Co-Owner of Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc.
Karen is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 37 years of experience. She started Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in the fall of 1993. She obtained her BS from Appalachian State University in 1978 and her M.Ed from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980. Karen was one of the founding members of NC AG Bell in 1993, a past president of NC AG Bell, and the first recipient of the NC AG Bell Daniel Ling award in 2004. Karen became a certified LSLS Auditory Verbal Therapist in 1997. Her specialty is working with children who have severe articulation and language delays from a variety of etiologies and with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Karen has had the privilege of working in many settings: schools, clinics, and homes with children from infancy to high school. Karen can teach language to deaf children using sign language, Cued Speech, Oral and Auditory/Verbal therapies. She is committed to each child having access to the services needed to ensure effective linguistic development.
Emily R. Berry
M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Co-Owner of Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc.
Emily is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. She obtained her BS from Ithaca College in Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped in 1994 which included a teacher’s certificate, and her MA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Speech-Language Pathology in 1997. Emily joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. as the first employee in 1997. Emily is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AG Bell, and NC AG Bell. Emily became a LSLS Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist in 2009. Emily is fluent in American Sign Language and Cued Speech.
Allyson is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a special interest in working with the pediatric population who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Allyson completed theAuditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) specialization track during graduate school and has experience implementing the auditory-verbal principles to promote spoken language in a variety of settings. She loves learning alongside children of all ages and abilities, facilitating communication development through play, and working as a team with families. Allyson is new to the Charlotte area and moved to join the PSLS team!
Amanda is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in Early Intervention and additional training in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, implementing the Auditory-Verbal and auditory-based techniques to promote spoken language. Amanda attended the University of Akron in Ohio where she obtained her B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Child Development in 2011. She earned her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013 and moved to NC to join the PSLS team!
Teacher of the Deaf
Angie is a certified NC Teacher of the Hearing Impaired who specializes in teaching children who are hearing impaired and their parents have chosen the auditory-oral or auditory verbal philosophy. She obtained her BS in Deaf Education from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1999 and her M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from Salem College in 2006. She has a license to teach B-K, preschool, Hearing Impaired K-12 and EC in language, math, social studies in grades K-6. Angie has taught in a variety of classroom settings and programs. She has taught in early intervention, the CCCDP preschool teacher, and public schools. She has helped train many language facilitators and teachers in language and vocabulary development and how to elicit these targets. Angie joined Pediatric Speech and Language Service in 2011. Angie lives in north Charlotte and works in schools throughout the Charlotte region. Angie is a member of Educators of the Deaf Association and AG Bell.
Anna Woodhouse is a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-CCC) based in Raleigh! She received her Bachelor’s from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with a minor is Spanish. She continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina to receive her Masters in Speech Language Pathology, with a focus on supporting children with hearing loss and their families. She is thrilled to be back in the triangle close to family and friends! Anna’s special interests include providing speech and language therapy to children in English and Spanish. She enjoys working with children with language delays, complex needs, AAC users, and children with hearing loss. Anna is passionate about supporting families to provide treatment that is accessible and family-centered. In her free time, Anna loves getting outside to explore nature, traveling across the globe, and hanging out with her forever puppy, Lily.
Ashley is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who have pediatric feeding disorders and early intervention speech and language disorders. Ashley received her BA in Latin from Wake Forest University in 2006 and her MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 2012. She joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in March 2020. Ashley is trained in using Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, as well as Medical, Motor, and Behavioral Feeding Program. To date, she is the recipient of two ASHA Awards for Continuing Education (ACE). Ashley has trained with the UNC-Chapel Hill feeding team, serves as an outsource in the Greensboro and Randolph County areas for clients requiring ongoing feeding therapy. She offers a monthly feeding workshop with a local OT as sponsored by The STAR: Supported Therapies and Recreation and the Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro.
Audrey is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro in 1984 with her Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience working with adult CVA/TBI; pediatrics with speech and language delays, autism, CAPD, etc. She has worked in various settings including hospital outpatient, adult group homes, vocational rehabilitation facilities, adult assisted living facilities, and private practice. Audrey joined the PSLS team in April 2014 and serves the Greensboro area.
Caroline Forman is a North Carolina native who attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. Caroline later obtained her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following graduate school, Caroline relocated to Colorado where she worked with children in early intervention and private practice settings. Caroline has gained experience in the areas of articulation, apraxia, early intervention, sign language and both receptive and expressive language. Her passion is working with infants and toddlers and enjoys incorporating play and parent-coaching into her therapeutic framework. In her free time, Caroline enjoys hiking, listening to music, cooking, naps, and making others laugh.
