Allied Health Staff

Jia Liu   Jia Liu, CCC-SLP, Allied Health Clinical Director
Jia is a Speech Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching Chinese as second language from  the Beijing institute of language and a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. Jia has extensive experience in various areas of  speech, language and hearing disorders including Apraxia, Articulation, Attention Deficit, Auditory Processing, Augmentative Communication, Developmental Delays, Neurogenic Disorders, and Sensory, Social and Behavioral Deficiencies. Jia’s  special interests include treating children with disabilities, autism and autistic like behaviors as well as working with children that have language and learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation concerns, auditory processing issues, phonological disorders and limited social skills.
Jia brings with her a wealth of management experience.   In 2004, she co-founded Helping Hands Therapy, a therapy company based in Alabama with a focus on helping children and adults primarily in rural settings.
As Director of Clinical Services at Helping Hands Therapy, Jia established and implemented various treatment protocol for pediatric services for children of all ages in both the clinical and school setting.
With her and her co-founders efforts, Helping Hands Therapy is now one of the largest  pediatric therapy companies in Alabama delivering services to over 30 school districts, several outpatient clinics and a variety of other of services in adult settings.
Even though Jia has worked in other settings such as Skilled Nursing Facilities, she loves working with children and seeing them grow and achieve. She feels blessed to be able to work in a career that she enjoys.


Courtney Hancock  Courtney Hanock, PT
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Shree Patel  Shree Patel, OTD
Shree is an Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida and her Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. She recently graduated in December of 2015 and is nationally registered and licensed by the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy. Her capstone research was focused on sensory integration and this furthered her interest for sensory integrative techniques. Her fieldwork experience in school has influenced her passion for working with children. Shree’s experience includes working with a variety of pediatric conditions, including but not limited Sensory processing disorders, Autism, fine motor delays, Down syndrome, and developmental delays. She is passionate about helping children achieve their highest potential and loves seeing them succeed and have fun during therapy!



Joan Alia  Joan Alia, PT
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