Welcome to pediatric speech and language therapy right here in the Athens/Limestone County area.
SpeechTime, Inc's services include:
*screening, evaluation, and treatment of speech (articulation and phonology)
*screening, evaluation, and treatment of language (comprehension and expression)
*alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) evaluations and therapy which includes Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
*collaboration with physicians, agencies, such as Children’s Rehabilitation Services (CRS), and educators
Jackie Kimbro M.S., CCC-SLP earned her Bachelors of Science degree December 2005 and Masters of Science degree July 2006 in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) in Huntsville, Alabama. The Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) requirements include 400 clock hours where CSD students learn and incorporate diagnostic and treatment methodologies while working with clients on campus in the AAMU Speech and Hearing Clinic and in off campus externships.
Jackie Kimbro is nationally certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the state of Alabama as a speech language pathologist. She has 12 years experience and has been employed in both the educational and clinical domains of speech and language therapy. She has worked with both typical students and students with multiple disabilities with diagnoses, such as autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, developmental delay, seizure disorders, microcephaly, genetic disorders, vision and hearing disabilities, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy. Several of the students were quadriplegic and nonverbal which required "thinking outside the box" in order to give them a way to communicate. Jackie was able to collaborate with Children’s Rehabilitation Services (CRS) to have the student’s alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) capabilities assessed which enabled several of them to acquire their own personal communication device.
Jackie Kimbro M.S., CCC-SLP opened a small private practice, SpeechTime, Inc., June 2014 in order to serve families in her local community who might otherwise only receive school based therapy (which is a great resource, but case loads are high, qualifying students tend to receive 20-30 minute sessions, once/twice weekly, and often in a group setting) or have to travel 30 minutes-2 hours in order to receive speech therapy services.