Amy Fuhrer M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Amy Fuhrer has been a speech-language pathologist for over 17 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 through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Amy’s passion has always been working with children. Her early work started as a care taker for a chid with special needs and her profession grew from there. Prior to graduate school, she taught ballet to preschoolers. She currently specializes in early language intervention and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She 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 populations of 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 has completed the Level 1 P.R.O.M.P.T. (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) training program. In addition, she has taken a myriad of courses related to (but not at all limited to) Floor Time Therapy, executive functioning, Oral Myofunctional disorders, AAC (Alternative-Augmentative Communication), cognition and aging, dysphagia, Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control for Breathing Function, and gastroenterology issues related to feeding.  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.   

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.

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.

Hannah Cordill, OT

Occupational Therapist

Hannah Cordill earned her degree in occupational therapy from Saint Louis University in 2002. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including private practice, children’s hospitals, early intervention, and schools. Hannah has specialized training in Therapeutic Listening, sensory integration, feeding, primitive reflex integration, and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT). She has worked with children with a range of diagnoses, including autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, genetic abnormalities, and sensory processing disorders. In addition to working with children with special needs, Hannah is also a parent of a child with a chromosome deletion, giving her a unique perspective as both a therapist and a parent in the world of special needs, allowing her to relate to families in an intimate way.

Stephanie Gibson, OT

Occupational Therapist

Stephanie is a state licensed, certified occupational therapist. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Stephanie retired from a successful career as a CPA and navigated the therapy world with her child for 10 years prior to obtaining her degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University.  

Stephanie has experience working with children and adults in various settings including Scottish Rite at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Shepherd Pathways, outpatient pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation, and community settings. She has treated children and adults with multiple diagnoses including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, stroke, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, hemiparesis, expressive and receptive aphasia, Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD, conduct disorders, and dementia. Stephanie is trained in Interactive Metronome, Primitive Reflex Integration, and the AEIOU feeding method. She is working toward a certification in physical agent modalities and obtaining additional training in vision therapy.

Stephanie is passionate about teaching and empowering parents to advocate and work with their children as well as unlocking the unique gifts in every child. She believes in finding practical and creative ways to grow and maintain skills that will increase independence and honor the whole child.

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. 

Emma Evers, M.S, CF-SLP

Speech Therapist

Emma received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She continued her education at Georgia State University where she obtained a Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders to pursue her passion for Speech-Language Pathology. During her time at Georgia State, she served as President of CommunicAid + Nation, an organization that facilitates access to speech and language assistance. Emma joined Chatterbox Inc. in 2020 to pursue her love of working with children and families one-on-one in a collaborative therapy environment. 

Emma has both diagnostic and therapeutic experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Angelman’s Syndrome, Apraxia of Speech, Auditory Processing Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Swallowing & Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Articulation/Phonological Disorders and Language Disorders. As a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, she continues to expand her knowledge with the most recent treatment guidelines and research to best serve a diverse client population.

Emma believes in a collaborative and play-based approach to therapy, to allow children the opportunity to develop their goals and build confidence across all skill sets. She is passionate about helping children in the earliest stages of development to learn effective communication skills. When she’s not working, Emma enjoys hiking, painting, and playing with her Sheepadoodle, “Shaggy” Maggie.   

Pediatric Therapy


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Kerry-Lea Krog, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

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.

Carly Gesite PT, MSPT, CNDT

Physical Therapist

Carly has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 14 years.  Her love of pediatric physical therapy began when she was at Habersham Central High School.  She was able to observe the physical therapist who treated children in the school setting.  Here she witnessed a child who used a wheelchair for mobility walk across the classroom using a rolling walker.  She knew at this point that this was her life’s calling.  After graduating from physical therapy school, she worked at a private clinic, Sunshine Therapy, for 1 year providing therapy using an Adeli Suit and Universal Cage Unit to children with special needs.  Following this time she worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for 13 years in the out-patient setting.  She also has experience in the in-patient setting as well.  She was the Center’s Clinical Coordinator for Education for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.  She is a credentialed physical therapy clinical instructor for the last 11 years.  

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish in 2001.  She spent 6 weeks in a study abroad program in Spain during her undergraduate studies.  She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia in 2005.  She is certified in neurodevelopmental treatment.  She is also a cardiac specialist and specialized in vestibular treatment.  Carly has experience with evaluation and treatment planning for children with Congenital Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Orthopedic Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vestibular Impairments, Concussion, Genetic Conditions including but not limited to: Down’s Syndrome; Costello Syndrome; Birk-Barel Syndrome; Hypotonia; Pit Hopkins; and Williams Syndrome.  

Carly lives in Woodstock with her husband and 2 children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  She loves making a difference in the life of each child and seeing them grow and change with each new skill they obtain.