Lead Speech Language Pathologist
Sara graduated from the University of South Carolina-Columbia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She then received her Master’s Degree, also from the University of South Carolina- Columbia, in Communication Sciences and Disorders and has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for 8 years. Sara is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She is so passionate about this field of work and receives so much joy every single day doing what she loves!! She especially enjoys working with children with feeding and swallowing deficits/disorders, oral motor delays, infants with feeding difficulties, and children with impaired language skills. Sara serves the Taylors, Greenville, and Greer SC areas.
Sara is a PROMPT-Trained Speech Language Pathologist and has completed the Introduction to PROMPT Technique Workshop. The PROMPT technique involves using a tactile-kinesthetic approach that includes touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence.
Sara is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and is so passionate about helping infants, and their amazing moms, who are having breast and bottle feeding difficulties.
Sara has also attended continuing education on Tongue Ties & Oral Motor Dysfunction, a course geared toward the understanding of poor tongue function associated with tethered oral tissue and pathologies associated with maxillary lip and lingual frenulum ties. She also has taken the OMD course/has training in working with patients who have Orofacial Myofunctional disorders.
Sara has been married to her husband, Ryan, since December of 2012. They are expecting their first child, a precious girl (Lydia), this fall! They are best friends and enjoy doing life alongside one another! They love to travel, fish, ride in their boat, be outdoors/in the mountains, spend time serving at church, and be around their family and friends. They also love being an aunt and uncle to their sweet nieces and nephews. They have a dog (Ella), a rabbit (Jose), two cats (Pete and Jocassee), and three chickens (Honey, Pip, and Polly).