Faulkner University Speech and Language Clinic
As a testimony to the love of God through Jesus Christ, the Clinical Center at Faulkner University promotes the holistic well-being of our community by improving physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We seek to extend the healing ministry of Jesus through compassionate, quality rehabilitative services, while training students to become competent Christ-like healthcare professionals.
Clinical Services for Children and Adults
Assessment and Treatment of:
- Literacy and Phonological Awareness
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication treatment
A combined 80 years of experience working with people who have communication and swallowing disorders.
Faculty and Staff Bios
Leah Fullman, Program Director, earned her M.S. from Southern Illinois University and ScD from Rocky Mountain University. She specializes in treating children with speech/language disorders, feeding/swallowing disorders, cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial disorders, and complex medical conditions such as trachs and g-tubes.
Amy Ogburn, Clinic Director, graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders. She specializes in adult neurological and medical disorders affecting speech, language, cognition and swallowing. She is a certified provider of VitalStim and Myofascial Release Therapy.
Sheela Stewart earned her M.A. from the University of South Dakota and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. During her time as Chief of Children’s Hearing and Speech Center, Washington, DC, she developed a therapy dog intervention program. She specializes in serving people with severe and profound disorders, including speech/language, feeding/swallowing and in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Cara E. Tyson earned her M.Ed. in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. and Ph.D. in SLP from Louisiana State University. She specializes in interdisciplinary approaches to treatment of child speech and language disorders and Autism.
Kellie Rine earned her M.S. in Communication Disorders from Nova Southeastern University. She specializes in pediatric speech and language and is also trained in the Orton Gillingham method of reading and phonological awareness interventions.
Charles King, Administrative Assistant, is a recent graduate of Faulkner University where he earned a B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is planning on returning for a Masters in Business Administration.