Ashton earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Arkansas and her Master of Communication Disorders at Arkansas State University. She is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Therapy and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Ashton has been working in early intervention for 9 years and is excited to be a part of MKSA where therapy and structured learning are combined. If she could possess one super-human power, she would have the ability to read peoples’ minds.
Ashton may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Hannah Pulliam
Mary Hannah earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arkansas State University. She is married and has two lovely children who love gymnastics and cheerleading! She is passionate about serving children with special needs through developing phonemic awareness and emergent reading skills, augmentative attentive communication (AAC), and the development of language. Mary Hannah is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Mary Hannah has been trained in the following therapy approaches:
- Connections: OG in3D® is a structured literacy curriculum that systematically teaches the entire structure of the English language. Each lesson provides direct, explicit instruction in the five components of reading, as outlined in the National Reading Panel Report.
- Pivotal Response: a naturalistic form of applied behavior analysis for the development of first words for children with autism.
- She has been certified in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). An approach that uses motor learning principles and a voice output communication aid to give non-verbal individuals a method to develop independent and spontaneous communication.
- Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Mary Hannah may be contacted at email@example.com.
Kristen earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017 and her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology in 2019; both from Harding University. She is married! Kristen interned with Miracle Kids in the summer of 2018 and realized that this is what she wanted to do and where she wanted to be, so after graduating she came back. Her favorite part about working at MKSA is seeing all of the kiddos succeed in many different areas. If Kristen could have one super-human power, it would be the ability to predict the future. Her personal motto is “You Got This!”
Kristen may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Importance of Reading Intervention at an Early Age Daley Johnston M.A., CF-SLP