Our Team

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Emily Chandler M.ED, CCC-SLP, BCABA

President/Owner

Speech & Language Pathologist

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 9 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 received 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.

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Aisha  Al-Majed  M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Aisha Al-Majed, M.A., CCC-SLP is a state licensed and ASHA 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 articulationphonological, 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 Orton Gillingham,  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.

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Rebecca Pruitt M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Rebecca Pruitt, M.S., CCC-SLP is a state licensed and ASHA 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 working full-time 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 has worked at Chandler Speech and Language Services since 2016 and enjoys the ability to provide flexible and focused speech-language interventions.

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Kimberly Milliken, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Kimberly Milliken, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a state licensed and American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Kimberly earned both her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education, Speech-Language Pathology from the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Georgia. While in graduate school, Kimberly gained experience working at the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, Oglethorpe County Primary School, Fort Daniel Elementary, and Emory Medical Center. Following graduate school, Kimberly obtained a position at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she worked as a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in the Outpatient Rehabilitation setting for more than 6 years. During her time at CHOA, Kimberly worked with many children gaining experience evaluating and treating a variety of disorders such as, autism, aphasia, apraxia, fluency, dysarthria, traumatic brain injury, auditory processing, language, and articulation disorders. While at CHOA, Kimberly was selected to be trained and certified by the SCERTS model (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, &Laurent, 2007) to provide innovative therapy techniques while working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She also was selected to serve as the ASHA National Outcome Measurement System (NOMS) representative to collaborate with other speech therapists to evaluate current and research new clinical practices. She has basic training in behavior modification, American Sign Language (ASL), and the Hanen Early Language Program. She is proficient with the Stuttering Measurement System (SMS).   Kimberly is extremely passionate about working with children. She considers the opportunity to contribute to the growth of children with developmental challenges both rewarding and fulfilling. Her intention as a therapist is to assist them to develop skills which will prepare them for a higher quality of life.

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Reneida Parker, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Reneida Parker, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a state licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.  Reneida earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Mercer University. She continued her education at Valdosta State University and earned her bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Reneida has experience working with children with Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Language Disorders, and Articulation Disorders. She also has experience working with Adults with Dementia, Aphasia, Voice disorders, and Dysphagia. Reneida has recently completed Level 1 training for P.R.O.M.P.T certification.  Reneida is excited to be a part of the team at Chandler Speech and Language Services!  

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Holley Zachary, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Holley Zachary, M.S., CF-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist. Holley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of West Georgia. Holley has experience working with pediatric, as well as the adult population. She has treated children with articulation, language, pragmatic, and fluency disorders secondary to functional and/or organic etiologies; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Significant Developmental Delays, hearing impairment, Downs Syndrome, and Intellectual Disabilities. She has also served adults with aphasia, cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, and neurological disorders. Holley is enthusiastic to be apart of the Chandler team and serve individuals with quality speech and language therapy services!

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Ali Fay M. Ed., CF-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Ali earned both her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University where she graduated in the top 20% of her class. Ali has experience working with preschool, elementary, middle, and high school aged individuals. She also has experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of diagnoses such as: apraxia, articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, fluency, significant developmental delays, and pragmatic skills. She is excited to be a part of the Chandler team and to provide skilled interventions for a variety of clients!

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Tara B. Feddern, MSOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Tara received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. In addition to her passion for working in outpatient pediatrics, Tara considers her clinical experiences in other settings profoundly impactful. She has worked with adult populations with developmental disabilities and with those with chronic mental illnesses. Tara also worked in the Hall County School System. She is an advocate for young adults requiring transition services into adulthood. Tara has studied the effects of Hippotherapy, co-writing The Predictive Validity of the Hippotherapy Evaluation and Assessment Tool, under advisor, Mary P. Shotwell, Ph.D., OT/L, FAOTA.   Prior to acquiring her MSOT degree, Tara’s work experience expands from designing spaces in pediatric hospitals to providing direct support in group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. Tara remains vigilant reading the latest evidence-based literature regarding the sensory integration frame of reference, as well as the cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness approaches. She pursues ongoing neurological education regarding Autism, Selective Mutism, Down syndrome and the Brain-Gut Connection. Tara is passionate about implementing the best practices while desiring to enrich lives, helping children achieve their maximum potential.   Outside of the clinic, Tara volunteers as a Sunday school teacher for elementary school-aged children, which she began in 2001. Tara has achieved an advanced brown belt in American Karate and is a very proud parent of 3 boys and 2 stepdaughters.

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Melanie Perry M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Melanie is a state licensed and certified occupational therapist. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and Master of Science degrees in Education and Occupational Therapy. Melanie taught for 10 years in both regular education and collaborative classroom settings prior to obtaining her degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. Melanie has experience working with children in various settings including acute care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, outpatient pediatrics, and community settings. She has treated children with multiple diagnoses including, but not limited to; autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, significant developmental delay, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She has also worked with adults in acute care and community settings. Melanie is very excited for the opportunity to join Chandler Speech and Language Services!

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Janna Buchan, M.Ed., BCBA

Office Manager

Janna Buchan, M.Ed., BCBA, is the office manager. She takes care of appointments, scheduling, doctor referrals, records, and other daily office tasks. Janna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Multiple and Severe Disabilities, with a concentration in Autism, at Georgia State University. After teaching in public school for 5 years, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to provide applied behavior analysis to individuals with exceptionalities in order to help them achieve their goals and independence. Janna has over 8 years of experience working with children who have a variety of diagnoses, including (but not limited to): autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. Janna is so excited to be a part of the Chandler Speech and Language family!

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