About Us

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Bright Beginnings Therapy Services provides Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy to children in Niagara and Erie Counties through Early Intervention(EI) and Preschool programs(CPSE) and Special Education (EI only). Also contracts with school districts for therapy.

 

Meet our owners

Laure Krupczyk

Laure Krupczyk is a graduate of the University of Buffalo’s Occupational Therapy Program. She has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. She worked for 17 years as a staff therapist and department supervisor in a private, non-profit school for children with disabilities age birth -21 years.  Through this employment she had the opportunity to collaborate with several clinics at WCHOB including feeding, neurology, and orthopedic clinics. Through- out this she gained extensive knowledge of sensory motor processing, feeding and oral motor control as well as orthopedics and splinting.  Laure has experience in NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment), Kinesiotaping, Sensory Motor Processing and Oral Motor Control and Feeding. She has certificates in the Willbarger Brushing Protocol, BART (Bonding and Relaxation Techniques) and SOS Feeding (Sequential Oral Sensory).

Kristine Ford

Kristine received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Buffalo in May of 1990. She received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from SUNY Fredonia in May 1993. She received her Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State in 2008.  Kristine specializes in applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy with a specialization in applied verbal behavior (AVB). Her clinical experiences include: Providing services to
individuals from infancy to adult and evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Articulation disorders, Language disorders, Voice disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Apraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Down Syndrome.  Kristine is a New York State licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing
Association. In addition, she is a New York State licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA).

Karen Durawa

Karen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989. She has completed
training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) for pediatrics as well as advanced NDT training for infants and treatment of the rib cage. Karen has spent her entire 25+ year career working with a diverse population of children ages birth to 21. Karen believes that early intervention is the best way to encourage a lifelong development of muscle strength, functional motor skills and independence. Karen lives in Williamsville with her husband and two children, who always remind her that life and therapy are supposed to be fun.