High Hopes Children’s Therapy is a mother-daughter owned business that offers Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, ABA Therapy, and Social Skills Groups. We have highly trained therapists who treat in a fun and loving manner. Children easily learn to trust our guidance in a fun and inviting environment. From the moment our clients and their families enter our office they feel at home and a part of the team. We have their child's best interest at heart and strive to create brighter futures.
Meet the Team
We have highly trained therapists who treat in a fun and loving manner.
Sara Weirich, MS, OTR/L
Sara Weirich is the co-owner of High Hopes Children’s Therapy. She owns the business with her mother, who shares her passion for helping children. Sara has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has worked with children of all ages and all diagnosis. Sara is board certified and licensed occupational therapist in the state of GA. She continues to gain expertise in the field of occupational therapy as she continues her post graduate educational courses in the field of pediatrics. Sara has a fun and outgoing personality that all children enjoy. Children easily learn to trust her guidance in a fun and inviting environment
Miriam Ahmad is the co-owner of High Hopes Children’s Therapy. She owns the business with her daughter, who is a pediatric occupational therapist. Miriam is a retired registered nurse who is educated in billing and coding and handles all managerial aspects for High Hopes Children’s Therapy. Miriam has a passion for helping children and enjoys working closely with her daughter who shares her same passion. Together they hope to make a great difference in many children’s lives.
Jamie her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Jamie is board certified and a licensed occupational therapist in Georgia. She has worked with children of various ages and diagnoses in settings such as outpatient clinics, school systems, hippotherapy, and aquatics. She is certified in Interactive Metronome (IM). On the weekend, she enjoys being on the lake and hiking with her two dogs.
Marileigh graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences and then went on to receive her Occupational Therapy Assistant certification from Chattahoochee Technical College. She has always had a passion for working with children and their families to help them achieve their highest potential. Her background as a school teacher and fieldwork in a variety of pediatric settings, has equipped her with a skill set that prepares her for anything that may come her way. Marileigh has worked with children of all ages and conditions including: ADHD, cerebral palsy, ASD, neurological disorders, Down Syndrome, and developmental delays. Her fun and genuine personality has made her an instant hit with our clients and invaluable member of our team.
Beth is a graduate from Brenau University where she received a bachelors in Health Science and a Masters of Occupational Therapy. During her time in the OT program she experienced a variety of clinical rotations in multiple practice areas including acute care, community-based programs, and mental health, but her passion has remained in pediatrics. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, travel as much as possible, and watch as many movies as she can! Beth is certified in Interactive Metronome (IM), Primitive Reflex Integration, Astronaut Program, and Integrative Listening System. She is so excited to be a part of the High Hopes team.
Sydney is a pediatric occupational therapist who has been working for High Hopes Children’s Therapy since March of 2018. Sydney graduated from Brenau University and has worked in the school systems and hippotherapy. Sydney has wanted to be an occupational therapist since high school and feels very blessed to be working within the field of her dreams!
Brooke graduated from Brenau University in 2018 earning her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Brooke’s experience includes clinical rotations in traumatic brain injury, Hand therapy, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient pediatrics. She has specialized training in The Astronaut Program, Integrated Listening Systems, sensory integration, Primitive Reflex Integration, and is certified in Interactive Metronome. Her background is in art education and taught drawing and painting to children for 4 years. In her free time, she loves to paint, travel, try new restaurants, and go hiking with her dog.
Danielle is a licensed COTA and her passion is pediatrics. She is currently enrolled in a bridge program to gain her masters in occupational therapy. She enjoys spending time with her two children, traveling and spending as much time as she can outside. As a mother of a child with special needs, she understands firsthand the obstacles and challenges that you may face every day. She is here to be your advocate, support system and resource in helping your child gain independence. She is passionate about helping your child build foundational skills to help them achieve their goals and to participate in everyday tasks. She is certified in Interactive Metronome (IM), Interactive Listening System, Astronaut Program, Primitive Reflex Integration, pediatric yoga, and Sensory Integration.
Holly received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brenau University with her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, where she was Vice President of Pi Theta Epsilon – an occupational therapy honor society. Her passion for working with children stemmed from coaching gymnastics to children with and without disabilities in high school and college and from working as a camp counselor at a summer camp for children with disabilities. She enjoys working with children of all abilities and helping them to develop the foundation for success throughout their lives. She has experience working with a variety of pediatric conditions, including but not limited to, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorder, brachial plexus disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, spinal cord injury, etc. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with her goldendoodle puppy, Remi, family and friends, running, doing yoga, and hiking.
Megan Unger, M.A. CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Cortland State College in New York. She earned her Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University, is ASHA certified, holds a License in Speech Language Pathology in the State of Georgia, and a teaching certificate in Speech Language Pathology.Megan has many years of experience working in both the school and clinical settings providing speech/language therapy with a concentration on early intervention, articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, autism,
Down Syndrome, developmental disorders, and social skills. Megan has also participated in PROMPT training through the PROMPT Institute.
Megan resides in Cumming with her husband, three children, two dogs, two cats, and a menagerie of fish.