ABOUT BEYOND SPEECH

Beyond Speech was established in 2010. The focus of our company has always been to provide high quality speech-language services to families in Central Arkansas. Our name, "Beyond Speech," describes our level of commitment to going above and beyond for the families we work with. This involves home programming, a high level of communication with families and teachers, and most importantly connecting with your child. In addition, our name was created to describe the services that speech-language pathologist provide. While speech-language pathologist love helping children articulate sounds such as "r" and "s," our scope goes way beyond to helping children learn. The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association describes speech-language pathologists as the experts to help develop literacy skills, as the process of reading is complex and centralized around processing sounds and language skills. Also, we have now been able to grow "Beyond" speech services to provide Occupational Therapy and Evaluations. Our mission is to help lay a foundation for your child to succeed in therapy sessions, their academic setting, and the home environment.

Our Offices

Caroline Crow  M.S., CCC-SLP
Bryan Crow Business Administrator

Meet Our Team

Caroline Crow and her husband, Bryan, founded Beyond Speech in 2010. Caroline received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Medical Sciences at Little Rock and her undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in communication disorders from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Caroline has evaluated and treated children with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. She has a passion for helping children with language and literacy disorders. Caroline has attended numerous workshops and certifications to enhance her knowledge and better help children. She has been formally trained in the Lindamood Bell and reading with TLC Literacy Intervention Programs. Also, Caroline has  attended workshops on Dyslexia, the Beckman Oral Motor Program, the Kaufman Apraxia Program, the STAR Program, and the Picture Exchange Communication System. Fully licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech–Language Pathology & Audiology and she has her certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Caroline and Bryan raise their two children in Little Rock, Arkansas, is an active member of Second Presbyterian Church and enjoys teaching Jazzercise. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, reading and rooting for the Razorbacks.

Bryan Crow is the co-owner of Beyond Speech and manages all human resources, referrals, and billing services. Bryan received his Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. His professional background includes 10 years in medical sales and management.

He has been married to Caroline for over 10 years and has two children. He is an active member of Second Presbyterian Church, an avid outdoorsman, and loves the Razorbacks.

Megan Porter M.S., CCC-SLP

Megan is from Mountain Home, Idaho, and has lived in Arkansas since 2012 with strong family ties in the state. She started with Beyond Speech as a Speech-Language Pathologist in June 2018. Megan’s clinical experience includes working with children with hearing loss utilizing cochlear implants and hearing aids, literacy intervention, and other learning challenges. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in communication disorders and sciences from the University of Arkansas, where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her Master’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders from UAMS and graduated with honors. She also received a specialty certificate in Auditory-Based Intervention.

She is a very involved in her small group and as a leader in the youth program at Immanuel Baptist Church.  Go Hogs!

Katie Burt M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana. She moved to Arkansas to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ouachita Baptist University. She graduated in May of 2015 and took a year off of school to serve a missionary family overseas. After returning to the states, Katie completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Arkansas.

Katie has been a member of the Beyond Speech team since the spring of 2019. She loves working with children of all ages and has a passion for serving others. She has been formally training in the Food Chaining Program and the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research).  In her free time, Katie enjoys serving at her church, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.

McKenzie Smith M.S., CF-SLP

McKenzie Smith is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She recieved her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. McKenzie joined the Beyond Speech Team in the fall of 2019. She has evaluated and treated children with Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, and more. McKenzie has always loved working with children in any and all settings.

McKenzie is married to her husband, Cody. They both are active members of Immanuel Baptist Church. Additionally, she works part time at the Little Rock Athletic Club as a fitness instructor. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, shopping, and cooking.

Leslie Richardson OTR/L

Leslie Richardson is from Fort Smith, AR.  She received a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas.  Leslie worked at Helping Hand Children’s Center for 10 years (treating birth to 18 years with developmental disabilities).  Her areas of expertise include sensory processing, fine motor development, handwriting, primitive reflex integration, therapeutic listening, vestibular dysfunction, and vision therapy.  Leslie enjoys forming relationships with her clients and helping them gain the confidence they need to succeed in their everyday endeavors.

In her free time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, staying active, crafting, and reading a good book.

Ginny Ellis  OTR/L

Ginny Ellis joined Beyond Speech as their first occupational therapist in 2016. Ginny has worked as an occupational therapist since 1999 including four years with United Cerebral Palsy (treating children and adults with developmental disabilities) and thirteen years with Little Rock School District (providing educationally related therapy for students K-12). Her areas of experience include fine motor development, visual motor development, handwriting, dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, sensory processing, executive skills, and primitive reflex integration. Ginny is passionate about partnering with families and schools to enable a student to achieve all that he or she is able. Ginny received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 1998. Ginny holds current licensure from the Arkansas State Medical Board and certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.  She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Ginny is blessed to have a loving supportive family including her husband, Everett, as well as her two children, Camryn and Henry. Ginny attends New Life Church where she volunteers in the Kidlife Plus special needs ministry. Some of her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, taking walks, traveling around the US, cooking, and of course… naps.

