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About Speech And Language Services

Speech-language pathologists address typical and atypical communication in the following areas: speech sound production, voice, fluency, language (comprehension and expression), and feeding and swallowing. The professional roles and activities in speech-language pathology include clinical/educational services (diagnosis, assessment, planning, and treatment), prevention and advocacy, education, administration, and research.

Meet the Speech-Language Pathologists

Hi! My name is Kerry Shumate I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP). I am from Paris, Arkansas. I attended the University of Central Arkansas from 1990 to 1996 where I received a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology in 1994, and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 1996. After graduation, I worked for Total Pediatric Therapy in Little Rock, where I served children from birth to 18 years old. I moved to Russellville in the summer of 1997. I worked in long-term care facilities in the area for several years. I began my career in the public school system in November of 2002. I worked for the Paris School District from November 2002 through the end of the 2013-2014 school year. I was the sole SLP for the entire district, serving kindergarten through 12th grades. I worked for the Alma School District from the fall of 2014 until the end of the 2015-2016 school year, serving kindergarten through second grade. I began my career with the Russellville School District in August of 2016, working with the wonderful staff at Oakland Heights Elementary. I enjoy helping my students improve their communication and social skills so they can flourish in the classroom setting and develop lasting relationships with their teachers and peers.

Hello! My name is Mallory Turner and I am a speech-language pathologist. I am originally from Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I attended Ouachita Baptist University for my undergraduate degree where I majored in Communication Disorders and History. I then attended the University of Tulsa for graduate school where I got my masters in speech pathology. I moved to Russellville in 2014 and have been working as a contract speech pathologist with early intervention, early childhood, school age children and adults. I enjoy working with my students (and their families) to help them improve their communication skills to help them succeed in life.