Kelsey is originally a New Englander who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology through a rigorous accelerated program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2015. Kelsey is licensed by the state of North Carolina and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Kelsey has worked in pediatric private practice since 2015, first at a private practice outside of Washington, D.C, and most recently in Boston. Through both of these positions, Kelsey has served children birth to 22 in the home, school, daycare, and clinic settings. Kelsey has experience working with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria, Down Syndrome, expressive/receptive language disorder, fluency, articulation/phonological disorder, as well as a number of genetic and feeding disorders. Notably, Kelsey is trained in PROMPT for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and Floortime, and has specific experience treating infants and toddlers with feeding difficulties, young children with apraxia, and school age children working on higher level language processing and reading.

Kelsey feels passionate about equipping children and their families with the tools necessary to achieve functional skills across settings.  She loves to incorporate play and child interest into therapy to keep learning motivating and engaging.  Working closely with families and caregivers are fundamental to her therapy approach.

 

Kasey is North Carolina licensed and holds her national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), which she received in 2012.  She attended West Virginia University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, completing her undergraduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 2009. She furthered her studies at East Carolina University, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011. With her husband previously serving in the military, she has had the pleasure of working in several areas of the country, to include North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, schools, home health, and outpatient clinics.

Kasey has experience working with children and adults from birth to geriatric, with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, cleft lip/palate, craniofacial anomalies, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, neurological deficits, Cerebral Palsy, hard of hearing, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, prematurity, visual impairments, failure to thrive, sensory processing disorders, apraxia, and genetic disorders. Kasey also has experience working with children with feeding/swallowing disorders. She has treated children with reflux, G-tube dependence, tracheostomy, discoordinated and/or weak suck/swallow/breathe patterns, texture aversions, picky eating, aspiration, immature chewing, swallowing foods whole, feeding refusals, transition difficulties, gagging/choking, slow weight gain, and drooling. Kasey is a Vital Stim certified clinician for treatment of swallowing disorders. Kasey also has extensive experience working with children with various language and articulation delays/disorders including late talkers, specific language impairment, motor speech disorders, and articulation/phonological processing disorders. Kasey has completed further training in AAC devices and Passy Muir Speaking Value for tracheostomy. She has training in play-based therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy settings.

In her free time, Kasey enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, watching football, and going to the beach. She and her husband live in Wake Forest with their son, Lincoln, and German Shepherd, Harley. Kasey is especially passionate about providing superior care for your child in order to maximize their feeding and communication potential. Kasey believes that family involvement holds an integral part of the therapy process. She is looking forward to working with your child and family to provide a family-centered and comprehensive therapy experience.

​Ashley johnson, ms, CCc-slp

Rebecca received her B.S. Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from the University of Alabama and then continued on to receive her Gifted/Talented Endorsement from the University of Georgia. She taught preschool, kindergarten, and first grade for fourteen years and has since embraced her passion for working with the younger population by providing developmental therapy.  

After spending time at home with her young sons, Rebecca felt compelled to continue her work with young children and was motivated to begin providing developmental therapy.  She is passionate about working with children, and has thoroughly enjoyed the transition into working with families within their homes, helping children improve their overall emotional, cognitive, receptive and expressive language, social, and physical abilities.  Using daily activities to strengthen each child’s foundation in the different developmental domains is a joy for her.  Through her classroom practice and continuing education in the field of childhood development and education, Rebecca is able to provide an appropriate and nurturing learning experience for all children.  She values the unique nature of each child and family dynamic.  Rebecca truly believes there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a child growing towards his or her full potential!

Natalia was born in Peru, South America and moved to the United States when she was six years old. She is fluent in English and Spanish.  Natalia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from North Carolina State University, and a Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Natalia has thoroughly enjoyed working with the pediatric population for nine years in a variety of settings, including home-health and public schools.  

Natalia is licensed by the state of North Carolina to practice speech language pathology.  She also maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Natalia’s areas of interest and expertise include working with Spanish-speaking families, children with Down Syndrome, children with developmental delays, articulation and phonological disorders, and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. 

