Get to Know
Kimberly A. Bell
M.S., CCC-SLP (Owner)
Speech-Language Pathologist and Myofunctional Therapist
B.A., California State University-Fullerton, 1993
M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Redlands, CA, 1995
CCC, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
MD/PA/CA licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
A speech-language pathologist for nearly 30 years, & "Miss Kim" founded SPEECH PATHways in 1999. Kim is the recipient of the 2002 award for service to the Maryland Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA) and the profession of speech-language pathology. She served three terms as the President of MSHA on the Executive Board in the last 25 years.
A former faculty member at Towson University, Kim guest lectures there in addition to speaking at various community and professional seminars. Kim also is an ongoing externship supervisor of graduate students in speech-language pathology.
Kim earned her fourteenth ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 2023, reflecting her concerted, personal effort to continue professional learning beyond an academic degree. The ACE Award acknowledges her dedication to education and the development of exemplary programs through SPEECH PATHways. Kim was also the 2009 recipient of the Fellow Award of the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA), which is bestowed upon a MSHA member in recognition of outstanding professional achievement.
Kim has worked in settings ranging from acute care, home-care, skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention/Infants and Toddler Programs, to public and private schools, universities and private practice. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics. An SLP for nearly 30 years, Kim's expertise is called upon by associations, agencies, and individuals.
Kim's many certifications include:
Certified Lactation Counselor
Certified Infant Massage Coach (CIMC)
AEIOU: An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding
Responsive Feeding: The Baby Cued Method
Hanen Certified SLP for the “It Takes Two to Talk” Program
Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI)
The Listening Program Provider (ABT CP-TLP)
Joseph Garcia’s “Sign with Your Baby” program
Certified Interactive Metronome Provider
Simon Says Programs:
Tongue Tips (A Tongue Thrust Remediation Program)
Thumbs Up! (Thumb Sucking Elimination Program)
Highlights of her extensive training include:
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)
Advanced Training PODD (Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display)
Nuero-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Targets) — "Level 2 Trained"
Pam Marshalla’s methods
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program (LSVT)
"Talk Tools" Heirarchies (Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson)
ABLC (Affect-Based Language Curriculum)
The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention
Pre-Literacy/Early Literacy Skills
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
SCERTS Verbal Behavior/Applied Behavioral Analysis
The P.L.A.Y. Program
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Kim is an active mother to three college students! She became a speech-language pathologist because she wanted to work in a "helping profession." Kim loves working with children and adults and enjoys the diversity and challenges she encounters with each client. She takes pride in offering client services with a personal and family-centered touch.
"Miss Lucy" joined Speech PATHways in 2021. Lucy has experience working with children of all ages in school, outpatient clinic, and private practice settings. Lucy's interests and areas of expertise include providing diagnostics and treatment for early language development, preschool and school-aged language, and articulation/phonological disorders. Highlights of Lucy's training include:
- Simon Says Myofunctional Programs (Tongue Tips, Tiny Tongue Tips and Thumbs Up)
- TOTs Training
- Beckman Oral Motor approach.
- Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC)
Lucy enjoys collaborating with other therapists, educators, and family members to improve a child's functional communication in all settings. Additionally, she enjoys serving as an advocate to parents involved in the IEP process. Miss Lucy can often be found providing play-based therapy, whether she is singing or using wind-up toys to engage her young
Karie Hadley, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
"Miss Karie" has been with SPEECH PATHways for 18 years! With a PhD in Psychology and Master's Degrees in both Communication Disorders and Special Education, she is an invaluable asset to the SPEECH PATHway's family.
Karie became a Speech-Language Pathologist because she enjoys working with people and improving their communication abilities. She feels great pride in providing her clients with necessary skills for life and watching them progress over time. In addition to working part-time for SPEECH PATHways, Karie also works in the Carroll County Public School system. She has 20+ years of experience working with a variety of ages, including preschool through high school aged students. She has received multiple nominations for Outstanding Teacher in Carroll County.
In her personal time, Karie enjoys traveling, skiing, attending concerts and plays, exploring the outdoors, relaxing at the beach, and watching her kids play ice and field hockey.
Erica Hamilton, MS, CCC-SLP
"Miss Erica" joined SPEECH PATHways in June 2008. Erica is trained in the PROMPT method and PECS.
Erica has a strong background in working with children on the autism spectrum as well as other special needs populations. She works full-time for the Carroll County Public School System and part-time for SPEECH PATHways.
Erica became a speech-language pathologist because she wanted to be part of a helping profession.
