Meet the Therapists
“Success happens when there’s a solid care team, including parents, the therapist and other healthcare professionals.” -Laura Powell M.S., CCC/SLP
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.
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. Currently, Laura is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), and the Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA).
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.
Since 2000, Tami has focused on a variety of pediatric experiences in clinical, home health and school settings. Tami 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. She has experience working with receptive/expressive language 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).
Tami is a Hanen-certified speech pathologist. She 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 recently moved to the Columbia area with her husband of 18 years and two children from the Dallas Texas area. She and her family are involved within the area and enjoy the outdoors, boating and baseball together.
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, pervasive development disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), cognitive and developmental delays, AAC, expressive/receptive communication disorders, articulation disorders, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, and dysphagia (swallow impairment) Corey has received training in Pivotal Response Therapy, customization and implementation of AAC, Yoga & Mindfulness interventions, basic sign language, Safety Crisis Management (SCM), 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 going on adventures, stand-up paddle-boarding, running, and swimming.
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 graduated from the University of Missouri in May of 2017. During her time in graduate school, she worked with a variety of pediatric and adult populations. She completed a part-time clinical outplacement at Rusk Rehabilitation Center during the fall of 2016, and a full-time clinical outplacement at Alpha Hart Elementary School for two months in the spring of 2017. She completed her final full-time outplacement with Therapy Unlimited during the last two months of the semester. Anna was a graduate assistant for the MU Accent Modification and Pronunciation program, gaining experience in modifying American English pronunciation for individuals who have English as a second language. Anna additionally has experience in working with autism spectrum disorders, cognitive and developmental delays, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), expressive/receptive communication disorders, phonological and apraxia speech disorders, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, and fluency.
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 is licensed by the state of Missouri in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA) and is in the process of earning a membership in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Anna is currently completing her clinical fellowship year with Therapy Unlimited and plans to earn her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA in the spring of 2018.
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.