About Us

The Speech Lady's playful, compassionate, and experienced speech therapists are dedicated to helping your whole family thrive! 

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Our Story

The Speech Lady was founded by Chanel W. James - a wife, mother, and pediatric speech therapist with a passion for improving the lives of children and their families. Our company was built on the idea that the most meaningful impact comes from meeting families where they are, respecting their individual stories, and providing resources that extend beyond just speech and language. We know that if a child's caregivers are getting what they need, the needs of their children will be met... and that's why we take a whole family approach!

 

The Speech Lady has a long history of community service in Forsyth County and beyond, providing various forms of support to local Title 1 schools, donating thousands of books through giveaways, and giving to non-profits including Family Services of Forsyth County, Bethesda Center for the Homeless, Samaritan Ministries, and Crossnore Communities for Children through Blessings Building Bridges. We are here because we care!

Meet Our Team

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Chanel W. James, MA, CCC-SLP

Owner, Clinical Director,
Speech-Language Pathologist

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Brittney Sparks, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist,
Clinical Supervisor

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Sheridan McClurg, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist,
Apraxia Kids Specialist

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Nicole Denman Smith, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ayshia Martin, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Lori M. Wade, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Debbie Solis, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Keri M. Saunders, SLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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Jennifer Johnson

Clinic Administrator

Certifications & Partnerships

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