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

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.

Jasmine Davis

Receptionist

Jasmine is a native of Effingham County and lives in Rincon with her son. Jasmine enjoys working in the medical field and worked in various medical settings prior to joining the Chatterbox team . She absolutely loves seeing the smiling faces of the kids that come in to Chatterbox everyday and being able to watch the progress they make while being here. In her spare time, Jasmine likes to spend time with friends and family whether it be traveling, spending time outside in nice weather or getting out and trying new foods.

Dominique Moultrie

Office 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 her husband, Cliff, for almost two years. Medical Billing is a second career for Selena. She previously worked as a Pre-K assistant 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 3 grandbabies, 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

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.

Laura Milhouse, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Laura graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Masters in Communication Disorders both from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She recently moved to Savannah from Collierville, Tennessee where she worked in the public school system with preschool, elementary and middle schoolers. Prior to working in pediatrics,she worked with adults in a hospital/acute care, inpatient and outpatient facilities. When Laura was younger, a friend’s brother had a speech impediment and that is what really got her interested in learning more about communication disorders. She loves working with others and it’s so rewarding when families see their loved ones making progress in different areas! Outside of work, She loves going to the gym, visiting the beach and sitting down to read a good book!

Carder Dransfield, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Therapist

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.

Lindsey Cavender, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Lindsey graduated from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her Masters of Communication Disorders at Arkansas State University. Her clinical experience includes working with kids of all ages in both an ABA therapy clinic for kids with Autism and the private practice setting. Lindsey has always had a passion for working with children which led to her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is originally from Marietta, GA, but has recently moved to the Savannah area. In her free time, she loves to travel, watch Netflix, play with her cat, and spend time with her friends and family.

Kristen Warren, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Kristen graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising. She then switched fields and completed her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia Southern University. Kristen has experience assessing and treating children and adults with various speech, language, and swallowing disorders in private practice and outpatient settings.

She grew up on a cow farm in Dexter, GA and has been living in Savannah for over 4 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors (especially the beach and kayaking!), finding the best live music, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and participating in the children’s ministry at her church.

Kristen looks forward to helping her clients not only progress in their speech and language goals but also become more self-assured and gain confidence in themselves. She hopes to always be their ultimate cheerleader!

Danielle Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP

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.

Larie Vaus, OTR/L

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.

David Babbs, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

David was born and raised in Savannah. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Georgia State University in 2015 and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2020. Occupational therapy stood out to David as a unique career due to his love of learning about creative and engaging ways to take on challenges. He finds joy in helping individuals from different walks of life find solutions and overcoming barriers to their meaningful occupations.

In his free time, he enjoys exercising, spending time with family and friends all over Georgia, and walking his one year old golden retriever named Bandit Babbs.

Courtney Dralle, PT, DPT

Lead Physical Therapist

Courtney Rainey graduated from the University of Scranton with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Courtney has a 3 year background in skilled nursing before switching to pediatrics. For the last 3 years, she has been working in the outpatient 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 has a passion for working with children since 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 3 years ago and enjoys spending time outside running.

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.

Kayla Herold, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kayla is a Savannah native who attended Georgia Southern University, first to obtain her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and then moving on to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has experience in orthopedic and neurological settings from her time in graduate school, however, her favorite experience by far was working with the kiddos here at Chatterbox during one of her final clinical rotations. Her absolute favorite thing is watching a child’s eyes light up when they accomplish something they and their families have been working so hard for. She believes that therapy must be a team effort made by the children, their families, and their therapists for a child to reach their full potential, and she loves being a part of that team. In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family; playing with her Springer Spaniel puppy, Chipper; attending Atlanta Braves and Savannah Bananas games, spending time on or near the water, and yelling “Hail Southern” at any Georgia Southern sporting events.

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