Laura Powell | Speech Therapist | Therapy Unlimited

Laura Powell M.S., CCC-SLP, COM™
Owner
Speech-language pathologist
Certified Orofacial Myologist

Since 2007, Laura Powell has dedicated her clinical skills to the treatment of orofacial myofunctional, articulation and voice disorders in patients of all ages. Her professional successes have granted her the opportunity to present at various events sponsored by dental associations, including the Columbia Dental Society, the Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Study Club. She has also presented at the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention and Voice Symposiums.
In addition to owning Therapy Unlimited, Laura is a clinical instructor at the University of Missouri. She also is an adjunct instructor for courses in Voice Disorders. Laura is also on staff and as an administrator for the SLP Solution and the Private Practice Solution (web-based speech pathology resources).

Laura is a graduate of Fontbonne University, where she earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders. Since then, she’s put her passion and specialized skillset to work in private practices, outpatient clinics, otolaryngology clinics, early childhood intervention sites and public schools. Laura is a certified orofacial myologist (COM®) and in VitalStim therapy for swallowing. Currently, Laura is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).
The only certified orofacial myologist in the mid-Missouri area and a founding member of the Missouri State Orofacial Myology Association (MOSOMA), Laura has performed the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders, pediatric feeding aversion, noxious oral habits, apraxia, receptive language disorders, expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, pragmatic language disorders, cognitive-communication deficits, aphasia and voice disorders (including paradoxical vocal cord movement disorder).
Like many of her neighbors and patients, Laura grew up in Columbia, Missouri. She currently lives nearby with her husband and daughters, Madalyn and Emma.

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Tami McCormick M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist

Since 2000, Tami has focused on a variety of pediatric experiences in clinical, home health and school settings. Tami has been with Therapy Unlimited since the beginning in 2014. She has most recently become Hanen-certified and specializes in early speech and language development. Tami has experience working with receptive/expressive language disorders, pragmatic disorders, auditory processing, augmentative communication, articulation, phonological and apraxia speech disorders, fluency, voice, feeding aversions, and dysphagia. Tami has received training in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Every Move Counts, Core Vocabulary, Food Chaining, and is Certified in Pediatric Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Therapy (NMES). She previously was a feeding mentor for Therapy 2000, pediatric home health in Dallas, Texas and a member of the Assistive Technology team while working in the schools. She was co-lead of the speech team in the school setting, has supervised CFY’s, assistant SLP’s, and worked closely with graduate programs in the Dallas area supervising graduate students in the field.

Tami graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University earning her Bachelor and Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed by Missouri State in Speech Language Pathology and a member of Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA) along with ASHA.

Tami moved to the Columbia area with her husband of 18 years and two children from the Dallas Texas area several years ago and loves it here! She and her family are involved within the community and enjoy the outdoors, boating and baseball together.

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Corey Buckman M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist

Since 2012, Corey has focused on a variety of pediatric and adult experiences in both the rehabilitation and school settings. Corey was a per diem therapist at Rusk Rehabilitation Center for two and a half years and a full-time therapist at Columbia Public Schools for four years. She was one of the lead SLPs in Columbia’s district-wide autism classrooms where she provided inclusion services. Corey co-taught, led, and provided direct group and one-on- one intervention services to students. She provided continued education and training in the areas of social functional communication as well as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to teachers, student teachers, and paraprofessionals. She has also supervised graduate students. Corey has experience working with autism spectrum disorders, cognitive and developmental delays, AAC, expressive/receptive communication disorders, fluency (stuttering), hearing impaired, articulation disorders, and feeding difficulties. Corey has received training in customization and implementation of AAC, Yoga & Mindfulness interventions, basic sign language, and behavior modification through functional communication.

Corey graduated from the University of Missouri earning her Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Science and Disorders. She went on to complete her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Missouri. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed by Missouri State in Speech-Language Pathology and a member of Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA) along with ASHA.

Corey is a low country native of Beaufort, SC but has grown to call mid-Missouri her home. She enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, stand-up paddleboarding, and dancing

Carly Love | Speech Therapist | Columbia MO

Carly Love OTR/L
Occupational therapist

Since 2014, Carly Love has focused heavily on pediatric therapy in the outpatient setting. Carly worked at Children’s Hospital Therapy Center for two years and was a member of the multidisciplinary team at the Thompson Center’s Developmental and Behavioral Clinic. In both settings, Carly spent time partnering with families to create family-centered care plans and treatments. Carly assisted in the development of a Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Program and has spent the last year working with children with various neuromuscular conditions. She has supervised graduate students and has her certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Carly has received training in neuromuscular stimulation, behavior management, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and the promotion of self care skills and independence in older children.

