About Us


Angela, Nicole and Kimanhi met while teaching at a non-public school program several years ago.  After working for a short amount of time in their own private settings, they decided to come together to create a trans-disciplinary approach to teaching students who have multiple service needs.


Angela Liston OTR/L has accumulated over 20 years of experience working with children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental delays in the school and private practice setting.  In addition to providing traditional services focusing on fine and gross motor skills, she is Level 1 Certified in Handwriting Without Tears TM, is trained in Yoga for Special Needs Children and is a certified provider of The Listening Program TM. Angela has a special interest in developing sensory integration programs to help students with sensory modulation deficits. Contact Angela.

Nicole Nicole Carl Orellana MS, CCC-SLP has been a Speech and Language Therapist working with children diagnosed with Apraxia, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays since 2004. Nicole received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University and completed additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education from Pennsylvania State University.   Nicole has a strong interest in research and evidence based practice and combining these learned strategies with her clinical experience to create the best therapy programs for her clients.  Nicole is trained in variety of approaches including Gestal Language Processing (GLP), Visualizing and VerbalizingTM, Story Grammar MarkerTM , The DIR/Floortime ApproachTM from Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Social Story writing from Carole Gray, Social Thinking TM Curriculum from Michelle Garcia Winner and the Unstuck and On Target® Executive Functioning Curriculum.  Nicole has completed advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech including advanced/Bridge level training in PROMPTTM and advanced coursework in Discrete Temporal Tactile Cuing (DTTC) with Dr. Edith Strand.  Nicole also has specialized training in feeding therapy including the S.O.S. Approach to FeedingTM and Talk Tools TM Oral Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding.  Nicole has extensive experience helping children learn to use a variety of low and high tech augmentative communication systems to support functional communication and social interaction.  She has completed several seminars in The Pyramid Picture Exchange Program TM, LAMP - Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning and has a strong interest in helping parents and educators use Natural Aided Language Stimulation to support the use of AAC systems.  She has strong success teaching minimally verbal children how to verbally communicate.   Nicole's true passion lies in connecting others and working with other professionals to achieve the greatest outcomes for the children she serves  Contact Nicole.

Kimahni Peele MS, BCBA holds a Masters Degree in Special Education.  He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received his training from Pennsylvania State University in 2008.  Prior to joining forces with Angela and Nikki to start the The Children’s SPOT Inc., Kimahni was a special education teacher, behavior specialist and assistant principal in a nonpublic school setting for children diagnosed with autism. Kimahni has several years of experience working with families to develop and implement home and center based ABA therapy programs.  He has experience and training in the implementation of Verbal Behavior therapy, Social ThinkingTM and the Pyramid Picture Exchange Program TM.  He enjoys mentoring other Behavior Analysts and training registered behavior technicians.  Kimahni is a certified instructor for CPI, Crisis Prevention Intervention, a nonviolent crisis intervention focusing on the safe management of disruptive behavior.  Kimahni works with both children and adults that are diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Contact Kimahni.