Beth Adkisson Fleming, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner/CEO and Speech Pathologist

Beth’s love for working with the special needs population developed at a very young age. As early as the seventh grade, she began volunteering in the Autism/TEACH classroom at her middle school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beth went on to receive her Bachelor of Science from N.C. State University in Communication Disorders and graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. Beth has extensive experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis/Verbal Behavior Therapy and has a special interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also enjoys working with children with Severe/Profound Developmental Delays, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, language disorders, fluency disorders, and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. She is trained in Beckman Oral Motor, Talk Tools, LAMP therapy approaches and is Level 1 PROMPT trained.

Beth has experience working with the public school system, serving preschool and school-aged children in both school and community based settings prior to entering in private outpatient therapy in 2010. Whereas her passion truly lies with working hands-on with the kiddos, she enjoys the challenge of managing a private practice and continues to learn all she can to help lead Chatterbox in the direction to help children reach their fullest potential.

She lives in Thunderbolt, GA with her husband, son, and daughter. They have a Vizla pup named Hank and two cats- Bo and Dexter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether it be traveling, going out on the boat, Georgia Southern football games in the Fall or just hanging out in the backyard when the weather is nice.

Tim Fleming, LCPO

Finance Director

Tim Fleming was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He moved to Statesboro for college and graduated with his B.S. in Kinesiology in 2002 from Georgia Southern University. (Go Eagles!) Upon graduation, he moved to Savannah, Georgia. Tim holds Post-Graduate Certificates in Prosthetics (2009) and Orthotics (2011) from the University of Hartford (Newington). He joined the Chatterbox team in July 2021 to help his wife, Beth, run the practice as the Finance Director. Tim is an ABC-certified licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist and previously worked as the Office Manager for Hanger Clinic in Statesboro, Georgia. There, he served a wide range of different patient needs, from cranial remolding orthoses for infants to pediatric and adult prosthetic and orthotic needs. Tim is a big fan of the outdoors and enjoys anything that has to do with fishing, boating, being near the water or pretty much any kind of sports! Together, Tim and Beth have two children, Hunter and Rees, and four fur babies (2 Vizsla pups and two cats). He is excited to finally be an official be a part of the Chatterbox family and be able to help his wife run their family business.

Tanya Arroyo

Front Office Manager/Authorizations Specialist

Tanya moved to Hinesville Ga in 2004 from the Bronx New York. She has over six years experience working in the medical field. She loves working with children, and has a daughter of her own. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. Tanya is Bilingual and is happy to assist our Spanish speaking families access the services they need through Chatterbox.

Jennifer Patterson

Referrals Coordinator

Jennifer is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and relocated to Savannah in 2014. She lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Jennifer has always had a vibrant passion for helping children, particularly those with special needs. Joining the Chatterbox team in 2022, Jennifer is dedicated to contributing to the mission of helping children reach their full potential. She enjoys seeing the smiling faces of the children that come into Chatterbox and building relationships with families along the way. Jennifer graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Colorado Technical University. In her spare time, she enjoys sitting by the pool, reading a good book, catching up with her Netflix shows, and spending quality time with her family.

Dominique Moultrie

Administrative Assistant

Dominique is a Savannah native through and through. She recently graduated from Georgia Southern University (Hail Southern!) with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She plans to pursue her Master’s Degree in the next year. In her free time, she loves to spend quality time with her sister and hang out with friends. What she loves about Chatterbox most is being able to learn more first hand about speech pathology in private practice. She loves seeing all of the cute kids as they come through the door to be checked in at her desk!

Selena Horton

Billing Manager

Selena joined the Chatterbox family in February 2021. She is a native of the low-country and a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. As a matter of fact, her family dog was named after head coach Kirby Smart! She has been married to her husband, Cliff, since June of 2019. Medical Billing is a second career for Selena, she previously worked as a Pre-K teacher for 14 years in the Bulloch County School System. In 2018, she decided to return to college and graduated in May of 2020 with a degree in Health Information Management and Technology. In her free time, she loves spoiling her 5 grandchildren, getting out on the boat, watching UGA football and spending time with family and friends.

Magen Brown

Billing Specialist

Magen graduated from Savannah Technical College in 2012 with a Certificate in Medical Billing, Coding and Insurance. She is a Pooler native and has a family ties to the area going back to her grandparents. She is a member at Rothwell Baptist Church of Pooler. She enjoys cooking, anything outdoors and traveling.

Leslie McWain, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Leslie is originally from the Mobile, Alabama area. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University (War Eagle!) before returning to Mobile to obtain her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.

Leslie has worked in the pediatric hospital and outpatient clinical settings in Alabama as well as in the public school system in Brentwood, Tennessee, serving preschool-aged children in blended preschool classrooms.

She has experience evaluating and treating a wide range of speech and language disorders, including articulation disorders, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and augmentative/alternative communication methods. She also has experience evaluating and treating feeding/swallowing patients in hospital Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. She loves collaborating with other professionals and families to ensure carryover and mastery of new skills in all settings!

Leslie is excited about moving to the Savannah area and making it her new home. Outside of work, she loves to go to the beach, reading, and traveling to new destinations!

