Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric Speech Therapy FAQ

Adult Speech Therapy FAQ


Vision Consultation

Mary Ann Kennedy

An Islander, Mary Ann holds degrees in Education from the University of Washington and as a Teacher of Visually Impaired Students from Portland State University.

After 15 years as a teacher in the Seattle School District, Mary Ann became an I.A. at Bainbridge High School in the Special Education program. Her work helping a blind student led to her studying and passing the Washington State braille test. She has enjoyed many years of helping local individuals here on Bainbridge. Her students cannot say more wonderful things about Mary Ann as a teacher and person.

Physical Therapy



Sue Steindorf, Physical Therapist (MSPT) and RYT Yoga Instructor

Places of Study: 200 hour Integral Yoga therapy training with Sonia Sumar, Yoga Fit basic training, BS in Kinesiology, University of Washington and MS in Physical Therapy, Boston University. My daily practice and experiences with students provides endless learning opportunities.

Styles:Integral Yoga blending sacred sounds, postures, pranayama (breathing exercises), Yin yoga, yoga nidra, relaxation and meditation. Classes offered for children, teens and adults. Connections Yoga therapy program facilitated with a psychotherapist is a 6-week class that brings awareness into your life through the body, to make meaningful connections personally and interpersonally.

Focus: Combining the science of physical therapy with the wisdom tradition of yoga, focusing on physical and energetic alignment in order to bring awareness and mindfulness into your life on and off the mat.

Sue is a licensed physical therapist and certified yoga therapist and is available for private therapy that can be billed to medical insurance. Contact her at: or 206 499-4728.

Please call for recommendations for physical therapists for adults. 206-451-4308

Occupational Therapy


Catherine Whiting, MS OTR/L – Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Phone: 206-384-7841 Address: 13881 John Street NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110

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Please call for recommendations for occupational therapists for adults. 206-451-4308

Educational Services


Lydia Harrison, M. Ed.

Island Educational Services (IES) has been providing tutoring, educational consultation, and educational support services for families for twenty years on Bainbridge Island. We believe all students truly want to be successful in the classroom and in the community.

While our support services are appropriate for any learner, we are passionate about supporting students who learn differently. Our tutors’ areas of expertise include Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, and Twice Exceptionality. Our work, particularly with middle and high school students, is infused with study skill strategies and techniques. IES also provides in-school learning support at Hyla Middle School, West Sound Academy, and Madrona School.

In addition to personalized tutoring, IES offers educational consulting for Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans, social skill groups for middle school age students, summer content classes, and workshops for parents, students, and professionals.

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Websites and Helpful Links

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia:


Apraxia (Childrens):

American Speech Hearing Association:


Hearing Loss:


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Brain Injury: