Birmingham Therapists

Meet Our Team of Birmingham Therapists

All Child’sPlay therapists are trained and experienced in various areas of pediatric therapy. Our team of Birmingham therapists is a group of caring and compassionate people who want to promote the best for you and your child.

Anne Abernathy

Birmingham therapists

Anne is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She is our OT/PT Clinical Supervisor in the Hoover and Chelsea locations. She was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Services from Auburn University (War Eagle!). She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Anne has received training in the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum, Integrated Listening System®, Interactive Metronome®, Beckman Oral Motor, SOS Approach to Feeding®, and feeding training for infants and 6 -16 month children. Anne is also part of the Trauma Team at Child’sPlay, which aims to accommodate the unique needs of children with traumatic backgrounds. Anne was the recipient of the OT Excellence Award at CPTC in 2019 and the 2020 OTR of excellence award from the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association.

In her free time, Anne enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, as well as crafting, being outside, and reading. She is passionate about her work in pediatrics with the goal of helping children succeed in all areas of life! Email Anne

Caroline Allums

Birmingham therapists

Caroline is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She is originally from Pensacola, Florida. Caroline received her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from Auburn University (War Eagle) in 2018. She then attended the University of South Alabama to receive her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2020. Caroline completed her clinical fieldwork in outpatient pediatrics and adult inpatient mental health.

Caroline currently provides school-based therapy in a local school setting as well as therapy in the clinic. She is passionate about working with the children and their families to help them achieve their goals. When Caroline is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, visiting her hometown, and baking.

Rachel Ashcraft

Birmingham therapists

Rachel Ashcraft is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. Rachel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion from Mississippi State University and received a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from UAB. She currently serves as President for the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association and is a member of the AOTA school of mental health community of practice workgroup. She has been at the forefront of the national OT movement towards more trauma-informed care across the profession.

She has received recognition from both State and National Occupational Therapy Associations for her work with vulnerable children, including receiving the 2018 Emerging & Innovative Practice Award from The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. and the 2017 OTR of excellence award from the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association. Rachel is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Practitioner. Rachel has additional specialty training in the following areas: Handwriting without Tears®, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening System®, Sensory Processing, Feeding Intervention with Pediatric Feeding Institute.

She is licensed to provide Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) through the Tourette Syndrome Behavior Therapy Institute (TS-BTI). Rachel has presented at the Autism Society of Alabama Conference, The Simpson Ramsey Symposium, The Northeast Adoption Summit, Local foster parent association meetings, the Alabama State Occupational Therapy Conference, the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, and provides continued education and training for school systems related to behavior management and trauma-informed school practices.

Rachel is passionate about trauma-informed school-based OT services and was the lead author on a chapter regarding childhood trauma in the text “Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools, 2nd Edition” published through AOTA. Rachel was instrumental in the development and implementation of Focal Point, Child’sPlay’s intensive treatment program for the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Rachel is passionate about occupational therapy and loves helping her clients meet their full potential. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and serving as the founder and director of Foster the Future Alabama, a 501(c)3 with the mission of reducing inequality in access to health and wellness services for children in foster care. Email Rachel

Caroline Bauldree

Birmingham therapists

Caroline is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist originally from Auburn, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!) in Communication Disorders and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo.

Caroline has a passion for articulation, early language, and pragmatic skills and is trained in the Orton-Gillingham® reading approach. She has experience with all ages in private practice, schools, and skilled nursing facilities.

Caroline loves helping her clients to reach their full potential in all areas of communication and supporting families during the process. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, including trying new restaurants in Birmingham and attending church events. Email Caroline

Morgan Bernd

Birmingham therapists

Morgan is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University in 2014 and earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016. She completed a pediatric fieldwork rotation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and she also has experience working with medically fragile children at a prescribed pediatric extended care facility in Meridian, Mississippi.

