Stacy began her specialized experience working with children with neurological and developmental differences in 2001. She received both her Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing her graduate studies, she worked in the Fulton County School System where she provided traditional speech-language therapy directly to the students, provided in-class therapy to children in self-contained classrooms, and collaborated with teachers to run a pilot school-wide phonemic awareness program for kindergarten, first and second grade students. Three years later, she later taught a self–contained special education class for children with autism and significant language learning impairments. In this role as a special educator, she was awarded with the following two awards in 2005: River Eves Elementary Teacher of the Year and Fulton County Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Upon moving to Baton Rouge, LA, Stacy was chosen to work for a multi-disciplinary clinic. There she worked alongside some of the city’s best occupational and physical therapists while providing cutting-edge therapy for clients. Stacy was promoted to Director of the Speech-Language Department after three years of employment. In this role, she supervised experienced therapists, new graduates, and graduate students completing internships, while maintaining a full caseload of clients. She joined forces with Dr. Vicky Roy in 2008 and created Dynamic Therapy Specialists, LLC.
Stacy’s vast experience of providing speech-language therapy in a variety of settings has allowed her to work with hundreds of people diagnosed with dyslexia, autism, language disorders, and processing difficulties. She has received extensive training in a variety of programs including (but not limited to): Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Seeing Stars®, LiPS®, SCERTS®, RDI®, The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol, SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing®, PECS, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Whole to Part Method, SRA Reading Mastery®, and Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensure in Louisiana and Georgia. Stacy actively participates in the American Speech and Hearing Association’s Special Interest Division 1 specialized for Language Learning and Education, as well as the SpellTalk Discussion Group specialized in improving the encoding and decoding processes for students. She is a member of the Autism Society of America and International Dyslexia Association. Her latest passion is using yoga as a method of systematic movement for sensory and self regulation in addition to language intervention. She received her Kids Yoga Instructor Certification in 2017 and has been incorporating these principles into her practice when possible since then.
Stacy received her Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) program certification in March 2008. She was the second RDI® Program Certified Consultant in the state of Louisiana. Since receiving her certification, she has worked with families and their children empowering parents to serve as their child’s primary interventionist. Stacy is close to completing the certification process to become a Masgutova NeuroSensorimotor Reflex Integration Core Specialist and is currently an Associate Level 3.
Stacy is a Southern University Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Board member and sits on the First United Methodist Church’s Children’s Council. She is the special needs consultant for her church, FUMC, and is a third grade Sunday School teacher. Stacy spent three years working with the Junior League of Baton Rouge and Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge on the creation of the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, RCASD (www.fhfgbr.org). She chaired the Junior League’s RCASD committee in 2010 and 2011. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys presenting locally and state-wide to a variety of audiences ranging from parents to professionals. When not involving herself in the Baton Rouge community, she enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and daughter.