About Us

Arise n' Shine officially began in 2023 but the building blocks were being set beginning in 2021. In 2021, Alicia went into private practice providing speech and language therapy and developmental playgroups to the community. The community she brought together began to grow until there was the need for a dedicated space, more programming and more dedicated professionals. That's when Arise n' Shine Speech and Learning Center came into fruition.

From the beginning, Alicia saw the need to bring families together and to link arms to provide meaningful and effective learning opportunities for children of all ages and ability levels. We know that as parents, you are your child’s first and most impactful educator. We want to work alongside you to empower you to help your child to learn, grow and thrive.


At Arise n’ Shine, we provide speech and language therapy, developmental playgroups, occupational therapy, homeschool and enrichment classes led by professionals in a loving and engaging environment. We encourage you to read about our staff members and the experience they bring.

Our Team

We are a group of individuals dedicated to helping children of all ability levels to grow, learn and thrive.

Alicia Dinda

Owner, Speech and Language Pathologist

Alicia Dinda is the owner and founder of Arise n' Shine. She is a homeschool mom, speech pathologist and early intervention specialist. She has been providing speech and language therapy to children from birth to 18 over the last 15 years.


She has experience in both schools and in early childhood services through Birth to Three. She specializes in articulation therapy, early emergent language skills, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and encouraging adventurous eating habits. She works together with families to empower them with strategies and knowledge to support their children at home. Her goal in creating Arise n' Shine is to provide a comfortable and fun atmosphere for children of all ability levels to learn, grow and thrive. 



Jackie Arnott

Speech and Language Pathologist

Jackie has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years with a variety of ages in the pediatric population, including young children and teens. As part of her training, she has developed special interest in neuro diversity for peer connections, the use of complexity approaches for articulation, and evidence-based practices for autistic children and their families. Moreover, she has worked with family centered, practical approaches for dysfluencies and has specialized training in working with children with Down Syndrome.


 Jackie looks forward to working together with the children and families to integrate functional communication skills into their everyday routine. 

Christine Stewart

Occupational Therapist

Christine graduated from Ithaca College with her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. Christine has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation with both children and adults. She has a passion for both cognitive and physical rehabilitation, as well as for working with the whole family.


As a mother of 3 young children, Christine believes in working hard to grow alongside our children as we learn to be the best parents we can be and provide the best environments to help our children learn, and to grow into healthy, well-adjusted, and happy adults. At Arise n’ Shine, Christine is excited to combine her parenting experience with Occupational Therapy to help achieve treatments and solutions for children and families.


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