M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Cassie is a CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She has special interests in working with clients who are language delayed, deaf and hard of hearing, and children with Autism. Her interest in the field originated from childhood when her younger brother was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and a language delay. He began therapy where he learned to use his hearing aids to listen and develop spoken language. Cassie was immediately involved in his therapy and has had a passion to partner with families and guide them on their journey ever since. Cassie obtained her BS and MS from Marshall University in West Virginia. She has experience providing services within the school system, at a preschool for the deaf and hard of hearing, within a clinic, and in the home setting. She has been serving children with various communication disorders, including hearing loss, autism, and language delays, within the home environment and school system. She strives for sessions with high parent involvement that keep kids engaged and motivated. She also has experience working with children with Autism and is trained in behavior management techniques. Cassie has experience with sign language and PECS. She started working with Pediatric Speech and Language Services in October 2017 and became a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Certified Auditory Verbal Therapists in 2021.
Ciara is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Ciara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in May 2021 and received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Stony Brook University in May 2023. Ciara is originally from Long Island, NY and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. Ciara has a special interest in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing of all ages and abilities. Ciara began her CF year at a school for the deaf in New York, where she used auditory-verbal techniques to promote spoken language. Ciara is proficient in American Sign Language. Ciara has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of settings such as private practices, deaf schools, and clinics. She is passionate about working with families and caregivers to reach goals set for their children. Ciara is new to the Charlotte area and is very excited to join the PSLS team!
Elyse is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with PSLS since 2018. She has a special interest in working with autism from birth to school age. She obtained her BFA in Acting from Elon University in 2008 and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. Elyse spent her last semester of graduate school doing her clinical placement with PSLS and joined the team full-time upon her graduation. She also teaches drama to school-age children through Drama Kids of the Triad and participates in local theatre productions on stage. It is a future goal of Elyse’s to combine her passions of acting and speech into special needs theatre classes and productions.
Erin is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, who have oral motor/feeding difficulties, and/or articulation and language disorders. She obtained her BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 1998, and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Radford University in 2002. Erin joined Pediatric Speech and Language Services, Inc. in July 2003. Erin specializes in working with early intervention, preschool, and school-age clients in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg and Union County areas. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AG Bell, NC AG Bell, and NCSHLA. Erin is trained in using Beckman Oral Motor Massages, Medical, Motor, and Behavioral Feeding Programs, Auditory/Verbal Techniques, sign language, and Cued Speech. Erin also serves as part of the team of the Carolina’s Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery in Charlotte, doing speech screenings quarterly with the team. She works with UNC-Chapel Hill feeding team, as an outsource here in the Charlotte area for private feeding difficulties. Erin has experience working with breast feeding infants, lip/tongue tied clients, g-tube/ng tube clients, swallowing difficulties, and other behavioral feeding difficulties due to aversion and oral motor incoordination. Erin has a therapy space located at 400 N. Broome Street, Suite 303, Waxhaw, NC 28173 to see private clients.
Holly is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Holly received her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Holly’s passion for working with children and families blossomed during her time as co-owner and head instructor of Karate International of Elkin where she and her husband taught life skills and karate to children ages 3 and up. Holly has experience working with clients of all ages and families in a variety of settings (including; pre-school, elementary schools, therapeutic riding center, skilled nursing facility) with speech, language, cognition, swallowing, and more. Her passion is empowering families and clients to achieve their goals through individualized therapy. Holly is dedicated to volunteering as a therapy dog team with her pup Korra and has a love for reading.
M.B.A., M.A., CCC-SLP
Huili Wang is an ASHA certified SLP. She obtained her B.A. in English and M.B.A in China. She has a M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Huili started working as an SLP for PSLS in 2019. In addition to working as a full-time therapist, Huili is working towards her doctorate in the field. Huili is a mom of a child with hearing loss. She has great passion for helping kids with hearing impairment and other communication disorders. In China, Huili served as a liaison between orphanages, the government and foster and adoptive families from around the world for 5 years. She has traveled to 30 European and Asian countries. Her first language is mandarin Chinese, and English is the second. She understands Cantonese as well.
Jenine Entwistle Viole
M.S.P., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Jenine Entwistle Viole is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of- hearing to promote listening and spoken language development. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2014 and her Master of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 2016. She graduated as part of the Auditory-Verbal Therapy track program at USC. Jenine will be serving children and families in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. Jenine is a certified Listening and Spoken Language Auditory-Verbal Therapist.
Jenna is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Jenna received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Childhood Development from Appalachian State University in May of 2021. She recently graduated in May from North Carolina Central University with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jenna has a passion for working with pediatrics and collaborating with families in order to provide individualized therapy to all of her clients. Jenna serves the Charlotte area.
Jess is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 2009 with a BA in Chemistry and after pursuing different careers, she graduated with an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. She has been practicing with PSLS since 2019. Jess has a special interest in early intervention and parent coaching. As a mom of two toddlers, she recognizes the importance of supporting and empowering parents as their child’s first and best teacher. Jess serves the Greensboro area or across the state via teletherapy.
Kara is a certified Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Kara received her Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University, where she also received a minor in Spanish. Kara received her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from North Carolina Central University. Kara is originally from Greensboro, NC and currently lives in Raleigh, NC.
