THE ABSOLUTE THERAPISTS
Lynn is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and relocated to Raleigh in August 2000. Lynn received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University in 1990. Her interest in Speech Pathology began when she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lithuania (June 1998 – June 2000). During that time, Lynn worked with LiNJO, an organization comprised of hearing-impaired college students dedicated to lobbying the government for better health care. She also volunteered at a Lithuanian daycare for hearing-impaired and deaf children, ages birth to five. Her experience living abroad has given her insight into the unique needs of families adapting to living in the United States while maintaining their individual culture.
Lynn received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including the University of North Carolina Hospital Day Rehabilitation Center, the Acute Care Unit and the Craniofacial Center, as well as the Frank Porter Graham Child Care Center.
Lynn is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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Tyra is originally from Burlington, NC. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in linguistics and a minor in psychology. Tyra continued her graduate studies at Western Carolina University where she earned a Masters of Science in speech-language pathology.
While in school at WCU, Tyra participated in a grant from the U.S. Department of Education specializing in individuals with severe and profound disabilities. She enjoys working with children with developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Tyra also enjoys participating in creative language therapy for preschool age children.
Tyra is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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Meghan is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed a double major in Communication Studies with a concentration in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Linguistics. Meghan continued her graduate studies at East Carolina University where she earned a Masters of Science in speech-language pathology.
During her graduate studies at East Carolina University, Meghan was afforded the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders in several different clinical settings including: on-campus clinics, daycares, homes, and hospitals. Meghan also assisted with the Aphasia Support Group, and was selected to serve on the Augmentative/Alternative communication team.
Meghan enjoys working with both adult and pediatric populations with special interests in childhood language development, augmentative/alternative communication and swallowing disorders.
Meghan is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Portia is a native of North Carolina and has lived in the Raleigh area for several years. She obtained her Associate Degree in Applied Science Speech Language Pathology Assistant from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2006.
She genuinely enjoys working with pediatrics in settings which include daycares, schools, and homes. Portia's current Supervising SLP is Trisha Moreira, M.A. CCC-SLP.
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Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Morgan is originally from Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College with an Associate in Arts, General Education, and Applied Science as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. Since graduating, Morgan has had the opportunity to work in a variety of setting s including daycares, public schools, and homes. She loves working with children and really enjoys the fulfillment that comes from helping each child meet their goals. Morgan’s current Supervising Speech-Language Pathologist is Janell Bizub, M.S. CCC-SLP.
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Michelle is originally from New York and recently relocated to the Raleigh area in the Summer of 2011. She became interested in speech-language pathology while providing respite care for a young child with an autism spectrum disorder. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s in Communicative Sciences and Disorders with New York Initial Teaching Certification and her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
During her educational and professional experience, Michelle had the opportunity to work with children and adults in speech clinics, preschools, elementary and high schools and alternative education programs. Michelle has experience working with preschool and school age children with articulation and language disorders, fluency disorders and autism spectrum disorders.
Michelle is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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Lauren is originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University. Her interest in speech language pathology sparked from working at a daycare during her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Lauren enjoys working with the pediatric population. Her coursework and experience in clinic, school and home settings have set the foundation for her professional career. She has experience evaluating and treating children with a wide range of diagnosis including expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, augmentative communication, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, childhood apraxia of speech and developmental delays.
Lauren is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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Kathleen joined the team in October 2019 after recently moving with her husband
to Chapel Hill from Memphis, TN. She completed her undergraduate degree at
Samford University in Birmingham, AL and her Master of Arts in Communication
Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis. She previously worked at Le
Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN working in school-based therapy and
pediatric outpatient rehabilitation departments. She has a special interest in feeding therapy and family-centered care. In her free time Kathleen loves spending time
outdoors with her husband, exploring new areas in the Triangle with friends, and
running the trails around Chapel Hill.