Carly graduated from the University of Missouri with her Bachelor and Master of Occupational Therapy. She is licensed by the State of Missouri in Occupational Therapy and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Carly spent much of her life in Cleveland, Ohio and Fort Worth, Texas before finding her way to Missouri. Since moving to Columbia in 2009, she’s become involved in the community and enjoys spending her time being active and baking.

Anna Robinson M.H.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist

Since 2017, Anna has focused on a variety of pediatric and adult experiences in private clinic and school settings. Anna has worked in a special education school in Columbia, where she provided functional speech and language therapy to a variety of students. She also has experience providing comprehensive diagnostic services, conducting language, reading, achievement, and phonological processing portions of academic testing. Anna has experience in working with autism spectrum disorders, pervasive development disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), cognitive and developmental delays, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), expressive/receptive communication disorders, phonological and apraxia speech disorders, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, fluency, auditory processing, and accent modification and pronunciation.

Anna graduated from the University of Missouri earning her Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Science and Disorders. She went on to complete her Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Missouri, as well. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed by the state of Missouri in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA) along with ASHA.

Anna grew up in Boonville, Missouri and has lived in Columbia since 2011. As a third-generation Mizzou student, she easily calls Columbia her home. She and her husband, Sam, enjoy watching movies and playing tennis together.

Kelsey McIntyre CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist

Kelsey earned her B.A. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from West Chester University, graduating in 2017. Following graduation, Kelsey accepted a Clinical Fellowship position at Therapy Unlimited. Since then, she has treated patients in both outpatient and school settings. Within the adult population, her therapeutic services have included voice, aphasia, language, and cognitive therapy. Within the school setting, Kelsey has experience with early intervention, expressive/ receptive language disorders, articulation, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, autism-spectrum disorders, fluency, as well as cognitive and developmental delays.

During her graduate career, Kelsey’s medical practicum work involved patients with traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dysphagia, cognition, and memory deficits. She also conducted and evaluated videofluroscopic swallow studies. Kelsey’s school-based practicum included work in the “Life Skills” program, specializing in functional communication for children with developmental disabilities.

Outside of the therapy room, Kelsey was a presenter at Pennsylvania Speech Hearing Association (PSHA) for Voice Therapy assessment and treatment. She has earned VitalStim certification and Modified Barium Swallow Impairment (MBSimp) certification for dysphagia, as well as an Estill Voice certification for voice therapy. She currently holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by Missouri State in Speech-Language Pathology.

Kelsey is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Philadelphia. She moved to Columbia in 2017. She enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, and traveling.

Beth Costello RD, LD
Registered Dietitian

Beth is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with 18 years experience working with a diverse population to improved their nutritional status. She has provided nutrition education, assessment and intervention in a clinical setting for all ages from infants to elderly. Beth is passionate about helping people see improvements in their daily lives and gain confidence about food intake and the nutrition it provides to them as an individual.

Beth earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Missouri in 2000. She is registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration and licensed in the state of Missouri.

Beth and her husband of 21 years are Columbia natives and have 3 children. She loves cooking, menu planning and crafting.

Steve Wallace, M.Ed., SPE
School Psychological Examiner

After a 25-year career working as a full time School Psychological Examiner , Steve retired in 2015. In this position Steve was involved with planning and leading student educational evaluations including collecting and interpreting behavioral/executive functioning data for students, administering cognitive assessments, and leading eligibility staffing meetings and identifying instructional implications of evaluation results. Steve also participated with building teams providing consultation/problem solving strategies for academic and behavior interventions.

Steve graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1985 with a master’s in education in Educational Counseling and Psychology with an emphasis in Vocational Assessment/Rehabilitation Counseling. In the past, Steve has worked as a vocational evaluator and rehabilitation counselor for various entities including Central Missouri Assessment Center, Rusk Rehabilitation Center, and the University of Missouri.

Steve and his wife Trish have three adult children. Their youngest son, Tim, has Down Syndrome and, through Tim’s speech therapy needs, Steve became acquainted with Therapy Unlimited. Steve noted, “Tim looks forward to his therapy appointments at Therapy Unlimited and his speech and articulation has shown steady improvement. I find it very serendipitous to be part of the dynamic professional team at Therapy Unlimited.”
Steve and Trish are actively involved as coaches and volunteers for Special Olympics. When not chauffeuring Tim to his various events and activities, Steve enjoys a round or two of golf.

Brian Powell
Office Assistant

Brian attended the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1984-1989. He moved to California after college and worked in the clothing manufacturing industry for twenty years. In 2008, he decided to come back to his home and family in Columbia.

He joins Therapy Unlimited with experience in a variety of office environments and looks forward to applying his skills to help make the office function smoothly. Brian in currently studying in his spare time to become a medical coder/biller. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family and friends.