Stephanie Simpson, MCD, CCC-SLP
Stephanie 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.
Stephanie may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Hammond, M.S., CCC-SLP
Grace earned her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Hhaca College in 2019. She is passionate about working with social language and expanding expressive language skills with children, so that is what led her to Kids Unlimited Learning Academy. In Grace’s spare time, she likes to play with her new puppy and go on hikes. Outdoors is where she feels the most free. Grace’s favorite part of working at KULA is helping children reach their full potential and developing life long connections. If she could possess one super-human power it would be the ability to fly, so she could go anywhere in the world! Grace is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has been trained in the SOS approach to feeding.
Grace may be contacted at email@example.com.
Emily Parker, MCD, CCC-SLP
Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Harding University in Searcy, AR, in 2019. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders, in 2020, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She has to sweet little fur babies named Ella and Ivy! Emily completed her school externship at Kids Unlimited Learning Academy and fell in love with our kiddos, so she knew she had to come back after graduation. Her favorite part of her job is helping give every child a voice! If Emily had one super-human power it would be the ability to fly, so she could go anywhere in the world.
Emily is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has been trained in the following approaches:
- Beckman Oral Protocol
Emily may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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