Stewart Mason, MS, CCC-SLP
Stewart received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University. Before attending graduate school for speech therapy, Stewart gained valuable experience working as a group home manager for adults with various disabilities. This work experience fueled her decision to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist.
Stewart has seven years of experience providing therapy across diverse environments including clinical settings, daycares, home settings, adult rehabilitation facilities, acute care, public school systems, and private settings. Her clinical experience includes diagnosis and treatment of clients with a variety of disorders and/or diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, Apraxia of Speech, cognitive delays, Down syndrome, pediatric developmental delays, pragmatic/social skill deficits, fluency disorders and expressive and receptive language delays.
As an older sibling of a brother with Down syndrome, Stewart has the unique perspectives of both family and professional roles within the rehabilitative process. It is her belief that all children and adults alike, regardless of ability, should be able to demonstrate functional communication skills. Therefore, she has a passion for her clients to apply pragmatic and functional social skills learned in therapy that will serve as valuable tools throughout their lives.
Lisa McCall, MS, CCC-SLP
Lisa earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She has over twenty years of experience working in various settings, including brain injury rehabilitation settings, home health care, nursing homes, the school systems and private practice. She has worked with both adults and children, and has specialized in early intervention in private practice since 2005. Lisa’s main areas of expertise and passion are early intervention; developmental apraxia of speech; autism spectrum disorders; articulation delays; and expressive and receptive language delays. She has personal experience with auditory processing disorders, since her own child has an auditory processing disability. Lisa has a real passion for making sure the whole child is looked at and making sure that each child is getting the services they need and are entitled to in the public school systems. Lisa is a member of the North Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She loves spending time with her husband Roy, her children, Lauren and Caleb, and her two dogs, Eli and Hokie.
Michelle Shan, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Saint Francis and later obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University.
She has worked in multiple settings with clients from birth to 18 years of age. She has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive and receptive language delays, Fluency disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders.
She is originally from the suburbs of Chicago but recently relocated to North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Michelle is a devoted Chicago Cubs and Bears. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling with her family and attending outdoor events.
Michelle has her national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has licenses to practice in both Illinois and North Carolina. Michelle is excited to support you and your family and welcomes the opportunity to provide comprehensive therapy.
Amanda Dreier, MS, CCC-SLP
Amanda Dreier has over a decade of experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders in both public school and private practice settings. She has expertise working with receptive and expressive language deficits, pragmatic language (social skills) deficits, and speech impairments including articulation, phonological, and motor-based speech disorders (developmental dysarthria, childhood apraxia of speech). Amanda spent her first six years working in the Boston area where she started her own private practice. In 2014, she relocated with her family to the Triangle area and began working at Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy soon after. Amanda values parental involvement and strongly believes that successful speech therapy involves the whole family. She strives to make therapy fun and highly contextual whether that be play-based for younger children or academically-based for older children.
Amanda received her Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and her Master's of Science degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College. She is licensed at the state and national levels.
Amanda lives with her husband and two young children in Cary. She looks forward to working with you and your child!
Cindy Crockett, MS, CCC-SLP
Cindy has over 24 years of experience as a Speech/Language Pathologist in a variety of settings. Since arriving in North Carolina, she has enjoyed working with children with communication disorders in early intervention therapy in homes, preschools and elementary schools. Cindy’s areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of most speech and language disorders, including articulation, language, phonological process, and apraxia. Having had a child with developmental and language delays, she understands how therapy for any child with communication challenges needs to include the family. She believes that the most effective treatment model for young children includes building relationships and working in partnership with parents and teachers in a child’s daily life to help that child learn to communicate effectively.
