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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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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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