Hyche Center for Sensory & Motor Learning

Pediatric Occupational , Physical, Speech Therapy
 and Counseling 

Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L. Owner and occupational therapist. She is a doctorate level Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience. She is the co-author of "Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder", and speaks nationally on these subjects. Karen is SIPT certified and an ILS and IM provider. Karen is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association. 

Becky Hyche Merchant, Business Manager. With over fifteen years in the health care industry, Becky's experience allows us to maintain fiscal responsibility. She is committed to assisting families through her leadership with our parent prayer group as well as meeting scheduling needs. 

Leann Oliver, LPC, RPT. Leann serves two separate roles. She is a license counselor and registered play therapist. She provides counseling services as an independent therapist at the Hyche Center. Leann also serves as the Hyche Center's patient care coordinator. Leann meets with families following evaluations to go over policies and patients rights. She will assist in meeting scheduling needs. She will also meet with you if you have any concerns about quality of care.  

Patti Johnson, RPT. Patti has over twenty two years experience as a physical therapist. Her experience includes home health, early intervention, public schools and outpatient services. Patti takes a very functional approach to physical therapy. 

Karen L, COTA/L. Karen completed her Associates of Science in occupational therapy at at Wallace State Community College. She completed her level 2 fieldwork in a public school system. Previous experience includes Raising Readers School Coordinator. Karen's areas of interest includes handwriting, fine motor development and social-emotional development

Kelsey Martin, COTA/L. Kelsey completed her Associates of Science in occupational therapy at Wallace State Community College and worked with an Early Intervention Program for her Level 2 fieldwork. Kelsey's areas of interest include sensory modulation, sensory motor and feeding. 

Leigh Brown is our newest team member. She is the afternoon receptionist. Leigh is married and has three children. Her youngest was a micro preemie and has sensory processing disorder. She is a fantastic resource for our families.

Rachel Shewbart, MS, CCC-SLP. Rachel graduated from the University of Alabama with her Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders. She completed her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Montevallo. Her internships included Helena Elementary School and Easter Seals Pediatric Therapy. Rachel has experience working with clients of all ages providing a variety of speech therapy services. She is a member of the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Allie Hyde, COTA/L.  Allie completed her Associates of Science in occupational therapy at at Wallace State Community College. She completed one of her level 2 fieldworks with Karen Hyche. Allie has previous experience in pediatric outpatient clinics and public schools. Allie is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. 

Jasmine Nettles, LPTA. Jasmine earned her Associate of Science in Physical Therapy at South University and her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Alabama State University. She has six years of comprehensive experience in the field. 

Valerie Russell, SLP. Valerie is  graduate of Montevallo University, where she earned her Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.