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Stephanie Simpson

Stephanie is a speech-language pathologist from Jonesboro who relocated to Northwest Arkansas with her husband, James, to work at our Farmington location. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, in 2013. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders, in 2014, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Stephanie worked in a variety of settings during her clinical rotations including public schools, preschools, nursing home facilities, university clinics and private practice. Stephanie interned at Miracle Kids Success Academy (our sister company) in Jonesboro, where she determined early intervention to be her ultimate passion. She has treated a variety of speech-language disorders but she especially enjoys language therapy, helping children gain the fundamentals for communication and language development, which includes vocabulary, basic concepts, grammar, social skills and many additional components. Stephanie is passionate about communicating with parents and families about their child’s goals addressed in therapy. She believes it is so important that caregivers be informed of areas that their child is working on so that carryover, or generalization of these goals, is experienced in multiple contexts. Doing so not only strengthen’s her relationship with families, but it helps the child experience progress two-fold. In Stephanie’s spare time, she enjoys traveling and seeing new places, but most of all, she loves spending quality time with her husband and their family. Stephanie is actively involved in her church, specifically volunteering weekly in children’s ministry. Stephanie said, “I can’t deny, I love watching kids grow and learn!”

Stephanie is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has been trained in the following approaches:

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children who have little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally
  • pre-chaining and chaining therapy to treat pediatric feeding disorders
  • Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

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Alex Sanders

Alex received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a focus on Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas in May 2014 and a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology in May 2016. She has worked in pediatrics since graduating in 2016, but she and her husband, Adam, had a desire to be closer to home. She is excited to work in a multidisplinary environment which incorporates various therapies, as well as a classroom setting. Alex has obtained the Certificate of Clinical Competence. She is very organized and likes to mix therapy up by incorporating a variety of different themes into therapy, in order to expand vocabulary and experiences for the kiddos! In her free time, Alex loves spending time with family and traveling to new places and re-visiting old places! If Alex could possess one super-human power, it would be time travel.

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Andrea Dixon

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Education specializing in Communication Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas. Andrea came to love language therapy after watching her younger brother overcome a severe language delay as a toddler. Her brother was able to work past his speech delay to go on to have an extremely successful academic career that eventually led him to law school. His success inspired Andrea to want to help other children achieve their goals and dreams. Andrea has a strong desire to have a lasting impact on the lives of her patients. She believes that communication is a skill that is often taken for granted. She believes that teaching patients how to effectively communicate will aid in their independence. The thought of being able to help children achieve that independence brings a smile to Andrea’s face. In her spare time, Andrea volunteers with Miracle League of Northwest Arkansas. She also enjoys babysitting, being active in her church, and spending time with friends and family. Andrea also competes in half-marathons and marathons. 

Andrea has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children who have little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. 

Andrea may be contacted at

Carrie Shepherd

Carrie received a Bachelor of Science in Education specializing in Communication Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. Carrie is married with two wonderful boys! Carrie has training working with children with an Autism diagnosis by serving as the SLP in a specialty classroom for ASD. She also has training in trauma & behavior modification through previous work with children in foster care. She continually shows her passion and love for children and has been involved in foster care. Carrie loves watching children learning & making progress and knowing this does not just impact the child, but the entire family.

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