Speech, Language, Feeding & Augmentative Communication

Speech, Language, Feeding & Augmentative Communication

Therapists

Natalie Parker, M.A., CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Founder/Co-Owner

natalie@speech-ts.com

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@speech-ts.com

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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!

Morgan Berliner, MA, CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Morgan is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Carolina University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Throughout college her passion for working with individuals with special needs grew while working one-on-one with children for The Autism Society of NC. Morgan’s clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages in daycares, outpatient clinics, elementary schools, inpatient rehab hospitals, and acute care hospitals.

Morgan has treated and evaluated individuals with Hearing Impairments, Dysphagia, Dysarthria, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders,Fluency Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Aphasia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Craniofacial Anomalies.

Morgan is licensed by the North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Morgan currently lives in Raleigh. She is married and a new mom. In her free time she enjoys being outside, spending time with her friends and family, shopping, and going to the beach.

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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.

Sarah Bair, MS, CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and German Literature, and a Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She has experience working in a variety of settings, including pediatric private practice and elementary, middle, and high school settings.  She is skilled at providing therapy for various speech and language disorders, including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic language, and fluency. Sarah loves to work closely with individuals of all ages and their families to facilitate effective communication skills. 

Sarah is licensed by the state of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Sarah recently moved to Raleigh from Nevada. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors in the beautiful North Carolina weather, spending time with her friends and family, shopping, and reading.

Ellen Megginson, MS, CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ellen is from Garner, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then went on
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.
 
Ellen has clinical experience working with children of all ages in a variety of settings including daycares, homes, clinics, and public elementary schools. Ellen has treated and evaluated children with Articulation/Phonology Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Pragmatic Language Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Intellectual disabilities. She particularly enjoyed working in the school system with
children demonstrating functional communication needs and requiring Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
 
Ellen holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and she is licensed by the board of North Carolina. She currently lives
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

Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Callie is originally from Ocean Isle Beach, NC. She received her Bachelor’s degree at UNC Chapel Hill in linguistics and her Master’s degree at East Carolina in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Callie’s clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages in outpatient clinics, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities, and acute care hospitals.   Callie has treated and evaluated individuals with dysphagia, dysarthria, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Aphasia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurodegenerative Disorders. She has also received specialized training and certification as a Lactation Counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice and feels passionate about working with dysphagia and feeding disorders in all age groups.   Callie is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She currently lives in Raleigh. Outside of work, she loves traveling, being outside, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Kayla Satterwhite, MEd, CF/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kayla is from Oxford, North Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in May 2020  from Meredith College where she majored in Psychology and Communication. She then received her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Virginia (UVA) in May 2022. Throughout college, her passion for working with individuals with special needs grew while working one-on-one with children at the Meredith Autism Program (MAP). Kayla is has a temporary license by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists. Her clinical supervisor is Natalie Parker. Kayla’s graduate school clinical experience included UVA’s clinic, elementary schools, acute care, outpatient and inpatient rehab, and a semester-long internship at Speech Therapy Solutions. Kayla has treated and evaluated individuals with Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Dysphagia, Dysarthria, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Aphasia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Down Syndrome. Outside of the clinic, Kayla enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking/baking, being on the water, going to Hurricanes hockey games, and playing with her dog, Finley! She is looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child!

Paige Davis, MS, CF/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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.

Resources

Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website www.asha.org for more information regarding speech and language development and disorders.

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