NeuroSensory Center Staff
Our staff, including a neurodevelopmental optometrist, a vision therapist, neurosensory specialists, R.N.’s and L.P.N.’s, and diagnostic technicians, serve patients with disorders including, but not limited to:
Dizziness, Vertigo, Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Dyslexia, Sensory Integration Disorders, Post-Concussion and Head Injury, ADD/ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Jeffrey Becker, O.D.
Director of Vision Services - Dr. Becker is a 1978 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and graduated from The Illinois College of Optometry in 1983. He has been a practicing Optometrist in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over 30 years, with a specialty practice in Rehabilitative Optometry. Dr Becker is an adjunct faculty member at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA., where he teaches vision rehabilitation courses to master's level occupational and physical therapy students. Dr. Becker, in his 35 years of clinical and research experience, has examined and treated over 3000 head injury, stroke, and neurologically impaired patients ranging in ages from birth to senior citizens. Dr. Becker is a consultant to many rehabilitation hospitals and he is a Defeat Autism Now! Certified Practitioner, and has spoken on the topic of Vision, Learning, and Autism at national and international conferences including Autism International in Dubai and Autism One in Chicago. He has also been a guest on Voice America and has published articles and chapters for “The Autism File”, and "Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism". He has also authored and has lectured at many international rehabilitation conferences. Dr. Becker recently accepted an appointment by Governor Wolfe to be a board member on the State board of Optometry.
Sheila Becker, R.N.
Director of Nursing - Sheila Becker is a 1974 graduate of the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing. She has worked in the ICU/CCU at Bethesda Hospital in Chicago, IL, where she developed a home rehabilitation program for post coronary patients. She has also worked with Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA, Bayada Nurses, and Heartland Home Healthcare in Bradenton, FL, where she provided home care to patients. She has extensive knowledge and experience treating patients with Downs Syndrome, genetic heart and lung defects, diabetes, coronary artery disease and strokes, TBI and epilepsy. She continues her education with numerous seminars and workshops dealing with nutritional concepts for NeuroSensory disorders, and all aspects in the treatment of ASD from childhood through adulthood. Sheila is trained in the Defeat Autism Now! approach and for the past ten years, has helped families with children on the spectrum to understand, cope, and find ways for recovery. She is certified by the NeuroSensory Centers of America in the use of the Sensory View Diagnostic System. She also holds a certificate to provide Interactive Metronome Therapy, a research-based training program that helps children and adults overcome attention, memory, and coordination limitations. When Sheila is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Nicole Feist, L.P.N.
L.P.N. and Patient / Staff Coordinator - Nicole Feist became part of our team in 2014. She graduated president of her class from Wilkes Barre Area Career and Technical School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a licensed practical nurse in 2013 as well as the leadership award for her clinical group and graduating class. Since 2008 Nicole has experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as autism, and has served as a job coach and community support worker for these individuals. She has also been certified as a nursing assistant for 10 years, working with the geriatric community in skilled nursing settings including private and home care. She is a team leader and is always thinking of a way to give back to the community with her lengthy list of volunteering and donating all year round. Nicole is an important part of our team here at the NSC, and besides sharing her nursing expertise, she is cross trained in many areas. Nicole is certified by NeuroSensory Centers of America in the use of the Sensory View Diagnostic System. She is also trained in Vision Therapy and is a certified provider of Interactive Metronome for pediatrics and adults where she continues to earn self studied education certifications related to this therapy. She has and will go above and beyond her duties to help our patients achieve success.
Outreach Coordinator - Paula Chaiken is the Outreach Coordinator for The NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania. In this role, she arranges programs and events for the Center and helps to spread the news about all the great things the doctors and staff of the NeuroSensory Center are doing for the patients. A summa cum laude graduate of Duke University with an A.B. in English, Paula also has masters' degrees in Human Services Administration and Teaching. She attended the Defeat Autism Now! Conference in the Spring of 2008 and volunteers with Generation Rescue. If your group is interested in having a presentation by the doctors of the NeuroSensory Center, please contact Paula at email@example.com.
Diagnostician - Tricia Mohl is a 1990 graduate of Bob Jones University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 2016 she received an Associate Degree of Specialized Business in Electronic Health Records from McCann School of Business and Technology. After graduation she became a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS). She is now certified by the NeuroSensory Centers of America in the use of the Sensory View Diagnostic System. She is also a certified provider of Interactive Metronome for pediatrics and adults. Tricia has an extensive history of teaching children and adults, as well as working with special needs individuals. She has volunteered at Special Olympics and helped the handicapped. In her spare time she volunteers to teach children at church, drives her van for various activities, and spends time with her family.
COTA Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant - Jeanette Yatsko graduated with high honors in 2016 from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an Associate of Applied Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Science with a minor in Psychology. Jeanette has obtained her National Board Certification and is a Pennsylvania State Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is also a member of both the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association. She also served as the POTA liaison as a senior at Penn College. Jeanette is certified by NeuroSensory Centers of America in the use of the Sensory View Diagnostic System. She is also a certified provider of Interactive Metronome therapy for both pediatric patients and adults. She continues her education with numerous seminars and courses dealing with all aspects regarding the treatment of ASD, traumatic brain injury and cerebral vascular accidents (strokes). Jeanette has experience working with patients who have sensory processing disorder, ADHD, CVA, TBI, and behavior disorders. Jeanette enjoys volunteering at her local soup kitchen, at Camp Emerge with kids who have ASD, and with the PTO at her children’s school. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible for our patients to help them achieve their goals.
Administrative Assistant - Maria Bednarek is the Administrative Assistant for The NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania. In this role Maria greets patients, keeps files organized, and maintains the front office. Additionally, she is the voice of the office answering machine. Maria is a Brooklyn native who relocated to Pennsylvania in 2006. She has been involved in many community oriented events and organizations. Maria has been a United Way Ambassador, a Commissioner of Deeds, a Board Member of the Greenpoint Lions Club, Recording Secretary of the Consolidated Democratic Club, as well as a CCD Teacher for St. Cecilia’s School. Maria also received a Certificate of Congratulations from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, as well as a Senate Commendation from Senator Martin Dilan for her work with the Lenape Bay District Boy Scouts of America. Maria was also awarded the Seneca Democratic Club’s Woman of the Year award for her community efforts. In her spare time, Maria greatly enjoys traveling, writing, spending time with family and friends, as well as enjoying the numerous events the area has to offer.