Natalie Parker, M.A., CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Founder/Co-Owner
Speech Therapy Solutions, PLLC is owned by Natalie Parker, a national certified and state licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She has been a resident of Youngsville, NC since childhood and is excited to be able to open a practice to give back to the community she has called home for so long.
Natalie attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. She attended Appalachian State University, where she completed her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Natalie’s practicum experiences in graduate school included acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, a early intervention private practice, an elementary school, and a skilled nursing facility. She earned additional training in the LiPS program for children with speech and reading disorders.
During her professional career, Natalie has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders. She also has gained experience working as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including schools, daycares, and homes. Natalie worked for Franklin County public schools with special needs children and also has a great deal of knowledge and experience in early intervention.
Natalie has had the opportunity to professionally work with children with children with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Language-Based Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Medically Fragile Children, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. She has received specialized training in Motor Speech Disorders, Feeding assessment/intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Floortime Method, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, high tech communication devices, and the Picture Exchange Communication System. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and their families. Natalie is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Lisa Walser Pridgen, M.Ed., CCC/SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Co-Owner
Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in May 2009. She received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC in May 2011. Lisa graduated with a specialization in Early Intervention and Assistive Technology.
Lisa’s clinical experiences include: Providing services to individuals from infancy to age 80+ and evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including: Feeding and Swallowing disorders, Articulation disorders, Language disorders, Voice disorders, Fluency disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Prematurity, Reflux, G tube feedings, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory issues, Aphasia, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome.
Lisa has had the opportunity to work with Healthy Start Academy in Durham, AT:PLAY, a pre-school for children on the Autism Spectrum, Womack Army Medical Center, Wake County Public Schools, and Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia working with pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including bottle feeding, spoon feeding, transition difficulties, chewing difficulties, gagging/choking and picky eaters.
Lisa is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Victoria Bass, MS, CCC/SLP
Victoria is from Cary, NC. While in college at East Carolina (Go Pirates!), she realized her passion for pediatrics and received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Intervention/Child Development. She then received her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University as well. She has previously worked at Vidant Medical Center – Outpatient Rehab Pediatrics in Greenville, NC. Victoria and her family are excited to move back to the Triangle area to be closer to family and friends.
Victoria has treated and evaluated individuals with articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, fluency disorders, pragmatic disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and Cerebral Palsy.
Victoria is licensed by the North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. In her spare time, Victoria loves to spend time with her husband Drew and son Jack, watch football, and go to the beach. Victoria is looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child!
Hanna Calvo, C-SLP Assistant
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Hanna moved from the Northwest to North Carolina in 2011. She was raised in Montana – Big Sky Country – and lived in Billings until she moved to Oregon for college. In 2010, Hanna graduated from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology Assisting. Hanna’s internship, as part of her education, was with an outreach program at the University of Oregon called Early Childhood CARES, through their College of Education. The program provides early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers, and preschool children. It was through this hands-on, educational experience that Hanna developed a special interest in early intervention, where she learned the importance of preparing little ones for school. Playing a part in a child’s progress, and celebrating that progress, is especially gratifying to Hanna. Hanna has experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders including; Autism, Developmental Delays, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Developmental Apraxia of Speech and Articulation/Phonological disorders. Hanna has also received specialized training in LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning).
Moving to North Carolina has been a positive experience in every way for Hanna. She met her husband Mike in Raleigh, and they were married in May 2015. They enjoy traveling and always look forward to tail-gating during NC State football season. They welcomed their sweet baby girl, Annie, in 2019!
Hanna is supervised by Natalie Parker, SLP and is a registered speech-language pathology assistant by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Talia Cusanelli, M.A., CCC/SLP
Talia is originally from Connecticut and attended University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. Talia moved to North Carolina to pursue her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Talia has experience working in a variety of settings including home health, daycares, schools, and clinics. She has provided speech and language therapy for children with various diagnoses including receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
Talia is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She looks forward to helping your child reach their speech and langu
Molly Ortman, M.S., CCC/SLP
Molly Ortman is new to not only Speech Therapy Solutions but North Carolina! She is born and raised in Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Exceptional Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in May 2015. She received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD in May 2021.
Molly’s clinical experiences include: Providing services to individuals from ages 2 and up and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including: Articulation disorders, Apraxia, Language disorders, Voice disorders, Fluency disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Angelman Syndrome, Down Syndrome. Molly has had the opportunity to work with Verbal Beginnings in Columbia, MD, where she worked as an Registered Behavior Technician for children on the Autism Spectrum, The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) in Baltimore, MD, working with children with a variety of disorders and utilizing parent coaching methods throughout session, and the Gateway School in Baltimore, MD, where she worked with children with various disorders and developmental delays and collaborated with a multidisciplinary team
consisting of a Behavior Specialist, Special Education Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and of course the families!has over 12 years of experience treating pediatric patients.
Molly holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and she is licensed by the board of North Carolina.
