About Us

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About PTC

PTC aims to foster the connection of speech, language, and literacy skills through engaging and effective therapy that encompasses the individuality of each child and family. 

Therapists

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Kelly Keeter, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kelly is the owner of Pediatric Therapy Connection. She worked in private practice in the Triangle for almost ten years before relocating to the Triad. 

 

Kelly found her passion for working with children with communication needs in college while employed as a community skills instructor for the Autism Society of NC. She obtained a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University in 2009. Kelly has clinical experience in a variety of settings including private practice, acute care, school system, and outpatient rehabilitation. Her experience in the evaluation and treatment of children with a variety of diagnoses includes: articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, and pragmatic language disorders, with particular interest and experience in written language disorders. She has received training in the Orton-Gillingham and Visualizing/Verbalizing techniques for literacy remediation. In addition, Kelly has specialized training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).

Outside of PTC, Kelly enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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Marcie Sussi, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Marcie received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Psychology from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. A proud Mountaineer, Marcie continued her education at Appalachian State to obtain a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. During her educational career, Marcie gained clinical experience in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, elementary schools, preschools and private practices. During this time, she was able to provide skilled intervention services to children exhibiting a wide variety of diagnoses including expressive and receptive language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, childhood apraxia of speech, learning disabilities, pragmatic/social language disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication needs. 

In her free time, Marcie enjoys cooking, live music, any activities outdoors such as hiking and fishing and spending time with her family and her dog, Waylon.

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Laura Shumate, M.S., CCC-SLP

Laura received a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and obtained a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Carolina University. Laura has experience working in a variety of settings including elementary schools, preschool EC services, an aphasia clinic, and an intensive intervention program for elementary, middle, and high school students, where she promoted speech and language skills for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. In her free time, Laura enjoys being outside, yoga, reading, and spending time with her family.