about us

Margie Avila, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rehabilitation Director of Lake Worth

Margie has a passion for working with children with communication disorders and feeding disorders, and has approximately 20 years experience working in the school setting, hospital setting, and private therapy setting.  Through this extensive experience, it has enabled her to work with some of the most challenging children, and she enjoys helping the child and parents overcome challenges.  She specialized in children with both medical and behavioral feeding difficulties, nonverbal children needing an alternative means of communication (AAC), Autism, and children with language disorders who are struggling with school.

Mary Olmstead,M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Mary Olmstead is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over thirty years of experience. Mary received her master’s degree from the University of Florida in 1984. She has worked in multidisciplinary rehabilitation settings for most of her career. Mary has been a provider for the Early Steps program for the past fifteen years and was a parent advisor for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. She has been involved with the local cleft palate team, evaluating and making treatment recommendations for children with craniofacial anomalies. She has received advanced training in Auditory Verbal Therapy, feeding disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and speech apraxia. Mary is bilingual (English and Spanish) and knows some American Sign Language.

"The staff at Progressive Pediatrics is experienced, goal orientated, and provides superior care for our son, Chase. The changes in a short time have been huge for us; he is now preparing to use a power wheelchair and is progressing more each day."

Sean and Thea