Our Team Members
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 2 dogs, Bell and Henry, and loves to cook.
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.
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.
Rachel Ledbetter, MS, CF-SLP
Rachel Ledbetter, MS, CF-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 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 experience started in high school, shadowing a Louisiana local Speech-Language Pathologist each summer. She has experience working with children ranging from birth to middle school, particularly with individuals with limited expressive language and special needs. Rachel is knowledgeable in the area of augmentative and alternative communication in a variety of modalities to enhance communication skills. She has a passion for helping families and children develop a unique plan to enhance communication and social development in their everyday lives. She 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 has been working with Michelle, first as a graduate student, then as a speech-language pathology assistant, since summer of 2014.