Susie Lotharius is an educator and the co-leader of the Every Voice Matters ATL community. Susie and her daughter, Graciela, started their RPM journey in May 2014. Since then their lives have changed in ways that no one thought was possible. Susie has several years of experience in the classroom working with ages ranging from kindergarten through adults with her real passion being middle schoolers. Since becoming a parent to Graciela she has attended several conferences including ICDL and AutCom. She completed her basic certification in DIR/Floortime and started and moderated a Floortime based parent support group in the Washington DC area. Susie completed her level 1 certification in RPM with Soma Mukhopadhyay in 2015 and is a parent mentor and community supporter.
Jessica Sibley, M.S., OTR/L
Jess Sibley is an occupational therapist and co-leader of the Atlanta Community, Every Voice Matters. Jess initially started learning and working closely with Growing Kids Therapy Center and Elizabeth Vosseller for mentorship and organizing community outreaches. Together, Susie, Jess and Elizabeth have cultivated one of the largest communities who use letter boards for communication. In June 2015, Jess completed the RPM 4-day Introductory Course with Soma Mukhopadhyay and in 2016 shadowed Soma in Austin, Texas for 3 weeks. Jess' experience has been heavily focused on understanding a child’s individual profile while supporting his/her body with motor and sensory needs. She works with clients and students in order to help them find a reliable form of communication. Jess works with Susie to organize and coordinate outreaches, workshops, monthly meetings and occasional community gatherings. In addition, Jess currently consults with The Hirsch Academy, Connections School of Atlanta and sees clients individually through her own company, Minds In Motion. She also supports parents in their process of learning how to support their children to use the letter boards and help families create home exercise programs. Finally, Jess is a mentor for the the Accessing Community through Spelling (ACTS) professional training program.