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 now she is also the Executive Director of the West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Her clinical focus is primarily adults with acquired neurological impairments, children and adults with severe / profound disabilities, and middle school students.
Rachel is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Communication Disorders Program. Prior to becoming a Speech Assistant at WTHSC, she was employed at a retirement home and Jackson State Community College business office. Rachel enjoys working with children of all ages with language impairments, articulation disorders, and learning disabilities.
Mallory received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine with a minor in Spanish from Union University in Jackson, TN and then graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Mallory’s clinical experience includes providing therapeutic intervention to children and adults with complex communication needs and to children with speech and language impairments, such as phonological and processing disorders. Her professional energy is focused on autism and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Mallory is Hanen certified in the “More Than Words” program and has 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).