Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a licensed and nationally credentialed speech-language pathologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children, teens, and adults in the areas of articulation (speech sound production), receptive and expressive language, social communication, and fluency. I also provide comprehensive recommendations, handouts, and clarification of evaluation results. I am passionate about parent/caregiver education and advocacy, including an explanation of identified lagging skills as they relate to observed behaviors and reported difficulties in various settings.  My extensive background in the mental health field has advanced my understanding of speech-language disorders as they relate to various psychiatric and psychological disorders.

  • Comprehensive Speech/Language Evaluations

  • Parenting Support /Education

  • Individual Speech-Language Therapy

  • Group Therapy & Caregiver Educational Groups

  • Consultation


  • University of Central Arkansas August 1999 – August 2005, Conway, Arkansas (non-consecutive enrollment secondary to parental and familial responsibilities) Associate of Arts, General Education
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock August 2005 – May 2008, Little Rock, Arkansas, Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences August 2008 – May 2010, Little Rock, Arkansas, Master of Science, Communication Disorders


Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Simulated Patients to Demonstrate the Differential Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Stages and Normal Aging

  • Simulated Patients represented Mild, Moderate, and Severe stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Tasks administered:  Conversation, Following commands, Object Description, and Immediate/Delayed Story Recall

Counseling Caregivers of Language Impaired Adults

Using Simulated Caregivers to Demonstrate Effective Counseling Techniques

  • Simulated Caregivers portrayed spouses of clients with Broca’s Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Language Impairment Associated with Aggression in an Inpatient Child Population

Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

  • Gibbs, H. M., Holmes, K.J., McMillin, A., & Gathright, M. (2015, October)