McKenzie Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP
McKenzie graduated from Northeastern State University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2019. Her passion for working with children and the importance of early intervention is what brought her to Kids Unlimited Learning Academy. Her favorite part about her job is helping precious kiddos communicate their needs and wants in their life. If McKenize could possess one super-human power, she would want the power of telekinesis. Her motto is, “Do everything like it is the most important thing you have to do.”
McKenzie is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has received training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) approach, which allows children who have little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally.
McKenzie may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travis Nodine, M.C.D., CCC-SLP
Travis Nodine graduated with his undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University in 2017 and graduated with his graduate degree from Arkansas State University in 2018. His previous experiences with children throughout graduate school led him to the Kids Unlimited family. Travis’ passion for the kiddos he works with makes him one of the biggest advocates for them. He believes that communication is something that we most often take for-granted and affects everything, so he wants to help anyone he can! Travis enjoys studying American Sign Language and attending local events that support the Deaf community! If he could have any super power in the world, it would be elasticity, so he could reach things that are far away.
Travis is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In 2020, he earned the Award for Continuing Education (ACE). In order to receive this award, individuals meet the requirements by earning 7.0 ASHA (70 hours) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within a 36-month period. Travis 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
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding
Travis may be contacted at email@example.com.
Bethany Adams, MS, CCC-SLP
Bethany earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 2014 and Masters of Communication Disorders in 2016 at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is married with one cutie patootie son! Bethany previously worked in the public school system and learned how important early intervention is for children. She knew the Kids Unlimited Learning Academy would be the perfect fit for her! She believes that language is one of the most important aspects of daily living, whether that be verbal or nonverbal communication. Bethany also thinks that early intervention is such a critical age to begin the development of language and notes that children’s brains are like little sponges. She loves to make people smile and be happy. In Bethany’s spare time, she likes to go to church, spend time with her family, and shopping! She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is trained in the vital stem approach.
Bethany may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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