Emily Chandler M.Ed, CCC-SLP, BCaBA
Emily L Chandler, M.Ed., CCC-SLP (Founder and Owner of Chandler Speech and Language Services, LLC) is a state licensed and certified speech and language pathologist with over 6 years of experience in a variety of settings. Emily earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in speech pathology from the communication sciences and disorders program at the University of Georgia. Emily began her career in the public school system where she developed a strong interest in the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
She advanced her career and education by taking coursework necessary for board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, she achieved initial training as a behavior technician in the Language and Learning Clinic at the Marcus Autism Center with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In February 2015, she achieved board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Emily has also worked as a speech pathologist in the hospital setting, early intervention, and both private speech practice and home-based applied behavior analysis settings.
In addition, Emily is a graduate of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Leadership Development Program. She is a certified member of the American, Speech, Langauge and Hearing Association as well as the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is the multiple recipient of the ACE award, ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education.
She is a provider for the Integrated Listening Systems. Emily has recieved specialized training in oral-motor and feeding therapy with the Beckman Oral Motor Program,TalkTools Oral Motor Program, and Lori Overland Sensory-Motor Feeding Technique. Emily has also completed Level 1 training for P.R.O.M.P.T. certification. Emily has also attended Lindamood Bell Seeing Stars training in addition to several other professional development courses.
Aisha Al-Majed M.A., CCC-SLP
Aisha Al-Majed, M.A., CCC-SLP is a state licensed and certified speech and language pathologist with over 10 years of experience. Aisha earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Florida. She served the pediatric population in Asheville, North Carolina for eight years, treating children with articulation, phonological, and language disorders. In addition, Aisha created a reading program that provided assessment, therapy, and resources to children, with dyslexia and other reading delays, and their families. In 2013, Aisha relocated to the Atlanta area and continued to treat the pediatric, as well as the adult population. She has worked with children and adults who have Autism, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, DiGeorge Syndrome, speech disorders, and receptive and/or expressive language disorders.
Aisha is trained in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS) and has completed a variety of continuing education courses in the following areas: dyslexia, preschool language, social communication disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Apraxia.
Rebecca Pruitt, M.S., CCC-SLP is a state licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and she earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder from Armstrong State University. Rebecca has experience working with preschool, elementary, middle and high school aged clients. Rebecca is currently full-time working for Gwinnett County Public Schools. She has experience working with children with Articulation Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Significant Developmental Delays, Downs Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, Stuttering, and Receptive and Expressive Language Delays.
Rebecca is thrilled to become part of the team at Chandler Speech Therapy and has recently worked Summer Camp 2016, Super Heroes version!
Melissa F. Drane, M.S., CCC-SLP
Melissa is a state licensed and certified speech and language pathologist with 20 years of experience in a variety of settings. Melissa earned her undergraduate degree from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA and her master’s degree from Northern Arizona University. She has worked with children in the school system, private practice settings and in‐home treatment. She has worked with adults in nursing home/assisted living facilities and private practice. Melissa is experienced in treating individuals with articulation, phonological, voice, fluency and language disorders. She has had extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders and is a certified member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
Melissa also earned her certification in Accent Modification through the Compton Accent Modification program. She has attended Lindamood Bell Seeing Stars training and completed Level 1 training for P.R.O.M.P.T. certification. She is trained in the Fast ForWord program. Melissa is trained and certified in the LSVT LOUD treatment method and has participated in several other professional development courses over her career.
Melissa Perry, Ed.S CCC-SLP
Melissa is a state licensed and certified Speech/language Pathologist. She has worked for 13 years for Gwinnett County Public Schools. Nine of those years were spent working with elementary aged students, and four years were spent working with the preschool population. Melissa has experience working with various populations, including children with ASD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, TBI, intellectual impairments, developmental delays, apraxia, phonological impairments, as well as children with articulation, language, and fluency disorders. Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Georgia.
Felicia Darling, M.A., CCC-SLP
Felicia Darling, M.A., CCC-SLP is a state licensed and ASHA certified speech and language pathologist with 17 years experience treating children and adults. Felicia graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, where she double majored in Special Education and Elementary Education. She earned her Master’s degree in audiology and speech-language pathology from the University of Memphis.
While an undergraduate student, Felicia was involved in the Milieu Teaching Project at Vanderbilt’s Kennedy Center. After earning her Master’s degree, she returned to the Kennedy Center to work as a licensed speech-language pathologist. During that time, Felicia was formally trained in the milieu teaching approach to language intervention. She then went on to work in a variety of settings, including schools, private clinics, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities. She has treated children with articulation, language, voice and fluency disorders. Felicia has also served adults with aphasia, cognitive impairment, dysphagia, and progressive neurological disorders. She is certified to provide e-stim in the treatment of adults with dysphagia.
In addition to her years of professional experience treating children with Autism, for nearly 18 years Felicia had the joy and pleasure of being the parent of a child with Autism.
Speech Language Pathologist – Serving the Decatur Area
Chris truly enjoys helping children achieve their highest potential in communication. Chris worked for 13 years in the Gwinnett County Public Schools. Eight of those years were at Crews Middle School, where she worked with all levels of children on the Autism Spectrum. The other four years were in elementary schools, where she served a varied population that included both children with ASD, as well as children with Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual-impairment, and typical children with articulation, language, voice and fluency disorders.
After retiring from the GCPS system, Chris began working as a contractor with a few of the Speech/Language clinics in the greater Atlanta area. When The Chandler Speech and Language pediatric clinic was opened recently, Chris was thrilled that her friend, Emily Chandler (founder), asked her to join the company. At the Chandler clinic we are always sharing ideas and materials and Chris and Emily are enjoying being able to work together again.
Chris really feels like she can make a difference in a child’s life. She is humbled when parents thank her for helping their children and then refer their friends and colleagues to her.
Sashani graduated from Brenau University in 2013, earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is currently working full-time for Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services as an OT in the Dekalb county school system. While working with children has always been her passion, Sashani has experience working with both the pediatric and geriatric population. Sashani has worked with children included but not limited to, autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, sensory processing disorders, attention-deficit disorders, behavioral and/or emotional regulation deficits, and developmental delays. Sashani has experience with the Handwriting Without Tears Program and Interactive Metronome. She is currently working on attaining her Physical Agent Modalities (PAMS) certification and is interested in taking additional coursework to learn more about feeding therapy and sensory integration techniques.
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