Speech-Language Pathologists

 

Lauren Konigsberg M.Ed, CCC-SLP, Director of AAC Services

Lauren attended the University of Georgia where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Lauren’s professional experience has included working with adults, adolescents, and children in educational, medical, and private clinic settings. She believes in the importance of developing excellent rapport with her clients, providing fun and motivating therapy and implementing research-based intervention in order to maximize progress. She enjoys learning and has most recently participated in continuing education related to feeding/oral motor skills, augmentative alternative communication, articulation/phonology, and apraxia of speech. Lauren is trained in the first two levels of PROMPT and the LAMP approach to alternative augmentative communication. When not working with her clients, Lauren enjoys tennis, running, reading, and spending time outside. Lauren specializes in several areas including:

  • Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Articulation/Phonology

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders

  • Early Language development

  • Preliteracy/Phonological Awareness

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • PROMPT LEVEL 3: BRIDGING PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding. A therapist that has completed the Introduction to PROMPT Technique Workshop has learned the basics of the PROMPT technique. These clinicians have been trained how to make the “touch cues” to the articulators to help patient’s produce a phoneme. They can also properly evaluate a patient (from a motor perspective) to identify if PROMPT therapy will be beneficial. Some clinicians at this stage are quite good at the technique and all will improve with practice. The training is very intense and requires a series of workshops, plus a lengthy certification process for a therapist to be a Certified PROMPT therapist.


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Angela LaGambina M.A., CCC-SLP, Director of Craniofacial Services

Angela attended the University of Florida where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She has always had a passion for children and served on various trips overseas that ultimately led her to devote her life to serving children in this unique role as a speech language pathologist. Angela’s professional experience includes evaluating and treating both pediatrics and adults in educational, outpatient, and medical settings. Upon moving to Atlanta she interned with Dr. John Riski at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite with a focus on cleft palate and resonance disorders! Angela has experience working with children from birth to adults with a large variety of disorders and syndromes. She values a team approach and enjoys empowering parents on how to carryover therapeutic intervention in the home to lead to greater success for the child. Angela finds joy in creating a fun and welcoming environment where she implements evidenced based practice. Her recent training includes Introduction to PROMPT technique and Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention. In her free time she loves cooking, being outdoors, finding new hidden gems in Atlanta, and using her skills abroad on medical mission trips! Angela specializes in several areas including:

  • Cleft Palate/Resonance Disorders

  • Myofunctional Disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Sensory Feeding Disorders

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders

  • Early Language Development

  • Articulation/Phonology

  • Pragmatic/Communication Language Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • PROMPT LEVEL 3: BRIDGING PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding. A therapist that has completed the Introduction to PROMPT Technique Workshop has learned the basics of the PROMPT technique. These clinicians have been trained how to make the “touch cues” to the articulators to help patient’s produce a phoneme. They can also properly evaluate a patient (from a motor perspective) to identify if PROMPT therapy will be beneficial. Some clinicians at this stage are quite good at the technique and all will improve with practice. The training is very intense and requires a series of workshops, plus a lengthy certification process for a therapist to be a Certified PROMPT therapist.


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Katelyn Martino M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Katelyn attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She attend Valdosta State University to earn her Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Katelyn’s professional background includes treating, evaluating and diagnosing adults, adolescents, and children in schools, nursing homes, and the private clinic setting as well as observation/internships in pediatric outpatient rehabilitation. She is dedicated to providing her clients with the best possible care in speech language pathology and celebrating every success on the way. Katelyn believes that therapy should be fun and relatable to the client’s interests. She is also a big advocate of family education and support. Katelyn is an evidence based clinician who thrives on learning new information. She has recently attended continuing education conferences in the areas of fluency disorders, second language learners, augmentative alternative communication, articulation/phonology, and apraxia of speech. Katelyn has experience working with a diverse population of children with disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Stuttering, ADD/ADHD, Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, phonology/articulation disorders, receptive/expressive disorder, hearing impairment, and Apraxia. Besides being a clinician, Katelyn enjoys taking care of her goldendoodle, spending time with her family, going to the lake, and shopping.

Katelyn specializes in several areas including:

  • Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Pragmatic/Social Language Disorders

  • Articulation/Phonology

  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders

  • Early Language development

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • PROMPT LEVEL 1: TRAINED. PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding. A therapist that has completed the Introduction to PROMPT Technique Workshop has learned the basics of the PROMPT technique. These clinicians have been trained how to make the “touch cues” to the articulators to help patient’s produce a phoneme. They can also properly evaluate a patient (from a motor perspective) to identify if PROMPT therapy will be beneficial. Some clinicians at this stage are quite good at the technique and all will improve with practice. The training is very intense and requires a series of workshops, plus a lengthy certification process for a therapist to be a Certified PROMPT therapist.


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Juliana White M.Ed., CF-SLP

Juliana attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Art in Communicative Disorders. She also attended Valdosta State University to earn her Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Juliana’s clinical experience includes evaluating, diagnosing and treating both pediatrics and adults in the clinical setting, as well as in educational, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities with short term, long term and memory care. Juliana enjoys creating a fun yet motivating environment where she implements evidence-based practice. She also believes in building a strong rapport with her clients and their family, and guide them in the direction that provides them with the highest quality of services that not only inspires them and their families but allows them to reach their ultimate goals. She looks forward to participating in continuing education related to feeding skills, articulation/phonology, and PROMPT training. In her free time she loves cooking, exploring new dining experiences and cuisine and traveling. Juliana is working toward specializing in the following areas:

  • Articulation/Phonology

  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders

  • Cleft Palate/Resonance Disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Early Language Development

  • Pragmatic/Communication Language Disorders

  • Sensory Based Feeding Disorders