The Chatter Box is currently directed by a team of speech language pathologists. We currently serve children in the home, daycare and center through the First Steps program or private pay as applicable. Our speech therapists provide quality diagnostic and therapy services related to expressive and receptive language, oral motor and feeding, speech sound production, and augmentative/alternative communication.

Emily Meyers

M.S. CCC-SLP

Emily Meyers

M.S. CCC-SLP

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Butler University and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Louisville. She enjoys providing early intervention services with First Steps for children aged birth to three as well as serving school-aged children with articulation and language delays. She has experience in a wide variety of diagnoses such as developmental delay, autism, articulation, down syndrome, apraxia, behavior, medically fragile conditions, traumatic brain injury, lip/tongue tie, feeding/swallowing disorders, and much more. Emily is enthusiastic about the importance of play as it pertains to speech, language, and cognitive development. She enjoys the naturalistic family-centered model of First Steps therapy, and strives to empower families with strategies they can use at home with their children to best meet their developmental needs. Emily is proud to be a part of the Chatter Box family.

Tatum Holder

M.A. of Ed, CCC-SLP

Tatum Holder

M.A. of Ed, CCC-SLP

Tatum is so excited to be a part of the Chatter Box team. She is passionate about speech language pathology and loves working with children. Her areas of interest include early intervention, language, autism, and literacy. Tatum graduated with her Master's Degree from Eastern Ky University where she gained a lot of clinical experience and worked with children of all ages.

Erin Berg

M.S. CCC-SLP

Erin Berg

M.S. CCC-SLP

Erin has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since graduating with a masters degree from Western Kentucky University in 2010. She has experience in working with adults, particularly those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, as well as children. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky and specializes in working with children aged 3 and under through Kentucky's First Steps program. She considers it a joy to use her gifts to help children as well as their families and caregivers through this early intervention program. Her favorite job is being a wife to her husband Michael and mom to her son Caleb!

Erin Williams

M.S. CCC-SLP

Erin Williams

M.S. CCC-SLP

Erin Williams is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, as well as the University of Louisville. She has worked for the Jefferson County Public Schools since 2007. Erin has 3 young sons at home who keep her very busy. She wouldn't trade her time with them for anything!

Ann Wilson Phalen

M.S. CCC-SLP

Ann Wilson Phalen

M.S. CCC-SLP

Ann Wilson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Kentucky. She attended Marshall University where she completed her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology.  She holds her national certification from American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as a license to practice Speech Language Pathology in the state of Kentucky
During her professional career She has had the opportunity to work with children (infancy through five years of age) with a variety of disorders including but not limited to: developmental delays, down syndrome, hearing impairments, cochlear implants, autism, apraxia, articulation and phonological disorders.  She has worked in schools, daycares and children's homes.
Ann Wilson has a special interest in early intervention where she learned the importance of teaching in the child's natural environment and building relationships with parents, siblings and caregivers. She believes in a family
centered approach to therapy where  therapy can fun and embedded into every day routines.
She has intermediate signing skills ( SEE) and has completed training in evaluation and treatment for children with dyslexia. She lives in her hometown of Shelbyville, Kentucky with her husband and three children. She enjoys working in her community where she grew up.

Lindsay Hartmann

M.A. CCC-SLP

Lindsay Hartmann

M.A. CCC-SLP

Lindsay is a full-time Speech Language Pathologist who joined The Chatter Box staff in the spring of 2013. She earned her Master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Lindsay provides speech and language services for children in Northern Kentucky. Lindsay has wanted to be a Speech Language Pathologist since she was young and has always been very passionate about helping children with special needs. Lindsay began providing First Steps services the summer of 2013, and has experience with children with speech and language delays and autism spectrum disorder. Lindsay enjoys working with families in the home and works to incorporate all family members in early intervention services.

Katie Entrican

M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie Entrican

M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie graduated from the University of Louisville in 2015 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Before joining the Chatter box team in July of 2016, Katie spent a year working in a private practice in Elizabethtown, Kentucky where she served children from birth to 21 years of age with a wide range of diagnoses including Autism and Down Syndrome. Katie is experienced in treating articulation, language, and fluency disorders. Katie is also trained in picture exchange communications systems.

Beth Schickel

M.A., CCC-SLP

Beth Schickel

M.A., CCC-SLP

Beth has over 25 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, long-term care, home health, early intervention and private practice.  During this time she has enjoyed serving both adults and children with a range of diagnoses.

Beth currently works full-time for The Chatter Box primarily with preschool and school-aged children.  In addition to articulation and language, she has received additional training to become a Dyslexia Specialist.

Beth graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology. She lives in the Louisville area and is the mother of two daughters.