Kara’s special interests include working with autistic children, children with language delays, and AAC users. She specifically enjoys working with younger children in early intervention settings where she is able to collaborate with caregivers.
Kara is passionate about providing treatment that aligns with a neurodiversity- affirming and strengths-based approach to empower her clients and their families.
Teacher of the Deaf
Karyn is a Teacher of the Deaf specializing in auditory oral and auditory verbal philosophies. She obtained a BS in Education of Deaf Children, a BS in Early Childhood Education as well as a concentration in Auditory Oral Deaf Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005. Karyn has taught in both early intervention as well as the public school systems during the course of her career. Karyn joined the Pediatric Speech and Language Services team in 2016 and works part time in the Lake Norman area.
Kaylee is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP). Kaylee received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University in December of 2020. She just graduated in May of 2023 from North Carolina Central University with a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kaylee spent her last semester of graduate school doing her clinical placement with PSLS and just joined the team full-time to complete her clinical fellowship year. Her passion is working with toddlers and school-age kids.
Lisa is a board-certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and licensed educator with interests in Early Intervention and working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After earning her Associate of Applied Science, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in 2007 she earned her B.S in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2013 and her M. Ed for Curriculum and Instructional Design from Concordia University in 2016. Her passions have led to her gaining experience developing and implementing specialized instructional plans for a diverse population of students to promote language development, communication, behavioral and academic growth. She has received TEACCH training and has experience as a Registered Behavior Therapist utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis interventions. She is new to the area and is looking forward to joining the PSLS team.
Makayla Jones is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. She obtained her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016. She then obtained her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. Her clinical experience includes working in a variety of settings, such as preschools, daycares, and homes, to provide individualized therapy to children in order to address expressive/receptive language delays and/or speech sound disorders. Makayla has a special interest in articulation disorders.
Marissa is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with specialized education in Aural Re/Habilitation for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the improvement of early literacy outcomes for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Marissa received her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University and her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Marissa specializes in multilingual intervention approaches for children of all ages, and she fluently uses English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
Marissa’s special interests include working with children who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Deaf with other complex communication needs, as well as working with children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Marissa is specifically passionate about providing neurodiversity-affirming care that encourages and empowers children to utilize their strengths to engage with the world. Marissa is committed to working with families to encourage them to feel like they are communicating naturally with their children, and she believes that all children are capable of communicating meaningfully and functionally with the world.
Sierra is a certified Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow (CF-SLP) with special interests in working with clients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as those who have oral motor/feeding difficulties. Sierra earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Native American Studies from Colgate University in 2018, and received her M.S. in Communication Science and Disorders from North Carolina Central University in 2023.
Having grown up in a neurodivergent family, Sierra is passionate about collaborating with parents and caregivers to reach family-specific goals and fostering a team approach to therapy. She knows first hand how much families are capable of when given the proper support and encouragement
Terri Ramsey received her education at The University of North Carolina and The University of Virginia and has worked as a speech language pathologist for the past 29 years, 27 of which were in higher education, largely at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her interests include speech sound disorders and mentoring students. She has two young adult daughters. In her free time, she enjoys her time at A Special Blend coffee shop and pounding the trails of Hamilton Lakes with her lively pup, Holden.
Zori Vinson is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Zori’s passion for working with children began while tutoring and working in the public school system. She obtained both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Zori has gained clinical experience in the areas of early intervention, by using a caregiver-coaching approach to empower and incorporate caregivers during various routines during therapy; articulation/phonology; verbal apraxia; language disorders and pediatric feeding disorders. Zori has a special interest in working with clients with pediatric feeding disorders and speech sound disorders. She also has experience working with pediatrics with the following diagnoses: Down Syndrome, Autism, Neurological and Genetic Syndromes, Oral Dysphagia, GERD and Constipation.
Zori also seeks and discovers a way to help patients who are aversive/avoidant, stressed or unmotivated during mealtimes, by incorporating support from family, verbal praise, and fun reinforcers. Her philosophy is that feeding should be fun and safe. She has been professionally trained in using various skilled interventions such as spoon placement, oral motor/sensory strategies, non-stressful methods of introducing novel foods, gradual texture progression/gradations, and more. In her free time, Zori enjoys watching movies, eating at Chick-Fil-A, and spending time with family and friends.
Wendi McMillan is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 26 years of experience. Wendi received her Master’s degree in SLP at UNC-Greensboro and her undergraduate in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Southeastern Louisiana University. Wendi has had the privilege of working as an SLP in a variety of settings, including private practice and public schools with all ages. She has specialized training in the areas of augmentative communication and mainly works with children with significant disabilities. Wendi is also the co-founder of Camp REACH, a summer camp in Guilford County for children and young adults with Augmentative Communication needs. She is the past president and Honors Recipient of the NC Augmentative Communication Association. She joined PSLS in September 2015.