Kelsey Davenport, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelsey graduated from Harding University in Searcy, AR with her Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kelsey developed her passion for helping children communicate through working at an elementary school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder after graduating with her Bachelors. She also wanted to give back to the community of differently-abled individuals like other specialists had helped her when she was younger. That passion has continued to grow over the years as she has had the blessing of watching children grow and learn to advocate for themselves. She has experience working with diverse cultural populations from spending time interning and living in New Zealand. Since then, she’s helped children with an array of diagnoses, circumstances, and backgrounds from birth to 25 years old in school and private practice settings. One, day Kelsey hopes to specialize in ASD and AAC.

Every day, Kelsey’s love for speech pathology increases as she helps every child feel heard and have a voice. She’s excited to be part of the Chatterbox team because she enjoys the feeling of community and family. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys hiking, playing with her three cats, and traveling.

Alexa Mastando, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Alexa was born and raised in New York, and moved to South Carolina in 2022. While living in New York, she graduated from Long Island University with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders. Alexa is currently a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Georgia, South Carolina, and New York. Alexa has experience working with pediatrics and adults with a variety of functional needs. She has work closely with students and adults presenting with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and other various communication disorders in an outpatient agency and school-based program. While receiving her degree, she worked at BOCES a special education program as a paraprofessional, working with other professionals to assist students in reaching their fullest potential. In her free time, she enjoys working out, exploring, hanging out with her cat, and spending time with friends and family.

Carder Dransfield, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Carder graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. She recently completed her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Mississippi. Her clinical experience includes working with children of all ages in private practice, school, and outpatient settings. Carder recently moved to the Savannah area, but is originally from Daphne, Alabama. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and exploring her new city.

Danielle Haggerty, M.A., CCC-SLP

Pooler Team Lead, Speech-Language Pathologist

Danielle moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2021 from Arizona. Originally from New York, she graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx, NY with her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to joining the Chatterbox team, she was a school-based SLP for a year and a half helping children in PreK through Fifth Grade with Speech-Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, and Autism. Prior to obtaining her degree in speech pathology, she worked at an Early Intervention Center-Based program as a teacher’s aide, working alongside pediatric SLPs, PTs, OTs, and ABA therapists.

Danielle loves being an SLP because of how many areas we treat, and how many kids we can help! There’s always something to learn and ways to grow in this field! Her heart is in peds, and she loves being a part of a child’s growth, and helping to give her patients a voice in whatever form that may be! In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, exploring Savannah, and traveling.

Kayleigh Castellaw, MS., CCC-SLP

Speech - Language Pathologist

Kayleigh is a native to Savannah. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is experienced in treating clients of all ages. However, she found her passion serving the pediatric population. Prior to joining the Chatterbox team, she served a variety of pediatric clients in the clinical and school setting. Before obtaining her degree, she was a teacher assistant at an auditory oral preschool for the deaf and hard of hearing here in Savannah. She enjoys learning through her clients and working with them to assist them in obtaining their voice. Seeing their smiles and seeing them communicate with their caregivers truly makes her day. Every win is a big win in her book! On her personal time, she enjoys running, Pilates, and being a plant mom. She also enjoys hiking with her family. At this time, she is seeking to become a bilingual speech-language therapist and plans to treat more children who are in need of speech and language therapy services.

Larie Vaus, OTR/L

Lead Occupational Therapist

Larie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She currently maintains her board certification in occupational therapy with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Larie has experience working in pediatric outpatient, school, and in home settings with a variety of diagnoses. Larie has a passion for working with children in the areas of sensory integration, motor dysfunction, neurological impairment, developmental delays, and skill acquisition to promote independence. Throughout her schooling she has taken a special interest in sensory integration, and has researched the effects of sensory adaptations used in a dental office to promote successful dental visits for children with developmental disabilities. Through volunteer experience, she has explored the effects of sensory adaptations in environments such as swimming lessons and aquariums for children with autism spectrum disorder. In her free time, Larie enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, running, swimming, and playing with her dogs.

Bethany Spivey, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Bethany grew up locally in Effingham County. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Georgia College & State University, and earned her Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from Augusta University. She has experience working with a variety of ages and diagnoses through volunteer opportunities, fieldwork placements, and extracurricular activities prior to and throughout her pursuit of her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. One of her favorite volunteer experiences was with Camp Buddy, which she volunteered at for several summers prior to going on to graduate school. She is most excited to begin working with children to help each child reach their full potential! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends, painting, and baking.

Courtney Dralle, PT, DPT

Lead Physical Therapist

Courtney Dralle graduated from the University of Scranton with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 and from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2008. Prior to switching to pediatrics, Courtney worked in skilled nursing for 3 years. For the last 8 years, she has been working in outpatient Pediatric settings. She has experience with working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, traumatic brain injuries, mitochondrial disorders, William’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Autism and Torticollis. Courtney’s passion for working with children began when her cousin was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and required numerous open heart surgeries and years in physical therapy. Courtney moved to the area 9 years ago and loves to run as well as read in her free time.

Karen Bessinger, PT

Physical Therapist

Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has worked in outpatient pediatric settings for the last fifteen years. Karen believes that working with the entire team is crucial to ensuring the children she treats achieve their highest potential.  Karen and her husband recently returned to the Lowcountry and are very excited to be home. In her free time she enjoys reading, going to the beach, hiking, crafting and baking.

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