Cindy received her Master of Science Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Rhode Island. She holds her national certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as North Carolina state licensure. She is also an active member of ASHA, The North Carolina Speech, Hearing & Language Association and the North Carolina Association of Supervisors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Christy Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Christy is the owner of Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is nationally certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and has her license to practice in the state of North Carolina. Christy obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to also obtain her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from UNC-CH. She has sixteen years of experience working with preschool through middle school age children with varying speech and language needs. Her areas of interest include early intervention for toddlers and preschoolers, expressive and pragmatic therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder, treatment of articulation, receptive and expressive language skills. She was recognized as Outstanding Young Alumni from UNC-CH School of Education in 2006 for her work providing speech and language therapy services to children in the educational setting. She has a passion for working together with families to watch children learn, grow, and achieve their goals!
Christy establishes close relationships with the families she serves. A big part of our philosophy at Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy is parent participation and education. Christy helps teach families how to turn everyday routines into a language rich experience for their child.
Christy lives in Apex with her husband, sons, and stepdaughter.
Ashley Downs, MS, CCC-SLP
Ashley grew up in Garner, NC and graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then continued her education at ECU to earn a Master's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She currently lives in Holly Springs with her husband, son, and dog.
Ashley is licensed by the N.C. Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and has her national certification from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She has experience working with a wide range of ages, from 1 year old to adults. She has worked in various settings including schools, daycares, homes, private clinics, and hospitals. She especially enjoys early intervention and working with young children and their families. She has provided diagnosis and treatment of a variety of disorders including receptive and expressive language deficits, aritculation disorders, apraxia, fluency disorders, pragmatic language deficits, and reading difficulties. Throughout her clinical experience, she has developed a strong passion for partnering with families to provide training and education on how to promote a rich environment for speech and language development. As the family member of 2 brothers who experienced severe communication deficits, she knows how important it is to provide support to both the child and their caregivers. She believes that communication is the most empowering tool that we have, which is why she loves her profession and can't wait to meet you and your child!
Sarah Wallace, M.S., CCC-SLP
Sarah attended North Carolina State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Public relations with minors in Business and Spanish. She then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University. She has worked in the Wake County Public School System in grades k-5, middle school, and high school. She has experience with assessment and treatment of articulation/phonology, language, oral motor, voice, and stuttering disorders in children. She also works with children with autism in designing and implementing individual therapy plans. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, cooking, and traveling with her husband.
Liane Rudd, M.S. CCC-SLP
Liane is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in Raleigh for over twenty years. She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and obtained her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.
Liane has years of experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders in multiple settings. She thoroughly enjoys working with the preschool age population and her areas of interest include the treatment of receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic/social skill deficits, and articulation/phonological disorders. She believes in a team approach involving the parents and caregivers to ensure effective communication skills for the child. She looks forward to working with you and your child!
Liane is licensed by the N.C. Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and has her national certification from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two sons.
Lauren Chou, MS, CCC-SLP
Lauren earned her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a 4.0 GPA from North Carolina Central University. She was also a selected recipient of the grant “Interdisciplinary Project to Prepare Culturally Competent Speech Language Pathologists to Provide Services to Children with Disabilities” at North Carolina Central University. This grant provided professional development concerning how to deliver evidence based speech and language services to children with or at risk for developmental delay from culturally diverse backgrounds.
She has worked with clients of all ages in a variety of settings and has experience providing diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic services to children in the public schools, home, clinic, and daycare settings. Her pediatric background includes serving children with articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delays, intellectual delays, down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and genetic disorders. She cherishes building close relationships with family members and loves watching children achieve their goals with fun and personalized therapy.
Lauren is a Korean-American woman born in Alexandria, Virginia and raised in North Carolina. She lives with her husband and enjoys watching movies, eating great food, and spending time with her fabulous friends!
Whitney White, MS, CCC-SLP
Whitney White recently relocated to North Carolina from Maine where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine. Whitney has provided speech and language treatment to individuals ranging in age from 18 months to 94 years across a variety of settings including homes, daycare, pre-schools, public schools and skilled nursing facilities. Whitney has experience evaluating and treating a variety of diagnoses, including receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, selective mutism, cognitive disorders, and Down Syndrome. Whitney has interest in expanding her knowledge by taking continuing education courses related to Picture Exchange Communication and Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).
