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  • Speech Pathology
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    336-716-3103

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    We accept referrals from parents, physician offices, behavioral health programs and local school programs. In-house (inpatient) patients are seen upon physician consult. Appointments for outpatient testing are scheduled throughout the week in a variety of time slots.



Meet the Pediatric Speech Pathologists

Our pediatric speech pathology team is trained in the latest treatments, so you can be confident that your child will get the best care and expertise available. All of our speech-language pathologists hold a North Carolina license in Speech-Language Pathology and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Learn more about the adult speech pathology team.

We often work with pediatric ENT/head and neck surgeons and audiologists at Brenner Children's Hospital. They provide expert medical care and surgical management when needed.

Portrait- Frances AlbaneseFrances Albanese, M.S., CCC-SLP

Frances earned her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. Prior to joining the team at Wake Forest Baptist Health she completed her clinical fellowship at University of North Carolina Hospitals where she specialized in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of speech, language, cognition, and swallowing in the adult Acute Care population. Frances is certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed through the North Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She has a particular interest in working with children and adults with disabilities and complex communication needs. Frances earned her bachelor's degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Dayton.

Gordon Cierra_webCierra Holly Gordon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Cierra received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cierra performs comprehensive evaluations and provides therapy to pediatric patients referred for expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation, audition, motor speech disorders, and fluency disorders. She serves on the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Cochlear Implant Team and is the Case Coordinator and SLP for the Augmentative & Alternative Communication Team. Cierra's area of special interest is in pediatric aural (re) habilitation for children with hearing impairments and/or hearing devices such as cochlear implants. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and is certified by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Portrait-Morgan Hollinger_115x135Morgan Hollinger, MS, CCC-SLP

Morgan obtained her master's degree in Communication Disorders from Marshall University in August 2016. She completed her final graduate internship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where she gained experience working in the inpatient rehabilitation and acute care settings. Morgan then joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as an inpatient speech-language pathologist spanning acute and pediatric care. She has particular interest in the evaluation and treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders. She is certified by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists and American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Lyczkowski Rebecca_WebRebecca Lyczkowski, MS, CF-SLP

Rebecca received her Master's Degree in speech-language pathology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2015. During her graduate studies, she completed clinical placements in various settings including an elementary school, a skilled nursing facility, a head and neck cancer clinic, and a pediatric outpatient feeding and swallowing disorders clinic. After graduating, she joined the pediatric team here at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as an outpatient therapist. Rebecca performs evaluations and provides therapy to patients with feeding and swallowing disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation, and fluency disorders. She has particular interests in evaluating and treating pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and cognitive-linguistic disorders. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.

Mabry Laura _WebLaura Mabry, MS, CCC-SLP

Laura received her Master's Degree in communication disorders from Appalachian State University and joined Brenner Children's Hospital speech pathology in 2013. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Laura sees outpatients and participates in the Kids EAT program. Her areas of expertise include pediatric dysphagia, pediatric neurological disorders, and pediatric receptive and expressive language disorders. She has special interests in evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing.

Portrait- DaciaDacia McLeod, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Dacia received her Master's Degree in communication disorders from Appalachian State University and joined Brenner Children's Hospital in 2007. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She is Beckman Oral Motor Approach certified and Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach trained, as well as a certified provider for Vital Stim NMES treatment. Dacia participates in the Kids EAT program and she has special interests in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing. She obtained her board certification in swallowing and swallowing disorders in 2014 and her lactation consultant certification in 2015. Dacia is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT). 

Reid Sarah - WebSarah E. Reid, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah Reid focuses on helping pediatric patients with cleft palate or lip that have language, feeding or swallowing difficulties. She also specializes in evaluating children with apraxia, developmental articulation errors and augmentative and alternative communication needs. She received her masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and joined Brenner Children's Hospital in 2008. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and a member of the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA).

Portrait - Jessica WalkerJessica P. Walker, MS, CCC-SLP

Jessica received her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Appalachian State University in August 2016. Prior to graduation, she completed her final internship at Brenner Children's Hospital where she gained experience working with the pediatric population in acute and outpatient care settings. Following graduation, she joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as an inpatient speech-language pathologist, with particular interest in assessment and treatment of children with communication, cognitive-linguistic, and feeding and swallowing disorders in the acute care setting. Jessica is certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed through the North Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

  • Speech Pathology
  • Appointments

    336-716-3103

  • Additional Information

    We accept referrals from parents, physician offices, behavioral health programs and local school programs. In-house (inpatient) patients are seen upon physician consult. Appointments for outpatient testing are scheduled throughout the week in a variety of time slots.