, phonological and phonemic awareness, and literacy instruction.
Jeannine graduated in the top of her class with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Arts and Sciences of Oklahoma where she studied under Diane Holland, the owner of Holland Pediatric Therapy.
With three sons now in college, two of whom attend the University of Oklahoma, Jeannine has moved to Norman and joined the Holland Pediatric Therapy Team. Jeannine says, “As a student, I learned from the best speech therapist in the State, and now I am so happy to be working with her as a colleague! Truly, one of my greatest joys is sharing in the joy a family and their child experience when their child is able to communicate, being understood and able to understand. “
Amy has practiced as a SLP for 25 years. She specializes in working with children with speech and language delays and children and adults with hearing loss. Amy became a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist/Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist in 2015. She believes in early intervention and using a family focused approach knowing that children learn best in their natural environments and with the parent being the primary teacher. She incorporates music and literacy into all her therapy sessions. She also uses a thematic approach and coaches the parents how to carryover goals into the home setting.
Amy attended the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and earned her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Amy and her family live in Norman and she is delighted to be practicing in Norman again. Amy has a passion for all that is possible for children with speech-language delays.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Oklahoma where she was instructed by her current employer and owner of Holland Pediatric Therapy, Diane Holland. She then went on to receive her Master of Science degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Sarah is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She spent the first year of her career as a speech pathologist working with adults with cognitive deficits, expressive and receptive language impairment, and swallowing disorders. Her heart for children led her to Holland Pediatric Therapy where she has gained experience in evaluating and treating children with expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and articulation and phonological disorders. Speech-language pathology has held a large part of her heart for several years and she is thankful to be in profession that gives her life and benefits others!
Leonda BarrettLeonda received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Leonda is ASHA certified and state licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
She has worked in public and private schools in Texas and Oklahoma. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and appreciates the opportunity to help them increase their confidence and full potential through improved communication skills.