Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Shelly Keller, MCD, CCC-SLP
Shelly Keller is one of our co-founders of Miracle Kids Success Academy and Kids Unlimited Learning Academy! She graduated from Arkansas State University with her Bachelor’s in Education and later received her Master’s in Communication Disorders in 1998. Shelly is married and has one lovely daughter. Throughout her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Shelly worked for a company that served the same population that Miracle Kids serves now, but she wanted to apply her own philosophies to caring for children and employees. Essentially, that is what started the conversation about opening MKSA! She has served in the National Guard for eight years. Shelly’s favorite part about her job is seeing how happy families are when their kiddos meet milestones. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband, spend time with her daughter, and read. Shelly is the Vice President of the Speech-Language Pathology Services for the Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association (ArkSHA), serves on the American Speech Language Association (ASHA) Medicaid Committee, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Arkansas Healthcare Alliance. She has been trained in the following approaches:
- Treatment for Children with Severe Impairments
- Sensory and Motor Learning
- STAR program
- Pediatric Feeding Disorders
- SOS Feeding Approach
- Sensory Motor Approach to Apraxia
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech – The Kaufman Methods
- Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
- Learn to Play the NDT Way
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Strategies for Treating Children with Autism
- Beckman Oral Motor Training
Shelly may be contacted at email@example.com.
Regional Director of Clinic Operations
Lauren graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Science with a concentration in Birth through Kindergarten from the University of Arkansas in May, 2015. Her life-long love for children brought her to KULA! She began working as a teacher at our Farmington location and was promoted to Clinic Director of the Fort Smith and the Springdale location. From there, Lauren was promoted to Regional Director of Clinic Operations to continue her passion and cultivate relationships through early intervention with KULA. Lauren is a great asset to our company. She has been told since she was 10-years-old that she should work with children because her love for them is so strong. Personally, Lauren enjoys the outdoors and new activities. She loves camping, hiking and visiting swimming holes. Her favorite is the Kings River Falls. If Lauren could possess one super-human power, she says she would pick super strength!
Lauren may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Therapy Director
Elizabeth Huffstutter, Psy. D.
After attending Arkansas State University for her Bachelor’s Degree, Dr. Huffstutter received both her Master of Arts Degree (2004) and Doctorate Degree (2006) in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Royal Oaks Hospital. After her training, she continued on as the Pre-Adolescent Program Director. She has worked in various settings including private practice, community mental health, county jail, schools and hospitals. She has assessed and treated a variety of mental health diagnoses. Her clinical interest include autism spectrum disorders, childhood aggression, assessment and play therapy. In 2009, Dr. Huffstutter relocated back to her home-state of Arkansas and began her work with Miracle Kids Success Academy. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Arkansas Psychological Association. When she has free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family, especially her two nephews! Dr. Huffstutter loves to volunteer for any program giving to children and families. Her main focus in charity work is the Make-a-Wish Foundation and St. Jude.
Dr. Huffstutter has received training in the following approaches:
- Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
- SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.
Dr. Huffstutter may be contacted at email@example.com.
Public Relations Coordinator
Samantha may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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