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Melanie Bassett, M.ED., CCC-SLP

In 2011, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. For graduate school, I attended the University of Virginia and earned my Master of Education in Speech Communication Disorders in 2013. I have experience working in a variety of settings, which include public, private, and charter schools. Further experience is in a private practice, a skilled nursing facility, and an early intervention speech and language preschool. In those various settings, I have worked with children with articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, pragmatic language delays, fluency disorders, and auditory processing disorders. I am very excited to be a part of the team at KidSpeak, LLC and look forward to making a positive difference by helping children successfully communicate! (Melanie joined the KidSpeak, LLC team the Spring of 2017.)

 
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Megan "Liz" Balettie, M.S., CCC-SLP

I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014. I have experience treating patients from infancy through childhood with a variety of diagnoses and developmental delays: receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, autism spectrum disorders, feeding difficulties, pragmatic disorders, fluency disorders, ADHD, and more. I am passionate about early childhood language development and I love helping children communicate within a fun, play-based environment.  I joined the KidSpeak team in 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed working with so many wonderful children, families, and other therapists!

I have been married to my husband, Andrew, since 2013, and together we have a toddler son, Cole. I love doing yoga and spending time with my family. (Liz joined the KidSpeak, LLC team the Summer of 2014.)

 

Diana Kelly, M.S., CCC-SLP

I am a 2011 graduate of the University of Kansas, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I moved to Texas and have been working as an SLP with elementary aged children in McKinney ISD ever since.  I have worked with children with autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairments, expressive/receptive language impairments, articulation and fluency disorders as well as, pragmatic language disorders.  I have always had a passion for children and their communication needs, so I am thrilled to be joining the KidSpeak team! (Diana joined the KidSpeak, LLC team the Summer of 2017). 

 
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Kristen Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with my Masters in Communication Disorders. After graduation, I worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Richardson ISD and in private clinics with both elementary and preschool-aged children. I greatly enjoy working with children both individually as well as in groups. I have experience working with children with a variety of disorders including autism and impairments in language, pragmatics, articulation, hearing, and fluency.  I am excited to join KidSpeak and help children to better communicate and understand the world around them.(Kristen joined the KidSpeak, LLC team in the Summer of 2013.  She then took a break from KidSpeak, LLC in the Summer of 2015.  We are so very pleased to have her rejoin the KidSpeak, LLC team starting this semester - Spring of 2018.)

 
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Alexandra Taylor, M.S., CF-SLP

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in cognitive studies and special education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  I then attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Dallas and graduated with my Master of Science in communication disorders in 2018.  My passion for speech-language pathology lies in working to improve the total communicative function of young children with autism, anxiety, and other socially-based language difficulties. I have experience in specific therapy targeting these needs as well as in traditional speech and language therapy with preschool and school-aged children.  I am so excited to continue working with clients in both individual and group settings as I join the KidSpeak, LLC team! (Alexandra joined the KidSpeak, LLC team the Summer of 2018.)

 
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Rachel Drysdale M.S., CF-SLP

I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I taught first grade for four years before attending graduate school. I recently completed my Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas. During my graduate studies, I gained practicum experience in clinical settings ranging from skilled nursing and preschool environments to public school districts. Working with children has always been my passion, and I am thrilled to be joining KidSpeak! (Rachel joined the KidSpeak, LLC team the Summer of 2018.)

 
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Michelle Bergy, M.S., CCC-SLP

I received my undergraduate degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan in 2011.  I then attended Northwestern University in Chicago and received my Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014.  I lived and worked in Chicago from 2014 to the summer of 2017, gaining experience in a variety of settings including home health, hospitals, private practice, and schools.  These opportunities allowed me to work with a wide variety of age groups and address many different areas of need including dysphagia, literacy, receptive and expressive language, and articulation.  After relocating to Dallas, I took a job working with school-aged children in Lancaster ISD.  I thoroughly enjoy working with children to help improve their social engagement and communication skills.  I look forward to new experiences as a member of the KidSpeak team.  (Michelle joined the KidSpeak, LLC team the Summer of 2018.)