Amy Fuhrer M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Amy Fuhrer has been a speech-language pathologist for over 15 years. She is an Atlanta native and earned her graduate degree from Georgia State University. She is licensed in Georgia by the State Board of Examiners in speech and language pathology and holds a national Certificate of Clinical Competence throughout the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. 

Amy’s passion has always been working with children. She specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and has worked with children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, apraxia of speech, traumatic brain injury, oral myofunctional disorders, and language disorders. In addition, she has worked in adult neurology, head and neck cancer and transgender voice. Amy’s work settings have included hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public and private schools, clinics and home health. She enjoys expanding her professional knowledge with continuing education courses related not only to speech pathology, but also within other disciplines to better serve her diverse client population. 

In 2016, Amy was recognized in Atlanta Parent Magazine as being a “Mom-Approved Top Healthcare Professional”. She loves spending time in the great outdoors with her family and cooking for others. She lives in Alpharetta with her husband and 2 children. 

Patricia Taylor M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Patricia Taylor has been a speech-language pathologist for over 15 years.  She is highly a qualified special education teacher in all academic areas.  She has Autism training from Emory University and specializes in a number of disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, down syndrome and traumatic brain injury.  

Patricia is still a Speech language pathologist in the school system, and we are blessed to have her as part of our Chatterbox family.  She loves children and impacting their lives in a positive way. 

​Patricia received her degrees from University of West Georgia and Georgia State University.  She is a licensed SLP in the state of Georgia.   

Pam Schmitt M.Ed., CCC-SLP


Pam’s interest in Speech-Language Pathology started at a young age with her volunteer work and observational experiences. These early hands-on experiences sparked her interest in early intervention. Pam enjoys playing a part in a child’s progress and believes in celebrating every success! Pam loves working with children. She believes in a positive child-centered approach, family education, and evidence-based practices. 

Pam received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Georgia State University. Pam is licensed in Georgia by the state board of examiners in Speech and Language Pathology. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Pam’s clinical experience includes (but is not limited to) a variety of disorders in both children and adults including Articulation Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Voice Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Apraxia, Feeding/Swallowing Disorders, Assistive Technology,Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Issues, Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Stroke, Aphasia, Down Syndrome, PANS, and more. Pam has experience with service delivery and conducting evaluations in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, preschools, home-bound/in-home services, outpatient clinics, and hospitals. 

Pam has specific expertise and extensive experience with Early Childhood Intervention for children ages three-five as a result of her 11+ years working with Gwinnett County’s Early Childhood program as a Speech-Language Pathologist. During her time with Gwinnett County, she served a leadership role in the school as the Preschool Special Education Grade Leader as well as other leadership teams within the school. 

Pam really enjoys working at a multi-disciplinary clinic in order for professionals to collaborate to best meet the needs of each child.

Suzanne Brannam OT

Occupational Therapist

Suzanne Brannam earned her degree in 1996, from Florida International University in Miami, FL. She has worked in pediatric private practice her entire career and has specialized in sensory processing, dyspraxia and Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT). Suzanne works hand in hand with speech and physical therapists as well as with parents and teachers to ensure her kids are getting the most from therapy.  Suzanne is continually doing continuing education and sharing new ideas with peers and parents.  She is a first degree black belt in karate and has a thorough understanding of gross motor development and movement. She has a passion for helping all children become the best they can be. 

She is currently completing her degree in Horticulture with a focus on therapeutic garden design and raised bed sensory gardens for clinic use. She lives in Cumming with her husband and three daughters.

Pediatric Therapy

Our extraordinary therapists are truly the best in their fields:

Mary Kathryn McDonald, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Mary Kathryn McDonald graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor or Arts degree in Communication, she then when on to get her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in 1997.  Mary Kathryn is Nationally certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as been licensed and certified through the state of Georgia.   She also holds a national Certificate of Clinical Competence and has her Crisis Prevention Intervention Behavioral Certification. 

Mary Kathryn McDonald specializes in working with all ages from birth through adulthood.  She has worked with children and adults who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ,
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), hearing impaired, feeding/swallowing disorders, language and articulation disorders.  Various settings have included work in hospitals, schools, clinics, nursing homes and centers.  She has
previously worked for four years as a speech therapist in a center with children who were diagnosed with ASD and severe behavioral disorders. 

Mary Kathryn uses evidenced-based practice to develop and implement therapy programs that include but are not limited to child-centered play, music therapy, computer-based programs, and therapist directed activities to address individual goals. 

Kailey Pullen OT

Occupational Therapist

Kailey Pullen is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist who received her bachelor's of science degree in Middle Grades Education at Georgia Southern University, and worked in John’s Creek as an 8th grade Math and Science Teacher for 3 years. Having an interest in the medical field, and still wishing to work with children, Kailey made the decision to go back to school to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated with Merit in February 2016. Kailey has worked with children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities, ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, and more. Kailey enjoys working with children of all ages and helping them to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential.  She also has experience working in other areas of occupational therapy such as adult acute care and short term rehabilitation. 

Kelli Ranson PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kelli Ranson specialized in working with children from birth to twenty one.  She grew up in Ocean Springs, MS. She played soccer at MS Gulf Coast Community College for two years and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from MS State University. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She has experience with a variety of diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Autism, and Torticollis. She is certified in interactive metronome and has experience in school setting, aquatics, early intervention, and outpatient clinic. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, playing soccer, and running.


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Speech Therapist and Clinical Director

Kerry-Lea Krog specializes in working with children from birth to age twenty-one. She has experience working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), hearing impairments, speech delays, feeding/swallowing disorders, language disorders, and articulation disorders. She has provided speech and language therapy services in individual as well as group settings, in hospitals, school systems, private clinics and in-home environments. Kerry-Lea is skilled in evaluating and developing individualized treatment plans. She uses evidence-based practice to develop and implement therapy programs that include but are not limited to child-centered play, music therapy, computer-based programs, and therapist directed activities to address individual goals.

In addition to receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Murray State University and her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from Georgia State University, Kerry-Lea is licensed in Georgia by the state board of examiners in Speech and Language Pathology. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Kerry-Lea has participated in continuing education programs to expand her knowledge. These programs have included Debra Beckman's Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, P.R.O.M.P.T. (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) training, Kaufman speech praxis method, Diane Bahr’s feeding and swallowing, behavior modification and communication skills in children on the autism spectrum, and executive function disorders. Kerry-Lea has also been trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding.