Full Circle evolved out of a monthly professional gathering between local child development providers. While learning about each other's areas of focus and discussing how we support the development of children within our own professional practices, we recognized a common desire to meet the needs of a greater number of children and families in our community. Full Circle will create a safe place for parents to come with questions about child development, provide non-medical supports for families, bring communities with children of various levels of functioning and financial need together, and support other child development professionals.
Evelyn Frazier, MD
I'm a Developmental & Behavioral pediatrician who has been able to witness first hand, both within my practice and in my own children, the power of nutrition, active play, and sensory supports on child development, learning and behaviors. After practicing in a large hospital-based setting, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to open Pathways Developmental Pediatrics, a small, private practice, offering personalized care for children. I believe that children are not their "diagnoses" and that healthy development is achieved through supports which go beyond the medical office. I am passionate about family empowerment.
Outside of work, I love to travel, spend time with my family (including our new puppy!), as well as frequent local restaurants.
Sheila Chrobak, M.S., CCC-SLP
My passion is in the play! The "work" of childhood is all about exploration, hands on experiences, trial and error, moving and grooving. I started my private practice, Dot to Dot: Pediatric Speech Language Therapy LLC, 9 years ago with a desire to meet the constantly changing needs of each child and family. I've been practicing speech language therapy over the past 21 years and have had wonderful opportunities to serve a wide variety of children in all types of settings. My experiences have allowed me to collaborate with a range of professionals including pediatricians, neurologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and classroom teachers. Connecting with others around healthy child development is an ongoing joy of my work.
One of the many highlights of my week is teaching young children yoga and mindfulness. I am a certified ChildLight Yoga® Instructor and enjoy integrating yoga and mindfulness practices into all aspects of my day. Looking for me outside of the office or yoga studio? You can find me volunteering at my children's school, baking, reading a great children's book, or exploring a new art technique!
Brenda Stephens, OTR/L, HPCS
As a mother, grandmother, and pediatric occupational therapist with 18 years experience my motto is 'a child at play is learning!'. I am a strong believer in learning through unstructured play. Being outside with children and animals provides a perfect spot for this to occur.
Although I have spent many years practicing in a clinic setting, and in homes as an early intervention provider, I currently spend most of my time seeing children individually and in groups on my farm in Earlysville. My summer farm campprovides a place for all children to learn outside in a small group setting. Spring and summer individual occupational therapy sessions occur on top of a horse (hippotherapy) where physical, sensory, and emotional goals are addressed. I am a life long horse person and a hippotherapy certified specialist (HPCS), who believes in the magic of animals and nature to heal. Flower and vegetable gardens, woods, a stream, dogs, cats, goats, chickens, and horses join me in my work on the farm.