Meet the Therapists
All of the therapist at SPOT are highly trained and certified specialist. All have higher education degrees in their field, such as Masters degrees, as well as additional certifications in areas of their specialties. Each maintain their professional licensure in Oklahoma and at a national level.
Becky Payne M.ED, CCC-SLP
Becky Payne graduated from Northeastern State University in 2000 with her Masters in Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Language Pathology. She has experience with children and adults in many setting such as schools, hospitals , home therapy and private clinics. She has treated many children with ASD, Apraxia, Dyslexia, TBI, CP, to name a few. She has also treated many children with feeding and swallowing issues as well as language and articualtion delays and disorders. She is trained in Floortime, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, Augmenative communication devices, baby signs, feeding and Intergrated Listening Systems. She is a member of OSHA and ASHA. Becky is a married mother of three girls and recently became a foster parent.
Kristin Becker, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kristin Becker graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2007 with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kristin has pediatric experience in the private setting and in schools. She has also worked at an outpatient feeding clinic treating a variety of feeding/swallowing disorders in children. She has experience implementing treatment plans for children with diverse language and articulation disorders including autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, phonological processing, language impairment, and developmental delays. She is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System, basic sign language, and augmentative communication device implementation. Kristin enjoys spending time with her two little boys.
Alison Brown, SLP
Jessica Maxwell, SLP
Susan Garrett, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Susan Garrett, M.S. CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Masters of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds membership with
American Speech-Language and Hearing Association as well as
Oklahoma Board of Examiner’s for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Susan has many years of experience working with children with autism, multiple disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, cognitive impairments, phonological and articulation delays, and receptive and expressive language delays. She has a son with autism and intellectual impairments. She is knowledgeable about the public school system and special education policies and procedures of IDEA.
She is a volunteer for TARC / OK-AIM (Oklahoma Advocates in Monitoring) and served on the board for 6 years. She has been active in Special Olympics for 15 years. In addition, she has experience working with adults with traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and other significant communication disorders.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual impairments, cerebral palsy, and Down’s syndrome
Advanced training in ABA and VB
Receptive and expressive language therapy, articulation and phonological process, and apraxia therapy
AAC training, including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)