Steph is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 with her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She worked in a variety of settings over the years from schools and in-patient rehab centers to skilled nursing facilities and in home health. She found her love with the home health setting and the tremendous impact it has on the children she treats. Therapy Talk was founded in 2007 with Steph as the only Speech Language Pathologist. As more clients found Therapy Talk, Steph realized the business needed to grow in order to serve more children in all areas of development. Consequently, the other disciplines of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy were added to the Therapy Talk family. Pediatric feeding/swallowing and apraxia of speech are two areas she loves to focus on, but she has treated all types of receptive and expressive language disorder, fluency disorders, pragmatic disorders and has worked with a wide variety of children with special needs. Steph is married to Robert and has two active boys, Colin and Jackson, two bonus kids, Kylie and Banks, and a furry pup, Beck. She enjoys running, yoga, traveling, being outside on the water and spending time with family and friends.
Bridget knew she wanted to be a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), in 2007 when she was teaching Special Education and working alongside her students’ SLP. In 2011, she received her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been with Therapy Talk ever since! In addition to teaching children speech and language skills, Bridget enjoys teaching yoga to her patients in her sessions as well as to others. Some of her additional favorite things include: her hubby, walking her dogs and eating nachos and spending time with Zoe and Winnie. Bridget is not only a SLP, but an amazing Yoga instructor in Charlotte.
Kaitlan has been a pediatric speech language pathologist since 2014. She received her Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011, and she received her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University in 2014. She lives in Concord, NC with her husband David, their son Jacob, and their dog Payton. Kaitlan is passionate about orofacial myofunctional disorders, literacy, and fostering play skills. Outside of being an SLP, Kaitlan enjoys reading, traveling, and being a mama.
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”- Fred Rogers
Christine graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006 and finished graduate school for speech-language pathology at UNC-Greensboro in 2009. She loves working closely with children and their families, and really enjoys seeing children’s personalities develop as their communication skills improve. Christine is originally from Concord, and is happy to be back living in Concord again with her husband Nick, son Simon, and their cat Smoky.
Andrea is originally from Pennsylvania, though she spent ages 2-11 in Alberta, Canada. She graduated in 2009 from Misericordia University in PA with a masters in speech-language pathology. Andrea has had experience in a variety of settings including the NICU, schools, and skilled nursing facilities, and has found that her heart lies in working with children and their families and watching them thrive as they learn and master communication skills. When she’s not working, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 children, as well as reading and learning new culinary skills.
Ally is originally from Apex, NC, but now lives in Charlotte with her husband, Sam, and two kitties. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Child Development, then earned her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from East Tennessee State University. Ally has previous experience working as an SLP in the school system, but has been with Therapy Talk since August 2019. Her special-area interests include: Speech Sound Disorders (Phonology, Apraxia), Early Intervention and Language Disorders, Alternative-Augmentative Communication (AAC), Fluency, and Autism. You can usually find Ally laughing and being super silly with kiddos in the clinic!
Laura has lived all over the country. Laura received her undergrad from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA and a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Medical University of South Carolina. After grad school she ended up in the Kannapolis area. She has worked in multiple settings including acute care with pediatrics and adults and found her love for pediatrics after that. She loves all types of therapy however; autism and feeding are the two areas she loves to focus on. When not treating Laura loves spending time with her husband and sweet little girl Charlotte. She also loves to travel, read, and the beach.
Morgan graduated Appalachian State University with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and Western Carolina University with her Bachelors in Communication Science Disorders. She loves pediatric feeding and swallowing, and has experience with dysphagia from birth to end of life. Morgan is also well-versed in various communication disorders and has experience with AAC, ADHD, Apraxia of speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, chromosomal abnormalities, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, traumatic brain injuries, etc. Morgan is married and has two fur babies. She is a Concord native and loves her community. Outside of being an SLP, Morgan enjoys exercising, traveling, and being outdoors.
Claudia graduated from Medical University of SC and holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has experience working in outpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities and private practice pediatrics, but her heart has always pointed to pediatrics! She has had additional training and experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder, fine motor and visual motor delays, genetic disorders, dyspraxia, sensory feeding disorders, and developmental delays. She has continued to study and has experience with childhood anxiety, behavioral management programming, and neurodevelopmental reflexes. She has extensive training in visual therapy and vestibular dysfunction with children. She enjoys working with infants as well as older children. Outside of work life, she enjoys loving her her baby Kennedy Jane and her husband John.
Rebecca graduated from East Carolina University with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2016. Since graduating she has been serving the Charlotte area pediatric community. She loves working collaboratively with families and other healthcare providers to ensure the best outcomes for her clients. Rebecca has experience with a variety of diagnoses including general developmental delays, ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, seizure disorders, Cerebral Palsy, and sensory processing disorders. To best serve her families she has completed additional training in SOS approach to feeding, ocular motor impairments, sensory integration, Handwriting without Tears, and DIR/Floortime approach. Outside of her career Rebecca enjoys traveling, exploring national parks, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her growing family!
Shannon is from High Point, NC, but lives in Concord, NC where she lives with her husband and 2 dogs. Shannon received her undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in recreational therapy. She attended graduate school in Tampa, FL at Nova Southeastern University where she received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. During her time in graduate school, she specialized in working with the pediatric population with a focus in Ayres’ Sensory Integration. Shannon has previous experience working with children in the clinic, home, and daycare setting and has been with Therapy Talk since January 2022. Outside of work Shannon enjoys traveling to different national and international destinations, and spending time with friends and family.
