Our clinic therapists are dedicated to working alongside you and your child to set goals, work hard, and celebrate success. Our therapists are committed to continued learning to provide the best treatment techniques and resources to benefit your child. These therapists have experience working in a variety of pediatric therapy settings including school-based, early intervention home visiting, clinic, telehealth and hospital settings.
Lisa Borgmeyer, MPT Clinic Director
ABOUT: I am the Clinic Director at SKIP. I dreamed about having an outpatient clinic to provide intensive and outpatient services to children that I had seen in school and through First Steps. In 2017, we started the journey to make that happen. I attended St. Louis University and University of Missouri-Columbia to receive my Masters’ in Physical Therapy. I have worked in Pediatrics for over 17 years. I received my TheraSuit and Intensive Therapy Method Certification in 2016 and Serial Casting in 2022. I also hold certifications in Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI). I have worked in a variety of settings in pediatrics including schools, homes and daycares through Missouri’s Early Intervention Program and our outpatient therapy clinic.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I love helping children and families meet their therapy goals. I am always amazed at children’s limitless potential and love challenging perceived barriers to work through them. I love learning more about best treatment techniques and evidenced based practice. I especially love helping children learn how to walk. First steps are my favorite! I truly feel like I have the best job in the world!
PERSONAL INTERESTS: I am married and have 2 incredible sons. We enjoy playing card and board games together…we are pretty competitive! We love traveling to National Parks and going on epic hikes. I also love the outdoors, reading and working out.
Terri Brune, OTR/L, BCP
ABOUT: I earned my Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy from the University of Missouri. I am AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics (2021). I have over 25 years of pediatric experience ranging from inpatient rehabilitation, Early Childhood Special Education, school age population, Missouri First Steps program and SKIP Outpatient Clinic at the Special Learning Center. I hold a certification in Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) as well as additional training in sensory integration, therapeutic taping and the AEIOU approach to feeding (acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding).
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I always knew that I wanted to work with children and my passion for health/play made occupational therapy a perfect fit. My drive for working with children and their families is simple…kids believe they can. I enjoy learning new techniques and brainstorming with peers and families for success and independence. I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity each and every day to have a job that I love. It is truly a privilege to be entrusted with your child.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: I am married and have 2 grown children. I would go back to the littles in a heartbeat. My best advice is to enjoy every single minute. In my free time, I love the outdoors and being active. Sunshine makes me happy. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my fur baby (Rico a yellow lab rescue pup) as well as reading and baking.
Dora Doss, M.S., CCC-SLP
ABOUT: I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences (1998) and Disorders and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (2000) from Missouri State University. I am a two-time recipient (2010 & 2016) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Award for Continuing Education (ACE). I hold certifications to provide Vital Stim/DINES and LSVT LOUD in Pediatrics. I have additional training in feeding, auditory-verbal therapy, and motor speech disorders. I spent my first two years as a speech-language pathologist working for a hospital in southwest Missouri serving patients in acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. Since that time, I have found my love of pediatrics serving children in outpatient, early childhood special education, school based, telepractice, and early intervention settings.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I am passionate about serving children alongside their families and collaborating with other professionals in order to address the needs of the whole child.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: I am married to my high school sweetheart and a mom to three terrific children. I love the rolling hills of mid-Missouri! Being outside, preferably in a hammock, cooking, and eating meals with my family are my favorite things to do.
Abbey Twehous, PT, DPT
ABOUT: I received my Bachelor of Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri. I have physical therapy experience in Early Childhood Special Education, K-12 schools, First Step Early Intervention, and now provide outpatient and intensive services in our SKIP clinic! I have continued my education in spinal stimulation, serial casting, TheraTogs, and am a Credentialed Clinical Instructor. I’m also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Missouri Department of Physical Therapy through the TIPS4Kids program.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I’ve always loved working with kiddos, which led me to a career in pediatric physical therapy at the Special Learning Center. Getting to know families and become a part of their child’s team truly the greatest aspect of my job.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: I’m a Jefferson City local and love spending time all around town! In my free time I like to listen to true crime podcasts, chase around my little girls, sit on the patio, and work on crafty projects.
Sam Giftos, PT, DPT
ABOUT: I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Westminster College and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2023. I was fortunate to have a clinical rotation at the Special Learning Center during Physical Therapy school and knew I wanted to be a part of such an awesome place after graduation. I currently treat pediatric patients in our ECSE program and travel to contracted school districts to help children maximize their potential in the classroom.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I have always had a true passion for helping others and I found my calling helping children and families achieve their goals to participate in their community. I love anything related to sports and competition and I believe necessary life lessons can be taught working in a team environment. I have an interest in pediatric orthopedics and helping children become active and get back to doing what they love!
PERSONAL INTERESTS: I got married in September of 2023 and enjoy spending time with family. I enjoy being outside playing golf, exercising, or hiking. I am a self-proclaimed food connoisseur and love to shop for groceries and cook meals at home.
Bridget Berhorst, OTR/L, BCP
ABOUT: I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Degree in Occupational Therapy. I earned the AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics, in 2021. I have over 20 years of experience working with the pediatric population. I work with, the tiniest of patients in the NICU, Early Intervention (birth – 3 years old) through the MO First Steps Program, Early Childhood Special Education (3-5 years old), school age population (kindergarten through high school), and most recently with the SKIP Outpatient Clinic at the Special Learning Center.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I enjoy learning new therapy techniques and treatment ideas. I plan to continue to advance my skills by attending continuing education opportunities to provide the best possible treatment for clients. I am always excited to meet new kids and their families. It is a privilege to witness children work so hard to develop skills that will help them reach their full potential.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: My husband, Matt, and I have been married for 26 years. We own the Pizza Haus restaurant, in Ashland. We have two daughters in college and a son in 7th grade. We love to travel to our kids’ sporting events around Missouri! As a family, we like to swim, paddleboard, and kayak on the lake. We enjoy attending professional sporting events, and family gatherings. I also like to spend time shopping, creating craft projects, and learning how to be a new pet owner to our puppy!
Makaley Woehr, M.S., CCC-SLP
ABOUT: I attended Northwest Missouri State University for 2 years as an undergrad. I then moved to Warrensburg, MO and completed my Bachelors and Masters in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Central Missouri. Although I have worked in a variety of settings, including schools, rehabs, and hospitals, treating all ages, I have been dedicated to Pediatrics for the last 2 years within our ECSE program and Outpatient clinic here at the Special Learning Center.
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: I strive to form strong bonds and rapport with each of my patients and their families. I find such joy in assisting my patients and families towards achievement of their desired therapy goals. I have a passion for play based therapy, especially when treating speech sound disorders and expressive/receptive language disorders. I find excitement in learning about the newest therapy techniques and am always up for a challenge.
PERSONAL INTERESTS: I am a huge extrovert and have a passion for travel. I spend countless hours outdoors where you can find me hiking, hunting, paddle boarding and so much more. I find happiness in attending sporting events, concerts, and participating in game nights with friends. Most importantly, family is everything to me, therefore, I always make my way back to good ole’ Hermann, MO when I can.