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Starfish Youth Therapy Center is an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic that services youth ages 3-21 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. 

At Starfish, we provide services that support each child's independence, development, and well-being. We believe in a team approach between our providers, patients, and their families – emphasizing effective communication and individualized strategies for each patient. 

Starfish Youth Therapy Center is a program of Waterfall Clinic.
We offer outpatient therapy services to youth ages 3-21 years with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

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Dillian's Place

Waterfall Clinic's Starfish Youth Therapy Center is the only Autism Treatment Program of its kind in Southern Oregon. Dillian's Place has equipment that is used therapeutically to develop sensory input, allow for fun social interaction, and promote exercise among our patients. The playground is fully adaptable and accessible for patients of all abilities. 

How Can You Gain Access To Dillian's Place?

Dillan's Place is accessible to both patients and community members. You can gain access to the Dillian's Place playground by completing a registration form and obtaining and access code at Starfish Youth Therapy Center during our normal business hours. 

Call 541-751-7948 for more information. 

Meet Our Team

Arthur Lee, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Arthur Lee was born and raised in Southern California prior to relocating to the state of Oregon. Arthur has received a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University. Arthur has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2016 as a behavioral therapist, mid-level clinical supervisor, and currently in the capacity as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Arthur’s professional areas of interest include early learner and teenage patient populations, and further expanding his clinical repertoire in Practical Functional Assessment/Skills-Based Treatment procedures. In his free time, Arthur enjoys tinkering on his car, fishing, trying new restaurants and foods, attending sporting events, and seeking new outdoor activities in the area.

Ashley Naghash, BCBA

Board Certified Behavioral Anaylst

Ashley Naghash is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), born and raised in Southern California. She has worked with children diagnosed with developmental disabilities in California, Arizona, Virginia and Texas, before accepting a position with the Waterfall Community Health Center and relocating to the Oregon Coast.

While previously supporting high-risk children as a Development Director at the Boys and Girls Club, Ashley pivoted to take a more hands on career path with children diagnosed with autism and other developmental delays. Ashley studied Psychology at California State University Fullerton before earning her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in La Jolla, California in 2019. She has been a licensed Behavior Analyst since 2021. Ashley holds a certificate in Organizational Behavior Management and has a passion for training and teaching the next generation of professionals in her field. She enjoys taking a hands on approach to working with families to help them learn and apply ABA strategies to best support their children. Outside of work, Ashley spends her time with her two dogs and horse, and enjoys traveling and exploring Oregon.

Emma Kinross

Speech Language Pathologist

Emma Kinross grew up in Austin, Texas and received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in Lafayette, Louisiana. Before accepting a position with Waterfall, Emma primarily worked in the schools as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication specialist, serving the kids who needed extra assistance with communication by using specialized devices or other supports to communicate. Emma is passionate about working with children who are neurodivergent and the unique challenges and strengths that they bring to the table. When not working, she enjoys working in her garden and spending time with her baby son.

Gail Davie, SLP-CCC

Speech Language Pathologist

Gail Davie is a nationally certified and state licensed speech language pathologist (SLP) with over 25 years of experience.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Linguistics, and her Master of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences both from Ohio University.  Born and raised in Ohio, Gail has also lived and worked in Texas, California and Florida before recently relocating to Oregon.  She has extensive experience serving children of all ages with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders including apraxia of speech and dysarthria, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive / receptive language delays and disorders, social / pragmatic language disorders, and oral and pharyngeal dysphagia.  Gail is also well versed in the assessment and implementation of low and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  Gail’s professional career extends beyond clinical work.  She has served in leadership roles for local and state speech language pathology associations, as well as lectured and published in the area of neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders.  Outside of work, Gail enjoys exploring the Oregon coast and spending time with friends, family and her three cats.

Gina Mastroianni, M. Ed., BCBA, LBA

Autism Program Manager

Gina Mastroianni is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who joined the Starfish team in 2021. She studied psychology at San Francisco State University before earning her masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Arizona State University. Gina has dedicated her career to the education and support of others, working as a tutor, enrichment teacher, and in-home caregiver for adults with disabilities before entering the field of ABA in 2011. She specializes in family consultation and education, as well as developing individualized interventions for children and teens that emphasize self-awareness and self-advocacy. In addition to her clinical practice, Gina focuses her work at toward supporting multidisciplinary provider teams, facilitating sustainable growth of Starfish’s autism program, and increasing access to education and therapeutic services within the community. Gina was born and raised in Northern California and spent six years living in Arizona before moving to Coos Bay in 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, reading, and spending time with her family and pets.

Kelly Squire-Hamblet, OT-C

Occupational Therapist

Kelly Squire-Hamblet is a nationally certified and state licensed occupational therapist with over 11 years of experience. Kelly received her Master’ s degree in Occupational Therapy at Touro University in Henderson, NV. She was born and raised in southern California and moved to Las Vegas as a young adult where she met and married her husband and raised her three children before moving to the beautiful southern Oregon coast 10 years ago.  Recently, Kelly has completed doctoral level course work with specialty certifications in Ayers Sensory Integration and Qigong Sensory Treatment. She has been working in the schools for the past few years but also has an extensive medical background working with children and adults of all ages in a variety of settings such as home health, outpatient, skilled nursing, and acute rehab. When not working, Kelly loves to cook, bake, spend time with her family including her 5 grandchildren, and her dog Barkley.

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