About the Team
Each child enrolled with Hay Therapy is treated as an individual. We consider each child’s unique strengths and weaknesses when deciding on the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. All therapists have graduated with their masters in Speech & Language Pathology; they are state certified and nationally certified with the American Speech and Hearing Association. Our therapists pride themselves on their ability to recognize and strengthen each child’s talents, while building competence and confidence in areas of weakness. We also understand and prioritize the importance of working as a team with the child’s family, including caregivers, parents, grandparents, and siblings. Because we treat in a naturalistic environment, where the child is most comfortable, the therapists at Hay Therapy are able to most effectively reach new goals. Each therapist is highly trained in delivering the most appropriate therapy and in monitoring each step of progress. At Hay Therapy, we believe that data collection and analysis is a major key in delivering results. Thanks to the therapists’ amazing attention to detail, you will always know where your child started and where he is headed.
Sarah Hay, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Hay Therapy was founded in 2012. Sarah Hay is the owner, and functions as part of the therapy team for all children receiving therapy. Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, graduate degree from Baylor University,and her doctorate of philosophy from The University of Memphis. Sarah’s educational specialty is in language development with a focus on reading impairment. Her research and therapy passion is to better understand the relationship between auditory processing, phonological processing, and working memory skills. She has been practicing speech therapy since 2002, and has worked in public and private schools, private clinics, homes, day cares, and rehabilitation hospitals as both a clinician and supervisor. She is a certified Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Community Member. Sarah loves providing one-on-one therapy to her clients, and is amazed each day at her clients’ effort. The progress truly belongs to the client, but she feels honored to have been a part of the process.
Kimberly Yon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kimberly received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Central Florida and a graduate degree in the same discipline from Florida State University. She has practiced speech therapy since 2003 in public schools, homes, day cares and clinics. Kimberly has also worked as a lead teacher for general education and special education classes in the public schools. She is a certified Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Community Member. Kimberly is passionate about diagnosing children with communication disorders and helping them achieve life-changing progress.
Samantha Gannon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Samantha graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2011 with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology and has been practicing in the Atlanta area since 2012. She has experience working in home, daycare, and public school settings with children with articulation, expressive/receptive language, pragmatic language, and fluency disorders. Samantha is ASHA certified and state licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Intervention, and the recepient of the ACE award from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Samantha enjoys having the opportunity to support clients as they gain improved abilities to communicate, understand others, and express themselves.
Kelly Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kelly graduated from Appalachian State University with her bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders. She then received her master’s degree at San Diego State University in Speech Language Pathology. Kelly has worked in the school system as an elementary, middle, and high school speech-language pathologist. She has also worked in the private practice setting and in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. Kelly has extensive knowledge with pediatric swallowing and feeding. as well as caring for children who require tracheostomy tubes and ventilators to aid in breathing. Kelly’s areas of interest are Autism and early intervention. Kelly enjoys facilitating clients’ growth in all areas of communication.
Alisa Topor, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Alisa graduated from The University of Georgia with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders followed by her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. She started her career in 2003 in the Public Schools providing services to children in classrooms ranging from severe-profound impairments to mainstream settings. Alisa continues growing her experiences by working with clients in homes and daycares. Alisa has experience treating a variety of Speech/Language challenges, including Articulation and speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, early intervention, oral motor impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and fluency disorders. She loves watching her clients grow and achieve their individual goals. Alisa is ASHA certified and state licenced as a Speech Language Pathologist.
Emily White, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Emily earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Master of Education Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, state licensed, and holds a teaching certificate with the State of Georgia. Emily has practiced speech therapy in the Atlanta area since 2012 in homes, daycares, elementary schools, and pediatric clinics. She has experience treating speech sound, expressive and receptive language, pragmatic, and fluency disorders. Emily is passionate about early intervention and enjoys working together with clients and their families towards achieving their communication goals.
Melanie Ewell- Iwueke M.S., CCC-SLP
Melanie received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tn. After graduation, she continued to pursue her education at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tn where she received a Master’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Melanie has worked in various settings to include: public schools, home health, skilled nursing, and clinical supervision. Melanie has over ten years in diagnosing and treating various communication disorders such as expressive and receptive language impairments, articulation and phonology delays, fluency disorders, and swallowing delays. Melanie enjoys working with both the pediatric and geriatric population. She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Candice Campbell M.S., CCC-SLP
Candice attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders followed by her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has been practicing speech therapy in the Atlanta area since 2015 where she has worked with students in the elementary, middle and high school setting. Candice also has clinical experience in the acute care hospital settings, adult rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient clinics. She has treated a variety of speech and language disorders including articulation, receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language, swallowing delays, and fluency disorders. Candice desires to see her clients succeed and feels honored to be a part of each client’s journey towards communicating more effectively. She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).