Our Team Members

Rachel Ledbetter, MS, CCC-SLP

Rachel Ledbetter, MS, CCC-SLP, attended Texas Christian University and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders, with a minor in Child Development. Rachel joined the SCC team in summer of 2016, and began working as a teaching assistant for Building Blocks and as a speech-language pathology-assistant under Michelle’s direction while completing her education. She graduated in December 2017 with a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Rachel’s passion for this field began in high school and she spent her summers in Louisiana shadowing a  local Speech-Language Pathologist. She has experience working with children ranging from birth to middle school, particularly with individuals with limited expressive language abilities. Rachel has provided services in various settings including university clinics, classrooms for children with severe communication delays, public school system, early childhood camps and private practice.

Rachel is skilled in use of the SCERTS model to promote language and social communication development, proficient in the Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner) program for social cognition, and is a Hanen-certified parent education advocate for the It Takes Two to Talk program. She is also knowledgeable in the area of augmentative and alternative communication to enhance functional communication skills. Rachel has a passion for helping families and children develop a unique plan to enhance communication and social development in their everyday lives.

Lauren Drory, MS, CCC-SLP

Lauren Drory, MS, CCC-SLP, attended The University of Oklahoma where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013.Prior to graduate school, Lauren worked at a private school for children with social communication disorders and other learning disabilities. Lauren then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2015 from the University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center, where she focused the greater part of her studies and practicum experience on learning about children with social communication disorders. For the past two years, Lauren has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in a public school district with preschool and elementary age students. She has served children in a variety of areas including articulation, phonology, pragmatics, augmentative communication, fluency, and language. She worked with children in self-included classrooms with multiple disabilities, as well as mainstream and bilingual children. She is passionate about providing individualized treatment for children and their families.

 In her free time, Lauren enjoys practicing yoga and spending time outside with her husband and their golden doodle, Ranger.

Ashley Kingman, MS, CCC-SLP

Ashley graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Special Education. Upon graduation, Ashley spent one year with a speech and language therapy clinic in Houston where her love for speech therapy continued to grow. She then attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Dallas, earning her Master of Science in Communication Disorders in 2015.

Due to her background in special education, Ashley has experience working with children of all ages and across various settings. Relevant experiences include: Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) settings working with autism spectrum disorders and down syndrome disorder; one-on-one intensive communication intervention for toddlers ages 18 months – 3½ years; and group therapy providing individualized support in the areas of sensory, vestibular, fine and gross motor, and language development at an occupational therapy clinic. In addition, Ashley also has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with receptive and expressive language disorders, and articulation disorders. Ashley’s specified areas of interest include preverbal intervention for toddlers, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, and early intervention of autism spectrum disorders. She believes in collaborating with parents, teachers, and other therapists to help each child work to their maximum potential.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and fur baby, Bexar (Bear), and painting, gardening, and watching movies.

Emma Epps, MS, CF-SLP

Emma Epps, MS, CF-SLP, graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health.  After spending time working with children in the clinical and private home setting, it became clear that her true passion was working to help individuals communicate. She decided to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders.
Emma’s experience includes work with children in a variety of settings, such as university clinics, preschool, elementary school, summer camps, and private homes. The majority of Emma’s clinical experience has been focused on language intervention in early childhood. She also has experience treating children in the areas of articulation/phonology as well as sensory or motor based feeding disorders. Emma feels most fulfilled helping children who have language delays develop socially in order to communicate with the world in a meaningful way.  Emma’s training and experience with augmentative and alternative communication has enhanced her practice in this area. She enjoys creatively using these modalities as a tool to jumpstart children’s own speech and language by showing them the value of communication in a unique way. Emma has a passion for working to help each child make personal communication gains that keep therapy rewarding for the life of the individual and family alike.
In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their miniature dachshund, Hazel. A native Dallasite, Emma is thrilled to serve the community where she grew up, and is excited to join the SCC team in January 2019!

Anna Wise, MS, CCC-SLP

Anna Wise, MS, CCC-SLP, attended Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education in 2009. Upon graduating, Anna began her career as special education teacher in Highland Park ISD, where she worked with children with autism, learning differences, and/or an emotional disturbance. During her time as a special education teacher, Anna realized the importance of social communication and her desire to help children communicate. Anna returned to school at the University of North Texas where she earned a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. In addition to her teaching experience, Anna has provided speech-language therapy services to children targeting social communication, articulation, and early childhood language.

Anna has been married for 6 years and has a daughter, Amzie. She enjoys spending time with her family, including their dog, Henry, and loves to cook. Anna is on maternity leave for the spring 2019 semester as she prepares to welcome the second Baby Wise!