Ashleigh Schneider

MS, CCC-SLP

Ashleigh provides First Steps services to children in northern KY, specifically Boone and Kenton counties. Ashleigh specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She received her Masters degree from Purdue University, and gained valuable medical experience working at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Ashleigh has been on the Chatterbox staff since 2009.

Courtney Richardson-Young

Adrienne Patterson

M.S., CCC-SLP

Adrienne Patterson

M.S., CCC-SLP

Adrienne Patterson joined The Chatter Box team in May 2014 after working at the Kentucky School for the Blind. She has served children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive delay, hearing loss, apraxia, Down syndrome, and articulation and language delays. She is passionate about American Sign Language and believes it should be accessible for everyone to learn. She created an online video class teaching 300 basic signs for beginners. Adrienne also films Youtube videos to demonstrate simple speech strategies to help toddlers talk more. Her videos can be found at LearnWithAdrienne.com. Adrienne graduated from Western Kentucky University with her Masters in Communication Disorders.

Rachel Koch

M.S. CCC-SLP

Rachel Koch

M.S. CCC-SLP

Being able to partner with children and their families as a pediatric speech pathologist is both a great privilege and responsibility. Rachel graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007 and has worked exclusively with pediatrics since that time. In addition to over 5 years’ experience as a clinician working with First Steps, she has served families as a primary preschool therapist and at a hospital pediatric outpatient clinic. Rachel has experience with a variety of conditions and populations including treatment with developmental delay, feeding, Autism, and much more. She's always open to learning new approaches to best treat each child individually. For Rachel, it is a joy to work with families and children!

Erica Hayes

M.A. CCC-SLP

Erica Hayes

M.A. CCC-SLP

Erica  has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1999.  She attended the University of Kansas for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Her graduate studies included a minor in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She has served children in First Steps through elementary school with the most experience in working with preschool age children.

Erica is married and has two children.  She loves to read, travel and spend time with her family.

Claudia Foulkes

M.S., CCC/SLP

Claudia Foulkes

M.S., CCC/SLP

Claudia has worked for JCPS for many years and recently took early retirement to pursue new adventures. She has also worked with children and their families through the First Steps program. She is so happy to be joining Chatter Box and continuing to provide speech therapy to children. She has had the honor of working with many children over the years, having differing skill sets, diagnoses, and uniqueness. Toward the end of her time in the schools she was included in a program designed for students with Dyslexia. She has since become fascinated with the literature and has become aware of the huge need for children to receive early intervention. Claudia is so excited to continue working with children and watching them grow and learn.

Carrie Montgomery

M.S. CCC-SLP

Carrie Montgomery

M.S. CCC-SLP

Carrie graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 2008, she received a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Louisville. She has worked with traumatic brain injuries, and previously as an early intervention provider with The Chatter Box. Carrie then spent 4 years working in East Africa with an organization which focuses on orphan care and prevention, providing consulting services to children with a variety of developmental needs and training to staff. She has four children and loves seeing on a daily basis the different ways that each child grows and develops and perceives the world around them.

Mary Love Peters

M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary Love Peters

M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary has over 15 years of experience as a pediatric speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings, including early intervention, private practice, outpatient clinics, and pediatric long-term care. During this time she has enjoyed serving children with a range of diagnoses, such as speech/language delay, hearing loss, cerebral palsy traumatic brain injury, feeding difficulty, multiple disabilities, and medically fragile. Mary especially enjoys partnering with families to improve their children’s communication skills; she has concentrated her continuing education efforts in the areas of feeding, auditory training, tracheostomy speaking valves, augmentative & alternative communication, and advocacy in the IEP process.

Mary graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development/Linguistics and Master of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences. She lives in the Louisville area with her husband and three daughters.

Danielle Krinsky

M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Krinsky

M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle Krinsky is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of South Florida in 2011. She recently moved to Louisville, KY from Ft. Lauderdale with her family. She has experience working in a public school, private practice and outpatient clinics. Danielle specializes in working with children with developmental delays, apraxia of speech and learning disabilities.

Lauren Fineman

M.S. CF-SLP

Lauren Fineman

M.S. CF-SLP

Lauren Fineman is a Speech-Language Pathologist (Clinical Fellow) who graduated from the University of Louisville. She has clinical experience with First Steps, public and private schools and acute care. She enjoys riding horses, painting, ceramics and volunteering with her therapy dog, Uno.

Uno Fineman

Therapy Dog

Uno Fineman

Therapy Dog

Uno Fineman is a dalmatian owned by Lauren Fineman, Speech-Language Pathologist. Uno is a therapy dog at The Chatter Box who loves to spend time with children and adults. He enjoys being petted, doing tricks and sleeping. Uro loves going to work with his mom and spending time with the children.