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Meet the Team

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APRIL HAYES M.S. CCC-SLP

Co-founder, Speech Language Pathologist

 Hello! I’m April Hayes. I am a Speech-Language Pathologist, a mother of two, and a co-founder at The Reading Company. I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Kentucky University. I’m licensed in the state of Kentucky and hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.   I have worked as a speech-language pathologist in the school system, Kentucky's birth-3 early intervention program, and in private practice. 

 

I have received training in the Barton Reading and Spelling system, the Orton Gillingham approach, and significant training in the diagnosis and treatment of speech sound disorders including Childhood Apraxia of speech. I firmly believe in the importance of being a lifetime learner and I am an ASHA ACE award recipient.  My special interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of speech sound production and motor speech disorders, early language development, language disorders, and language processing differences. 

 

I am passionate about parent involvement in treatment and believe the magic happens when you can elicit carryover of those targeted skills into life outside of the therapy room.  When I’m not working I enjoy spending time camping and traveling with my family.

ALLISON HIGGINS M.S. CCC-SLP

Co-founder, Speech Language Pathologist

Hi, I'm Allison. I am an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and co-founder of The Reading Company LLC. I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at Western Kentucky University and received my Masters in Speech and Hearing Science at Tennessee State University. I began my speech therapy journey in Anchorage, Alaska working as a school-based SLP for Anchorage School District before discovering my newfound passion, dyslexia. I’m trained and certified in the Barton Reading and Spelling System and I am eager to help children improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills. I strive to help my clients build confidence by improving their written communication abilities and involving parents in the treatment process. I am married to my best friend and we have a little boy, Trace, who is our biggest blessing. When away from the office I enjoy hiking, traveling, and doing projects around our cabin home.

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ADAIR MCALISTER M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

I'm Adair McAlister and I am an ASHA certified SLP who has been practicing in the Bowling Green area since 2016. I attended WKU for both undergraduate and graduate programs and completed my M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I have worked with clients of all ages in both private practice and medical settings. My special interests are in the areas of cognitive communication disorders, dyslexia, developmental language disorders, and dysphagia. I love to see my patients succeed and gain confidence as they build new skills. I enjoy traveling with my husband and I looking forward to taking my new baby boy on big adventures soon!

CARLY SHOULDERS M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Carly is a native of Bowling Green, KY. She has been working in the pediatric speech and language field for several years. Prior to entering the field, Carly worked with children using the Barton Reading and Spelling System as a tutor. During graduate school, she had the opportunity to complete her externship at a local hospital where she gained knowledge and experience treating and evaluating clients with written language difficulties. Since then she has had a passion for working not only with children but with the growing need for literacy-based speech therapy services.  Carly currently serves clients in both Kentucky and Tennessee via teletherapy appointments. 

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Lynsey Moore M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Lynsey is a native of Morgantown, KY. She completed her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family. She loves working with the pediatric population and has particular interest in teaching children and helping them to grow and meet their goals. 

Lauren Hammer M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

 Lauren Hammer is from Tompkinsville, Kentucky- home of Dovies and the best barbeque! Lauren completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Kentucky University.   Her passion is to serve those in our community and to help her clients to reach their full potential!

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Olivia Jones M.S. CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Hi, I'm Olivia Jones! I'm from Morgantown, Kentucky. I completed my B.S. in Communication Disorders and my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Kentucky University. While I love serving and advocating for clients of all ages, I am happiest when I'm working with little ones! My special interests include language disorders, dyslexia, cognitive-communication disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders. Inclusivity, compassion, empowerment, and advocacy play important roles in my practice! Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, spending time with loved ones, shopping, playing pickleball, and going on walks!"

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