Morgan has received training in Integrated Listening System, Interactive Metronome, and Beckman Oral Motor Training for feeding therapy. She is excited to continue working with children at Child’sPlay Therapy Center to further her passion for working with children to help them achieve their highest potential.

In her free time, Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband, playing with her golden retriever, cross-stitching, and hiking. Email Morgan

Katie Burt

Birmingham therapists

Katie is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist from central Louisiana.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Services and Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas.

Katie loves working with children of all ages and has a passion for serving others. In her free time, Katie enjoys serving at her church, crafting, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog Lucy. Email Katie

Caroline Caldwell

Birmingham therapists

Caroline is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from The University of Alabama in 2015 and earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2018.

Caroline has experience working with adults and children in the outpatient setting. She completed a pediatric fieldwork rotation at Child’sPlay providing therapy services to children and adolescents in the outpatient and school setting. Caroline currently provides school-based therapy services at a local school system.

She enjoys working with children of all ages and helping them to maximize their independence at school and at home.

Grace Cox

Grace is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at Auburn University. She went on to receive her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Tennessee State University in 2020. She has experience in the clinic and school system but has spent most of her time in elementary schools over the past year. 

She is passionate about this setting because each child and family are so unique. She loves to problem solve to find the appropriate needs for children to progress and thrive. In her free time, she enjoys crafts that include painting or calligraphy and spending time with her husband and her dog, Chloe.

Maggie Cox

Birmingham therapists

Maggie is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Florida State University and her Masters of Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology from Auburn University.  Maggie completed her clinical fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Sparks Clinics, an interdisciplinary pediatric diagnostics clinic. Maggie has been at Child’s Play Therapy Center since 2015.

Maggie has worked with children of all ages in many settings, in both public and private schools, as well as in private practice. Her special interests include literacy, language disorders, articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, and other developmental disorders.  Maggie has received training in trauma-informed care, Orton-Gillingham reading approach, TalkTools® Oral Placement Therapy, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Integrated Listening System®, and Interactive Metronome®.  

Her favorite part of her job is coming alongside families to work together as their children gain speech and language skills! In her free time, Maggie enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter. Email Maggie

Deidra Davies

Birmingham therapists

Deidra is a licensed physical therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Auburn University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida.  She completed her pediatric internship at Madonna Rehab Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and has also worked in the adult orthopedic setting. 

Deidra has worked with children in many settings including an integrated preschool for children with Autism and in the community as a case manager for children with mental health diagnoses.  She is passionate about providing individualized care while making therapy fun and enjoyable. 

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing the guitar, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Kimberly Docking

Birmingham therapists

Kimberly is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and completed her Master of Science in Communication Disorders at Indiana State University in 2013. Since graduating, Kimberly has provided services to children in both the school and pediatric clinic settings.

She has worked extensively with children with autism spectrum disorders, articulation disorders, language disorders, and other developmental disorders. Her favorite part of her job is being able to see children grow with pride and encouragement as they gain stronger speech and language skills!

A new transplant from Chicago, by way of Michigan, she is excited to call Birmingham her new home! In her free time, she enjoys shopping, reading, listening to podcasts, and exploring Birmingham with her husband. Email Kimberly

Rachel Evans

Birmingham therapists

Rachel is an ASHA-certified and state-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist originally from Madison, Alabama. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and has worked in pediatrics since graduating in 2016.

She has experience working with children in both the school and private practice settings and is a trained Orton-Gillingham therapist. Other clinical areas of interest include working with children with phonological disorders, articulation impairments, literacy, and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know families and seeing children reach their full potential.

Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Stephen, and has two sons named Liam and Judah. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, having coffee, podcasts, and watching Auburn sports!

Nicole Frost

Birmingham Therapists

Nicole is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She is originally from Decatur, AL, and moved to Birmingham to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. 

Nicole has experience working with children of all ages and is currently serving a local school system. She is passionate about helping children reach their full potential so they can thrive while in the classroom. 

In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, hiking, and playing games. 