Rebekah graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Health Studies and a Minor in Family Studies. She continued her education at South University in Richmond, VA and graduated with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Rebekah is licensed through the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy. She completed two fieldwork assignments in pediatric settings and has been working with children/adolescents for four years. Her other fieldwork assignments included inpatient rehab and home health. She has experience working with children with diagnoses that include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, developmental delay, depression, eating disorders, Sensory Processing Dysfunction, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Rebekah recently moved to the Charlotte area and loves exploring everything the city has to offer!
Rachel graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in May of 2018 and received her license to practice in June of 2018 through the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. She is going on her 4th year in treating in the pediatric setting and has experience treating an array of diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, eating disorders, visual deficits and more. She has facilitated treatments in vision therapy and feeding therapy from an OT perspective gaining valuable knowledge in the process. Rachel is passionate about the occupational therapy field and decided to further her education with Cabarrus College to transition from a COTA to an OT. She is currently in the process of receiving her masters degree in occupational therapy and is expected to graduate in 2023. Rachel has a passion and heart for the pediatric field and is very proud to be a part of the Therapy Talk team. Rachel loves spending time with her husband, Clay, and her sweet golden doodle, River. Outside of work Rachel enjoys riding horses, kayaking, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Megan graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in 2018 as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She completed Level 1 and Level 2 Fieldwork rotations in Pediatrics with experience in schools and home health, and completed Level 2 Fieldwork in a Rehabilitative Facility with adults. During her time at school she attained several certifications, including an Educator of Infant Massage Certification. She has experience working with Autism, ADHD, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome. Megan has always been enthusiastic about working in Pediatrics. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring what the world has to offer.
Gabby is a new COTA to Therapy Talk, but not to the therapy world in general. She worked in the mountains as a COTA and is back to serve the kiddos in Cabarrus County. She is married with a daughter. Gabby works part-time for Therapy Talk.
Allison graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences In 2019 with an associate degree in Occupational Therapy and is licensed through the National Board of Occupational Therapy. She is going into her 3rd year working in both pediatric and adult settings within the community. She has experience working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, developmental delay, sensory processing dysfunction/disorder, Down syndrome, TBI, anxiety and has taken a special interest in working with babies with a variety of diagnoses as well. Allison loves getting to know the child and their families and establishing a good foundation while they are working together. Outside of work Allison is an avid runner and plant lady and spends most of her time with her four-legged Corgi child, Quincy and her husband Jordan.
Madisen is a Concord native and graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in May 2019 and received her license and certification as a COTA/L shortly after. She has a background working with the geriatric community and has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood (Birth through Kindergarten) and spent several years working with children of all ages while also parenting her now 7-year-old daughter. Madisen has a passion for working with children of all ages. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, being outdoors whether that’s hiking or relaxing in a hammock and crafting.
Registered PT in the state of NC; graduated from the University of New England in Maine in 1989. I have been working as a PT for almost 26 years now. I have had the privilege to work in all area of Physical Therapy. I have been married for 25 years to a wonderful husband, and I have 2 grown children. My daughter graduated college and works as an occupational therapy assistant and my son is in college as an art major. I thoroughly enjoy my work with the children at Therapy Talk. It is such a privilege to work with so many wonderful children and families. Our Physical Therapy program at Therapy Talk offers intensive in home therapy including developmental training, education/training with family, assessment of durable medical equipment needs, bracing/orthotics, home modification for handicap accessibility, gross motor and sensory stimulation and progressive exercise training. We individualize the program based on each child’s needs ranging from birth to 21 years of age.
Hello, my name is Bennice Tipton. I am a Licensed PTA in the state of NC; I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994 and Caldwell Community College 1995. I have been a PTA for over 23 years. I have worked in all areas of Physical Therapy over the years and truly love being a therapist. I have been married for 18 years to an amazing man and we have two teenage boys. My oldest son was born profoundly deaf and our family has been learning sign language for 16 years now. I have found that my experience as a mother with a special needs child helps me to better relate with my families and have found that sign language a is very useful tool when working with children of all ages and diagnoses.
Lily is our Bilingual Therapist with being a native Spanish speaker. She has a passion for "her babies." Lily loves to work with children and is a huge asset to the Therapy Talk team.
I’m Nicole and I am new to the Therapy Talk team. I recently graduated in May 2021 from Rowan Cabarrus Community College and earned my associates in applied science for physical therapist assistant degree. I had one clinical rotation in pediatrics and also in outpatient rehab as well as inpatient. I love the pediatric world and have enjoyed getting to experience working with infants and children with a multitude of gross motor delays. I plan to continue my studies and advancing my knowledge in the pediatric setting as I progress in my career and continue advancing my skill sets.
Gail is the mom of two amazing older boys and is Steph’s right hand woman! Therapy Talk could not survive without Gail’s attention to all issues regarding billing and insurance. She is an essential part of the the Therapy Talk team with her positivity and laughter.
Beck is from Mocksville, NC and lives in Concord with her mom, dad, and four siblings. She is a lover of balls, frisbees, giving kisses on little noses, and getting her zoomies on. Beck makes frequent visits to the clinic and will be your best friend whether you feel you need one or not. She especially loves escaping the billing office to visit her therapist buddies and their hardworking little clients. WILL WORK FOR HUGS!