Alyssa graduated from Purdue University where she earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in speech-language pathology with highest distinction. She has always held a passion for children and has worked with kids across all ages. Alyssa works in both the school system and clinical settings treating individuals from birth to 18 years old. She has experience with working with individuals with a variety of disorders and delays, including autism, stuttering, phonological impairments, apraxia of speech, receptive-expressive language disorders, down syndrome, speech and language delays, and children with AAC. Alyssa has been working at Dynamic Therapy Center since October of 2018. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their friends and families, being outdoors, playing with their dog, traveling, and exploring the Nashville area.
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.
Kelcy earned her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in speech-language pathology from East Tennessee State University. While earning her graduate degree, Kelcy completed clinical rotations at a traumatic brain injury facility, an adult rehab hospital, The Positive Eating Program, and in the school setting working with middle school-aged children. She completed her clinical fellowship at Dynamic Therapy Center. Kelcy has experience with treating articulation disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, and apraxia. She specializes in the treatment of feeding disorders. She also has experience working with the down syndrome and autism populations. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
Hilary earned her undergraduate degree in communication disorders from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After graduation, she continued her education and earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Hilary was born and raised in Houston, Texas but always had a dream of moving to Nashville, TN. She followed her dream and moved to Nashville in 2017. Hilary worked at a Skilled Nursing Facility with the geriatric population for 5 years, primarily working with patients with neurodegenerative diseases. After a mission trip to Haiti where she spent a week working with kids with special needs, she felt it was her time to make the transition to pediatrics. Hilary joined Dynamic Therapy Center in April of 2019. In her spare time, you can find Hilary listening to live music with friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, or hiking.
Previous to joining the team at Dynamic in the summer of 2019, Christina provided services in the elementary school setting for 5 years, as well as PRN at NHC Rehab facilities. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and Master’s Degree from Tennessee State University. She has experience working with diverse populations including toddlers, school-aged children, and adults. She recognizes the importance of connecting with families to support their child’s communication and believes therapy should not only be functional, but also fun. She has experience treating a variety of clients including individuals diagnosed with expressive and receptive language delays, fluency disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, down syndrome, and autism. Christina enjoys trying new restaurants, being outdoors, cooking and baking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, playing with her Goldendoodle, Riley, and coffee.
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.
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Hannah completed her undergraduate degree in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in special education at Middle Tennessee State University. She then moved to Kentucky to get her master’s degree in communication disorders from Murray State University. During school Hannah gained experience working with the special needs population in both clinical and school settings, as well as experience with Augmentative and Alternative Devices. She is now completing her Clinical Fellowship Year at Dynamic Therapy Center. In her free time, Hannah enjoys traveling, hiking, tennis and golf.
After having worked as an SLP in public schools for three years, Daniel joined Dynamic in the fall of 2017. A former journalist, he earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations from Tennessee Tech University. He worked as Schools Editor at the Herald-Citizen in Cookeville, where he discovered and fell in love with speech-language pathology while on a story assignment about a social skills camp for children with autism. He then completed his undergrad courses and Master’s in Speech and Hearing Science at Tennessee State University where he maintained a 4.0 and conducted nationally recognized research on African-American English dialect. He has experience working with children and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders, which includes training with modified barium swallow studies and videostroboscopy while at the Nashville VA hospital as a Graduate Trainee. His pediatric experience has also consisted of working as a Clinical Supervisor at TSU where he supervised and trained graduate student clinicians, and he is a regular guest lecturer at local universities, including Belmont, Lipscomb, and Tennessee State. Daniel is the Council Chair of the Arc of Davidson County and Greater Nashville’s Wilson County Family Support Local Council and longtime volunteer for HOBY Tennessee. He enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and, most of all, spending time with his wife and two sons.
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 the 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.
Originally from west Tennessee, Lauren graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with her Bachelor’s in communication disorders. She then moved to Kentucky to get her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Murray State University. She has a passion for children and has gained experience working with kids with a variety of communication needs ranging from speech articulation to social communication. Lauren is currently in her Clinical Fellowship Year. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, playing with their goldendoodle, being outdoors, and working out at their local Crossfit box.
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.
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.
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.
Carrie earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of South Alabama. She began her career in the Mobile County Public School System where she enjoyed three years with her students. Carrie and her family moved to Nashville four years ago, and after having dedicated 12 years of service in long-term care facilities, she is delighted to be a part of the Dynamic team, once again working with the pediatric population. Carrie enjoys time outdoors, live music, and spending time with her husband and two children.
A 2014 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Master’s program in speech-language pathology, Kelsey has previously worked with middle and high school student while an employee with Sumner County School system and in a privately-owned clinic in Hendersonville with children ranging from 10 months to 16 years old. She enjoys spending time with her fiance, Warren, and has an adopted dog named Elmo. He other hobbies include going to Disney World (she’s been nearly 20 times) and health and wellness. A certified personal trainer, Kelsey enjoys learning more about how health is affected by actions, foods, and environment.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, she and her husband moved to Vermont for a new adventure, where she received her Master’s degree from the University of Vermont. She began her clinical fellowship in a long term care facility in southern Vermont, and completed her fellowship back home in Nashville, TN, in pediatric home healthcare, where she developed her passion for working the pediatric population. Bailey and her husband briefly moved to Knoxville for work re-location, but when the opportunity opened up at Dynamic Therapy Center, she excitedly accepted the position. Bailey has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation for TBI, middle and high schools, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. She has a growing passion for pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, and early speech and language development. Bailey is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and holds a professional license in TN. Bailey and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, attending concerts, and spending time with family and their puppy, Odin.
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