9093 Ridgefield Drive | Suite 102
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Meet Our Occupational & Speech Therapy Staff
What parents are saying...
Way to Grow has given us comprehensive and completely individualized treatment for our daughter’s issues. We are amazed at the progress we see after just a few months. What really helps is the way they give us practical and fun ways to incorporate “therapy” into our everyday lives. Our daughter doesn’t even know it’s therapy. To her it’s just FUN! She actually asked us if we could move to Spring Ridge so that we could go to OT more often!
Rob and Barbara G.
When we first came to you at Way to Grow, I felt lost and without an ally-we were pretty much on our own. I can't express to you how much your clinical insight, knowledge, and reassurance has meant. To see my son make so much progress in a year is something I never expected. Thank you so much for all you've done for our family and me-you've made me feel so much more sure of what my son needs and that much better at advocating for him. And you've helped me realize we're not alone in this journey-THANK YOU!!
Way to Grow was created and founded by Barbara and Susan Luborsky, sisters and occupational therapist experts, specializing in addressing the unique needs of children.
Growing up in a family with a father who was disabled, Barbara and Susan had direct experience with the challenges of having a family member with a disability. Their careers, training, and life experiences have all contributed to the development of Way to Grow's unique approach to pediatric therapy.
Meet the Owner - Barbara Luborsky
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Meet the Staff
Kristin Hoffman, MS, OTR/L, was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Maryland to study occupational therapy at Towson University. She received her Master’s of Science degree from Towson University and has worked exclusively in pediatric settings including Kennedy Krieger’s LEAP program and Sheppard Pratt’s Forbush School. She has worked with children on the autism spectrum, with Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder and other developmental delays. Kristin has a particular interest in sensory integration, motor planning, and neuromuscular development. She enjoys reading, cooking, and watching football.
Alexis Lopez, M.S., CCC–SLP, is originally from Maryland and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and her Master’s degree from the University of the District of Columbia. Alexis initially worked as a Speech Language Pathologist/Assistant in the public school setting for five years before becoming a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Since then, she has practiced in private and public school settings. She has experience working with children on the autism spectrum, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, and various developmental delays. She specializes in teaching children from Pre-kindergarten to 5th grade who present with needs in oral motor skills, articulation, receptive/expressive language disorders, and social skills. Alexis is licensed within the state of Maryland and certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Speech Language Pathology. She enjoys cooking, traveling and experiencing new places with friends, and spending time with her new kitten!
Lisa McConkey is our office manager. She grew up north of Boston and moved to New York City after receiving her BS in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts. Lisa worked as an entertainment publicist in Manhattan for many years before her husband was transferred to the Frederick area in 1995. She and her husband have three children, a 15-year old son and 12-year old twin daughters.
Cheryl Wilkie, M.S., CCC-SLP, was born and raised in Maryland and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and her Master’s degrees from the University of District of Columbia. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist for 13 years in private settings as well as in school systems. She has experience working with children on the autism spectrum, with Down syndrome, and various other developmental delays. She serves children with language delays, articulation disorders, oral motor dyspraxia, problems with fluency, and pragmatic language issues. Cheryl is licensed with the state of Maryland and certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Speech Language Pathology. She has 3 children and enjoys baking, cake decorating, and spending time with her children.
At Way To Grow, we offer pediatric occupational therapy and pediatric speech therapy in Frederick County, Easily accessible to Montgomery County, Howard County, Carroll County, Washington County and Charles Town, West Virginia.
Barbara Luborsky, OTR/L, has worked with children of all ages with diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, AD/HD, CP, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, learning challenges, and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Before opening Way to Grow, Barbara worked in the D.C. Public Schools (therapist and Evaluation Specialist), at The Treatment and Learning Centers/Katherine Thomas School (Senior O.T.), and at the Frederick County Infants and Toddler's Program. In the time since completing OT school, Barbara has continued expanding her understanding of issues related to pediatric practice as well as learning new treatment approaches by attending continuing education seminars. She has incorporated several of these into her practice,including REI, Bal-A-Vis-X, The Astronaut Program, Loops and Other Groups, Handwriting Without Tears, and Brain Gym to name a few. She has also kept up to date on topics such as Sensory Integration, NDT, Ergonomics, Family-Centered care, NDT Approach to Treatment of the Baby. In addition to her pediatric practice, Barbara is a consultant to various agencies in the region serving adults with developmental disabilities. She is currently working on publication of several parent resource tools. Along with co-author and parent, Ruth Bielobocky, Barbara recently published the PowerPoint What the Kids Need to Know, which assists parents in sharing information about their child's diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome with family members and peers.
Proudly providing services in Frederick, Maryland. Easily accessible to Montgomery County,
Howard County, Carroll County, Washington County and even Charles Town, West Virginia.