Our Therapists

All Child’sPlay therapists are trained and experienced in various areas of pediatric therapy. They are also caring people who want the best for you and your child.

Martha Davis Martha Davis

Martha Davis is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders in 2006. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo in 2008. She completed her fieldwork at UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center, UAB Hospital, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital, and Vestavia Hills High School.

Martha has 10 years experience working in pediatric clinical private practice. She enjoys working with children of all ages. Her special interests include developing early language skills, articulation, and autism spectrum disorder. In her free time, Martha enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her husband and 3 sons.
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Ashley Hopkins Ashley Hopkins

Ashley Hopkins is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Communication Disorders in 1997 and a Master of Science in speech-language pathology in 1999 from the University of Arkansas. She has worked in early intervention and school settings with children and adolescents. She enjoys working with children with a variety of diagnoses.

Keisha Patterson Keisha Patterson

Keisha has specialized training and certifications in the following areas: Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, Handwriting Without Tears, Interactive Metronome, and Integrated Listening System.

Jaime Pears Jaime Pears

Jaime Pears has been a certified speech-language pathologist since 2013, working primarily with children. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. Jaime has years experience working in the Shelby and Jefferson County School Systems. In addition to her full time position at Child'sPlay, she also works PRN for a local hospital. Jaime is well versed in articulation and language therapy. She loves working with children and seeing all of the progress they make!

Laura Vickers Laura Vickers

Laura Vickers is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Laura received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science from Auburn University and received a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from UAB. Laura began her career here in Birmingham at an in-patient rehabilitation hospital. She then followed her passion for pediatrics into a job at a local public school system and providing after school therapy at Child's Play. After leaving the public school system following the birth of her son, she is now at Child's Play several days a week.

She is excited to work closely with children and their families. She is passionate about providing the very best occupational therapy services to both children and their parents. Laura possess certification in Integrated Listening Systems (ILS), Interactive Metronome (IM), and has attended a number of continuing education courses including Handwriting Without Tears Workshops, Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding, Pediatric Feeding Institute workshop, and has attended course 1 of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).
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Shelley Wyatt Shelley Wyatt

Shelley is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She graduated from UAB with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005 and earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2007. Shelley has experience working with children in the school system and private practice, as well as, the adult population in various settings. She has special interest in helping children with autism and sensory processing disorder and has training in Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and Handwriting Without Tears.

Shelley is excited to be providing therapy services to families and children at the Birmingham and Chelsea locations. Her personal interests include reading, listening to live music and watching college football. Shelley resides in Chelsea with her husband and son.
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