The Sensory Solutions Team
Ashley Waguespack, MS, LOTR
Ashley Waguespack, MS, LOTR, holds a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center and a Master of Health Care Management (M.S.) degree from the University of New Orleans. Ashley has been in private practice in Thibodaux since the Fall of 2004 and has worked in private pediatric facilities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Torrance, California. She was an owner of The Center for Pediatric Therapy until December 2012 when she transitioned from working in a large practice to working in a smaller, more intimate environment in order to better serve the unique needs of children and their families.
Ashley is certified in administration & interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), PECS® – Picture Exchange Communication System, and Therapeutic Listening. In the Fall of 2002, Ashley completed the 4 month master level course, Sensory Integrative Dysfunctions, through the University of Southern California, where she was trained and mentored by the colleagues of Dr. A. Jean Ayres, the developer of Sensory Integration theory. Ashley utilizes sensory integration techniques with children and adolescents (birth-16) with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). In addition to her sensory integration experience, Ashley is also trained in the Handwriting Without Tears® program and provides handwriting intervention to children from 4-16 years of age individually or in groups. She is also trained in the areas of oral motor and feeding.
Ashley enjoys presenting locally on the topics of sensory processing, handwriting, and fine motor development with teachers and other school professionals. Ashley’s enthusiasm and compassion for her clients has helped to build tremendous rapport with the families of the children she treats.
Annie Thibodaux, M.S., CCC-SLP
Annie earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders from Nicholls State University and her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana
University. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked as an SLP in various setting such as early intervention, private clinic, and school settings.
Annie maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence
through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology (LBESPA.)
Annie has experience working with patients with articulation, receptive and expressive language deficits, voice problems, fluency difficulties, oral motor difficulties, and augmentative-alternative communication
systems. She is eager to continue to expand her knowledge while working at Sensory Solutions.
She lives in Thibodaux with her husband, Ross, and two children, Jolie and Bennett.
Victoria R. Becnel M.S., CCC-SLP
After graduating from Nicholls State University in the Fall of 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders, I attended Southeastern Louisiana University to further my studies at the graduate level. I earned a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2011.
Since then, I have serviced children in both the outpatient clinical setting as well as the school setting. I’ve worked with families to help their children navigate their world using the skills learned in therapy
to grow into the best they can be. The most rewarding part of being an SLP is watching families achieve goals together. I’m
humbled to play a part in helping children communicate with their loved ones.
My professional interests span a wide range of topics, from early intervention to stuttering, and speech sound disorders, phonological awareness, and reading readiness. I enjoy working with infants and toddlers as they begin to learn the foundational skills needed for communicative success and school-aged children as they tackle decoding and encoding, reading fluency, comprehension and more!
During my free time, you’re likely to find me running around chasing after my three little ones and our fluffy Golden Doodle. I enjoy cooking with my husband, family time, and growing in my faith. I am blessed to be a part of such a dynamic group of therapists and I am honored to work with Sensory Solutions.
Madisen Bergeron, B.S., L/COTA
Madisen Bergeron is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She joined our team in December 2020. Madisen, born in
Thibodaux and raised in Houma, LA, attended Nicholls State University.
In 2017, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences. She continued her studies at Delgado Community College where she obtained an Associates of Applied Science in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in 2020.
Madisen completed her final field work rotation with Sensory Solutions in Fall of 2020. She obtained her NBCOT in March of 2021 and is fully licensed to practice in
the state of Louisiana. Madisen currently works with children of all ages, areas of need that she addresses include handwriting, feeding, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.
Madisen truly enjoys working at Sensory Solutions. She has always loved working
with children and hopes to make a positive impact in the Houma/Thibodaux community, serving the area in which she grew up.
Jessica Boudreaux, MOT, LOTR
Jessica Boudreaux has always loved children and has a passion for helping them to succeed in their home, school, and community environments.
Jessica Boudreaux, MOT, LOTR, attended Nicholls State University for her undergraduate degree, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Allied Health Sciences in 2013. She then began the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, where she graduated at the top of her class in 2016.
Prior to beginning graduate school, Jess was a tech at Sensory Solutions and was overjoyed when she had the opportunity to return to the clinic for her last clinical rotation. Jess has gained invaluable experience in pediatrics and thoroughly enjoys helping children with a variety of conditions. She has also received additional training in feeding interventions and in the Handwriting Without Tears® program. She will begin her coursework through University of Southern California to receive her Certification in Sensory Integration.
Jess cherishes the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with the children and families that she serves.
Shelly LeBlanc, COTA
Shelly LeBlanc grew up in Thibodaux and graduated from The University of Louisiana-Monroe in 1993 with an Associates Degree in Psychology. She brings to Sensory Solutions 28 years of experience in a variety of settings and has found her true passion with the pediatric population.
Shelly has four children of her own that has helped her come to love the uniqueness of each child-focusing on their strengths while addressing their needs. She develops deep rapport with her clients, families, and caregivers so that each child continues to grow and reach their potential outside her treatment sessions.
She has obtained continuing education and learning in self-regulation (ALERT Program and Zones of Regulation programs), Handwriting Without Tears, and a variety of feeding courses.
Shelly embraces each child with compassion and understanding to provide fun, successful treatment sessions.