Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often informally known as speech therapists, are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. They hold at least a master's degree and state certification/licensure in the field, as well as a certificate of clinical competency from ASHA. All of our speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Kimberli has served in schools, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes as an outstanding speech pathologist, and been the Executive Director of the West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center since 2009. Her clinical focus is primarily adults with acquired neurological impairments, children and adults with severe / profound disabilities, and pediatric feeding disorders. Kimberli has earned the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) twice. Kimberli’s drive comes from a desire to meet the communication and swallowing needs of those within her community, one person one treatment at a time. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet, how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers
Rachel has been an SLP-A, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, at West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center since June of 2017. She is currently earning her Master of Science Degree at California State University-Northridge Distance Learning Program and will graduate in May of 2022. Her favorite part of being an SLP-A is connecting with each individual who comes into the clinic and watching patients make progress towards their speech and language goals. When not working or studying Rachel enjoys spending time with her dog “Buddy” and advocating for epilepsy awareness.
Mallory received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine with a minor in Spanish from Union University in Jackson, TN. She later graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Mallory enjoys providing therapeutic services to children and adults with complex communication needs and to individuals with speech and language impairments, including phonological and processing disorders. Her professional energy is focused on autism, augmentative alternative communication (AAC), and early language development. Mallory is Hanen certified in the “More Than Words” program and previously participated in a DIR Floortime mentorship program through the Profectum Foundation. She recently earned the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Outside of the office, Mallory enjoys fostering tranquility in her home through home decor, gardening, and her newfound interest in yoga.