Lori Hare, MS, CCC-SLP

Lori is the owner of Dogwood Pediatric Therapy.  As a practicing speech language pathologist, she has experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings, including clinical, schools, and in-home.  Lori graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2004 with a BA in Elementary Education and concentration in Spanish.   She taught briefly before deciding to pursue a graduate degree for Speech-Language Pathology, eager to work in a more personalized manner with children with special needs.   Lori graduated from East Carolina University with her Master’s Degree in 2008, where she was awarded the Berbecker Fellowship for accomplishment, commitment, and skill in the allied health sciences.   She has been working with children with speech and language needs ever since. 

Lori is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and also holds North Carolina state licensure to practice speech pathology.   Her areas of interest and expertise include working with children with developmental delays, articulation/phonological delays and disorders, and pragmatic/social communication disorders.  She has vast experience working with children on all ranges of the autism spectrum and greatly enjoys working with this population.  Another passion for Lori is working with families who speak Spanish, and she truly loves providing bilingual speech therapy services to Spanish speaking children. 

In her free time, Lori can't get enough of her husband and two children.  She enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking, and can be found cheering on the New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks, and the Pittsburgh Steelers!   
 

Sarah Hilts, MS, CCC-SLP

Kasey hudock, ms, ccc-slp

Kelsey thompson, ms, ccc-slp

Sarah has served children aged 1-18 with a variety of communication disorders. She grew up here in Raleigh, and became interested in speech and language therapy when her younger brother benefited greatly from treatment to address the speech and language issues caused by genetic disorders and autism. Sarah went on to earn her MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences from UNC-CH in 1998.

Sarah began her career working in a WCPSS elementary school, where she implemented a speech-language treatment program which served two preschool classrooms, two self-contained classes serving autistic children, one cross-categorical classroom, as well as the mainstreamed population. Since the birth of her own two children, Sarah chose to continue her therapy career working with children in home and community based environments. She specializes in highly individualized treatment, partnering with clients and their families to facilitate communication across settings.  Sarah is licensed by the State of North Carolina and holds a national Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Talisha graduated from Capella University with her Master’s degree in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development in July 2015.  In December 2016, she received her certification in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).  Talisha has embraced her passion to work with children by teaching in child care facilities, including the Mariposa School and a Cary located Headstart, from 2006 to present. As a Lead Teacher, she has taught children from 3 months to five years old. Talisha has experience working with children and adults with various developmental disabilities in home and clinical settings. Talisha has a strong background in providing age appropriate activities to assist children in their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. She also has experience conducting workshops for parents, in which she provided different activities that can be utilized at home and in the community to assist their children in learning different concepts. Talisha truly enjoys working with children and helping them reach their goals, and is looking forward to the opportunity to help your child realize their full potential. 

​​Jillian nyswonger, MS, CCC-slp

​Talisha Parker, Developmental Therapist

​Rebecca Barry, Developmental Therapist 

Natalia Roberts, Ms, ccc-slp

Ashley received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in 2008 and 2010 respectively. She moved to Raleigh where she completed her internship working with pediatrics in clinical, home, and preschool settings. She is licensed by the State of NC and holds a national Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Ashley has experience with clients from pediatric to geriatric age, with a variety of disorders including articulation/phonological disorders, pragmatics/social communication issues, and other developmental delays.  She truly loves engaging with the children and their families, and helping to foster their development.  Her play-based interventions motivate each child to reach their goals, while maintaining a fun, caring atmosphere.

Ashley has 2 children and resides in North Raleigh where she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Her passion for working with the pediatric population has continued to grow upon watching and being a part of her own children’s development. She thoroughly enjoys serving the pediatric population and looks forward to working with your child and family!

Jillian graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with a BS in English Education and English before finding her passion for the field of speech-language pathology. Continuing on as a Pirate, she then graduated with her Master’s degree in 2015. As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, Jillian has experience working with children with speech and language and feeding/swallowing disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Jillian completed her clinical fellowship working with children with cleft palate, genetic syndromes, and complex communication disorders in Atlanta, where she served on the largest craniofacial team in the Southeast and gained an abundance of knowledge and experience. 

Jillian is licensed by the State of North Carolina and holds the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence. Her primary areas of interest and expertise include working with children with complex medical issues, cleft palate/velopharyngeal dysfunction, feeding/swallowing disorders, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and acquired cognitive-communication disorders. Jillian has a passion for working with the pediatric population, and she finds such joy in watching her clients’ growth.  Jillian provides evidence-based, individualized treatment with a focus on caregiver training and collaboration to facilitate each child’s progress.