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. In 2012, after owning a large pediatric practice, she transitioned to working in a smaller, more intimate environment in order to better serve the unique needs of children and their families.
Ashley is trained in Sensory Integration, PECS® – Picture Exchange Communication System, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears®, Tummy Time Method, and Beckman Oral Motor Assessment. In addition, she is a Certified Lactation Counselor with extensive experience supporting mother/infant dyads with feeding difficulties and Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTS). Ashley values the importance of collaborating with a team of professionals to support success of the dyad in their feeding journey.
Ashley enjoys educating the community on the benefits occupational therapy for children of all ages. When Ashley is not spending time with her clients, she and her husband stay busy with their five children, three cats, and six chickens.
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
Victoria graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Southeastern Louisiana University with a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in Louisiana under the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists (LBESPA). Victoria has been actively practicing in the field of Speech – Language Pathology for over 10 years. She has worked with pediatric clients in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, home health, outpatient, and private practice. Victoria has completed numerous hours of continuing education focusing on a variety of topics. She has completed the Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention training as well as Tethered Oral Tissue Specialty (TOTS) training. She is eager to further her education in the area of orofacial myology to assist clients with oral motor disfunction and myofunctional issues.
Victoria has personal experience with infant tongue tie and airway issues and has seen the benefits of myofunctional therapy with her own children which enables her to treat her clients with empathy and effectiveness.
During her free time, you’re likely to find her running around chasing after her three children and her fluffy Golden Doodle. She enjoys gardening and cooking with her husband, family time, and growing in her faith.
Tatiana Caldera Duplantier, MOTR/L
Tatiana Caldera Duplantier, MOTR/L, is a licensed and registered occupational therapist in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana Tatiana graduated from St Mary’s Dominican High School and moved back to south Louisiana in 2022 with her husband, Martin Duplantier. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Disorders at Louisiana State university, Baton Rouge, and her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Tatiana has been practicing since 2015 focusing on the evaluation and treatment of pediatric populations. She is Spanish speaking (2ndlanguage). She has practiced in nationally recognized hospitals across the United States including two years at New Orleans Children’s hospital focusing on developmental delays, sensory processing deficits, school age skill delays and orthopedic-based upper-extremity conditions. She spent four years at Oklahoma Children’s hospital in Oklahoma City treating children in the pediatric cardiac ICU, Pediatric ICU, and Neonatal ICU battling neurological, genetic, developmental, and sensory deficits and delays. Tatiana spent one year at Randall Children’s’ Hospital in Portland, Oregon where she focused on interventions targeting sensory processing disorders, emotional regulation deficits, developmental delays, and school age skills.
We know that every moment counts, and children are constantly learning. Tatiana hopes to support and educate families on how to successfully guide their children at home and ensure crossover of skills gained in therapy to home & school environments.
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.