Mary Kate Galloway

Birmingham therapists

Mary Kate is a licensed and registered occupational therapist born and raised in Birmingham. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from Auburn University in 2014, and later attended Alabama State University, where she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017.

Mary Kate has experience working with children ranging in age from 8 months to 18 years with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and many others.

In her free time, you can find her cooking, attempting to enjoy yoga/other exercise classes, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. (And don’t forget her two furry sidekicks Poppy and Woody too!) Email Mary Kate

Jessi Garzarek

Birmingham therapists

Jessi Garzarek is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama in 2010 and her Master of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Georgia in 2015. Jessi enjoys and has experience working with clients of all ages, including babies through young adulthood. Her heart is in personally connecting and partnering with families to foster growth and confidence while working on functional communication skills.

Jessi’s special interests include early language development, play skills, and infant feeding. She is also part of the trauma team at Child’s Play which aims to accommodate the unique needs of children with traumatic backgrounds.

Jessi is married with 2 sons. On her time off, you can find her playing outside with her boys! Email Jessi



Laura Lee

Birmingham therapists

Laura Lee is a physical therapist who has been with Child’s Play Therapy since 2015.  She has been practicing in the pediatric physical therapy setting since 2005 and was an inpatient rehabilitation therapist prior.  Laura earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2003 and has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi. 

Laura is currently seeing clients in both the Hoover and Chelsea locations as well as working in a local school system.  Laura enjoys working with children from birth to young adulthood who present with developmental delay, neurological deviations, and orthopedic concerns.  In treating clients, Laura utilizes Neurodevelopmental Treatment techniques learned in continuing education coursework and is also competent with primitive reflex integration, therapeutic taping, vestibular integration therapy, and physical therapy treatment for neuromuscular disorders arising from chronic illness.

Outside of work, Laura has a husband and 3 school-aged children who enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors.  She also gardens, reads, and does lots of laundry. Email Laura

Megan Lentz

Birmingham therapists

Megan is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia but her family moved to Wilsonville, Alabama in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Auburn University (War Eagle!) in Psychology with a professional focus in early childhood development. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016.

She has dedicated her entire career to pediatrics and has a passion for helping kiddos and their families achieve their fullest potential. Following graduation, she worked in Texas and just made the move back to Alabama. She is thrilled to be continuing her pediatric career with Child’sPlay. She has special training in sensory integration, Interactive Metronome®, neurodevelopmental techniques, and Kinesio-taping.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending her time outdoors with her three dogs and daughter, exploring the beautiful state of Alabama, and attending Auburn football games! Email Megan

Amy Moore

Birmingham therapists

Amy Moore has been a licensed speech-language pathologist since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in Communication Disorders, followed by a Master’s Degree in Education specializing in speech pathology from Alabama A & M University.

Amy has worked with both children and adults in a variety of settings. These include long-term care facilities, home health, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, preschool and elementary school settings, and early intervention. Amy enjoys working with children and specializes in early intervention, language, and oral motor/feeding disorders.

Amy provides services to Child’sPlay as an independent contractor.

Leah Murrill

Birmingham therapists

Leah Murrill is a licensed and registered occupational therapist.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Samford University in 1998 and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. 

Leah started her career in orthopedic and acute care.  She then served for the next ten years as a member of an interdisciplinary team working closely with children with a broad range of physical, developmental, learning, and behavioral challenges to provide customized evaluations and recommendations for therapies, treatment, and activities in their communities and homes.  Since that time, Leah continued her career serving students in a local school system, working to make a positive impact in the lives of students every day. 

She joins Child’sPlay Therapy Center to continue her work with one of our local contracted public schools.  She finds joy in learning the strengths of each student and working with them to build their skills so that they can take pride in their accomplishments and achieve their goals. 

Leah continues learning each day from her students and their families, colleagues, and professional education to better serve her students. When not at work, she enjoys time with her husband Jay, son Peyton, daughter June, large affectionate cat Sunny, and a tiny dog with a big personality Molly.

