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Jessica Barkeley, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Jessica graduated from the University of Mississippi - Oxford with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. While at Ole Miss, Jessica worked as a research assistant in The Laboratory of Stuttering Science, Treatment, and Advocacy Research. Her areas of clinical expertise include: speech-sound disorders, language disorders, stuttering, and literacy. Prior to joining Berns Therapy, Jessica worked as an SLP for Williamson County Schools. Jessica is eager to help provide one of life's most precious gifts, the gift of communication and connection.

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Emily Byram, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS CERT AVT

 

Emily Byram graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a double major in Communication Sciences and Psychology. She continued her studies there to receive a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, receiving a U.S. Department of Education Social Inclusion Grant. She completed her clinical fellowship year in the public school systems serving preschool and elementary age children. She then worked at the National Center for Childhood Deafness at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center as the team leader of the speech pathology team, serving on the pediatric cochlear implant team, leading parent-toddler groups, and providing auditory verbal therapy sessions with children with hearing loss and their families. 

Emily Byram, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS CERT AVT

 

Emily Byram graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a double major in Communication Sciences and Psychology. She continued her studies there to receive a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, receiving a U.S. Department of Education Social Inclusion Grant. She completed her clinical fellowship year in the public school systems serving preschool and elementary age children. She then worked at the National Center for Childhood Deafness at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center as the team leader of the speech pathology team, serving on the pediatric cochlear implant team, leading parent-toddler groups, and providing auditory verbal therapy sessions with children with hearing loss and their families. 

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Alyssa Good, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Alyssa Good graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Vanderbilt University with a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. During her master's program at Vanderbilt, she participated in the specialty track for Early Identification and Management of Children with Hearing Loss, as well as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. Prior to joining Berns Therapy Solutions, Alyssa completed her clinical fellowship year working with preschool and elementary aged students in a public school district. She has also worked at a private school for students with disabilities and at a private therapy practice, assessing and treating a wide range of speech and language disorders. 

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Polly Hibbs, M.A., CCC-SLP

Polly graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. Her concentration areas were English, Psychology, and Biology. She received her Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Due to her husband’s career, she holds her SLP licensure in Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Tennessee, and the US territory of Guam. Polly has spent her career serving the pediatric population in public schools, private schools, charter schools, and private clinics. She presently works full-time in a local public school system. Prior to the pandemic, she began providing teletherapy to children in Guam. Currently, she provides remote speech therapy via Zoom for students in her school district and for Berns Therapy. Polly loves working with young children and seeing the excellent success that remote articulation therapy can provide.

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Helen Jahangir, M.A., CCC-SLP

Helen graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders in 2001.  She continued her studies at the University of Memphis receiving her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 2003.  Helen began her career at LeBoneheur Early Intervention and Development (LEAD) in Memphis, TN where she assessed and treated children birth to 5 years of age with speech, language, communication, and feeding disorders in their homes, daycares, and preschools.  After working at LEAD for 5 years, Helen had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings including preschools, private practice, and outpatient settings.  Prior to joining Berns Therapy solutions, Helen worked at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville for 7 years assessing and treating a wide range of pediatric speech, language, communication, and feeding disorders.  Growing up with a sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder Helen is very passionate about helping children and families with speech, language, and educational needs.  Helen resides in Nashville with her husband and 3 daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to all 50 states. 

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Erika Mangan, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

Erika is a graduate of The University of Akron receiving her Bachelors in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology. She continued at Cleveland State University receiving her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Erika began working at Mahoning County’s Board of Developmentally Disabled- Leonard Kirtz school serving moderate to profound delayed/disabled students ages 5-22. Prior to joining Berns Therapy Solutions, Erika worked at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center providing pediatric speech-language therapy for five years. She was also the lead treating and consultative clinician at Vanderbilt’s Peabody School of Education- Susan Gray School.

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Michelle Milam, M.S., CCC-SLP

Michelle graduated with honors from Baylor University with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She continued her education at Vanderbilt University where she earned a Masters of Sciences degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  During her time at Vanderbilt she participated in a specialty track for pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, and was awarded the Russell J. Love distinction for outstanding student in both academic and clinical settings.  Michelle completed her fellowship and worked an additional 4 years at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, where she evaluated and treated a variety of speech, language and feeding disorders in children.  Since 2012, Michelle has continued to work with families and children in private practice.  Michelle is a member of the Hanen Center and is certified to lead families through the It Takes Two to Talk program.  She is passionate about early intervention, collaborating with parents and teachers, and walking alongside families as they support their child’s communication development.   

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Tatum Perry, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Tatum graduated with honors from University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology.  She continued at University of Tennessee to pursue her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed her clinical fellowship year in private practice and remained there for more comprehensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of speech and language disorders, as well as gaining insight on appropriate and effective ways to counsel families on diagnoses and treatment strategies. She then began working as a clinician in the public school system, providing IEP services and training opportunities for educators and parents. 

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Allison Walker, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Allison graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then attended Vanderbilt University where she received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. While at Vanderbilt, Allison worked as a research assistant in the Child Language and Literacy Lab. She also participated in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. Allison now primarily works in the school district serving elementary-aged students. Allison is passionate about supporting families and collaborating with other professionals to provide comprehensive services to children.

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Lorrie White, Patient Care Coordinator

Lorrie graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Lorrie is

dedicated to ensuring patients receive the care they need and works diligently to facilitate communication between

patients and providers at Berns Therapy Solutions as well as the Nashville community at large.

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