Speech Therapy

Kids Therapy Spot Speech Therapy Team

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MELISSA DAVIS, M.S., CCC-SLP

SPEECH THERAPY DEPARTMENT OWNERMelissa

Melissa is one of the owners of Kids Therapy Spot. She is the owner of the Speech Therapy Department (Speech Therapy for Kids, LLC) and oversees this portion of the clinic. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville clinic and provides therapy one day a week at the Pediatrust location in Columbus, MS. Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Middle Tennessee State University in May of 2000. She then moved to Mississippi and obtained her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Mississippi University for Women in May of 2002. Since this time, she has been treating children between the ages of birth-15 with a variety of complex disorders in both the home and clinic setting. Over the years, Melissa discovered her passion for treating children with feeding difficulties/disorders. She has obtained a large amount of continuing education in this area so she now primarily focuses on treating children with this need. Melissa is originally from Tupelo, MS and currently lives in Starkville with her husband, Adam, their two wonderful children.

LEAH ABRAMS, M.S., CCC-SLP
LeahSPEECH THERAPY DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

Leah Abrams joined the team at Kids Therapy Spot in January 2012 and was promoted to Speech Therapy Director in 2016. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville clinic. Leah received her Bachelor of Science in 1996 and her Master of Science in 1999 from Mississippi University for Women. She has worked in a variety of settings since graduation, but her passion has been working with the pediatric population with special interests in treating children with expressive language delays, phonological disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. Leah is originally from Brooksville, MS and currently lives in Starkville with her husband, Jud, and their 3 children.

SUSIE UTZ, M.S., CCC-SLP

IMG_1684Susie joined the team at Kids Therapy Spot in July 2014. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville clinic. Susie received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi. Susie has been an SLP since 2002 and has worked in a variety of settings providing speech therapy services to children with speech/language delays, along with autism and dyslexia. Susie served as the supervisor and co-developer of the LEAP program, an after-school initiative designed for students ages 5-10 with challenges in reading, spelling and written language. Susie currently lives in Starkville with her two boys.

SAMANTHA WEBB, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sam 2017Samantha Webb joined the team at Kids Therapy Spot in March 2016. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville clinic and provides therapy one day a week at the Columbus clinic and Pediatrust location in Columbus, MS. Samantha received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Special Education from Mississippi State University in 2010. She received a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Mississippi University for Women in 2014. She has worked primarily in the medical speech language pathology field since graduation, but her special interests include pediatric expressive language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and pediatric feeding and dysphagia. Sam is originally from Senatobia, MS. She currently lives in Starkville with her husband, Pete, and their 2 children.

LESLEY NORRIS, M.S., CCC-SLP

MPEC pic (3)Lesley joined the Kids Therapy Spot team in February 2017. She is the primary SLP at the Meridian Pediatric Extended Care location in Meridian, MS. Lesley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and hearing Sciences from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. She received a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. Lesley currently lives in Meridian, MS with her husband and their 2 children. 

 

 

JOANNA ADCOCK, M.S., CCC-SLP

JoAnJoannana joined the team at Kids Therapy Spot in February 2018. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville clinic, along with the primary SLP in the Starkville private schools. JoAnna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014 at the University of Southern Mississippi and her Master of Science degree in 2016 at the University of Louisiana – Monroe. She has worked in a variety of other settings; including, the school system and a skilled nursing facility. She enjoys both the pediatric and geriatric populations but is especially passionate about working with children with phonological disorders and expressive language disorders. JoAnna is originally from Collins, MS. She married her husband, Daniel, in 2017 and they currently live in Starkville, MS.

ANNA CATHERINE LACK, M.S., CCC-SLP

Anna Catherine joined the Kids Therapy Spot team in January 2019. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Columbus and Starkville clinics, along with the primary SLP at the Pediatrust location in Columbus, MS. Anna Catherine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University in 2012 and her Master of Science degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2014. She has worked primarily in the medical speech language pathology field with the pediatric population since graduation. She currently lives in Starkville with her husband and their son.

ERIN SMITH, M.S., CCC-SLP

Erin jErin Sm.oined the Kids Therapy Spot team in August 2018. She is an SLP at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville and Columbus clinics. Erin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Mississippi State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Delta State University in 2012. She received a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in 2015. She currently lives in Starkville with her husband and their son.

JASMINE LONG, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jasmine joined the Kids Therapy Spot team in November 2018. She works for Kids Therapy Spot on a part-time basis at the Kids Therapy Spot Starkville and Columbus clinics. Jasmine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Misericordia University in 2015 and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Misericordia University in 2017. She currently lives in Columbus, MS.

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