Allyson Pasternack

Birmingham therapists

Allyson Pasternack is the Clinical Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology. She is a state and ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has 15 years of experience in the profession. Allyson Pasternack is an Alabama state licensed, and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has 20 years of experience in the profession.  Allyson was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and relocated to Hoover in 2012.  Allyson earned both her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, where she also served as an adjunct professor. 

Allyson is currently the Clinical Supervisor of Speech Pathology at the Birmingham location of Child’sPlay Therapy Center, where she has worked for 9 years.  Mentoring new therapists and providing clinical support for her team is what Allyson enjoys most about her role as Clinical Supervisor.  She has completed specialized training in Integrated Listening Systems® (ILS) and has completed two levels of training in Talk Tools® Oral Placement Therapy.  She is also a certified SpeechEasy® provider.  

Allyson’s clinical passions include early language learning and play as well as working with children and adults who stutter. Allyson is a two-time recipient of an ASHA ACE award for continuing education.  When out of the office, Allyson enjoys spending time with her family, including her son, daughter, and cat Yankee.  She is a proud baseball mom, loves to sing and bake, and enjoys musical theater! Email Allyson

Brantley Peddy

Birmingham therapists

Brantley is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in Communication Disorders and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo.

Brantley completed graduate clinical work with children in clinic, school, and early intervention. Brantley is excited to be a part of the Child’sPlay Birmingham therapists team to pursue her passion for helping children reach their full potential.

In her free time, Brantley enjoys spending time with friends and family, needle pointing, and cheering for the Auburn Tigers. Email Brantley

Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from Samford University and received a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Women’s University in Dallas, Texas. Rachel also completed her Certificate in Healthcare Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Rachel has experience in working with children of all ages in the school system in addition to adolescents and adults within the acute care hospital setting.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and being a mom to her 2 daughters. Email Rachel

Michaella Robinson

Michaella is a licensed and registered occupational therapist, who was born and raised in the Birmingham area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from UAB in 2017, later attending Alabama State University, where she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2021. She has experience in a variety of occupational therapy settings, although pediatrics and early intervention are where her heart led her.

She has experience with a multitude of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, and many more.

She loves all things outdoors, spending time with her family, and learning fun facts! Email Michaella

Danielle Russo

Danielle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, and their families. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy From
The University of Alabama. She completed clinic hours at Sprayberry Education Center, DCH Employee Assistance Program, and the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic. She has also worked in private practice for 2 years with children and families.

Danielle has experience working with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to behavioral issues and complex trauma. Working with children is different from working with adults because they do not have the language to express what they are experiencing internally. Danielle utilizes play therapy techniques to help them explore and process what is going on for them internally and in life.

When she’s not working with kids, she likes to spend time with her friends, family, and pets. Email Danielle

Savannah Ruud

Savannah Ruud is a physical therapist at Child’sPlay Therapy Center in Hoover, Alabama. Savannah graduated with her Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2020. Email Savannah.

Janet Simon

Janet is a licensed and registered occupational therapist.  She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Janet has been on the Child’sPlay team since 2010 and has worked primarily in the local public schools.  Janet now serves as the Coordinator of Public School Services and enjoys mentoring and supervising our therapists in the public school setting, as well as partnering with the local public schools to ensure we are exceeding their expectations.

Janet enjoys working with children of all ages and helping them reach their full potential and independence in their home and school environments.  Her passion is working with her students in the local school systems.  Her areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Integration disorders, and genetic disorders. She has specialized training in the Handwriting Without Tears® program, as well as the Thera pressure Technique, and the Wilbarger Protocol for Sensory Defensiveness. 

She has participated in several sensory integration methods and theories.   Janet is also a certified Integrated Listening® practitioner and certified in Interactive Metronome®.  She has been trained in LAMP and different methods of feeding therapy, including Talk Tools®, Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor approach.  Janet, her husband Eric, and her daughter Victoria live in Hoover.

