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Meet Mrs. Patricia Gramstad, B.A.- Vision Therapist!
Patricia came to the office in August 2016 and has been amazing since then. She is a native of Northern Virginia and completed her education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She comes to us with a background in Early Childhood Education and Development and enjoys working with children a lot.
Over the years, not only has she raised her five children, but she brought various techniques and skills every place she has been. She has both created and revamped various curriculums at Sunday schools and her former career workplaces. In addition, she has served in missions work in Kenya, has taught at-risk youth in Chicago and Florida, and is currently a buddy for a special needs child in her church nursery. Patricia brings her unique background and bubbly personality to interact with all of the little ones.
She currently resides in Chantilly, VA with her husband and youngest daughter. She is excited that she will be a brand new grandmother in February! Her time is spent making sure all five of her kids are well and adjusted. She absolutely loves Cava Mezze Grill!
Meet Miss Jessica Baum- Vision Therapist, Office Manager-
Jessica came to the office in August 2016 has been a valuable asset since then. She is a native of Northern Virginia and comes to us with a Certified Nursing Assistant background. She has spent many years working with elderly patients in facilities, and in home settings. She has spent the majority of her adult life in various customer service and patient driven roles.
As a child, Jessica grew up in the foster care system and came out on top! This gives her the ability to understand and connect with children in similar situations. She has given her time to her two sons, Mason and Oliver, who are thirteen and five. At home she enjoys the company of her three cats. In her free time, she loves to crochet and knit, arts and crafts, and movies. She is currently in photography school at New York Institute of Photography.
Jasmine Sablan, B.S.-On Call Vision Therapist
-Currently Jasmine comes to the office per diem-
Jasmine came to the office in March 2015 and has been flourishing ever since. She is a native of Bel Air, MD and a graduate of Towson University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology/Audiology with a minor in Asian Studies. She also has continuing education in Autism and ABA therapy, as well as some fluency in both Spanish and Turkish. She credits her wisdom to the numerous opportunities that she has had to work with people of a variety of ages in various settings. She spent several years working with stroke survivors and the elderly population. In addition, she has worked with children most of her life and has been complimented on her patience numerous times.
Over the years, she has developed a specialization and love for the stroke survivor population and the post-concussion/traumatic brain injury population. Her natural ability is helping people and working with children and learning their personalities very quickly. She will always welcome you to the office with her smile.
Jasmine and her husband now reside in Delaware. In her free time, she loves to take excursions with her husband, paint/draw, research on the internet, read, cook, build things, and try to make people laugh.