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.
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.
Justine McGoff - Speech Language Pathologist
Justine earned her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and her Master's in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Memphis. Justine began working at MLC in 2021. Before Madonna Learning Center, she was an intern for LEAD, LeBonheur's early intervention program.
Justine enjoys attending The University of Memphis football and basketball games, traveling, and spin class. She loves tacos and Pancho's dip, and anything chocolate!
Justine loves the dedication and enthusiasm of all the MLC staff, the positive environment, and how each student is truly supported to reach their full potential.