She enjoys spending time with her family, reading mystery books, running races, and bicycling rides for charitable causes in the community.  Her biggest joy is to give any child the confidence and ability to be successful and happy at their school, at play, or at home. Email Janet

Shyanne Thompkins

Shyanne Thompkins is an ASHA-certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist with Child’sPlay Therapy Center providing early intervention services in the Birmingham area. Before transitioning to early intervention, Shyanne served students ages 3 to 21 in a local public school system for two years.

Shyanne completed her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo. Since graduating in 2020, Shyanne and her husband relocated to Helena, Alabama, with their two children (7 years old and 4 months old) and two dogs (Kilo and Cypher). Shyanne enjoys reading, coloring, serving her community, and collecting coffee cups from places she travels in her spare time.

Taylor Tidmore

Taylor is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 2015. She received her Master of Communication Disorders degree from Auburn University in 2017. Taylor has experience working with children of all ages in schools and private practice and has completed training in Talk Tools® Oral Placement Therapy.

Her special interests include language disorders, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and other developmental disorders. Taylor loves working with families to help children take steps toward their goals and develop functional communication skills.

Taylor lives in Homewood with her husband, son, and 2 crazy dogs, and loves watching college football-War Eagle! Email Taylor

Jessica Varnadore

Jessica is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She is originally from Prattville, AL, and moved to Birmingham in 2011 to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management and a Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has received training in the Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, Interoception Awareness, and Integrated Listening System®.

Jessica is also a part of the Trauma Team at Child’sPlay, which aims to accommodate the unique needs of children with traumatic backgrounds. Jessica believes that play is the means by which children learn, grow, and heal. Therefore, she is passionate about utilizing play to help children thrive in all areas of life.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her pets. Email Jessica

Alicia Varner

Alicia Varner is an ASHA-certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist. Her desire to become a speech-language pathologist came from her own experience receiving speech therapy as a child in elementary school. Alicia received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Christian University. She has experience working with preschool through adolescent-aged children and over 10 years of experience working in the school setting.

Alicia enjoys working with students who have a wide range of needs in the area of language, articulation/phonology, fluency, and emergent literacy. She has experience with children with complex communication needs who are multi-modal communicators and use a variety of AAC supports. She has completed the Inside Out Sensory Certificate Course for SLPs and received training in neurodiversity-affirming practices.  Currently, Alicia is contracted through Child’sPlay to work for a local public school system.

Alicia has lived in Birmingham for 8 years with her husband and son. Her family recently added a Standard Poodle to their family named Teddy. Outside of work, Alicia enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on walks with Teddy, trips to the library, and yoga.

Erin Christine Waterman

Erin is a licensed physical therapist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida. Erin has worked in multiple pediatric and adult settings, including early intervention, school, outpatient, acute care, and inpatient rehab.

She is passionate about providing individualized routine-based interventions to support patients and their families in achieving their goals. In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking with her dog Bobby, running, and reading. 

Lauren Watts

Lauren Watts is a speech-language pathologist at Child’sPlay Therapy Center in Hoover, Alabama. Before joining Child’sPlay, she was a graduate student clinician at Encompass Health in Lexington, Kentucky.

She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2015 and received her Master’s of Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Kentucky in 2019.

Teresa Wiggins

Birmingham therapists

Teresa is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Sociology with a focus on Medical Sociology. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Brenau University in 2015. Teresa has recently moved back to Birmingham, Alabama from Atlanta, Georgia to be closer to her family and friends.

Teresa has experience working with children in both a clinic and school system setting. She has a passion for helping children and their families learn the skills needed to thrive in their everyday life.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and looking for a unique find at local antique markets. Email Teresa

Shelley Zepp

Shelley is a licensed and registered speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology from Florida State University. Shelley received her Master of Science in Clinical Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University. She has worked in clinical and school settings with most of her career spent in elementary schools.

Her interests include articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and language impairments. Shelley loves working with children and seeing all the progress they are able to make in therapy. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two children. Email Shelley