During Speech and Language Therapy, the goal for each student at MLC is to be an effective and confident communicator. Therapy sessions target the student's individual communication needs. Areas of focus include language comprehension and expression, production of speech sounds, fluency, use of augmentative communication devices, voice and social communication skills. Many types of activities and materials are used in achieving the various goals ranging from simple vocabulary picture cards, apps on I-Pads, books, movement activities, computer software, picture symbol systems, signing and augmentative communication systems, such as talking devices.
Lacy Wray - Speech Language Pathologist
Lacy received her Masters from the Univeristy of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has been at Madonna Learning Center for 11 years. Before MLC, Lacy worked in the school system in South Carolina, a private practice, and she was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee. She is married to Cecil Wray, and has 2 sons, Carter, in Austin, Tx, and Daniel, in the Adult Program at Madonna Learning Center. She has 1 grandaughter, Lila. Lacy enjoys reading, crosstitch, and loves all things chocolate. Lacy loves the students at Madonna Learning center, their sweet spirits, and their love and support for each other. She loves seeing God's guidance and provision through the years for this wonderful school.
Hannah Reed - Speech Language Pathologist
Hannah recieved her Bachelors in Speech Pathology from Delta State University and her Masters in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. This is Hannah's 2nd year at Madonna Learning Center. Before Madonna Learning Center, Hannah was the Speech Pathologist in Collierville Schools, and worked at LeBonheur where she also currently works as a PRN. Hannah is married to Justin Red and has 2 children. Aiden who is a student at Madonna Learning Center, and Mills. Hannah enjoys teaching swimming lessons, going on adventures with her boys, planning Disney trips and crafting. She loves Italian food, and chocolate. Hannah is so thankful for a place that turns work into family. As a Speech Pathologist, she loves providing therapy in an environment that focuses on our students individual needs. She fell in love with Madonna Learning Center as a graduate student in a clinical rotation. She is thankful to be a part of the Madonna family as a staff member and a parent.