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.