Krisi Gable  M.S., CCC-SLP

Krisi Gable has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Beyond Speech since 2014. Prior to joining the team at Beyond Speech, she worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for ten years, where she achieved recognition as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has evaluated and treated both children and adults with Dysphagia, Oral Sensorimotor Disorders, Dysarthria, Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Voice Disorders, Tracheostomies and Ventilator Dependence, Fluency Disorders, Dyslexia, Language Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Aphasia, and Craniofacial Anomalies.

Krisi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and as an Honors College Graduate with Distinction. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. Krisi is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Krisi is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is married to her husband, Alan, and they have three beautiful daughters. Krisi attends church at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, where she is active in children’s ministry and enjoys teaching Bible classes for young children. Krisi enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.

Paige London  M.S., CCC-SLP

Paige London has been part of the beyond speech team as a Speech–Language Pathologist since June 2015. Paige received her Bachelor’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders from Harding University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her Master’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Mississippi. Paige is licensed by the Arkansas board of examiners and Speech–Language Pathology & Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech–Language-Hearing Association.

Paige is from Searcy, Arkansas, but has been a resident of Little Rock since 2015. Paige enjoys traveling, reading, listening to good music, and cheering on the Ole Miss rebels.

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Megan Porter M.S., CCC-SLP

Megan is from Mountain Home, Idaho, and has lived in Arkansas since 2012 with strong family ties in the state. She started with Beyond Speech as a Speech-Language Pathologist in June 2018. Megan’s clinical experience includes working with children with hearing loss utilizing cochlear implants and hearing aids, literacy intervention, and other learning challenges. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in communication disorders and sciences from the University of Arkansas, where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her Master’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders from UAMS and graduated with honors. She also received a specialty certificate in Auditory-Based Intervention.

She is a very involved in her small group and as a leader in the youth program at Immanuel Baptist Church.  Go Hogs!

Katie Burt M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana. She moved to Arkansas to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ouachita Baptist University. She graduated in May of 2015 and took a year off of school to serve a missionary family overseas. After returning to the states, Katie completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Arkansas.

Katie has been a member of the Beyond Speech team since the spring of 2019. She loves working with children of all ages and has a passion for serving others. She has been formally training in the Food Chaining Program and the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research).  In her free time, Katie enjoys serving at her church, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.

McKenzie Smith M.S., CF-SLP

McKenzie Smith is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She recieved her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. McKenzie joined the Beyond Speech Team in the fall of 2019. She has evaluated and treated children with Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, and more. McKenzie has always loved working with children in any and all settings.

McKenzie is married to her husband, Cody. They both are active members of Immanuel Baptist Church. Additionally, she works part time at the Little Rock Athletic Club as a fitness instructor. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, shopping, and cooking.

Leslie Richardson OTR/L

Leslie Richardson is from Fort Smith, AR.  She received a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas.  Leslie worked at Helping Hand Children’s Center for 10 years (treating birth to 18 years with developmental disabilities).  Her areas of expertise include sensory processing, fine motor development, handwriting, primitive reflex integration, therapeutic listening, vestibular dysfunction, and vision therapy.  Leslie enjoys forming relationships with her clients and helping them gain the confidence they need to succeed in their everyday endeavors.

In her free time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, staying active, crafting, and reading a good book.

Ginny Ellis  OTR/L

Ginny Ellis joined Beyond Speech as their first occupational therapist in 2016. Ginny has worked as an occupational therapist since 1999 including four years with United Cerebral Palsy (treating children and adults with developmental disabilities) and thirteen years with Little Rock School District (providing educationally related therapy for students K-12). Her areas of experience include fine motor development, visual motor development, handwriting, dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, sensory processing, executive skills, and primitive reflex integration. Ginny is passionate about partnering with families and schools to enable a student to achieve all that he or she is able. Ginny received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 1998. Ginny holds current licensure from the Arkansas State Medical Board and certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.  She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Ginny is blessed to have a loving supportive family including her husband, Everett, as well as her two children, Camryn and Henry. Ginny attends New Life Church where she volunteers in the Kidlife Plus special needs ministry. Some of her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, taking walks, traveling around the US, cooking, and of course… naps.

Krisi Gable  M.S., CCC-SLP

Krisi Gable has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Beyond Speech since 2014. Prior to joining the team at Beyond Speech, she worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for ten years, where she achieved recognition as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has evaluated and treated both children and adults with Dysphagia, Oral Sensorimotor Disorders, Dysarthria, Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Voice Disorders, Tracheostomies and Ventilator Dependence, Fluency Disorders, Dyslexia, Language Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Aphasia, and Craniofacial Anomalies.

Krisi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and as an Honors College Graduate with Distinction. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. Krisi is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Krisi is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is married to her husband, Alan, and they have three beautiful daughters. Krisi attends church at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, where she is active in children’s ministry and enjoys teaching Bible classes for young children. Krisi enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.

Paige London  M.S., CCC-SLP

Paige London has been part of the beyond speech team as a Speech–Language Pathologist since June 2015. Paige received her Bachelor’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders from Harding University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her Master’s Degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Mississippi. Paige is licensed by the Arkansas board of examiners and Speech–Language Pathology & Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech–Language-Hearing Association.

Paige is from Searcy, Arkansas, but has been a resident of Little Rock since 2015. Paige enjoys traveling, reading, listening to good music, and cheering on the Ole Miss rebels.