Speech Therapy Team
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Ellen Ashley, MS CCC-SLP
eashley@highhopesforkids.org

Ellen received her MSP from the University of South Carolina in 2016. She has worked with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including the public school system, outpatient pediatric hospital, and outpatient clinics. Her clinical experience includes evaluation and treatment of language delays and disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and social/pragmatic delays.

Emily Donoghue, MS CCC-SLP
edonoghue@highhopesforkids.org

Emily received her BS at the University of Central Florida and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Jacksonville University. she has experience working in pediatrics in the areas of language delays, Alternative and Augmentative Communication, feeding/swallowing disorders, and social/pragmatic difficulties. Emily has attended trainings for Language Acquisitions through Motor Planning (LAMP) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She also received specialized training in Food Chaining and SOS Steps to Eating. Additionally, Emily was a teacher in The Preschool at High Hopes before attending graduate school and joining the therapy team.

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Bond Henderson, MA CCC-SLP
bhenderson@highhopesforkids.org

Bond received her MA at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2001.  She has extensive outpatient clinical experience, including treatment of Apraxia, Austism, language delays, and disorders of articulation.  She has received training in the administration of the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers (STAT).

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Beth Horton, MS CCC-SLP
bhorton@highhopesforkids.org

Beth received her BA from the University of Washington and her MS from Tennessee State University. She has clinical expertise in the outpatient treatment and evaluation of speech and language delays, language difficulties specific to Autism, social/pragmatic delays, and the use of treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders, specifically in sensory/oral motor feeding difficulties. She has received specialized training in Food Chaining, The Hanen-More Than Words Program, social thinking, and Gestalt language learning.

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Sarah Poligone, MS CCC-SLP
spoligone@highhopesforkids.org

Sarah received her BS at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and MS in Speech Language Pathology at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and has previously worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in relation to infant feeding and development. Sarah has clinical expertise in the outpatient treatment and evaluation of feeding and swallowing disorders in medically fragile infant/children as well as generalized sensory/oral motor feeding difficulties. She additionally has experience as a speech language pathologist working with children with speech language delay and autism. 

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Hilary Robinson, MS CCC-SLP
hrobinson@highhopesforkids.org

Hilary received her MS from East Tennessee State University. She has extensive outpatient clinical experience in the areas of but not limited to evaluation and treatment of language delays, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, social/pragmatic delays, Autism, stuttering, and disorders of articulation. Hilary specializes in Childhood Apraxia of Speech and is trained in PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (introduction and bridging level). She is certified in the SOS feeding approach and also has specialized training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).

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Marcela Soares Beals, MS CCC-SLP
mbeals@highhopesforkids.org

Marcela received her MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Tennessee State University in 2017. Her clinical expertise includes assessment and treatment of language delays in early intervention, Autism, speech sound disorders, alternative and augmentative communication, and feeding/swallowing disorders. She has received specialty training in Natural Language Acquisition for Gestalt language learners, SOS Approach to Feeding, Food Chaining, Beckman Oral Motor Approach, and is licensed to practice Lactation Counseling.  

Emily Springer, MA CCC-SLP
espringer@highhopesforkids.org

Emily received her MA from the University of Memphis in 2019. While there, she completed additional coursework for a graduate certificate in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and another in Health Systems Leadership through the Memphis School of Public Health. Additionally, while in graduate school, she assisted with research related to executive functioning and fluency in the University of Memphis Cognition, Speech, and Language lab. Her clinical experience includes working in the public school system, outpatient pediatric hospitals, and home-based early intervention. She has worked with numerous children who have Autism, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), intellectual disabilities, pediatric cancer, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders, language delays and disorders, and feeding disorders.