She loves making a difference in the lives of the children and families that she works with.
Hannah Nicholson, MS., CCC-SLP
Hannah has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for almost three years. She thoroughly enjoys helping facilitate a positive, long term change in a child’s life and their family’s life by helping children discover the power of communicating. Hannah works in Early Intervention which specializes in children from birth to three. She works with a variety of diagnoses including receptive/expressive language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding disorders, speech sound disorders, and medically complex children. One of her special interests is working with children who have articulation and phonological disorders. Additionally, Hannah has worked with children with hearing loss by utilizing American Sign Language and Spoken English in therapy. Hannah uses a mix of parent coaching model and direct therapy to serve her clients and families.
She graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelors in 2018 and from Towson University with her Master’s Degree in May 2020. Hannah lives in Taneytown, MD with her husband and their lovable, spunky kitten, Pippin. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, CrossFit, and completing house projects.
Caroline Hall, IBCLC
International Board of Lactation Consultant
Caroline obtained her Bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University in Cellular & Molecular Biology and Lactation Education from Winthrop University. Caroline completed her clinical education through home visits with Hope Feeds Babies & Legacy Lactation. She is passionate about supporting families and helping people meet their lactation goals- whatever that may look like!
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Susan Becke, BS, PT
Pediatric Physical Therapist
"Miss Sue" brings over 30 years of experience in providing physical therapy services for children. She utilizes a variety of toys and activities to make therapy fun for each child. Sue also finds it beneficial to work with the parents/caregivers and includes them in therapy sessions. Families find Sue to be an excellent resource.
She has been in pediatric private practice, enjoyed the birth to three population in Early Intervention (Infants and Toddlers in Maryland), and outpatient pediatric treatment. Once again, she is venturing into private practice as "Susan Becke Pediatric Physical Therapy" and will be providing services at our Westminster location!
A few of the common pediatric diagnoses that may require direct physical therapy services includes: Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Toe-Walking, abnormal walking or gait deviations, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, plus numerous other diagnoses.
Sue lives in Manchester with her husband Tom. Their daughter, Jessica, is in the final stages of completing her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Saint Francis University in PA. The family enjoys spending time together, visiting with friends, and helping others in the community.
Donna Bernstein, MS, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Donna has worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist for multiple school systems, in the preschool, elementary, and middle school programs. In addition, Donna has worked in rehab facilities and pediatric Occupational Therapy private practice. She started OT Achievements in 2015 and joined us at the Speech Pathways office that year.
She has training and experience in “Handwriting Without Tears”, “The Alert Program”, and “Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS)” feeding program, as well as, many other courses on sensory processing disorder, feeding/picky eating, visual-motor skills, and Autism.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree of Psychology in 1999 and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002 from Towson University.
Donna’s new expanded sensory-motor gym/office is conveniently located across the hall from Speech Pathways, allowing for collaborative care and co-treatments when desired.
Jocelyn Davey, MS
Certified Reading Specialist
"Miss Jocelyn" has been with SPEECH PATHways since September 2005.
She is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in Special Education and in Reading Instruction. Jocelyn offers complete reading assessment (Woodcock Reading Mastery Test) as well as individual and group tutoring.
Jocelyn is a proud homeschooling mom of three children.
Her favorite thing about reading instruction is seeing the joy on her students' faces when everything connects for the first time. She takes pride in the self-confidence that comes along when a child learns to read. Jocelyn’s infinite patience, perseverance and kind nature make her a one-of-a-kind teacher and valued member of SPEECH PATHways.
Colleen has been in the field for education since 2003. She earned a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Loyola University and a MSCLFS from the University of Maryland. She’s a certified MSDE educator in Secondary Science, Biology, Middle School Science, Middle School Math, and Elementary Education. Colleen holds ancillary endorsements in Special Education and Reading 12.
Her teaching experience includes elementary through college, with an emphasis in Science and English. Her experience includes elementary through college, with an emphasis in Science and English.
A great love of animals and teaching led her to a career as a chemical life scientist and educator. Colleen earned her ESMHL (Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning) certification through PATH International and a Certificate in the Human Animal Bond through Animal Behavior Institute.
She founded Spirit of Love, an animal-assisted learning and wellness program promoting life-long learning through the human animal bond.
Colleen lives in Hampstead with her husband, three children, and crew of lovable animal friends. An MFA candidate in Creative Writing, she enjoys writing YA fiction novels. When she’s not teaching or writing, you’ll most likely find her spending time with her family, reading, hiking, or making the best ice cream sandwiches!