Whitney has passion and excitement for working with young children and their families. She enjoys incorporating literacy and art based projects within her therapy sessions.
She lives in Raleigh with her husband and 3 cats. In her spare time she loves try new restaurants and travel. Whitney looks forward to meeting you and your child!
Gloriann Favale, MS, CCC-SLP
Gloriann has over 17 years experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist. She obtained her B.A. in Speech Communications from St. Joseph's College and her M.S. in Speech Pathology from CUNY Brooklyn College. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is licensed to practice Speech Pathology in New York and North Carolina. Additionally, Gloriann holds her permanent teaching certification in New York as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. She has worked in a variety of settings, including both private and public schools as well as clinics. She ran her own private practice for over 10 years, servicing primarily preschool and school aged children. Gloriann also served as a Clinical Instructor at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY for 2 1/2 years.
As the older sibling of a brother with cerebral palsy, Gloriann knows just how great an impact communication delays can have not only for a child, but for their family as well. Her personal perspective and empathy combined with her professional expertise has allowed Gloriann to work effectively with children with a variety of communication disorders, including but not limited to: dysphagia, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, and receptive and expressive language delays. Gloriann also uses her personal and professional experience to establish a bond with each and every child and family, which she feels fosters the child's progress that much more.
Gloriann lives in Apex with her husband, 2 children, and their numerous adopted pets.
Ingram Land-Deans, MS, CCC-SLP
Ingram, a proud North Carolina native and mother of an adorable four-year son, is a seasoned and passionate speech-language pathologist with sixteen years of experience working with preschool, school-aged, middle school and high school students with diverse speech and language needs. She also is a university instructor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she teaches Speech-Language Pathology and Speech Communication courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders-with a concentration in speech-language pathology, from Michigan State University and encompasses a specialization license in Child Language Development and Disorders Research from East Carolina University. Ingram also is nationally certified through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is state licensed through the North Carolina Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Ingram is knowledgeable and experienced in evaluation and treatment of a variety of communication disorders, however, she is specialized in evaluation and remediation of language-literacy disorders, articulation disorders, stuttering disorders and with aiding functional communication through Assistive Technology Devices in children and teens with Multiple Disabilities. While working in the North Carolina Public Schools, Ingram served on the Assistive Technology Team, where she trained teachers and students how to use Assistive Technology for interactive communication/participation during instruction.
Working with children of all ages is her passion as motivating her clients to realize and achieve their “maximum potential” in their communication, education and goals/dreams is her focus and commitment. Ingram believes optimal communication is achieved by family and teacher involvement in the therapy program in order to enable the development of child transfer and maintenance of communication strategies learned in therapy. Like the quote, “It takes a village to raise a child,” Ingram believes “It takes family, educators and therapists working together to develop functional communication efficiency in our children.”
Shontel Littles, Billing & Insurance Specialist
Shontel is the CEO of Complete Medical Billing & Advocacy and a professional in billing, coding and practice management. Shontel has been working in the healthcare field since 1998 representing various medical and dental organizations. Her areas of expertise are practice management & Medical/Dental insurance billing and collections. She has been the insurance and billing specialist for Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC since 2013. In addition to working with CMBA, Shontel enjoys reading, traveling and family time.
Jessica Boylan, MS, CCC-SLP
Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders in 2006 from Penn State University and then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Fort Hays State University (in Kansas) in 2010.
Jessica has years of experience working with children ages 2 – 16 within the school and private settings. She has experience with receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic/social skill deficits, various communication devices, motor based speech disorders (apraxia) and articulation/phonological disorders. She has a passion for working with preschool and elementary aged children and giving them the skills they need to communicate in every day settings.
Jessica is licensed by the N.C. Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and has her national certification from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She has lived in Raleigh for the past 4 years and loves it!