Meet the Team:
Colleen Lama, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has ten years of experience in providing pediatric speech and language therapy.
A graduate of Florida State University, Colleen is licensed by the State of Florida and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech–Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Colleen expanded her education and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2015. She combines both her speech-language and behavior skills to provide quality therapy services.
Colleen has a variety of experience working with the pediatric population in both home and clinic settings. She specializes in early intervention, feeding disorders, and verbal behavior therapy.
She is skilled with implementation of the verbal behavior milestones assessment placement program (VB-MAPP) as well as Picture Exchange Communication (PECS). She also has extensive experience working with stuttering, receptive and expressive language delays, articulation impairments, social skills, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Colleen takes pride in working with children and their families to provide exceptional therapy.
Shana Ashraf, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist here at Lama Pediatric Therapy. She graduated from both Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She attended Jacksonville University for a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Shana enjoys working with both the adult and pediatric populations. She has experience in the school districts of both Palm Beach and Duval county, acute care inpatient and outpatient, and the private setting.
Hanan Shihada, M.S., CFY-SLP is born and raised in Florida with a Middle Eastern background. She is fluent in Arabic and English. Hanan completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida in Communication, Sciences, and Disorders. Additionally, she graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has a passion for working with children with all types of speech and language disorders with over 5 years of experience. Hanan’s clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages in daycares, outpatient clinics, elementary schools, inpatient rehab hospitals, and acute care hospitals.
Hanan has treated and evaluated individuals with Hearing Impairments, Dysphagia, Dysarthria, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Aphasia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Craniofacial Anomalies. She looks forward to completing her certifications and aims to excel with her nurturing personality to foster a positive environment in her therapy sessions.
Alisha Arattuculam, B.A. and RBT, is a registered behavior technician at Lama Pediatric Therapy. She has graduated from University of Calcutta with an honors Bachelor's degree in Education with a minor in Psychology. She is currently in University of South Florida to become an assistant Behavior Analyst and continue to help the children she works with in a higher capacity. She has had clinical and in home experience working with children that have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis all across the spectrum. She is experienced in the implementation of AAC devices, picture exchange system (PECS) and other social skills building therapies. She is very eager to complete her education and get to work as an assistant behavior analyst.