Ally received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University, her Master’s of Education in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Georgia State University, and most recently her Master’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She worked as a special education teacher for six years in the private and charter school settings in Georgia and South Carolina before returning to school to pursue her Master’s. She is excited to officially join the team!
Dana Henning, M.A., CCC-SLP completed her Bachelor of Arts in Audiology and Speech Pathology from Michigan State University and her Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from Central Michigan University. She has 38 years of experience with the Fulton County School System.
Denise Yeatman, M.A.,CCC-SLP, has a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of West Chester Pennsylvania. She has over 30 years of experience in childhood apraxia, autism spectrum disorders and is prompt trained. She also specializes in child expressive and receptive language disorder as well as pediatric feeding therapy. Denise comes to us with extensive work experience in AAC, especially Proliquo2go. In addition, she has worked with tracheostomy and ventilator dependent children who have pulmonary and swallowing difficulties. Her vast experience and training in the use of Vital-stim makes her a great asset. Most recently, she has been focusing on pragmatic and social language deficits in school age children.
Kaitlyn Adams, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Science from Samford University, and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University. Kaitlyn has a passion for birth-to-three early intervention and articulation and language therapy. When she is not working with clients, you can find her reading a good book, exercising, or trying new recipes.
Kelsey Page, M.S., CF-SLP, earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Georgia State University while pursuing her passion to help children communicate. She joins the field following a career as a Spanish translator, interpreter and language instructor. Kelsey previously earned her Master of Arts in Spanish and graduate certificate in English-Spanish translation at Georgia State University. She is excited to join the Talk It Up team as a clinical fellow serving English- and Spanish-speaking children with communication disorders.
Maria graduated from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and public relations. After taking a few years off to reassess her career path, she decided to pursue a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology and has never looked back. Over the last 9 years, she has had the pleasure of working in various public-school settings ranging from preschool through high school age and treating a wide variety of disorders and syndromes, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Significant Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, child language disorders and Apraxia. Providing fun and engaging therapy sessions, advocating for her students, and collaborating with families are some of her top priorities. Maria is passionate about all areas of speech language pathology and enjoys working with early intervention, articulation, as well as expressive, receptive and pragmatic language disorders. She is thrilled to be joining the Talk It Up team on this new adventure and cannot wait to champion the progress of her clients. In her free time, Maria loves cheering on her children in their extra-curricular activities, trying new recipes, snowboarding and traveling to new destinations.
Rachelle Pierre, M.S., CCC-SLP received her BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College and her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University. Rachelle works full time for Talk It Up with R.S. Goldring and has past experience working in the public school setting. She has experience with expressive and receptive language delays, stuttering, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia, and cognitive delays. She also has experience with implementing the use of AAC devices with various programs such as LAMP, TouchChat, and Proloquo.
Patricia Parekh received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communicative Disorders as well as her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. She has over 20 years of experience working in the field and has extensive training in auditory oral therapy and specializes in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She also has ample experience working with young children who have apraxia, receptive and expressive language disorder, and articulation needs. Patricia has a special love for the diagnostic and task analysis process involved in determining the best path forward for a child to achieve maximum progress. That’s why she is thrilled to be joining the team and helping with initial evaluations! When not writing a report, you can find Patricia spending time with her husband and four children playing board games or family kickball in the cul-de-sac!
Skylar received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her Masters of Education in Speech Pathology from Georgia State University. She has experience working with pediatrics in a variety of settings including private practice and schools at the preschool through high school levels. She has a passion for collaborating with parents and other professionals to maximize communication for the children she works with. Skylar enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, traveling, and playing tennis.
Terri Steinberg received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Services from the University of Maryland in 1986 and her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Rutgers University in 1988. She is certified in Speech Pathology by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in the State of Georgia. Terri has worked in the private practice setting in the Atlanta area for 30 years and services many private schools and preschools. She enjoys working with students who have language learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, childhood apraxia, articulation/phonological disorders and pragmatic language disorders. Terri resides in Alpharetta with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her grown children, walking, biking, and reading.
Tracy Marchetti, MA, CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in the inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical settings. Tracy specializes in the evaluation and treatment of infant and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She has conducted fluoroscopic and endoscopic diagnostic swallowing imaging procedures in the past and uses this knowledge base to help families interpret results and guide treatment after having a swallow study completed. Tracy is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and uses this expertise to help infants who are having difficulty with breastfeeding. In addition, she is well-versed in treating speech and language disorders in early intervention. Tracy lives in Alpharetta with her husband and two young daughters.
My name is Jackie Shirley and I was a Special Education Teacher in Forsyth County for 11 years. I have experience in small group, specialized instruction classes, special needs pre-k and have worked with General Education Teachers to implement strategies to help students with special needs be successful in a general education classroom setting. I have extensive training in behavior management and enjoy helping parents implement strategies in the home environment. I not only offer academic tutoring for special education students, I also work with parents to help make adaptive and behavioral growth in the home setting.