Speech Therapy Solutions, PLLC is owned by Natalie Parker, a national certified and state licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She has been a resident of Youngsville, NC since childhood and is excited to be able to open a practice to give back to the community she has called home for so long.
Natalie attended Youngsville Elementary school and Franklinton High school. After high school, she attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Natalie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. She attended Appalachian State University, where she completed her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Natalie’s practicum experiences in graduate school included acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, a early intervention private practice, an elementary school, and a skilled nursing facility. She earned additional training in the LiPS program for children with speech and reading disorders.
During her professional career, Natalie has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders. She also has gained experience working as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including schools, daycares, and homes. Natalie worked for Franklin County public schools with special needs children and also has a great deal of knowledge and experience in early intervention.
Natalie has had the opportunity to professionally work with children with children with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Apraxia, Language-Based Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Medically Fragile Children, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. She has received specialized training in Feeding assessment/intervention, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Floortime Method, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, basic sign language, and the Picture Exchange Communication System. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and their families. Natalie is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is also recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Natalie married Jordan Parker in 2004. Jordan stays busy working as a Professional Land Surveyor in Wake Forest, NC. Natalie and Jordan have two girls, Savannah and Ansley.
Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in May 2009. She received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC in May 2011. Lisa graduated with a specialization in Early Intervention and Assistive Technology.
Lisa’s clinical experiences include: Providing services to individuals from infancy to age 80+ and evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including: Feeding and Swallowing disorders, Articulation disorders, Language disorders, Voice disorders, Fluency disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Prematurity, Reflux, G tube feedings, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory issues, Aphasia, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome.
Lisa has had the opportunity to work with Healthy Start Academy in Durham, AT:PLAY, a pre-school for children on the Autism Spectrum, Womack Army Medical Center, Wake County Public Schools, and Carolina Pediatric Dysphagia working with pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including bottle feeding, spoon feeding, transition difficulties, chewing difficulties, gagging/choking and picky eaters.
Lisa is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Hanna moved from the Northwest to North Carolina in 2011. She was raised in Montana – Big Sky Country – and lived in Billings until she moved to Oregon for college. In 2010, Hanna graduated from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology Assisting. Hanna’s internship, as part of her education, was with an outreach program at the University of Oregon called Early Childhood CARES, through their College of Education. The program provides early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers, and preschool children. It was through this hands-on, educational experience that Hanna developed a special interest in early intervention, where she learned the importance of preparing little ones for school. Playing a part in a child’s progress, and celebrating that progress, is especially gratifying to Hanna. Hanna has experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders including; Developmental Delays, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Developmental Apraxia of Speech and Articulation/Phonological disorders.
Moving to North Carolina has been a positive experience in every way for Hanna. She met her husband Mike in Raleigh, and they were married in May 2015. They enjoy traveling and always look forward to tail-gating during NC State football season.
Hanna is supervised by Natalie Parker, SLP and is a registered speech-language pathology assistant by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Halston is from Raleigh, North Carolina. After high school, she attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. She then attended North Carolina Central University where she obtained her Master’s degree in communication disorders.
Halston’s clinical experiences include working with both pediatric and adult patients in various settings, with various diagnoses. She has had the opportunity to work with Durham Public Schools, the Neurogenic Aphasia Group, Raleigh Rehabilitation Center, Wake County Public School System, and Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities working with individuals with autism and severe-to-profound disabilities. All of these opportunities have afforded her the experience to evaluate and treat individuals with dysphagia, traumatic brain injuries, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency, and language disorders. She is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
In addition to being a speech-language pathologist, Halston loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family, friends, and Cozmo, her 11 year old peekapoo (Pekingese and Toy Poodle). She is looking forward to working with you and your child to provide comprehensive therapy!
Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree as well as her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders for the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Lauren has experience working with infants through early adulthood. Her focus remains on the pediatric population. Lauren’s clinical experience includes, providing services in the home, clinic, preschool and medical settings, incorporating sensory integration techniques into therapy setting, utilization of augmentative communication devices or boards to assist with transitioning as well as communication for nonverbal clients, speech and language development , implementing oral motor techniques to treat feeding and swallowing disorders in the pediatric population, providing services to medically fragile pediatric population, and collaborating with family, caregivers and medical staff when implementing therapy techniques and developing treatment goals.
Lauren has evaluated and treated patients of various ages delays associated with the following: dysphagia/feeding disorders, speech/language delay, visual/ hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, sensory integration issues, various genetic disorders, traumatic brain injury, apraxia, down syndrome, gastrostomy, tracheotomy, cleft lip/palate, and mild-severe developmental disabilities. She is licensed by the board of North Carolina, has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, is certified in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and has received training in the Floortime Model.
Lauren has a special interest working with medically fragile population as well as children with mild-severe developmental delays. She thoroughly enjoys working with the pediatric population and collaborating with caregivers and other professionals to ensure a successful outcome in therapy.
