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 12 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.
Christina Norris - Speech Language Pathologist
Christina attended the University Of Mississippi, where she received her undergrad and graduate diploma. Before Madonna Learning Center, Christina worked at Le Bonheur as a Speech and Language Pathologist. She also worked for the Achievement School District, providing therapy services for Prek-8th grade. She has 1 dog, named Domino, and enjoys DIY arts and crafts, crochet, cross-stitch, dancing and hair braiding. Christina loves pizza and salad. Christina feels that Madonna really cares and strives to provide the best instruction and skills to ensure students are equipped with necessary skills to maximize daily living, learning and communication.