About Us

Building Bridges Therapy was founded in 2008 to provide a therapy environment for older children, teenagers, and young adults. Our custom facility was designed to accommodate infants through young adults with designated areas for various ages. We are excited to collaborate with other specialists to offer families a variety of services at one location including: Little Listeners Audiology Clinic, Lekotek of Georgia, Georgia Orthopedic Resources, and The George Center for Music Therapy.

The therapists of Building Bridges Therapy have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities as well as their families. We know that each service is not independent so we foster a collaborative environment to work as a team to provide the best services for our clients. Our therapists are our greatest asset and we invest in ongoing continuing education to learn new methods and techniques to provide therapy based on the most current research.

Learn more about us

Administrative Staff
Speech Language Pathologists
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Behavioral Therapists

Meet our Therapists:

Administrative Staff

The Administrative Staff at Building Bridges Therapy strives to make your therapy experience as smooth and easy as possible. Owners, David and Marla Mann, devote time to each client to ensure that families are receiving the best services including accommodating schedule requests, working with your insurance company to advocate for therapy coverage, and addressing concerns. The office staff includes Beth Grubbs, office manager, and Janet Beltran, office assistant. Our staff works hard to stay up to date on constant billing, coding, and Medicaid changes to keep our clients informed. We have an “open door” for families with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Marla Mann
David Mann
Beth Grubbs
Janet Beltran

Speech Therapists

At Building Bridges Therapy, our exceptional Speech-Language Pathologists have all completed Master Degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). They are dedicated to the development of each child and their families as they provide the most up to date and evidence-based treatment. Our Speech-Language Pathologists are experienced and knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating the following areas: feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia), oral-motor function, articulation and phonology, motor-speech (apraxia of speech), receptive/expressive and pragmatic language, social skills, auditory processing, fluency, voice, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and cognitive-linguistic treatment in individuals with various needs and developmental disorders/delays including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease, Cerebral Palsy, and other chromosomal/genetic disorders. Our speech-language pathologists are trained in a variety of programs and interventions including: P.R.O.M.P.T., Kaufman Speech Praxis Intervention, Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk, Fast ForWord, Interactive Metronome, Beckman Oral Motor, Pediatric Feeding including S.O.S. Feeding, Autism Treatment Strategies, and Social Skills development.

Marla Mann, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Lorissa Alexander, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jorri Sanders-Marchi, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Rachel May, M.S. CCC-SLP
Brittany Avera, M.A. CCC-SLP
Meagan Kidd, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Erin Culberson, MS, CCC-SLP

Occupational Therapists

Our excellent Occupational Therapists have completed Advanced Degree programs in Occupational Therapy and are affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association. They are dedicated to the most efficient and effective care of our clients, specializing and certified in the following areas and programs: Handwriting Without Tears, Aquatic Therapy, Sensory Integration and Processing, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Visual Processing, Therapeutic Listening, Brain Gym, Interactive Metronome, Beckman Oral Motor, Social Skills, Astronaut Training, SOS Feeding, and First Strokes. These programs are utilized in treatment for children with Hypotonia, Lack of Coordination, Developmental Delays, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Mitochondrial Disease, Down Syndrome, and other chromosomal/genetic disorders.

Cadie Denbow, MHS, OTR/L
Sarah Norris, MSOT, OTR/L
Lindsey Gurley, MHS, OTR/L
Mary Abbett, MS, OTR/L
Paten Willis, MHS, OTR/L
Claire Whatley, MS, OTR/L

Physical Therapists

Our outstanding Physical Therapists have completed their Doctorate Degrees in Physical Therapy and are always discovering innovative ways to enhance the physical development of children with special needs. In addition to land based physical therapy, they are knowledgeable and experienced in Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Building Ambulation, Aquatic therapy, Hippo Therapy, and Body Weight Supported Treadmill/Gait Training services for children with Hypotonia, Lack of Coordination, Developmental Delays, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Mitochondrial Disease, Down Syndrome, and other chromosomal/genetic disorders.

Sumi Chatani, PT, DPT
Rachel Phipps, PT, DPT

ABA Therapists

Our team of Behavioral Therapists strive to provide the most up to date and research based services. Our lead behavioral therapist has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a Certified Behavioral Analyst and has received extensive training through the Lovaas Center. Behavioral therapy assistants have Bachelor’s Degrees in various areas including psychology, communication disorders, and biomedical engineering. All ABA assistants have received individual instruction and specialized training in behavioral therapy techniques including BCaBA coursework.

Dana Shroyer, M.Ed., CBA
Hailey Westray, B.S.
Ashley Bland, B.S., SLPA


Building Bridges Therapy is proud to offer an online bookstore with recommended books and activities from our therapists. You can find books regarding a variety of topics including Autism, Down Syndrome, and ADD/ADHD as well as therapeutic toys and activities.Bookstore


We have moved...
We are now located at
1389 Weber Industrial Drive
Cumming, Georgia 30041