Alyson Reed Moret, M.S., CCC/SLP
Alyson graduated from East Carolina University with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including preschools/daycares, homes, clinics, schools and rehabilitation hospitals. She is skilled at providing therapy for various speech and language disorders, including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic language, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech. Alyson also enjoys working with children on the Autism Spectrum, and is experienced at providing both individual and group speech therapy to help these children learn and use appropriate social skills.
Alyson has a passion for working with young children and has particular interest in early intervention for treatment of language delays and articulation/phonology disorders. She believes that caregivers are a vital part of our team and provides strategies and activities to facilitate speech and language development at home.
Alyson holds her national certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, as well as her license to practice speech-language pathology in North Carolina. She welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your child!
Abigail Way, M.S., CCC/SLP
Abby is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania. She attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Abby is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists.
Abby’s clinical experiences include working with children in primary and elementary schools, and pediatric private practice. Abby has served children with a variety speech, language and feeding needs including dysphagia, articulation and phonological processing disorders, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, pragmatic language disorders, AAC, fluency disorders, and literacy disorders. Abby is especially passionate about providing early intervention for speech/language and swallowing to children and their families. She believes it is essential to collaborate with all members of the care team and wants to actively engage caregivers in children’s treatment plans. Abby is LSVT Certified. LSVT is a researched-based treatment method shown to increase vocal loudness, improve articulation and speech intelligibility, improve intonation and facial expression during speech for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other neurological differences.
Abby and her fiancé are new to Raleigh and loving exploring this area. Outside of work she loves baking, taking long walks with her dog, and reading a good book.
Megan Wilkinson, M.S., CCC/SLP
Megan is originally from High Point, NC. She received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Special Education. She later received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from North Carolina Central University. Megan’s graduate school experience included NCCU’s clinic, Wake County Public Schools, Hablemos Bilingual Inclusive Program for Children, GiGi’s Playhouse, and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Megan’s clinical experience includes working with pediatric and adult clients in a variety of settings and disorders including Autism, Developmental Delays, Apraxia, Fluency disorders, Learning disabilities, Intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairments, Expressive/Receptive Language Impairments, Articulation/Phonological disorders, Feeding and Swallowing disorders, Voice disorders, TBI, Motor Speech disorders, Aphasia, and Dementia.
Megan currently lives in Raleigh with her husband and two dogs and enjoys reading, traveling,and spending time with friends and family.
Ellen Megginson, MS, CCC/SLP
to obtain her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University. Ellen has always had an interest in working with pediatrics and her undergraduate and graduate studies solidified a desire to help children become better communicators.
children demonstrating functional communication needs and requiring Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
in Raleigh with her husband and dog, Gibbs. She enjoys going to the beach with her family, watching live music, reading, and learning how to garden in their backyard.
Elizabeth Smith, MS, CCC/SLP
Elizabeth grew up in western North Carolina and spent several years living in the mountains of Colorado. She settled in the Raleigh area in 2014. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders with specialization in Multicultural Studies at Appalachian State University, and loved it so much that she stayed to receive her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in May 2012. She conducted her professional internship with the CASTLE program (now the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center) at UNC, completed her clinical fellowship year in skilled nursing, and spent a summer treating children with cerebral palsy in Ecuador. She has worked evaluating children aged birth through 5 years of age, treating children of all ages in the school setting, and working with patients of all ages in the outpatient setting.
Elizabeth is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of NC, and holds her certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has supported many Spanish-speaking clients and their families in fostering improved communication. She loves working with children of all ages, and has a special place in her heart for older elementary school children and teens. Elizabeth’s clinical experience includes treating and evaluating individuals with phonological disorders, articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, apraxia, fluency disorders, voice disorders, dysphagia, hearing impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, a variety of neurological disorders, dysarthria, aphantasia, auditory processing disorder, aphasia, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, a variety of developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. She has received additional training in the use of LAMP Words for Life (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) for AAC communication.
Elizabeth currently lives in the country outside of Wake Forest with her husband and her 2 small children, Graham and Ivy. She is active in her church, enjoys gardening, reads avidly, loves being outside with her children, and knits. She wouldn’t say “no” to a nap, either.
Callie Hucks, MS, CCC/SLP
Kayla Satterwhite, MEd, CF/SLP
Paige Davis, MS, CF/SLP
Paige is from Wake Forest, NC. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in psychology and minored in neuroscience and music. is has a temporary license by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists. Her clinical supervisor is Natalie Parker.
While at UNC, Paige participated in autism research that explored the role of caregivers in early intervention services. Eventually, she had the opportunity to publish her research in the scientific journal, Autism Research. She is passionate about empowering care givers to help their children outside of the speech therapy room. Paige’s research experience and neuroscience course work sparked her desire to become an SLP. Paige received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina in August 2022, where she was selected to participate in the neurogenic specialization track. Paige has treated and evaluated individuals with hearing impairments, dysphagia, dysarthria, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic and cognitive deficits secondary to traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders, aphasia, Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, and patients utilizing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
Outside of work, Paige enjoys spending time with her husband and family, going on runs or walks, baking, and watching movies and UNC basketball. She looks forward to working with you and your child.