Upstate Pediatric Speech Therapy Services, Inc.

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About Us

Dr. Shannon L. Williamson,
Speech-Language Pathologist/Owner

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2001, in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Owner and President of the Private Practice, Upstate Pediatric Speech Therapy Services, Inc.  for various communication impairments

  • Owner of GAP- Geriatric and Adult Program, a division of Upstate Pediatric Speech Therapy Services

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2001, in Speech-Language Pathology with focus in Pediatrics and Language-Based Learning Disabilities

  • M.S.P., University of South Carolina, 1996, in Speech-Language Pathology

  • B.A., Columbia College, 1994, Speech-Language Pathology, Summa Cum Laude

  • B.C.N.-Board-Certified in Neurofeedback

  • Licensed SLP in South Carolina and holder of the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • Certified Advanced Practitioner for integrated Listening systems

  • Orofacial Myology Certification

  • Previously worked in Pediatric Rehabilitation for children with severe and multiple handicaps

  • Previously worked in S.C. Public Schools as lead speech-language pathologist and Curriculum Coordinator for Speech-Language Pathology

  • Previous Adjunct Professor for the University of South Carolina and S.C. State University

  • Previous Cooperating Teacher and instructor for Columbia College and the University of South Carolina

  • Married and has two children

Wanda Satterwhite,
Office Manager

  • Wanda handles anything pertaining to the front desk at the office. She has over 20 years of experience with office management. She holds an Associate’s degree in Secretarial Science.

Nancy Schlepphorst,
Primary Insurance Biller/Patient Statements

Nancy is an insurance biller for primary insurance at our clinic. She handles any type of billing with primary insurance carriers and generates patient statements. Nancy went to Furman University and graduated in 1977. She holds a certificate in Computer Systems and Programming. Nancy is married and has two children.

Abigail Stanley,
Medicaid/Secondary Insurance Biller

  • Billing Specialist focused primarily with Medicaid and the Managed Care programs. Abigail processes and keeps track of incoming payments and accounts in compliance with financial procedures and policies. She has worked in the medical field for 10+ years and has CPC and billing certification. Abigail obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington while playing on the women’s soccer team-Go Hoosiers! She lives in Greenville with her four daughters and her dog.

L. Black, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

  • B.A., Psychology

  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence

  • Licensed by South Carolina State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology 

  • Certified in Integrated Listening Systems

  • 20 years’ experience as SLP working with pre-K – grade 12 public school population

  • ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) 2011, 2015

  • Specialize in articulation, apraxia, and language impairments

Valerie Delar Anderson 

  • M.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Maryland - College Park in 1997

  • B.A. in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA in 1981

  • Licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in South Carolina. Previously licensed in MD, VA, and AZ.

  • Experienced in public schools, private clinics and home health settings.

  • Specialties in areas of: neurofeedback/EEG biofeedback, sensory integration, oral-motor therapy, PROMPT, hippotherapy (equine assisted therapy), assistive technology, and aphasia rehabilitation.

  • Holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association integrated Listening Systems Associate

  • Helped direct and run Tucson Brain Camp, an intensive summer program for kids wanting to improve their cognitive performance utilizing a variety of neurological training tools such as:  EEG/brainwave-based biofeedback (i.e. neurofeedback), trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), Interactive Metronome, Posit Science auditory and visual processing speed computer-based interventions as well as other fun “brain games” and small-group movement exercises.

  • Recently moved to South Carolina from Tucson Arizona. In her spare time, Valerie is looking forward to riding and training horses, hiking and trail running, kayaking, and gardening.

Rebekah D. White,
Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Master of Speech-Language Pathology, University of South Carolina, 2010

  • Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education (concentrations in Language Arts and Mathematics), Cedarville University, 2003, with high honors

  • American Speech- Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence

  • Licensed in South Carolina by the State Board of Examiners 

  • South Carolina State Department of Education Certification in Speech-Language Therapy, Middle Level Language Arts, and Middle Level Mathematics

  • Member of the Piedmont Speech and Hearing Consortium

  • Five years of experience in South Carolina public schools working with elementary students with speech/language/hearing impairments, learning disabilities, autism, developmental delay, Down Syndrome and other genetic syndromes, apraxia, and augmentative communication needs

  • Voted Teacher of the Year at Buena Vista Elementary School, 2014-2015

  • Certified in Integrated Listening Systems

  • She is married and lives in Greenville.

Jaelys E. Valdez (Jay),
Speech & Language Pathology - Assistant; Special Education Specialist; ABA Therapist

  • B.S. Communication Disorders, 2014 Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC

  • Experience working in the Greenville County Public School System with children communication impairments, learning disabilities, and children with multiple disabilities ranging from ages 2-14.

  • Trained in Lindamood Bell instruction and Wilson Reading System for reading, techniques for basic language, advanced language, and comprehension for children with dyslexia/ language-based/learning disabilities.

  • Trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis for children with behavioral disorders such as Autism.

  • Bilingual; English/Spanish

  • Fun fact: I have dual-citizenship in the United States and also in the Dominican Republic.

  • In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing sports, traveling, and learning about different cultures/languages.

Missy Roth,

  • Master of Science: Speech Language Pathology Syracuse University 2002 - Syracuse, NY

  • Bachelor of Science: Deaf Education and American Sign Language Towson University 1999- Towson, MD Graduated Magna Cum Laude

  • South Carolina Speech Language Pathology License and Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech Language Hearing Association

  • Certified in Integrated Listening Systems

  • Experience in SC public school system working with children with speech, language, hearing and communication impairments including learning disabilities, auditory processing deficits, autism, apraxia and other developmental delays

  • Experience in acute/subacute care and rehabilitation of pediatrics and adult populations requiring articulation, language, fluency, voice and feeding therapy

  • I am married with 2 children and rescue dogs in need

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