Kristen is originally from Beverly Hills, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with her Bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics, and then moved to New England to pursue her graduate studies. Kristen attended Emerson College in Boston, MA, where she received her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Kristen’s clinical experiences in graduate school included internships at Emerson’s Speech, Language and Hearing Center, Medford Public Schools, a Harvard affiliated acute care hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital in the Augmentative Communication Program and Autism Language Program.
Following graduate school, Kristen moved to North Carolina and began her professional career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the schools. She has experience evaluating and treating children aged preschool through high school and presenting with a wide range of communication impairments. Kristen has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Visual/Hearing Impairments, Expressive/Receptive Language Impairments, Fluency Disorders, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. She is especially passionate about following a family-centered approach to therapy and also implementing AAC systems and strategies when appropriate to ensure every individual is given an equal opportunity to communicate.
Kristen is licensed by the board of North Carolina, has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and is an active member of the North Carolina Augmentative Communication Association. Aside from being a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kristen is also an avid runner, a frequent beach-goer, and a devoted Detroit sports fan. Kristen currently lives in Durham with her fiancée, Thomas, and their Jack Russell terrier, Loki.
Alex is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from North Carolina Central University in 2017. Alex is currently a Clinical Fellow and is pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology. Alex has lived in Raleigh, NC since she was three years old. Alex was a competitive gymnast for several years and continues to enjoy running and working out. She has interned at a variety of settings including an inpatient. Neurogenic Aphasia center, a preschool, elementary and middle schools, and a skilled nursing facility. She has experience with evaluating and treating children and adults with speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive deficits due to delays, disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. She has experience working with a variety of communication disorders including: Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy. dementia, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency and cognitive deficits.
During her time at East Carolina Alex participated in a research lab for three years. She conducted research on Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Abnormalities. Her voluntary lab helped her develop strong research and communication skills necessary to be a Speech Language Pathologist. Alex is a member of the American Speech-language Hearing Association. Alex’s future goals include continuing education to gain further experience that will benefit each patient in order to achieve the highest individualized goals with the most evidence based practice.
Alyson graduated from East Carolina University with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including preschools/daycares, homes, clinics, schools and rehabilitation hospitals. She is skilled at providing therapy for various speech and language disorders, including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic language, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech. Alyson also enjoys working with children on the Autism Spectrum, and is experienced at providing both individual and group speech therapy to help these children learn and use appropriate social skills.
Alyson has a passion for working with young children and has particular interest in early intervention for treatment of language delays and articulation/phonology disorders. She believes that caregivers are a vital part of our team and provides strategies and activities to facilitate speech and language development at home.
Alyson holds her national certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, as well as her license to practice speech-language pathology in North Carolina. She welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your child!
Megan is from Apex, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications (Speech and Language Concentration). She furthered her education through an online post-baccalaureate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders through the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. Megan then earned a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders at North Carolina Central University. While at NCCU, Megan received specialized training in supporting children with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds through her participation in a federally funded grant.
Megan has gained clinical experience through her work with Healthy Start Academy in Durham, Neurogenic Aphasia Group, UNC Rex Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, and Raleigh Therapy Services. She has additional experience in supporting children with developmental disabilities through her implementation of ABA-based behavior plans as a Behavior Instructor and her provision of enrichment groups at a speech therapy clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area. Megan has provided services to individuals from birth to age 90+ with a variety of disorders including developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, fluency disorders, receptive and expressive language impairments, articulation disorders, cerebral palsy, dysphagia, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease.
Megan and her husband welcomed their first child in September. They currently reside in Apex and enjoy spending time with family, friends, and their two dogs, Parker and Preston. Megan is excited to work with you and your family to support growth in your child’s feeding and communication!
Lauren recently relocated to the area from Gainesville, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida.
Lauren’s clinical experiences include working with both pediatric and adult patients in various settings, including hospital, private practice, and school. She has worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, medically fragile children, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and dysphagia. Lauren is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Lauren recently moved to Raleigh with her boyfriend, dogs (Tucker, Olivia, and Charlie) and kitten (Finn). She is enjoying exploring all there is to do in North Carolina. Lauren is looking forward to working with you and your child!
Mandy is from Jamestown, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she double majored in Communications (Speech and Language Concentration) and Linguistics with a Cognitive Science minor. She then received a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Virginia. Mandy’s graduate school clinical experience included UVA’s Speech-Language Clinic, a skilled nursing facility, a private school for children with significant learning disabilities, and elementary schools in Virginia and North Carolina.
After graduating from UVA, Mandy has worked for the Wake County Public School System in both Elementary and Middle schools. Mandy has experience working with children with Autism, Craniofacial Anomalies, Developmental Delays, Apraxia, Fluency Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Visual/Hearing impairments, Expressive/Receptive Language Impairments, and Articulation/Phonology Disorders. She also has experience working with children benefiting from various types of Augmentative Communication systems.
Licensed by the board of North Carolina, Mandy has her Certificate in Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She lives in Raleigh with her Golden Retriever named Riley.