Owner - Lauren Stalte M.S. CCC-SLP
Little Bean Speech, PLLC is owned and operated by Lauren Stalte, a Speech Language Pathologist. She has both an Undergraduate Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and Master of Science Degree from Bloomsburg University. Completing her Clinical Fellowship Year in Abington Memorial Hospital. She received her Clinical Competency Certificate in May of 2006 from the American Speech and Language Hearing Association.
She has been treating clients since she graduated in 2005. Initially working with the adult population in acute and long term care settings to address cognition, language and swallowing. Establishing a strong medical background with Aphasia, Dysphagia, Dementia and Stroke Care. After having a son of her own, she transitioned to pediatric speech therapy addressing speech, language and feeding disorders. Completing therapy in the home and in the preschool/daycare environment. She has focused on feeding therapy for 10 years, after having experience from a cleft effected son. Her medical based experience and learning of sensory aspects of feeding have strengthened her understanding of the carious aspect of feeding. Completing 7 years of pediatric speech, language, articulation and pragmatic therapy using family centered, play based therapy strategies. While working with children from age of birth-5 years old, she has worked to develop goals and approaches to support the family’s needs. She has experience addressing a variety of disorders including Apraxia, Down syndrome, Tracheostomy, Autism, Cleft lip/palate, Articulation/Phonological Delay and Developmental Delay. Lauren has experience with IFSP and IEP meetings, as she contracts with Wake County to service Preschool Children with their educational environment. Developing collaborative treatment approaches with teaching staff and creating inclusive communication with families. She has a strong background in Augmentative Communication, completing comprehensive AAC evaluations and gaining funding to supply devices through of Tobii Dynavox. Most of all, she loves what she does and looks forward to building relationships the new families every day!
Lauren completed training for PROMPT, by the PROMPT Institute in January of 2017. This type of therapy addresses a variety of speech production disorders including Apraxia, Motor Speech Development and Articulation. Using touch and cognitive-lingustic approaches.
Speech Pathologist - Elizabeth Levy M.S. CCC-SLP
I received my bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Brockport in
childhood education and health science. I completed my master's degree in speech-language
pathology from Nazareth College. I currently hold an initial New York teaching certificate in the
areas of speech and language disabilities and grades 1-6, as well as a permanent license for
speech-language pathology in the state of North Carolina. I also obtained my Certificate of
Clinical Competence from the American-Speech Language Hearing Association.
I have worked with individuals of all ages but have found my passion within the pediatric population. My exposure to a variety of settings has included an outpatient clinic, university clinic, homes, daycares, and schools. I have experience working with children with a variety of communicative impairments, including childhood apraxia of speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, articulation disorders, phonological processing disorders, receptive/expressive communication delays, fluency, and neurological deficits. I hold communication, collaboration, and using evidence-based practices as key components to successful therapy outcomes, and crucial to building positive relationships with families.
Claims Specialist - Kara Kipe
Kara Kipe has a BA in sociology from Messiah College and a occupational background in education and social services. After college she worked in Tennessee helping elderly and special need patients in the Medicaid Waiver program by monitoring services enabling patients to remain in their home. Kara married her college sweetheart and they have four awesome kids: 2 bio boys and boy-girl twins joined their family through adoption. A small poof of a dog named Pele lives with the Kipes in lovely Holly Springs where Kara enjoys life with all of it's surprises and adventures. Kara is passionate about understanding kids and their families needs and is glad to be a claims specialist on the Little Bean Speech team.