Irene specializes in oral motor disorders, swallowing/feeding disorders, aural habilitation, sensory processing disorders, and language delay/disorders. Originally from Maine, she received a B.S. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Maine. Irene moved to Tennessee in the late 1980s and graduated from Vanderbilt University with highest distinction with an M.S. degree in Communication Disorders. Irene has worked with children with a variety of disorders in the medical field as a speech/language/feeding therapist. She has worked at the Bill Wilkerson Center, High Hopes Inc., and Centennial Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At the Bill Wilkerson Center, she was the lead therapist on the aural habilitation team and was a member of the cochlear implant team. At High Hopes, Inc. Irene developed the feeding program with focus on sensory and behavioral feeding issues. She opened a private clinic in 2002 before joining the Dynamic family in 2009. Irene served on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee from 2002-2011 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for McClain Christian Academy and Wilson County Children’s Music Association. She enjoys music, reading, traveling, hiking, football (Go Vols!) and spending time with her husband and son, Zacc.
Vicki specializes in speech disorders, fluency, developmental phonological disorders, sensory processing disorders, autism, swallowing/feeding disorders, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, and language and processing disorders. She has extensive experience with educational based speech-language pathology and the federal, state, and local regulations related to practice in the school setting. She often consults with parents and schools and works with homeschool families to modify curriculum. Originally from Alabama, she graduated from the University of Alabama with high honors with a M.S. degree in communication disorders. She earned her B.S. from the University of Montevallo. She is licensed by both he Board of Allied Health and the State Education Department. Prior to joining the Dynamic team in 2008, Vicki worked as a clinical supervisor and area manager for a large rehabilitation company, providing training and developing training materials for other therapists, and in documentation and appeals. She has experience in pediatrics, home health, schools, regional medical centers, and spent several years working in an ENT practice primarily with laryngectomy patients. She teaches art classes during her time off and is involved with her husband and four children in a variety of community and school activities.
Amanda earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University. Amanda completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the Brown Center for Autism, where she received Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training. Amanda has experience working in the pediatric setting and enjoys working with children with special needs. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). In her spare time, Amanda enjoys exercising, shopping, and traveling with her husband, family, and friends.
Sarah has treated pediatric clients with diagnosis including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, ADD, sensory processing disorder, articulation disorder, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, apraxia, and neurological disorders. Sarah earned her B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University. She is licensed in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee by the Board of Speech-Language Pathology. She is also a member of ASHA. Sarah completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Dynamic Therapy Center in 2013. She then worked at Theraplace Learning Center in Louisville, KY and a skilled nursing facility in Indiana before returning to the Dynamic family in 2016. Sarah and her husband have a goldendoodle named Kate. Sarah and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants, cooking, spending time with family in Bowling Green, KY, and vacationing at the beach.
Kate Johnson, CGC, AKC Registered
Kate joined the Dynamic family at 8 weeks old in 2013. Kate completed obedience training in 2013 and 2014. She completed her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) training in Louisville, KY in March 2016. Kate is currently a registered therapy dog under the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Kate loves children, long walks, treats, and tennis balls. You can follow Kate on Instagram at @kate.doodle !
Originally from Indiana, Carson graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Indiana State University. She then moved to Tennessee and earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. While earning her graduate degree, Carson completed a clinical rotation in the pediatric setting, with a concentration in aural rehabilitation. Carson has experience with language and articulation disorders as well as augmentative and alternative communication. Carson finished a 200 hour training to become a yoga instructor in April 2016. She enjoys the live music scene in Nashville, traveling, and biking.
Abby earned her B.S. degree from Western Kentucky University and her M.S. degree from Tennessee State University in Communication Disorders. Her past experience includes work at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center as well as in the school system for over 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her children and watching the Nashville Predators hit the ice. Abby has been working at Dynamic Therapy Center since 2010.
Katrina earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Kentucky University. She completed her clinical fellowship in a long term care facility in Evansville, Indiana. One of Katrina’s professional goals was to work with pediatric population, so when she re-located to Nashville, after getting married, she gladly took the opportunity to work at Dynamic. Part of her time is spent at Dynamic Therapy Center and at an elementary school where she has gained experience with autism, Down’s Syndrome, apraxia, articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, and developmental delays. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has a professional license in TN and IN. Katrina and her husband enjoy going to the lake, traveling, and trying new restaurants.